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Sandy Bay Retreat - Sandy Bay Cabins

Sandy Bay

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Description / Rates

Stay 4 nights or more and get 1 free night (only available during Low Season - 1 May - 30 September excluding Queens Birthday Weekend). Please note that the offer includes only 1 free night per stay.

Sandy Bay Retreat is available for exclusive hire (one booking only at a time) throughout the year. Glamping cabin Style with an awesome Pizza Oven - This is a private young retreat forever growing. Sandy Bay Retreat is a family orientated cabin 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 birds, sheep, tadpoles and frogs, dragonflies and butterflies and an art trail Sandy Bay Retreat offers a unique New Zealand cabin glamping 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, super 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 strictly no candles. This Retreat is unique as it is only available on a very limited and exclusive basis. Only one booking is taken at a time so glampers have exclusive use of the property.

Nightly Rates

High Peak 26 Dec to 09 Jan $400 per night for up to 10 persons

Rest of the year $250 per night for up to 10 persons 

Bookings are limited to a maximum of 10 people.

The minimum stay is two nights.

1 x King Bed in the self contained powered cabin - (sleeps 2 pax)
2 x double beds Sleepout 1 (sleeps 4 pax)
2 x double beds in Sleepout 2 (sleeps 4 pax)
Sandy Bay
  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Boat Parking
  • CD player
  • Cell phone reception
  • Cell phone reception - limited
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Coffee Maker | Plunger
  • Electric Blankets
  • Fish smoker
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Fridge | Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Kayaks
  • Linen By Request
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor shower
  • Toilet
  • Bring Your Own Linen
  • Limited Vodafone Coverage
  • Stereo
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Boat Hire
  • Cafes/ Restaurants
  • Diving and snorkelling
  • Fishing
  • Gardens
  • Golf
  • Hiking/Walks
  • Historical Sites
  • Horse Riding and Treks
  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Natural attractions
  • Sailing
  • Beaches
  • Sally was very obliging and went the extra mile for us by taking away our rubbish and filling the hot tub for us. The property location, while being further from the beach than we had envisaged, was perfect for a get away from everything. The setting is beautiful, peaceful and great for an extended group to spread out. We loved the pizza oven and the out door showerr.!

    Denise - Jan, 2018

  • "Sally we had an amazing time, my 4 year old loved everything about our experience. The atmosphere around the campfire with all my kids was a precious time. We will definitely come back again😉 Thank you for saving the day with a brand new TV it saved us with the 2 rainy days. You were an amazing host, will recommend anyone to stay at Sandy Bay retreat" "Beautiful Tutukaka, amazing beaches, lovely walks at whale bay & the hammock & outdoor bath/shower was my favourite part of the property😉"

    Michelle - Apr, 2017

  • Easy, friendly to deal with. Great space for my family and children to play.

    Ngamata - Jan, 2017

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

    Lucy - Mar, 2016

  • "Prompt and very helpful, thank you!"

    Sarah - Feb, 2016

  • "Great and easy communication."

    Gabriela - Feb, 2016

  • Straight forward booking with clear instructions. Nil problems. We camped with a large group of extended family. Great setup for a large group in a lovely setting. The kids loved exploring the bush and climbing the banks. Much larger area and more spread out then the pictures suggested. Would love to return with hopefully better weather next time!

    Kara - Jan, 2016

  • We booked super last minute with our plans changing and the property manager at Coastal Holiday Homes went out of their way on the Sunday to ensure that we were processed quickly. Thank you

    Kate - Jan, 2016

  • Great for a group of people and great to deal with

    Candice - Dec, 2015

  • Beautiful place will definately be back soon. The bonfire area was beautiful. Easy and very friendly.

    Andy - Dec, 2015

  • Always replied to my emails in a good amount of time, helpful and informative.

    Sian - Nov, 2015

  • Well organised and easy to book, plenty of information provided.

    Bianca - May, 2015

  • Great little super private cabin, amazing area and some pretty entertaining poultry!

    Sam - Mar, 2015

  • Such a great place to stay for our large extended family and friends, more than enough room and fantastic service when needed. Our children of all ages were entertain by this place and its enchanting beauty alone. Amazing beaches where ever you go and so much to do but best of all was the peace this place offered. Cant wait to come back!

    Sarah - Jan, 2015

  • We used Sandy Bay Retreat to accommodate our quests for our wedding at Sandy bay. What a fun place for everyone to camp. There was heaps of room for lots of tents. The bush for the kids to run around in and explore was gorgeous. The highlight for every kid was definately the water-slide. What a unique and fantastic idea. There is a real farm feel to the camp with free-range friendly turkeys and vege/herb garden. At night the solar-powered laterns light up along the paths and gives the place a mystical magical feel. Nestled in a sheltered valley a great place to be when its blowing on shore and you need a camp-site out of the elements. Everything was there for camping-fresh water,showers, toilets, even a fish smoker. For something a bit different, I would recommend giving Sandy Bay Retreat a go. I'm sure you will love it as we did. Thanks Sally and the Team.

    Gretchen - Apr, 2013

Introducing your Local Holiday Home Manager

Sally Kidd

When you book a bach or holiday house with Coastal Holiday Homes our Local Holiday Home Management Team are available to help during the duration of your stay.

Contact Sally by email or phone +64 9 434 4146 with any questions about properties in her local area.