Welcome to our home...

Welcome to our home... Chelsea House

We look forward to welcoming you as guests in our beautiful home during your stay with us in Whangarei. Our home is a large 100+ year old character villa, which in its past life was well renowned as ‘Chelsea Tea House’. People would come from near and far to enjoy Devonshire teas on the verandah and in the manicured front garden. The house has a relaxed, comfortable decor - with high ceilings, polished native Kauri floors and many architectural features inside and out.

Booking.com have just awarded us with a Guest Review Award for our commitment to exceptional hospitality with a rating of 9.6 out of 10, recognition we are extremely proud of.

Chelsea House is centrally located to town and just across the road from our home is Mair Park with local bush walks, walking tracks to the Whangarei Falls or Town Basin - with its cafes, restaurants and art shops.

Whangarei has it's own Kiwi House with two resident Kiwi. The Quarry Gardens are world class, built by volunteers in an old Quarry and the busy Quail Cafe in the Quarry does a good coffee. Visit the Historical Village in the Maunu countryside. If you enjoy a bit of a hike, take the trail which begins just across the road from Chelsea House at Mair Park, to the top of Mt Parihaka with views across Whangarei to Mt Mania - another mountain which offers spectacular views across the harbour and up and down the coast.

If you are not planning to go to all the way to Cape Reinga you can make Chelsea House in Whangarei your base to explore the North, you can easily make day trips to many of Northlands stunning beaches, many only 1/2 hour drive from Whangarei. The famous Kauri Forest or Paihia in the Bay of Islands both only 60 minutes away.

Stay 2 nights and receive a complimentary bottle of wine when you book directly from our site

Call +64 276 263 740
83 Hatea Drive, Whangarei
Northland, New Zealand
Email stay@chelsea-house.co.nz
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  • “Lovely visit, not long enough though” ~ Christine & Tony Auckland
  • “We had a very relaxing, refreshing and welcoming stay, thanks to you both.” ~ Cliff & Christine, Sep 2017 Maleny, Queensland
  • “Thanks for your warm hospitality - such a lovely stay!” ~ Paul and Kath, Sep 2017 Queensland
  • “Chelsea House is an example of a New Zealand B&B with the distinctly unfair advantage of offering a museum quality home. Featuring 14 foot ceilings and Kauri wood construction, Chelsea House is a beautiful place to relax while going to and from the Bay of Islands or other excursions through the Northland. On top of that, Jenny and Tony are warm and gracious hosts, adding "late dinner" to bed and breakfast upon learning that my Bay of Islands kayak trip finished after all the restaurants had closed. Jenny in particular bent over backwards to do everything she could to make my stay restful and enjoyable.” ~ Chris, Sep 2017 San Francisco
  • “Sept 2017 - Fabulous house, wonderful hosts” ~ Paula Taupo, NZ
  • “What a beautiful place you have here and what amazing hosts you have been. Thanks for all the tips and hospitality. Stay in touch!” ~ Nicola & Dave, Oct 2017 Bournemouth, U.K.
  • “A fabulous home only out done by Jennie & Tony's hospitality & lovely personalities. Can't thank you enough!” ~ Diana & Elroy, Oct 2017 Vancouver, Canada
  • “So please to be the first Sri Lankans to stay here & what an experience. We came as guests & left as friends. Thanks so much Jennie and Tony for your warm and gracious hospitality. Blessings.” ~ Hiran, Dharshi & Harin, Jan 2018 Sri Lanka,