WHO WE ARE
Welcome to Villa93
We purchased the property in December 2017 with the ambition to continue to develop the orchard property and share this beautiful home and location with you, our guests. We are lucky to be centrally located between two beautiful beaches, Mt Maunganui and Waihi Beach and all that is on offer in-between.
Jacqui is a chef by trade and you will enjoy waking to the smell of freshly baked goods to enjoy with your morning coffee/tea while waiting for your gourmet breakfast. Local produce is sourced where possible for meals as well as including home grown vegetables, herbs and fruit from the garden. Dietary requirements are catered for please advise at the time of booking.
Dining is available at the lodge on request and prior arrangement before arrival is essential. For something a little less formal, we love firing up the wood fired barbeque and/or pizza oven on still summer evenings and treating our guests to our style of Kiwi cooking. Additional charges apply.
All of the guest suites have been furnished and individually designed, complete with new beds, luxury linen and accessories supplied for your comfort.
For information on local attractions please also check out “what’s on” below. Our visitor information centre on the main street of Katikati is a great place to stop in and gather information pamphlets on what is going on locally and in the surrounding areas.
We have one well loved pet resident, a little black cat called Nala, who is a little shy so you may not see much of her.
Villa93 has been built to take in the view of the beautiful Kaimai Ranges, we hope you love the view as much as we do, and wish you an enjoyable and relaxing stay.
- Jacqui and Reg Pountney
Discover what the Bay of Plenty has to offer
Downtown Tauranga has several historically significant areas to view during a scenic walk around the area. The Strand waterfront area is modern and always buzzing, and is home to a number of cafés, restaurants, pubs and nightclubs.
From the base of Mount Maunganui, a white sand surf beach stretches as far as the eye can see. Catch a wave or cruise the many cafes.
Head 5 minutes north towards the "Mural Town", better known as Katikati. More than 35 works of art in and around the main street - murals, sculptures and carvings - pay homage to the town's early Maori and pioneer residents, and its timber milling and farming heritage. There is also a magnificent tribute to the men and women who left the district to fight in overseas wars. You can pick up a mural guide map from the information centre.
Katikati is also home to a 'Haiku Pathway', boasting the largest collection of Haiku’s outside of Japan.
Looking for the ocean? We're lucky enough to be situated between two stunning beaches, Waihi Beach and Mount Maunganui.
"The Mount" is a 35 minute drive south and will be sure to fulfill both your beach and shopping needs!
25 minutes North, you'll discover Waihi Beach. This is is the perfect slice of paradise, boasting the classic kiwi beach town vibe.
Adventure awaits in Rotorua!
From crystal-clear streams and magical forests, to epic biking trails and thermal mud pools, Rotorua has it all. The city offers a raft of attractions and experiences for everyone from adventure-seekers to those just looking to unwind. After marvelling at the distinctive landscapes and volcanic activity within a geothermal park, enjoy a simple soak in a natural hot stream or indulge in a wellness getaway at a luxurious spa. Only 1hr 25min away from Villa93.