Charming cottage on the coast

Bach or holiday home | Sandy Bay (Tutukaka Coast) | #11705

9.7/10 (38 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Water activities: Diving the Poor Knights out of Tutukaka, surfing, fishing & kayaking
  • Land activities: Horse trekking, coastal walks, golf birdwatching & dining in local restaurants

Quiet, secluded, shady and sheltered cottage in garden setting within 'Ellenglaze' a 25 acre property. Ellenglaze is approximately 2 minutes drive, or a pleasant 20 minute walk, from fabulous Sandy Bay beach and within easy access to the magnificent Tutukaka coast. Ellenglaze Cottage is comfortable and private set up for outdoor living. Wildlife abounds in an environment of exotic gardens, native bush, stoney bottom stream and duck ponds.

Sandy Bay is a popular surfing beach and great for fishing off the rocks. There are many walks in the area including a coastal walkway from Sandy Bay to Whananaki North.

The rest of the Tutukaka coast contains beaches of outstanding scenic beauty such as Whale Bay and Matapouri. Tutukaka Marina is a base for big game fishing and diving at the Poor Knights Islands plus it boasts a good selection of cafes and restaurants.

For the golf lovers there are courses at Whangarei, Hikurangi and nine holes at Ngunguru.

If you need supplies on your way here, Whangarei has many supermarkets, however there is a superette at Tutukaka and then a corner store at Matapouri. If you are approching via Hikurangi there is a superette in the main street.

Fuel is available at Tutukaka.

Approximate driving times to other places: Sandy Bay 2 minutes, Wooleys Bay 4 minutes, Whale Bay 6 minutes, Matapouri Bay 7 minutes, Tutukaka Marina 20 minutes, Hikurangi 30 minutes, Whangarei 40 minutes, Bay of Islands 80 minutes, Auckland 2.5 hours.

Special conditions: Definitely no pets. This property is a wildlife sanctuary. 2 nights minimum stay, a maximum of 4 people. Washing machine and dryer available. Highchair, cot & baby gate available. WiFi Internet. No tents unless by special arrangement with the owner at time of booking. Windows fly screened.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Cream Room

    2 x Single bed

  • Rose Room

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
25-Oct-16 to 16-Dec-16
$130+/night $130+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
17-Dec-16 to 11-Feb-17
$210/night $210/night
2 night minimum stay
12-Feb-17 to 16-Dec-17
$130+/night $130+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
17-Dec-17 to 25-Jan-18
$210/night $210/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 (60)

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  • Just wonderful and great value for money

    Just wonderful and great value for money. A very peaceful retreat with bush walks and plenty of space. It was very restorative. The owners has given real attention to detail - knives are sharp, pans are good, beds are comfy. Highly recommend Ellenglaze!

    MoniqueO 100%|9x Apr 2016

  • An idyllic location, and a very cosy and well equipped cottage

    An idyllic location, and a very cosy and well equipped cottage. Highly recommended!

    RossW 100%|1x Apr 2016

  • Ellenglaze is an absolute Gem

    Ellenglaze is an absolute Gem. Our family of 4 stayed for two nights and just loved it. The property is amazing. We enjoyed a beautiful walk, a game of badminton and I am pretty sure, we heard a couple kiwis after dark. A must stay !

    RichardKo1 100%|2x Apr 2016

  • Very clean and good facilities

    Very clean and good facilities. Great garden and bush walk. Heard the kiwi call at night.

    Ronald_Ha1 100%|4x Mar 2016

  • Unique beautiful cottage

    Unique beautiful cottage. Very clean and had everything we needed. We loved exploring the pond and bush walks on the property. Felt very private and special. Just a few minutes from amazing beaches, can't wait to come back.

    Ke77y 100%|6x Feb 2016

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