Charming cottage on the coast

Cottage | Sandy Bay (Tutukaka Coast) | #11705

9.6/10 (56 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


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 and baby gate available.

WiFi Internet.

No tents unless by special arrangement with the owner at time of booking.

Windows fly screened.

Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Cream Room

    2 x Single bed

  • Rose Room

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

*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 (78)

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  • Absolutely amazing place! If you want to spend a few days in...

    Absolutely amazing place! If you want to spend a few days in paradise you habe to book this batch. Our expectations were exceeded by far!

    spaethchristoph 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Lovely cottage

    Lovely cottage. The outside living and cooking BBQ area made the holiday very relaxing. Special place. Everything you need. Great privacy away from other holiday makers and only 5 mins by car to beach. We enjoyed the lovely surrounding walks , stream and bush. Very comfortable and clean property. Great to have towels and linen included.

    HelenBa12 100%|5x Jan 2018

  • Gem of a property, lovely setting, super clean and fresh

    Gem of a property, lovely setting, super clean and fresh. Not large but they do not claim it is, we thought it was well described and really surpassed expectation. plan to return!

    bachluva01 100%|3x Jan 2018

  • Ellenglaze is a lovely secluded cosy bach, so peaceful and quiet and...

    Ellenglaze is a lovely secluded cosy bach, so peaceful and quiet and relaxing set in lovely gardens. I enjoyed the stream walk very much. Great to get away from the hum drum of the crowds, only visitor was a lone possum peering in at the door! :) The beach at Sandy Bay is just down the road and an easy walk. Good to know it is there for any future holidays! :) Thanks Jeff :)

    rosey_jordan 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Beautiful tranquil bush setting, truly feels away from it all! Only sounds...

    Beautiful tranquil bush setting, truly feels away from it all! Only sounds are birds by day and moreporks by night. The cottage was immaculately clean and tidy and compact. There are two marked trails we and our two young boys enjoyed exploring. The honey from their hives was a lovely touch for our toast in the mornings! A real traditional relaxing holiday experience. Thank you!

    AmandaW32 100%|11x Jan 2018

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