Charming cottage on the coast

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

9.7/10 (45 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*

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  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
23-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 10-Feb-18
$210/night $210/night
2 night minimum stay
11-Feb-18 to 23-May-18
$130+/night $130+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/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 (67)

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  • Lovely quiet place and enjoyed the bush walk and gardens

    Lovely quiet place and enjoyed the bush walk and gardens. Cottage tidy and easy to find.

    CathySh4 Feb 2017

  • Very cosy cottage

    Very cosy cottage. Everything we needed was there. Beautiful nature. Our family enjoyed walks through the bush and playing badmington. And it's only 2 min drive to the nearest beach.

    MadeleineKa1 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • Lovely private cottage in bush

    Lovely private cottage in bush. Clean, tidy, comfortable with helpful touches like cooking oil, salt and pepper and home grown honey. It is car distance to the beach if you have surfboards etc, but not too far.

    HelenHa9 100%|3x Feb 2017

  • Very tidy, clean and cute cottage

    Very tidy, clean and cute cottage. Lovely surroundings and excellent value for money. Our kids loved the 'I Spy' pamphlets, relative to the property, provided by the hosts. Highly recommend.

    billak907 100%|46x Jan 2017

  • Ellenglaze was was a great place for the 3 of us to...

    Ellenglaze was was a great place for the 3 of us to stay for 3 nights. It was a very clean bach on a spectacular property, with great walks and beaches nearby.

    MichaelS33 100%|3x Jan 2017

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