2013 Gold Piwa Best Setting ~ Castaway Cottage

Cottage | Tuateawa | #10042

9.5/10 (120 ratings)
  • 2 people
  • Studio
  • 1 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking
  • Best Location 2013


  • Fabulous ocean front location!
  • Whale, dolphin, seal watching!
  • Perfect retreat for couples & small family groups.

“2013 Gold Winner Golden Piwa Awards ~ BEST LOCATION ~

Come & sea what all the fuss is about ~ you won't be disappointed!

Castaway Cottage welcomes couples and small family groups to experience a little slice of seaside heaven. The timber-lined cottage is cosy, simple and open-plan with combined kitchen & dining.

Cooking facilities include bench top 2 element/oven, a gas BBQ Double (cosy) bed on the ground level and a loft above with 2 single mattresses. Open fire-pit for roasting marshmallows.

A serene seaside escape where you will relax, unwind and rejuvenate your spirit. Privately located on a coastal farm and surrounded by Pohutukawa trees with ocean waves crashing against the rocky foreshore just metres away. Incredible ocean views south over to Kuaotunu and Matarangi coastline and east to Great Mercury Island.

If you are fortunate you will spot the dolphins or whales just offshore. The rocky seashore invites snorkelling, fishing, sea- kayaking or beachcombing for treasures. Day trips can be comfortably taken from Castaway Cottage to explore further north - Little Bay, Waikawau Beach (surf beach) or visit Colville, Port Charles, Stony Bay.

Tuateawa is located approximately 30 minute drive from Coromandel Town - the last stop for petrol and provisions. Off the beaten track, this coastal area has a spectacular rocky coastline with high cliffs and rocky foreshore and fabulous flora and fauna - a true nature lover's paradise. Beautiful white sand beaches are located south at Kennedy Bay (6 kms) or north 10 kms to Little Bay and Waikawau.

No shops out this way with Coro Town being the last stop for petrol & provisions. Waikawau DOC Camp Store open for basics. Approx.15 minutes drive North.

Special conditions: Non-refundable booking/letting fee applies All credit card payments will incur a transaction fee of 3% *2 night minimum stay **Negotiable cleaning fee applies or visitors to clean & tidy the house on departure. ***Peak rates apply to all public & school holidays. Not suitable for toddlers. No PETS. Bond may be required & refunded 48 hours after departure. One Night only stay surcharge of $25.00 applies.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Easy access
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower

Bed layouts

  • Open Plan Double Bed

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Double bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $55.00 per stay (required); Non refundable Booking Fee $34.50 per stay (required); Cleaning 7 Night Stay $75.00 per stay (required); Linen $20.00 per person (optional)
  • Mates rates: 10% off for members with 3 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Summer Season 2017
25-Apr-17 to 30-Apr-17
$195/night $195/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
01-May-17 to 01-Jun-17
$170/night $170/night
2 night minimum stay
Public Holiday Rate 3 Night Stay
02-Jun-17 to 05-Jun-17
$225/night $225/night
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
06-Jun-17 to 31-Aug-17
$170/night $170/night
2 night minimum stay
Spring Summer Season
01-Sep-17 to 19-Oct-17
$195/night $195/night
2 night minimum stay
Public Holiday Rate 3 Night Stay
20-Oct-17 to 23-Oct-17
$225/night $225/night
3 night minimum stay
Spring Summer Season
24-Oct-17 to 30-Nov-17
$195/night $195/night
2 night minimum stay
Summer Season 2017
01-Dec-17 to 17-Dec-17
$195/night $195/night
2 night minimum stay
Summer Season 2017/2018
18-Dec-17 to 31-Jan-18
$250/night $250/night
7 night minimum stay
Summer Season 5 nights
01-Feb-18 to 29-Mar-18
$250/night $250/night
5 night minimum stay
Public Holiday Rate 3 Night Stay
30-Mar-18 to 02-Apr-18
$225/night $225/night
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
03-Apr-18 to 25-Apr-18
$170/night $170/night
2 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (170)

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  • Amazing location

    Amazing location. House all you need for a relaxing stay for a day or two.

    RichardMi8 100%|2x Apr 2017

  • We loved our stay at Castaway

    We loved our stay at Castaway. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! The relaxed simple pleasures of the stunning location and accommodation were perfect for us. So much bird and sea life to enjoy and the sound of the waves every night was magic. We even caught fish for a meal just in front of the cottage. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful spot!

    richll477 new member Apr 2017

  • Unique property and special location

    Unique property and special location. Thanks for sharing your little slice of paradise with us. perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway from the hustle and bustle. Fishing, local beaches and walks would be hard to match elsewhere.

    RochelleandBevanR 100%|2x Mar 2017

  • Great little cottage for 2

    Great little cottage for 2. Stunning location. Owner that lives up the back, was a great guy. (he should be managing the property himself!!!!)

    LouW1296 100%|2x Mar 2017

  • Beautiful spot but the bach had not been cleaned before our arrival...

    Beautiful spot but the bach had not been cleaned before our arrival and dirty linen was still in the shower. I was informed by the owner he was not aware of our booking. Seem to be a fall down in communication.

    HelenM36 100%|1x Mar 2017

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