DRIFTING SANDS - Perfectly Positioned Beach House

Bach or holiday home | Hokitika | #16931

9.3/10 (18 ratings)
  • 16 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 14 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking

Description

  • Fabulous Beachfront Property with private access to the beach
  • Only 5 minutes walk from centre of Hokitika, either down the beach or along the road
  • Perfect location for Lake Kaniere, Hokitika Gorge, Lake Mahniapua and gateway to the Glaciers

Located along the stunning and rugged West Coast of New Zealand's South Island, Drifting Sands is the perfect beachfront bach with that cozy home away from home feel.

The main house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms with open plan kitchen, lounge and dining. This sleeps nine people.

A fourth room, our Beach Hut is situated in the garden leading directly to the beach and can sleep a further five people.



The 1930's house has a roaring Pioneer fireplace in the lounge with Marley wireless hi-fi and board games to keep family and friends entertained. The kitchen is fully equipped with all you need to cook up a tasty meal or two.

If you wander through the back garden, you will find yourself on the beach, which is ideal for fishing, paddling, or just enjoying a stroll taking in the wild ocean, the view and the expanse of beach as far as the eye can see. We are so fortunate to enjoy such gorgeous sunsets with a bonfire while the sun goes down. Don't forget to keep your eye out for some jade stone along the way!

Special conditions: The property is not designed for pets and not fully fenced however upon request we may accept well behaved quiet pets.

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Beach Cabin

    2 x Single bed

  • Beach Hut

    Other sleeping area,Go to sleep to the sounds of the ocean...

    2 x Bunk bed
    3 x Single bed

  • Garden Suite - Double / Twin Room

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Mountain View - Double / Twin Room

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Triple Room

    3 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Available
Maybe booked
Booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $50.00 per stay (required)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Shoulder Season
22-Oct-17 to 31-Oct-17
$420+/night $420+/night
For up to 10 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $30/night;
Peak
01-Nov-17 to 30-Apr-18
$540+/night $540+/night
For up to 10 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $40/night; Children: $40/night;
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
01-May-18 to 31-May-18
$420+/night $420+/night
For up to 10 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $30/night;
Off-peak
01-Jun-18 to 30-Jun-18
$320+/night $320+/night
For up to 10 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $30/night;
2 night minimum stay
Winter Special Rate
01-Jul-18 to 31-Aug-18
$280+/night $280+/night
For up to 10 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $30/night;
4 night minimum stay
Off-peak
01-Sep-18 to 30-Sep-18
$320+/night $320+/night
For up to 10 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $30/night;
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
01-Oct-18 to 31-Oct-18
$420+/night $420+/night
For up to 10 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $30/night;
Peak
01-Nov-18 to 22-Jan-19
$540+/night $540+/night
For up to 10 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $40/night; Children: $40/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 (22)

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  • Drifting sands is a wonderful place to stay, so close to the...

    Drifting sands is a wonderful place to stay, so close to the beach and lots of beds for a big group. The house is very warm and welcoming and our group thoroughly enjoyed it. We will be back!

    nicoth138 100%|66x Sep 2017

  • Our extended family of 15 stayed at Drifting Sands for almost a...

    Our extended family of 15 stayed at Drifting Sands for almost a week for a significant birthday. We had a mixture of children/teens/dog and cheeky Lorikeet. From the moment we booked Claire ensured we felt welcome and was so helpful in recommending activities and venues for my party. The accommodation was warm, clean and very homely with board games, outside bath, easy access to the beach and everything a functioning family home needed. We loved it, we cant wait to come back again. xx

    KarenSh16 100%|2x May 2017

  • On the beach & super comfy but eclectically yet tastefully decorated

    On the beach & super comfy but eclectically yet tastefully decorated. Top bedding & linen means a lot at this stage of life - our expectations were exceeded. The idiosyncratic and pleasing inner decor was great to relax into. A place that we easily made 'our own'. We had the whole house & Claire honoured that even though she could've rented an out-building at the rear. Beautiful macrocarpa flitch table & well equipped kitchen which was a welcome change.

    AlanB784 100%|2x Feb 2017

  • Great location

    Great location. Beautiful wild waves at times and lots of driftwood on the beach. Easy walk along the beach (or road) to town and grocery stores. Lovely landscaping with picnic table in yard and private very short walk to the beach. Each of the 3 bedrooms had its own combination lock. Open kitchen. Toaster did not work properly. Unique and somewhat quirky lodging that we all enjoyed.

    NicholasRo3 100%|6x Jan 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    I glad you enjoyed you enjoyed your stay and you're group had a great time in Hokitika Nicolas, I am so sorry about the toaster, as mentioned the timer broke that very morning and sadly living in such a remote part of the country it's hard to instantly fix. I made the 6hr return trip to Christchurch this week solely to return the toaster and pick up a new one. It's the only place in NZ that sells industrial 6 slice toasters :) Best of luck with the rest of your travels :)

    DriftingSands 100%|21x

  • Great location; 5min walk to shops and 20 seconds to the beach

    Great location; 5min walk to shops and 20 seconds to the beach. Plenty of space. Greater family loved the spot and we had a lovely time. Two things to be aware of.. we had 4 dogs (poor neighbours) so the spot was great for walking on the beach - believed it was fully fenced and it wasn't so we had to buy netting and make a fence. Also (not that it was a problem) there is a 'manager' living above the place using the same front door. Id definitely go back though.

    LizzieP1 100%|8x Jan 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Great you had a fabulous Christmas and enjoyed the space. More of a note to future guests, the property is not specifically designed nor advertised for dogs and we only take them upon special request on the condition they know the layout of the property :)

    DriftingSands 100%|21x

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