This is a private 30 acre farm with a lovely beach, which is about 30 metres away from the cabin with spectacular views You can enjoy safe swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing off the rocks, scenic coastal walks and more. Be at one with nature here.
“Tea greeted us upon our arrival and was even kind enough to help us bring in a couple bags. The space was even more cozy and stylish than the pictures. But that view in the pictures is spot on! Beach is right out front and provided beautiful swimming and paddling. If you enjoy being a beach bum, this is truly the spot to be! Kitchen has the bare essentials for what you need if you plan to dine in. Tea and her husband also provided a small BBQ grill for us to cook on one of the nights. Otherwise, the one place in the village that does takeaways has some super yummy fish and chips/burgers n stuff. Get groceries though in Whangerei before you head to Whananaki. Not much at local store. Only downside to the location is that it takes an hour to go anywhere else to see/do things apart from a handful of local trails and walks. We also loved the company of Tea's affectionate cat too! Loved feeling like we had our own little slice of heaven for a few days. Only other criticisms are that the room gets a bit stuffy when it's hot out and can get buggy from having the windows/slider open for fresh air, and the matress is a bit on the soft side. Tea's place was just what we were looking for, and we appreciated all her helpful tips on the area! Would definitely go back!”
Small cabin overlooking Rocky Bay, Tutukaka and out to Sea. I double bed, coffee, tea and toast making appliances, small fridge. Separate bathroom with shower, toilet and hand basin. Towels and beach towels supplied. Walk down the driveway to private access beach. Five minute walk down bush track or short drive to Tutukaka Marina with restaurants, shops and a convenience store.
“The location of this cottage is superb. It is so peaceful and quiet and the views are spectacular. We felt so special having a private beach shared with just the handful of other houses down the private road and the occasional kayaker. It only takes a couple of minutes to walk there too (deceptively closer than it looks). The marina is also only a short walk away down the town’s tsunami evacuation track and I really do recommend walking there because the track is beautiful. Matapouri and the track to Whale Bay are a quick 10 minute drive away. So the cottage is ideally placed a short distance to some of the world’s most beautiful scenic spots. The breakfast provided was yummy (museli, yoghurt, bread, muffins) and the indoor/outdoor flow with the deck was fabulous - it’s so nice sitting out there eating breakfast.”
Private double room with en-suite . Cozy country cottage nestled on 10 acres. Beautiful comfortable double bed, peaceful, welcoming, home away from home. Numerous great bush/coastal walks, cycle trails and horse treks Art Galleries and world class diving at Tutukaka Helena Bay Cafe Gallery 30 min Drive Surf Sandy Bay - only 4 min drive Matapouri and Whale Bay 10 min drive Dive Tutukaka - coastal drive 20 min
“We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend away at Carolyn and John's cozy cabin tucked away in the countryside. Carolyn is the perfect host in helping you find places to eat, activities to do, and local tips. The bedroom and bathroom was lovely and the outdoor areas offer a great place to enjoy the views. I loved getting to feed and meet all the animals in their paddock. In short, we felt genuinely welcomed into their home and cared for during our entire stay. We highly recommend this place if you are looking for a relaxed accommodation in wonderful company :) We would love to come back again!”