Joie de Vivre. Stunning and unique.

Bach or holiday home | Kawau Island | #10701

9.5/10 (59 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
22-Jan-17 to 22-Apr-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 (122)

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  • Wonderful, comfortable place to stay

    Wonderful, comfortable place to stay. Plenty to do or just relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. Just make sure you arrive at high tide ??

    joc95924 new member Jan 2017

  • Stunning and unique is right! We loved our stay here and have...

    Stunning and unique is right! We loved our stay here and have already recommended it to several friends.

    jessne505 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • Really lovely location, with everything you need to have a lovely holiday

    Really lovely location, with everything you need to have a lovely holiday. Kitchen is equipped with everything you might need and all the instructions to find everything were great.

    alyser366 100%|3x Dec 2016

  • Piece of heaven

    Piece of heaven .Couldn't be any closer to the water. So serene. Amazing spot.

    rach215 100%|4x Dec 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    So happy that you liked it so much. It is an amazing place, and you are very welcome to return anytime..... Thanks Rach215

    verfel 100%|137x

  • Joie_de_Vivre a French phrase often used in English to express a cheerful...

    Joie_de_Vivre a French phrase often used in English to express a cheerful enjoyment of life, I cant say it better myself. This place is a peace of Nz paradise we will defiantly be heading back in the not so distant future, I have a very stress full job and going to Kawau has reset my mind and soul very very beautiful place with the sound of Tui's as your alarm clock absolutely amazing A+ location.

    J Roberts 100%|1x Dec 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Wow, J. many thanks for your very kind words, and so glad you enjoyed it so much. You know where to find us, should your desire bring you back to our lil place on the water...

    verfel 100%|137x

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