Joie de Vivre. Stunning and unique.

Bach or holiday home | Kawau Island | #10701

9.5/10 (84 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Totally Different and Unique. In the water at high tide.
  • Too much 'serenity' so close to Auckland.
  • Half an hour from Sandspit, by Boat.

This home is possibly unique in the Southern Hemisphere.

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

Situated on the southern side of the northern arm,

of North (Moana Cove) Cove, on Kawau Island. (See Google Maps). It is north west facing and benefits from the luxury of full sun from mid morning onwards, till sunset.

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 coordinate the tide and the ferry for arrivals and departures.

We have a maximum of four guests at any one time.

Only $120 per night, for first two adult guests. Extra adults (up to two), are $20 each. If the extra one or two guests are children, (but not toddlers), who are 15 or under, they are free.

Please Note. The upper deck railings are not suitable for unsupervised 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 "Briar's surprise 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, (you can almost hear it), 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.

As we say, "Too much 'serenity', so close to Auckland".

Special conditions: No smoking inside. Outside tolerated, but please be careful. Fire is our biggest danger. 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 jetty's on the Island, (except in emergencies). 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
18-Feb-18 to 31-Mar-19
$120+/night $120+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Apr-19 to 18-May-19
$99/night $120/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 (147)

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  • The location is absolutely divine

    The location is absolutely divine. Stunning views from every window. Fantastically well equipped kitchen with good quality appliances and everything we needed. If given the opportunity, I would definitely revisit this little patch of paradise again.

    ChrisCo11 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • A great idyllic setting, so close to nature

    A great idyllic setting, so close to nature. A great spot to launch kayaking and walking adventures. The property was very clean and comfortable. The only issue to be improved is the shower as it was difficult to regulate and only very hot water came out.. All in all a great stay.

    AndrewWi38 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Really is an amazing spot

    Really is an amazing spot. Good short walks just behind property and more just a short row away over the bay. Property was great. Spotless with lots of outdoor space with beautiful scenery.

    APatz 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Really is an amazing spot

    Really is an amazing spot. Good short walks just behind property and more just a short row away over the bay. Property was great. Spotless with lots of outdoor space with beautiful scenery.

    APatz 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Wonderful spot!

    Wonderful spot!

    ChristinaM1 100%|3x Jan 2018

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