WARU is a luxury apartment with wonderful views of the river and ocean. It is located with easy access to all waterfront activities and within metres of the CBD. It is private, peaceful and secure.
Stylish and comfortably furnished, WARU is the perfect place to base your stay in Whakatane, and with only a 10 minute drive to Ohope Beach you can easily spend the day there and then return to the benefits that staying in town brings.
WARU is located on the Whakatane waterfront. It is as close as you can get to the wharf, cafes, restaurants and shopping. It is spacious with an open plan fully equipped kitchen, dining and lounge area which has access to a covered balcony which is bathed in sun. Outdoor furniture allows you to enjoy the land and water views and make the most of this area.
There is a large smart TV if you just want to stay in and relax, maybe listen to your favourite music on YOUTUBE or watch TV or DVDs. Fibre is connected in WARU so it's easy to connect your device.
Up to four people can be accommodated comfortably. King size bed suits couples and there are two single beds in the second bedroom . Rest assured the beds are very comfortable with quality linen and a variety of pillows to choose from.
You are barely a minutes walk away from the i-site and bus stop, town centre as well as tourist activities like White Island tours, fishing, diving and kayaking charters. Cycle, take a walk along the waterfront, or hike the hills along Toi's Track through beautiful native bush with fantastic views of the Pacific Ocean, Otarawairere Bay and Ohope Beach.
Guests will be given/sent instructions for access prior to their arrival.
Guests will be met on arrival by the owner/manager who will explain access procedures and answer any questions. As the owner does not live on site, guests will have the privacy similar to 'being at home.'
A complimentary walking tour is available to allow guests to familiarise themselves with the area if they wish.
If possible the owner/manager will meet up when guests are ready to leave or other arrangements can be made.
A complimentary welcome gift is provided with every booking.
Coffee, lunch and dinner are available downstairs in Roqette Restaurant (except on Sunday). There are also lots of other very good eating places to choose from which are only a short walk away.
Two secure undercover car parks at ground level are for your use.
As WARU is part of an apartment complex, it is not suitable as a venue and we would expect consideration to residents with regard to noise.
Guests are asked to treat WARU with care and respect. Please remove dirty shoes or boots.
WARU is more suitable for adult accommodation although well behaved children over 8 are welcome, children under 8 by negotiation.
No additional guests staying beyond those booked.
Visitors limited to four people.
No smoking, pets or parties.
Any problems or breakages please let the owner know.
Following a trip to Peru in 2015 I came home to Aotearoa/NZ humbled and feeling more grateful than ever for the privilege of being born here and living most of my life in the beautiful Eastern Bay of Plenty.
As a result of looking at our situation in a new way and a change of priority, my husband Grant and I found ourselves in the fortunate position of being able to purchase this apartment which we call WARU.
In the Maori language WARU translates as the number 8. I felt a connection to this number and the associations that go with it and just knew that WARU was the right name to give our new apartment.
WARU is a dream come true for us and we are more than happy and honoured to be able to share our very special place with you. We hope that you enjoy your stay at WARU as much as we enjoy sharing it.