About Us

Private Apartment Airbnb Coromandel in New Zealand

“Aqua Vista is my spiritual place, somewhere that pulls at my heartstrings, somewhere I cannot wait to be and find it very difficult to leave.” Your host, Jenny


Mark & Jenny

Mark and Jenny Menefy have been married nearly 30 years and used to be beekeepers, as well as farmers of sheep and beef. As current kiwi fruit orchardists, Mark and Jenny seek a more relaxed pace of life while managing Aqua Vista for guests to enjoy all the sights and sounds of the beautiful Airbnb Coromandel Peninsula New Zealand. The ocean is a home away from home for this family, with Mark and Jenny’s son being committed to big-game fishing, so being close to the sea and enjoying all it has to offer is of paramount importance when it comes to where they choose to spend their time. Jenny, being a happy homebody, spends her days gardening and takes pride in developing gorgeous gardens and keeping heritage chickens. With a flair for interior design, Jenny has gone to lengths to create a relaxing paradise in her own home and in the Aqua Vista apartments. It’s somewhere she herself would enjoy a fabulous view with a drink and book in hand, surrounded by her children and grandchildren.


Aqua Vista

Aqua Vista was purchased in May 2020 amid the Covid lockdown, to develop 2 independent, ground floor apartments, specifically for holiday lets with good views. Jenny and Mark saw it as their potential retirement vocation. Knowing their own preferences, Mark and Jenny saw in Aqua Vista, a hidden pearl with great potential for fabulous holidays! They felt it was important to be able to take in the breathtaking view, in its various climatic moods, from the comfort of your own apartment – so Aqua Vista was the perfect spot! Aqua Vista is also a family home on the first floor, so while it is private, neighbours are just a door knock away! 

Aqua Vista is located on top of a hill looking down on Mercury Bay and Whitianga township. Night lights are spectacular. It is a large, self-contained, beautifully comfortable two-storey house, situated in what will be a beautiful tropical garden in a quiet residential area. Jenny’s passion project is the garden, and it is still under development. The house has a lovely, calming and relaxing air about it, making it very hard to leave. If you look carefully, you’ll even be able to see a huge kiwi carved into the side of a hill from the area! Kiwiana at its finest!

Mark and Jenny used to host BnB accommodation guests on their kiwi fruit orchard and would get many international guests, but not so many kiwis as you couldn’t see the beach from there. With the absence of international travellers, it all changed, and the demand was no longer there. Aqua Vista provided the all popular sea views that Kiwis value, so Mark and Jenny are eager to open their doors to Kiwi travellers and anyone else looking for a little spot of heaven with views to write home about!

About the Whitianga region

Whitianga Accommodation

Airbnb Whitianga is just a lovely town, plenty to do, lots of touristy stuff, beautiful scenery and a shopping centre full to the brim with character! The township boasts lots of restaurants, cafes, retail shops and a choice of different beaches in close proximity. It’s got a lot happening, so it caters for everyone. 

Airbnb Whitianga is also so great for holidaying because it has safe access to the open sea for fishing. The climate is mainly warm, winters short and reasonably mild, and the summers long and hot.

Frequently Asked Questions

Aqua Vista NZ is an Airbnb Coromandel accommodation dream to experience all that this region of NZ has to offer! Whitianga itself looks over the spectacular Mercury Bay and has a beautiful little town with all the amenities, so you don’t have to go far for restaurants, bars and secret spots to explore. From the famous hot water beaches being just a scenic ferry ride away, to the selection of white sandy bays in the local area, you have an abundance of well known NZ attractions to easily experience from this location. With a car or bus ride, Aqua Vista is in the heart of Coromandel Peninsula exploration, and you can visit the wider area easily for day trips, which your host will tell you all about as part of your stay! Never miss a thing on your visit to Coromandel when you stay at this private NZ Coromandel luxury accommodation! Use Aqua Vista as a base to explore Cathedral Cove or choose it as a resting getaway after climbing the majestic Pinnacles in Kauaeranga Valley. There is so much to see in the Coromandel; it’s wise just to come to experience it for yourself.

Anyone who wants to relax in an idyllic part of the world! We have a suite suitable for couples, or a separate suite suitable for a family with two children, although babies are of course welcome if you are to bring portable cots! From adventure seekers to people looking for quiet contemplation, our NZ accommodation apartments in a beautiful part of the Coromandel can be anything you want them to be for a peaceful retreat you won’t forget in a hurry!

Aqua Vista is more than a motel, which is usually busy with a thoroughfare of travellers coming and going, not offering a lot of privacy. For reasonably priced NZ accommodation in the Coromandel, with spotlessly clean, comfortable and private apartments – you can not go wrong with Aqua Vista. While a motel may be cheaper, you will get what you paid for. Being self-contained, your Airbnb New Zealand Coromandel Aqua Vista accommodation is truly yours for your stay! Your hosts love this house, and take excellent care of it for your use and will send you out into the area with insider information on where to find the real gems of the Coromandel you won’t want to share with anyone else! With choices of two different accommodation apartments, you can select the Aqua Vista apartment that best suits your NZ adventure instead of a Coromandel one-size-fits-all motel!