We spent 3 days at Bay Cabinz and loved the chalet, the location (a few streets back from the main road in Paihia), the hosts, and the views.
The chalets are clean and well appointed, and some (like ours) have a sea view. The beautiful bird life in the surrounding flora and fauna was a bonus.
A great base from which to explore the Bay of Islands.
I would, and have already, thoroughly recommended this accomodation to others.
Would you recommend to a friend? Yes