We are fortunate to be the proud owners of our Award winning Chelsea House Bed & Breakfast. Our home has two spacious guest rooms with ensuite bathrooms, with architectural features of the Bay Villa era (1910-1920), each with high, ornate ceilings. Centrally located in Regent on the road into town (just 4mins by car) or a 20min walk in to the centre of Whangarei or a 30 min walk along the beautiful bush track through Mair park in the Parihaka Scenic Reserve, which is right opposite our house.

Check in is after 3pm and until 9pm. Check out is by 10am. Please advise your ETA as I plan my day around my guests arrival, which includes cleaning and preparing for guests, shopping etc.

If you arrive in Whangarei earlier than 3pm, you could make your way to the Town Marina Basin where you will find the latest tourist attractions of the Hundertwasser Art Centre, the Rolling Ball Clock, museums, cafes and a lovely walking trail alongside the river. The Quarry Gardens are another option to explore, beautiful subtropical gardens where you can stroll and enjoy the huge range of plants, and trees.

On your arrival I will sit down with you and offer options for dining and suggestions of things to do in Whangarei, over a cup of tea, coffee and baking.

We are a non-smoking property. We only host adults 18+ as we only have two king guest rooms, and single/twin options are not available unless booking a room each.

Continental Breakfast

A delicious continental breakfast is served in the dining room consisting of fruit juice, locally made preserves, a choice of cereals and breads, warm filled croissants plus seasonal fresh fruit, yoghurt and tea or coffee. Please let us know in advance if you have allergies, or milk alternatives you prefer a gluten or dairy free diet.

Our guest rooms

Ledwith Room

Two night minimum stay - The Ledwith Room is decorated in a contempory style and has a kitchenette, dining and additional seating. Our guests are supplied with breakfast provisions of cereals, yoghurt, fruit, croissants, bread, butter, milk, orange juice & tea & coffee to prepare their own breakfasts.
Our guests tell us they sleep well in the comfortable King bed with quality linen and bedding, electric blanket, TV, ceiling fan, wardrobe, iron & ironing board, desk, ottoman & comfortable chair and an ensuite bathroom with hairdryer, makeup wipes and toiletries. French doors open onto a verandah. Beyond the road and opposite our house your will find Mair Park & Parihaka Reserve, with walking trails popular with guests and locals.

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  • King room $NZ179.00 per night - minimum 2 night stay (If only 1 night is available on the booking calendar our standard B&B rate without the use of the kitchenette will apply and must be booked by calling Jennie on +64 276263740.

Parihaka Room

The Parihaka Room - This room has been named after Mt Parihaka, which can be accessed from across the road at Mair Park, where there are trails to the summit. The Parihaka Room has a King bed with quality linen and bedding, an electric blanket, desk, TV, ceiling fan, ottoman, iron and ironing board, and also has it's own ensuite with hairdryer, face wipes and toiletries. Redecorated recently in a fresh tranquil soft green picking up the green in the Bay Villa stained glass feature windows.

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  • King room $NZ169.00 per night

A 10min stroll to Kensington and you have great local restaurants to choose from including Suk Jai Thai, a favourite with our guests. A new complex in Kensington has St Pierres Sushi, Tank Juice, Sals Pizza and the popular Lone Star also a 10min stroll from Chelsea House. Alternatively a 4 minute drive down Hatea Drive, or 30min walk through Mair Park and the Parihaka Scenic Reserve will take you to the Town Marina Basin, with restaurants Aqua, Quay, #8, & Loco, cafes, galleries and a 4.5km Hatea Loop walk to enjoy. Two minutes walk into the town centre from the marina and you will find more dining options such as Quality Street with Middle Eastern, Indian, Italian, Japanese, a Pub and awesome Gelato shop - Bocky Boo.

Just across the road from Chelsea House is Mair Park. Situated in the Parihaka Scenic Reserve, there are walking tracks alongside the Hatea river to the Town Marina Basin, AH Reed Memorial Park and Whangarei Falls - Otuihau. For those with a moderate level of fitness you can take one of the challenging trails through the Parihaka Scenic Reserve to the summit of Mt Parihaka for spectacular panoramic views over the city and harbour. You can even see Chelsea House from the summit.

Facilities available at all times to our B&B guests in the hallway are:

  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities with a large selection of teas

  • Cookies or baking for you to enjoy

  • A small guest fridge for your use

  • Chilled bottled water & filtered water

  • Sorry, there are NO GUEST COOKING facilities in the Parihaka room, however there is a microwave, electric jug and a dining table for our guests, whereby you can heat a precooked meal and enjoy dining in the guest lounge.

The Ledwith Rooms - Hatea Suite however has a kitchenette with microwave, air fryer and electric frypan, dishwasher for basic cooking and dining - breakfast provisions are supplied.

Guest Lounge

  • TV, Netflix, books, board games and magazines.

  • Areas to relax or dine should you choose to bring a meal back to the house

  • Free WiFi

Other amenities

  • Safe on site car parking

  • Courtesy Transport to/from Whangarei airport or bus station by request

  • Unfortunately we don't have facilities suitable for children under 18 years

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation within 2 days of arrival date and no shows: 100% forfeit of the total booking price.

These cancellation fees are at the discretion of the management and will only apply if we are unable to replace the scheduled booking.