Stunning ocean front cliff top cottage

Cottage | Matauri Bay | #10357

9.7/10 (51 ratings)
  • 2 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 1 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Fantastic sea view - check our video -
  • Complete privacy
  • Free NZ phonecalls & wireless broadband

Idyllic clifftop setting overlooking rocky East Bay & surrounds. Hear and view the ocean and dolphins from within the cottage or from your deck, the views are spectacular and ever changing.

The cottage contains all the usual conveniences including the SKY Sports channel, iPod base etc to make your stay comfortable.

You are free to use our solar heated salt water chlorinated swimming pool, gas barbecue and covered barbecue area.

Free wireless broadband and free anytime telephone calls within New Zealand.

Just a 10 minute walk or 2 minute drive to Mahinepua Bay which offers safe swimming, kayaking, boating or fishing or just a lazy day on the beach and exploring the rocky areas at low tide. Tauranga Bay is 10 minutes away.

If you are feeling energetic there is a DOC walk from Mahinepua Bay which is well worth the effort as it has the finest view in NZ.

The famous Kauri Cliffs golf course is 15 minutes away and Whangaroa Golf Club 20 minutes. Other areas close by that are worth a visit are Tauranga Bay, Whangaroa Harbour, Marlin Hotel and Whangaroa Gamefish Club, Matauri Bay surf beach which also has a grocery store with a liquor licence and a restaurant if you don't feel like cooking and the delightful village of Kaeo, with its museum, craft shop, post office, chemist shop, licensed restaurant, hotel & supermarket is 15 minutes away, The substantial town of Kerikeri is a 40 minute drive, perhaps a visit to their famous Sunday farmers & craft market?

A day trip to Cape Reinga via the famous Kauri Gum museum and cafe & onto Houhora takes you to the top of NZ and is a must, on your return a stop-over at the delightful fishing village of Mangonui, featuring the world famous 'Mangonui Fish Shop', which not only has the freshest fish in New Zealand but a tempting variety of home made gourmet seafood delights which are just irresistable.

A small house trained dog is fine with prior approval but definitely no big dogs.


Special conditions: Free broadband wireless and anytime national 'phone calls. Smoking only allowed on outside deck. The sofa bed will sleep two extra people. The cottage has its own parking area which can accommodate two vehicles and further room is available for boat trailer. Small dog OK, but no large dogs and no cats (we have 3 small poodles). Please state on your request the breed of your dog. (people have turned up with large dogs) NB: Two night minimum stay.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Easy access
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • Swimming pool
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Extra bed in lounge from a fold out sofa

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $50.00 per stay (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
02-Mar-17 to 01-Apr-17
$200/night $200/night
2 night minimum stay
02-Apr-17 to 13-Apr-17
$160/night $160/night
2 night minimum stay
14-Apr-17 to 29-Apr-17
$200/night $200/night
2 night minimum stay
30-Apr-17 to 18-Oct-17
$160/night $160/night
2 night minimum stay
19-Oct-17 to 22-Oct-17
$200/night $200/night
2 night minimum stay
23-Oct-17 to 13-Dec-17
$160/night $160/night
2 night minimum stay
14-Dec-17 to 02-Jun-18
$200/night $200/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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (71)

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  • Wonderful retreat, fantastic views, great hosts and luxurious accommodation

    Wonderful retreat, fantastic views, great hosts and luxurious accommodation. Hope to get back there again.

    DougM626 100%|2x Feb 2017

  • This is the one!! It is super cute, clean and comfortable and...

    This is the one!! It is super cute, clean and comfortable and is secluded, tropical and lush. The view is stunning and second to none. As my U.S.A. internal clock was adjusting to NZ time I had the pleasure of waking up about 3:30 a.m. the first two nights and was treated to a show of shooting stars while stargazing at the trillions of stars that lit up this northern sky. I will never forget it for the rest of my life. So, so happy we stayed and definitely coming back!!

    HeidiBe5 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • We loved our relaxing holiday

    We loved our relaxing holiday. The hosts next door are lovely people and eager to help with our every need. The cottage is well-maintained and a joy to stay in with incredible views! Only downside was the intermittant, and at most times unavailable, wifi connection. Otherwise, it was fantastic.

    hunter99 100%|13x Jan 2017

  • Fabulous location, very comfortable and clean , great hosts

    Fabulous location, very comfortable and clean , great hosts. Although the main house was next door, our privacy was respected.

    Veechas 100%|2x Jan 2017

  • This property is absolutely amazing

    This property is absolutely amazing. As soon as you turn up you are welcomed with an amazing view. An must do for anyone that wants to relax and unwind.

    OliverAd1 100%|5x Dec 2016

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