DRIFTING SANDS - Perfectly Positioned Beach House

Bach or holiday home | Hokitika | #16931

9.3/10 (24 ratings)
  • 14 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 14 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok


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.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$50.00 per stay); Linen (included);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Spa pool
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Beach Hut

    1 x Double bed
    2 x Narrow single bed
    4 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


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 (28)

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  • Loved the welcome of freshly baked bread and spreads

    Loved the welcome of freshly baked bread and spreads. Rooms and beds were very cosy and comfortable and the cottage has a lot of character. Our members enjoyed the hot tub outside, access to the beach and the lovely friendly cat.

    blacne420 100%|6x Mar 2019

  • Fantastic location right beside the beach

    Fantastic location right beside the beach. wonderful to walk through the back yard to have peaceful walks gathering stones and driftwood. The house is spacious and everything is there for your comfort. It is an easy walk to town or supermarket.

    TerriV36 100%|2x Apr 2018

  • Great place to spend Christmas with extended family

    Great place to spend Christmas with extended family. Loads of space, good facilities and direct beach access was awesome. Would always make this my first choice of accommodation on the West Coast.

    gareer584 100%|5x Jan 2018

  • The property was out of this world

    The property was out of this world. Totally gorgeous and comfortable for 3 generations of our family. A real highlight of our South Island adventure

    TamaraMc1 100%|8x Jan 2018

  • The house as a very unique and

    The house as a very unique and. cosy atmosphere, there are signs of TLC all over the place, be it decoration, shelves or dishes. And best if all are the beds: they are soooo comfy, it was almost hard to fet up in the morning :-) Thanks Claire fir creating such a lovely place. We like ve coming back and enjoying your house again!

    sidetracks 100%|2x Dec 2017

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