Best Location 2013 Gold Piwa ~ Castaway Cottage

Other | Tuateawa | #10042

9.5/10 (135 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking
  • Best Location 2013


“2013 Gold Winner Golden Piwa Awards ~ BEST LOCATION ~

Come and 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 and dining.

Cooking facilities include bench top 2 element/oven, a baby Webber BBQ, New fridge/freezer, Double (cosy) bed on the ground level.

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 and 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

Cleaning is required.

*Peak rates apply to all public andamp; school holidays.

Not suitable for toddlers.

NO DOGS - The area is a KIWI protected zone.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$70.00 per stay); Linen (Required, NZ$20.00 per person); Non refundable Booking Fee (Required, NZ$34.50 per stay);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

  • Open Plan Queen Bed

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

*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 (188)

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  • We really enjoyed the location the isolation,peaceful no TV close enough to...

    We really enjoyed the location the isolation,peaceful no TV close enough to Waikawau beach which is absolutely beautiful even on a bad day. We were lucky with the weather so enjoyed going to Port Jackson and Charles, walking swimming and lazing about reading etc. The accommodation was comfortable and totally adequate for a remote hide away break. We would suggest that the place be titterated up a little, rustic is fine but a few refineries/comforts would make the place a little more appealing. Referrals are a great form of advertising. Thank you the opportunity to stay at your Tuateawa Bach, we had a lovely time:-)

    Max S. Jan 2019

  • Places like this are becoming very rare - a true Kiwi bach...

    Places like this are becoming very rare - a true Kiwi bach in a superb position overlooking the water. It is well worth the drive over the gravel roads to get there . Little Bay beach must not be missed.

    trelise2 100%|4x Dec 2018

  • Comfortable clean and plenty of atmosphere

    Comfortable clean and plenty of atmosphere.

    Jeff P. Nov 2018

  • Magic spot - really enjoyed the nearby hike and beaches

    Magic spot - really enjoyed the nearby hike and beaches.

    Daniel E. Oct 2018

  • Such a awesome location for a weekend getaway

    Such a awesome location for a weekend getaway.

    rebeve985 100%|2x Oct 2018

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