Stunning ocean front cliff top cottage

Cottage | Matauri Bay | #10357

9.7/10 (83 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


Idyllic clifftop setting overlooking rocky East Bay and 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 and supermarket is 15 minutes away, The substantial town of Kerikeri is a 40 minute drive, perhaps a visit to their famous Sunday farmers and craft market?

A day trip to Cape Reinga via the famous Kauri Gum museum and cafe and 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.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$50.00 per stay); Linen (included);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • 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

*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 (103)

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  • This is one of those places that you dream about

    This is one of those places that you dream about. Best place to just really chill out. Listening to the waves breaking on the beach below, watching the moon shine on the island in the bay. Beats city life hands down

    HelenRu7 100%|1x May 2018

  • Really awesome location and spectacular views! Highly recommend this place to stay...

    Really awesome location and spectacular views! Highly recommend this place to stay and enjoy the atmosphere.

    ScottL new member Mar 2018

  • Amazing location and view

    Amazing location and view. Very comfortable accommodation with great outdoor areas....benches to sit on to view the sunset and a lovely deck area. It was a bonus to be able to use the swimming pool. Lots of beautiful beaches within a short drive. The Mahinepua walk is well worth the effort. .

    JudithCa7 100%|6x Mar 2018

  • Beautiful views, clean and modern accomodations

    Beautiful views, clean and modern accomodations.

    BarbaraWi24 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • This place is absolutely gorgeous

    This place is absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful comfy couches, stunning polished floor boards, big comfy bed, fully kitted out kitchen, shower with great pressure. Mahinepua beach is a 1 minute drive down the road and the DOC walk that starts there is really worth it.

    gretap27 100%|12x Feb 2018

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