Stunning ocean front cliff top cottage

Cottage | Matauri Bay | #10357

9.7/10 (58 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

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $50.00 per stay (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
20-Aug-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 20-Nov-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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (78)

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  • Absolutely gorgeous setting, the cottage has everything you need for a wonderful...

    Absolutely gorgeous setting, the cottage has everything you need for a wonderful stay. Thank you! We had the nicest time

    ZaraM233 100%|2x Jun 2017

  • We absolutely loved The Cliff House Cottage

    We absolutely loved The Cliff House Cottage. Out of all the places we stayed on our month in New Zealand this was our favorite. So much so we stayed an additional two nights. WiFi was sketchy as it was next door at the care takers home. Marion and Bernie were a delight to work with. They saw to it that we had everything working in the cottage. Clifftop Retreat will remain one of our memorable places to stay.

    VirgilL5 100%|1x May 2017

  • Wifi doesn't really work which is fine but worth knowing

    Wifi doesn't really work which is fine but worth knowing. Otherwise it's beautiful

    Sarahmi27 100%|2x May 2017

  • The scenery was spectacular and could view without getting out of bed

    The scenery was spectacular and could view without getting out of bed.

    StephenCh11 new member Apr 2017

  • This property is so magic we couldn't bear to leave and stayed...

    This property is so magic we couldn't bear to leave and stayed on for a third night! The coastline is mesmerising, truly perfect for a relaxing break.

    MindyM 100%|5x Apr 2017

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