Your best ever Wedding Anniversary gift - A celebration of your life together The best whatever happens to you - Your marriage with your best friend, your soul mate, your partner, the mother of your children, the one you want to spend time with for the rest of your life - That deserves a truly special "Wedding Anniversary Gift" - Near Havelock North and Napier, a luxury weekend in a private Villa in Hawke's Bay with a very special hospitality experience and some great food. By Marianne Faes 31 March 2021, 6 months ago Last updated 3 April 2021, 6 months ago Luxury Captain's Cottage - Ideal for Couples Contents Wedding Anniversary Getaway Luxury Accommodation in Hawkes Bay near Napier and Havelock North European Luxury Lodge North Island for your Wedding Anniversary in New Zealand Romantic Cottage Accommodation in Hawkes Bay to celebrate your Wedding Anniversary Five Star Reviews Wedding Anniversary What our guests say about your luxury escape. Breakfast Table Buffet Your luxury Bed and Breakfast Wedding Anniversary Hawkes Bay treat Anniversary Dinner Invite your children - Celebrate the past together Wedding Anniversary Trip Ideas Start your anniversary celebration with a trip down the memory lane 30th Wedding Anniversary near two Beaches in Waimarama and Ocean Beach 40th and 50th Wedding Anniversary Gift a private Wine tour Places to Visit in Hawke's Bay which are very nice to combine with your celebration About us more about your unique anniversary place Questions and Answers for your 10th, 20th 30th Wedding Anniversary Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter Each season offers Wedding Anniversary specials Our Wedding Anniversary music playlist And all our other music playlists you may liked at the hideaway Lodge Wedding Anniversary Getaway Luxury Accommodation in Hawkes Bay near Napier and Havelock North We welcome you on top of a coastal beach hill. A scenic 20-minute drive from Havelock North towards the east coast. A private, unique, luxury accommodation focused on the amazing ocean view. The Bay Guesthouse Lodge offers one holiday cottage beside the guesthouse amenities including private Chef Armando and Maître d'Hôtel Marianne for your Wedding Anniversary. The luxury escape retreat is close to vineyard and wineries. The world-class Cape Kidnapper golf course is a 40-minute drive away. Hawkes Bay has plenty to offer for an anniversary celebration. See below. European Luxury Lodge North Island for your Wedding Anniversary in New Zealand A Europe experience without the long Flights! Why not plan a Wedding Anniversary Celebration vacation in New Zealand? Book flights to Hawke's Bay, rent a nice car, hit the road and plan a nice wine tasting stop in one of the 70 Hawkes Bay Wineries. Or go for a spontaneous road trip saying that you will see where the drive takes you. But you planned it all and you end up with a big surprise at a luxury accommodation without breaking the bank. Your drive could even rewind or re-create your first date. Reliving shared happy moments in combination with new experiences is a double win reliving gold old memories and enjoying the moments. Swipe through the pictures - Get an impression of how you could surprise your loved one with a special Wedding Anniversary place to stay. Romantic Cottage Accommodation in Hawkes Bay to celebrate your Wedding Anniversary Choosing the best Wedding Anniversary Accommodation represents a way of showing you cherish your marriage. It also shows that you have enjoyed each others company for the past years and that you are excited to make new memories together. Celebrating your anniversary in a special location where you are spoiled with luxury will underline how happy you feel. Get in Touch Email Book Now +64 6 874 66 11 Captains 2 Bedroom Cottage Price 450 NZD for 2 people Occupancy Max 4 people (2 Queen Beds) Minimum Stay 2 Nights Extra guest NZD 50.00 per night Breakfast Continental Breakfast included Cooked Breakfast extra Dinner Option 3-course Menu for 55 NZD p.p. Five Star Reviews Wedding Anniversary What our guests say about your luxury escape. W Dissanayake 1 2 3 4 5 Wedding Anniversary - Hawke's Bay Seaside Cottages We spent our wedding anniversary at this beautiful captain's cottage with our two-year-old girl. We were looking for a child friendly place with a nice sea view. From the very first email from Armando and Marianne we realized that bay guest house is the place we were looking for. We booked it with no hesitation. From the very first minute we enter this guest house, we felt very welcomed. The view is spectacular. And the combination of the panoramic view and lovely welcoming host made this place magical. The food is amazing... And we didn't have to worry about our girl as lovely Marianne was accompanying her while we were having our delicious breakfast leisurely. Thanks Marianne, Armando and Sabrina. We are hoping to go back to this lovely place again... :) Karen Hunt 1 2 3 4 5 Special Occasion - Treated like royalty Our family had the absolute thrill of staying 4 nights here over Labour Weekend. I am pleased to write this review as we were all treated like royalty from the moment we arrived until the time we left. Marianne and Armando were genuinely invested in making the special occasion I planned for our family celebration truly memorable. The Guest house was absolutely amazing - first class facilities, spacious and peaceful. As for the meals - don't bother going off site as cafes or vineyard restaurants would be hard pushed to beat what was presented to us meal after meal. We were all very sad to leave as we were treated as if we were family. This is definitely "the" place to stay in the Hawkes Bay. Leslie Lopez 1 2 3 4 5 Romantic Birthday Escape - Luxurious Stay & Beautiful Romantic Getaway My partner and I can say with confidence, this place is by far the best place we've ever stayed in. The Bay Guesthouse (Captains Suite) is truly a special place, fitted for luxurious stays and beautiful romantic getaways. From the moment we arrived, we were showered with hospitality and the most amazing views throughout. These breaktaking views were enjoyed everyday no matter what time, day and night. The hosts made this romantic birthday espace very special with amazingly delicious food everyday, honest and reliable information for how to spend our days, and they maintained the utmost respect of our privacy. I highly recommend the Bay Guesthouse to anyone lucky enough for the opportunity to stay there. In every aspect of a luxury stay considering location, service, and cleanliness, it is unbeatable. With a first-class level of hospitality and luxury, this stay is an excellent value. The location may seem like a trek but it's actually quite close to the wineries and tucked into the sheep filled hills making the drive to and from very magical. Thank you to the Faes Family for exceeding our expectations by taking such care and making this birthday celebration extra special. Joanne Howard 1 2 3 4 5 Very unique Accommodation - Birthday Weekend Getaway Wow-what a weekend, it started with me contacting Marianne and Armando through their web site as I wanted to take my wife away for a weekend for her birthday. Right, from the start they came back to me promptly and offered to make Joanne a birthday cake. We even pre-arranged the menu, they were very accommodating as to me not eating seafood. We arrived late afternoon early evening, the place is a little hard to find the first time, the GPS got us close but I suggest that you read the very well prepared and supplied directions. Driving up the drive and finally reaching the top we found ourselves looking at the Bay Guest House, a very well presented modern building with a 360-degree view to die for. And of course, Marianne and Armando were waiting for us, a quick introduction including an arm around the shoulder and we were shown around. The place was fantastic and the photos on the web site don't do it justice. Armando brought our luggage in and refused any help from me. We were given some advice of places for dinner in Havelock North, we decided on the pizza, a little place kind of hidden away which we would have never found had we not been given directions, the crust was the best that I can remember ever having. Next morning we woke up and headed to breakfast at the arranged time, oh my god there was that much food I wondered who else would be joining us, there was the food we wouldn't have usually had for breakfast but we had a go anyway, we ate too much but enjoyed everything we ate. We went off for a massage and wine / local area tour before arriving back for a quick shower and then the three-course dinner. We sat down to the dinner Marianne and Armando treated us like royalty and were joined by their daughter to help plate up our meals. Again the food was fantastic, the food we wouldn't normally eat, we were out of our comfort zone and enjoyed every minute. We decided to sit and talk with Marianne and Armando after dinner there was no pressure and they would have gone with the flow and left us to it if that had been what we had wanted. I was interested in their story how and why New Zealand. Sunday morning we woke up to another beautiful sunrise, then another huge breakfast this time with the added bonus of a French omelette, this I will remember for a long time, we were seen off like long lost friends. The was one of my better decision's, not only was the place, accommodation and view outstanding what really made the weekend was the interaction with Marianne and Armando. The Bay Guest House is very unique and provides what I would say is fantastic value for money, they have pitched their pricing so that almost anyone could afford this experience. Would I recommend the Bay Guest House, hell yes I'm just looking for an excuse to head back! Thank you for an amazing weekend Regards, Joanne and David Howard Helen Chia 1 2 3 4 5 Luxury Retreat for Hawke's Bay Escape - Memorable Birthday Getaway I chose Bay Guesthouse to celebrate my husband's birthday because of the great reviews and photos on their website. It exceeded all of our expectations, and everything the reviews said was right and more. Perfectly balancing five-star features with bespoke twists, every aspect of the guest experience at this luxe retreat has been designed and built by them to elevate and redefine luxury: from the interior design intricacies that pay homage to the hosts' background to the personalised and attentive service on hand to curate your perfect Hawke's Bay escape. We experienced five-star sophistication perched high on the hilltop, soaking up uninterrupted vistas of the ocean and Waimarama beach from every room. We had a sumptuous breakfast spread each morning consisting of homemade bread and pastries, cured salmon, cold meats, fruit salad, selection of cheeses, French toast with caramelised banana one morning and the French omelette with camembert and bacon on another and the list goes on. What made it extra special was the pear frangipane tart they made on the morning of my husband's birthday (see photo). In the evening, we had an intimate candlelit three-course epicurean dining experience with the best ricotta ravioli starter in tomato sauce, main course fish medley of gurnard, monkfish and salmon in the most delicious creamy white wine sauce, followed by a dessert trio of crème caramel, tiramisu and strawberry sorbet. We also had their handpicked Paritua wines which we really enjoyed, so much so we went to the Paritua winery the next day and bought some to take home. Most important of all was the warm welcome and hospitality of Armando and Marianne. It was like meeting wonderful old friends and sharing life experiences while being pampered by them. Thank you for a perfect memorable getaway, and we will be back for more! Nicolene Hattingh 1 2 3 4 5 Luxury Accommodation - Birthday - Romantic Couple Getaway Bay Guesthouse is an incredible place with the most spectacular views in NZ and waking up with a breathtaking view like that makes it even more special. We were looking for luxury accommodation to celebrate a birthday and found this gem that was luxury but still great value for money. The service was excellent and the hosts warm and friendly - they made the stay extra special. They have different options for dining - informal in the comfort of your private guesthouse or a 3 course meal with wine pairings that was to die for. The hosts were great with the kids and have loads of entertainment and games available for kids, however it would be equally nice to go there alone as a couple for a romantic getaway as you have the whole house to yourself. Thank you again Armando and Marianne for an unforgettable experience. 60 Google reviews Breakfast Table Buffet Your luxury Bed and Breakfast Wedding Anniversary Hawkes Bay treat A beautiful sunrise, the pacific in front of you, knowing you are on your Wedding Anniversary holiday at the east coast close to Waimarama and a luxury breakfast experience is waiting for you. Fresh Barista coffee or tea, freshly baked bread, homemade jam, pastry Chef sweets, cheese selection, cold meat, freshly prepared seasonal fruits, yoghurts Swiss Bircher muesli and more. Either served at the Kitchen Panoroma Table or outside on the Panorama Deck Anniversary Dinner Invite your children - Celebrate the past together You could dress up, prepare a little present, have a special dinner and wine prepared which you know that your loved one will enjoy. Have a Spotify playlist with the music both enjoy, perhaps even have shared memories about. Or you could invite your best man or maid of honour to join a celebration dinner. If you are lucky enough to have family members to share memories with them - perhaps a dinner followed by a show on the TV about your family life. Past funny moments preserved in pictures and movies for those shared happy moments. Talk with us to create something special Wedding Anniversary Trip Ideas Start your anniversary celebration with a trip down the memory lane Our secluded Wedding Anniversary accommodation is 20 minutes from Havelock North and 40 minutes from Napier close to Waimarama. Here is a map of how to find us. 30th Wedding Anniversary near two Beaches in Waimarama and Ocean Beach Our beachfront accommodation on the North Island in New Zealand close to the Waimarama or Ocean Beach has the special wow factor, something grand like your Wedding Anniversary. Both house beaches are offering typical fun things to do. An ice cream shop in Waimarama, million-dollar houses along your beach stroll and surf life guards during peak season (Check their website). The Ocean Beach around the corner is wilder and by many the preferred beach. It's a long beach that offers a wide sand stretch to walk along for hours towards the Cape Kidnapper. Surf life guards are present in the peak season - (Check their website). Ocean Beach above and Waimarama Beach below 40th and 50th Wedding Anniversary Gift a private Wine tour What a great Anniversary Gift idea to combine a private wine tour with a coastal unique, secluded luxury accommodation with Seaview not far from Havelock North or Napier. You can be sure, this is a winning decision. The drive out to the coast takes you along Hawkes Bay best Wineries some of them with vineyard accommodation and top restaurants. Opens PDF Map Winery Map from Hawkes Bay Tourismus With so many different kinds of wineries on offer - it's so hard to decide which ones to visit. We are lucky to know a very passionate Winemaker Don Bird. His private luxury wine tours are excellent and we are very pleased to recommend Don to our guests. Don has over 40 years of experience in the Hawkes Bay wine industry. Don’s Grandparents established the acclaimed Esk Valley Estate Winery in the 1930s. Don studied Oenology at Roseworthy College in South Australia before returning to New Zealand to take over the winemaking role from his father. Private Wine Tour with "The Winemaker" - Our Favorite Guide The Old Lady - A classic winery "The Mission Estate" - Established in 1851 by pioneering French Missionaries - A must-see location famous for the Misson Concerts which hosted over so many years musical legends. Places to Visit in Hawke's Bay which are very nice to combine with your celebration Youtube has a great choice of what Hawkes Bay has on offer for couples in love. Watch what we found for you for your Wedding Anniversary with some ideas for what to do. Havelock North Area - Videos Play video 04:07 Havelock North Play video 04:30 Te Mata Peak Play video 05:17 Birdwoods Gallery Play video 04:22 Hastings Play video 05:32 Farmer Markets Play video 02:40 Spash Planet Play video 02:26 Hawkes Bay Play video 05:24 Wine Hawke's Bay Play video 02:20 Bridge Pa Wineries Napier Area - Videos Play video 05:53 Napier Play video 02:36 Art Deco Festival Play video 4:37 Art Deco Tour Play video 02:37 Cycling Trails Play video 1.35 Urban Winery Play video 10:37 Mission Estate ... Cape Kidnappers Area - Videos Play video 01:3O Gannets Cape ... Play video 01:01 Coastal Wine Cycle Play video 0:59 Hygge Te Awanga Play video 2:57 Clearview Winery About us more about your unique anniversary place Who are your hosts? What is their story? How did they found this magical place on the east coast? Why did they build private luxury accommodation with one holiday cottage? Some of the questions are answered below. Some will be answered once you are here - Smiling hosts! Map - Where are A 20 minutes scenic drive from Havelock North towards Waimarama Beach, past Craggy Range Winery. How to find us Your Hosts We are Swiss-Italian, Marianne & Armando, qualified hotel managers with one shared passion - spoiling guests. Owners Check Availability Luxury 2 bedroom Cottage, for 2 to 4 guests from NZD 450 p.n., including continental breakfast. Book now NZ Story A dream and a vision! To build our guest house. A grand design on a hilltop, a learning curve with some challenges. Building Story Swiss Story Our careers started early in the hotel and tourism industry, and this was for over 27 years our fine dining guest house. Swiss Story Reviews It is our ultimate goal to offer experiences with high-level service. Find out what our guests say about us. Reviews Questions and Answers for your 10th, 20th 30th Wedding Anniversary Is breakfast included? What about cooked breakfast? Yes, a generous breakfast table buffet ist included in the house price of 450 NZD for two guests. Yes, we serve cooked breakfast have a look at our breakfast page. Additional guests in the Captain's Cottage will be charged extra. Breakfast Do you have an Airport in Hawke's Bay and can you pick us up? Yes, Napier has a modern new Airport with multiple connections a day to Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch. Yes, we love to pick you up on a cost contribution-based. The scenic route from the Airport to the Coast Hotel is a 40 minutes drive. Best combined with some detours to see some Highlights of the Bay Play video 02:25 Can you recommend a wine tour? The Winemaker Tour is our favourite. Don Bird is a very experienced winemaker born and bred in Hawke's Bay. Don can pick you up at our Boutique Hotel. Watch the video about the "Hawke's Bay Wine Region" to get an idea why an excellent wine tour needs an entire day. Play video 05:24 Can we walk to the Beach and is it a sand beach? Yes, but we do not recommend it. It's a half-hour walk through farmland with life stock down to the Waimarama Beach. Walking back up takes double the time and is tiring. Ocean Beach next door is our favourite. A 10-minute drive. A drive to Waimarama-Beach is 8 minutes and includes a welcome stop for an Ice-Cream. Yes, it is a lovely sand beach. Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter Each season offers Wedding Anniversary specials Winter, Spring, Summer or Autumn - Each season has its highlights. January and February are the month's to be in the Bay. For example, in late November and December, we change your Wedding Anniversary Destination to a Christmas Hotel with magic European Christmas decoration. To find out if you should visit our boutique Lodge in Hawke's Bay in September, October, November or perhaps even wait until April, Mai or June, have a look below. Each season or month offers a good reason why to visit Havelock North, Napier, Hastings or Waimarama to enjoy a luxury hideaway Cottage at the coast. Here is a link where you can get more information and experiences for a certain month which will work well for a wedding anniversary stay in Hawkes Bay. November Christmas at Bay Guesthouse Staying at Bay Guesthouse during the Christmas Season is an exceptional experience. European Christmas decoration with beautiful Christmas trees and Christmas treats. See our Christmas offer From the 1st December - 5th January Christmas November Summer Food & Wine Classic Traditionally held in November, see on the official event page the Programm. Always with a diverse offer, great chefs and fantastic locations. F.A.W.C. official event page January Open Air Cinema In the Amphitheater of Black Barn, a unique location with a special atmosphere. See the official event page for your favourite movie. Starts end of December until mid-January February Art Deco Festival Napier Art Deco Festival traditionally is held in mid February from Wednesday and ends on Sunday. Official Art Deco Trust Website See pictures on our Artdeco page and watch the videos. Not to be missed! Play video 02:36 Festival Our Wedding Anniversary music playlist And all our other music playlists you may liked at the hideaway Lodge Music has the power to trigger vivid memories that seem to transport us back in time and space. Flashbacks of places, people and strong emotions come back. We tried to create a wide range of Music Playlists that are joyful and could connect you back to your happy holiday in Hawkes Bay at the coast in our Wedding Anniversary Hotel. You find a collection of all our boutique music playlist ready in your Wedding Anniversary Cottage for you to play on your Google Home device which waits for you to be your digital butler.