Stunning ocean front cliff top cottage

Cottage | Matauri Bay | #10357

9.7/10 (78 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 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


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $50.00 per stay (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
22-Feb-18 to 22-May-19
$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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (98)

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  • Beautiful place with a truly stunning view!

    Beautiful place with a truly stunning view!

    ChrisHa11 100%|2x Feb 2018

  • Great but bring own groceries

    Great but bring own groceries

    jonp3994 new member Feb 2018

  • Absolutely stunning view and great little guest house

    Absolutely stunning view and great little guest house. A wonderful holiday retreat.

    Megan&MichaelK 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • The location is outstanding

    The location is outstanding. The view across the ocean and islands is direct and unbroken, there is absolute privacy and seclusion from the main house (although sharing the swimming pool is also possible). If you are a single person or couple who want time to sit and think and rest, this is the place for you. The tastefully decorated cottage has everything we needed, and the stove and fridge are new and efficient. We look forward to returning when our schedules allow.

    GlendaKe1 100%|7x Feb 2018

  • House is as comfortable as you can imagine, the view from the...

    House is as comfortable as you can imagine, the view from the terrace is absolutely stunning. Location is the perfect natural hide out, we'd love to go back soon!

    MarcoAntonioS 100%|5x Jan 2018

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