Joie de Vivre. Stunning and unique.

Bach or holiday home | Kawau Island | #10701

9.5/10 (54 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Totally Different and Unique.
  • Half an hour from Sandspit, by Boat.
  • Clean and comfortable

This home frontage is in the Pacific Ocean at high tide.

Situated on the southern side of the northern arm,

of North /Moana Cove, on Kawau Island. North Facing.

The jetty, attached to the house, can be used for arrivals and departures approximately one to two hours either side of the high tide. It would be advisable to co-ordinate the tide and the ferry for arrivals and departures.

Our neighbour, Dave Jeffrey's operates a boat service between Sandspit and Kawau. Dave is also available, (on most occasions) for drop off and pick ups, on other parts of the Island, for a small fee. We are happy to assist you with your getting to and fro, as we are dependent on tides....

We have a maximum of four guests at any one time. Take advantage of our winter special till the 31 Aug 2016. Only $99 per night, (Instead of $120), for first two adults. Extra adults (up to two), are $15 each. If the extra one or two are children, (but not toddlers), who are 15 or under, they are free.

Please Note. The upper deck is not suitable for toddlers,

If you are arriving by your own water transport, please be aware of the tidal nature of Moana Cove. We have a mooring for your boat. Please let us know.

Have a look at kawawisland org. A very informative website If you would like to know more about the Island. Also look on 'You Tube', at "Briars suprise birthday trip to Kawau Island'. Thanks to Matt and Briar.

Once there, you are virtually in another time and place. There are walking tracks up to the ridge behind the house, then along the ridge to Vivian Bay and beyond.

Just feel and soak up the peace and the quiet, and completely forget about whatever it was that bothered you in Auckland. Listen to the sound of the tui's, wood pigeons, weka's, seagulls, and the odd distant call of the kookaburras. Feed the sprats off the balcony at high tide, and watch the stingrays glide up the cove and back with the ebb and flow of the tide.

Special conditions: No smoking inside. Outside tolerated, but please be careful. Total respect for our neighbours at all times! Please leave the place as you would expect to find it. We have attempted to price the offering on a 'guest clean up basis' to eliminate any cleaning fees for the stay Please do not use any of the other jettys on the Island, (except in emergencies), as they are all privately owned, and respect for this fact, is valued and appreciated.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • Dinghy
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • SKY TV ® - BYO decoder
  • SKY TV ® - BYO card
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Master Bedroom, Upstairs. (1)

    Situated facing north, with picturesque views of Moana Cove headwaters.

    1 x King bed

  • Downstairs bedroom (2)

    Combines all the downstairs area. Incorporates two bedrooms, with closeable divider wall between the bed areas. The main room has a queen bed, the other, a double bed. Picturesque Cove views

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
05-Dec-16 to 05-Mar-18
$99+/night $99+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/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 (117)

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  • Very tranquil position with the water right on your doorstep

    Very tranquil position with the water right on your doorstep. Rustic amenities and a tiny bit tricky to get to, (having to work with tides) but well worth it if you're after a complete escape.

    JD_W-A 100%|2x Nov 2016

  • The peace and tranquility found at this bach is unmatched

    The peace and tranquility found at this bach is unmatched. Highly recomended!

    Wynandd8 100%|1x Sep 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you for your kind words, and hope to see you again sometime..

    verfel 100%|134x

  • Beautiful location

    Beautiful location. Only thing if your mobility isn't wonderful try to arrive and depart and low Tide

    LorraineBr11 100%|1x Aug 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks, and yes, I agree with your comment....sometimes getting out of the water taxi can be fun...!

    verfel 100%|134x

  • Very peaceful location overlooking the cove

    Very peaceful location overlooking the cove.

    BronG571 100%|1x Jul 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Yes, we think so as well. Hope to hear from you again sometime in the future maybe !

    verfel 100%|134x

  • Wow what a beautiful place didn't want to leave so enjoyable we...

    Wow what a beautiful place didn't want to leave so enjoyable we had a fabulous time definitely coming back kids had so much fun kayaking bush walking lovely clean place was sad to leave felt like home to next time thanks heaps

    CarlaMe4 100%|1x May 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    So glad you all enjoyed it so much. Hopefully we will hear back from you at another time in the future.....thanks again for you kind words. Felicity.

    verfel 100%|134x

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