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Member since: 2014
Speaks english

Sandy Bay Retreat - Sandy Bay Cabins and Camping

13 Reviews
Sleeps20
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Matapouri holiday cottage

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 20)

Special Requirements:

Easter Weekends - minimum stay 4 nights

High Peak - minimum stay 7 nights

Peak Seasons - minimum stay 4 nights

Statutory Holidays minimum 3 nights (excluding Easter- minimum stay 4 nights)

All other periods - minimum stay 2 nights

Please note a bond will be required.

Glamping Style with a Pizza Oven - This is a young retreat forever growing. Sandy Bay Retreat is a family orientated camping retreat situated 3.5km from Sandy Bay on the Tutukaka Coast, home of the famous Poor Knights Islands and the largest sea cave in the world! Situated in a scenic valley of lush green hills just 20km from Whangarei or 10km to Matapouri Bay. With spectacular beaches and coastal walks nearby there is always something to do. There are Sheep, tadpoles and frogs, dragonflies and butterflies: Sandy Bay Retreat offers a unique New Zealand camping experience. There is a strip of beautiful native bush which children love to play in, fresh drinking water and stream, BBQ and BBQ tables and two outside toilets. A small bridge over the stream into the bush is where you will find an open air hot water bush bath with outside shower. The water slide and pond are great entertainment making it run for the adults and children. In season herbs from the veggie garden. Ideal for families and friends, surfers, divers, and children?s? camps. Stay at Sandy Bay Retreat for a truly New Zealand experience. The powered self-contained cabin (sleeps 2) has a hot shower, toilet, king bed, x2 gas hobs, microwave, fridge/freezer, cutlery, gas hot-water, fresh drinking water, additional BBQ, BBQ table and a sunny deck. The main cabin is set on a flat grassed site with a native bush front-drop. There is also two separate sleepouts with a two double beds in each (please bring own bedding, a mattress protector and pillows with protectors will be provided. NB no power in sleepouts only main cabin so please use a torch.

Special conditions:

Campers to remove their rubbish.

Extras: Linen (Optional, NZ$35.00 per person); Sleepout 1 x 2 double beds (Optional, NZ$60.00 per night); Sleepout 2 x 2 double beds (Optional, NZ$60.00 per night); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bookabach (Property Manager)
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Member since: 2014
Speaks english

What makes this cottage unique

Hot open air bush bath/shower

Reviews

4.2
based on 13 traveller reviews

Sandy Bay Retreat - Sandy Bay Cabins and Camping
average rating of 4.230769 based on 13 reviews
5

Sally was a lovely host, very welcoming and the property was beautiful - the photos didn't do justic

  • 5 of 5

Sally was a lovely host, very welcoming and the property was beautiful - the photos didn't do justice.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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Sally was a lovely host, very welcoming and the property was beautiful - the photos didn't do justic

  • 5 of 5

Sally was a lovely host, very welcoming and the property was beautiful - the photos didn't do justice.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

What a wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place! Hot bath under the stars, listening to the possums in the trees, marshmallows around the fire, comfy wee cabin. Already planning our return.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
Owner's Response: thank you for your lovely feedback it excites us that you had a great stay. The Retreat is expanding all the time and we are in the process of having a pizza oven built which will be ready by the end of the month!!!
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Everything was perfect and we loved it!

  • 4 of 5

Everything was perfect and we loved it! I just wish the bathtub was clean because I was really looking forward to having a nice warm bath in the outdoors but it was covered in dead leaves and had stains.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
Owner's Response: Very pleased you enjoyed your time at Sandy Bay Retreat. Our apologies for not having the bath cleaned for your stay, as it is in the bush it is difficult to keep the leaves from falling into it. We appreciate your feedback.
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We had a fantastic time, so great for kids and families sharing.

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic time, so great for kids and families sharing. Would recommend for something a bit different, great to be surrounded by nature.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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4

Great hideaway, very private and close to Matapouri and Tutukaka coast.

  • 4 of 5

Great hideaway, very private and close to Matapouri and Tutukaka coast. Cute little cabin, almost in the bush...pity we could not use the outdoor bath as it had not been cleaned for a while. The perfect place to get away from the everyday grind!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Matapouri, New Zealand

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
New Zealand Dollar
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Shoulder
10 Dec 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
A$144
From
A$144
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$10.00/adult and NZ$10.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Peak
18 Dec 2016 - 25 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
A$288
From
A$288
 
 
High Peak
26 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$384
From
A$384
 
 
Peak
2 Jan 2017 - 26 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$288
From
A$288
 
 
Statutory Holidays
27 Jan 2017 - 29 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$288
From
A$288
 
 
Peak
30 Jan 2017 - 2 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$288
From
A$288
 
 
Statutory Holidays
3 Feb 2017 - 5 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$288
From
A$288
 
 
Shoulder
6 Feb 2017 - 12 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$144
From
A$144
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$10.00/adult and NZ$10.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Easter
13 Apr 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$288
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A$288
 
 
Shoulder
17 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$144
From
A$144
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$10.00/adult and NZ$10.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Low Season
1 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$144
From
A$144
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$10.00/adult and NZ$10.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Statutory Holidays
2 Jun 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$288
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A$288
 
 
Low Season
5 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$144
From
A$144
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$10.00/adult and NZ$10.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Shoulder
1 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$144
From
A$144
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$10.00/adult and NZ$10.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Statutory Holidays
20 Oct 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$288
From
A$288
 
 
Shoulder
23 Oct 2017 - 10 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$144
From
A$144
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$10.00/adult and NZ$10.00/child for extra occupants.   
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Matapouri, New Zealand

Property Type:
  • cottage
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Self-contained Cabin - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Sleepout 2 - 1 double bed , 1 double bed
    Sleepout One - 1 double bed , 1 double bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis