Driftwood Retreat - Tutukaka

Bach or holiday home | Tutukaka | #16935

8.6/10 (14 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Short walk to Pacific Bay, just minutes from Tutukaka Marina & Whangaumu Bay (Wellingtons Bay)
  • Close to shops, cafes, restaurants, bar, local activities, secluded and private setting
  • Credit card payments possible on request using Paypal

Driftwood Retreat is the perfect place for a romantic break or family holiday, located on the idyllic Tutukaka Coastline.

Relax and enjoy the private and peaceful surroundings of the garden, spend the day at one of the many nearby beaches or secluded bays lined with Pohutakawa trees and golden sands to relax on, or take advantage of a number of activities available in the area including beautiful coastal walks, fishing, diving, swimming, boat trips, surfing lessons, golf, horse riding and much much more. You are just minutes from beaches, shops, cafes, restaurants, bar, local boat ramps and the Tutukaka Marina. There really is something for everyone.

The Tutukaka Marina is a gateway to The Poor Knights Islands which are classed as one of the top ten dive locations in the world and is one of the oldest Marine Reserves in New Zealand.

Only minutes from the Marina, Driftwood Retreat offers clean and tidy accommodation with an open plan layout including 2 living areas, kitchen, dining, separate toilet, shower, 3 bedrooms, 3 deck areas and laundry facilities you will be more than comfortable in this lovely kiwi Bach. The Bach has a large private garden with lots of space for older children to explore and roam in and a fenced area for younger children to play safely. Enjoy a quiet drink while relaxing on the upstairs sun deck or a BBQ on the large covered entertainment deck with your family and friends. Driftwood Retreat is in a great location only a short walk from Pacific Bay or 3 minute drive to Whangaumu Beach (also known as Wellingtons Bay).

Other beautiful nearby beaches and bays include, Kowharewa Bay, Matapouri Bay, Whale Bay and Woolleys Bay.

The Tutukaka Coastline is stunning and remote, capturing the essence of coastal New Zealand. With a myriad of water based activities at your doorstep, sandy beaches and a lush subtropical climate, it is an all year round playground. Perfect for those romantic breaks or an action packed adventure.

Special conditions: MINIMUM STAY OF 2 NIGHTS EXCEPT DURING PUBLIC HOLS/LONG WEEKENDS WHEN THE MINIMUM STAY IS 3 NIGHTS, MIN STAY REQUIREMENTS FOR DEC/JAN ON APPLICATION Please bring with you: Your own linen including - sheets, pillow cases, bath towels & kitchen tea towels Provided: - Pillows, duvet inners & duvet covers, blankets for each bed Porta Cot, Portable Feeding Chair, Baby Bath & Baby Safety Gate provided


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ® - BYO decoder
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Bunk bed (single over double)

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Bunk bed (single over double)

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen $POA (optional)
  • Gifts & giveaways: Free bottle of wine for stays of 7 nights or longer

  • Last minute bookings: 10% off for stays over the next 7 nights

  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 14 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Low season tariff
22-Oct-17 to 31-Oct-17
$180+/night $180+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder season tariff
01-Nov-17 to 30-Nov-17
$195+/night $195+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
High season tariff
01-Dec-17 to 28-Feb-18
$295/night $295/night
5 night minimum stay
Shoulder season tariff
01-Mar-18 to 31-Dec-18
$195+/night $195+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Jan-19 to 22-Jan-19
$180/night $195/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 (18)

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  • We had a lovely weekend stay at Driftwood Retreat

    We had a lovely weekend stay at Driftwood Retreat. The house is comfortable, warm, handily located near Tutukaka and close to the beaches. The owner was lovely to deal with and everything was too easy. It was competitively priced as well I recommend it Dave Hall

    daveh934 100%|1x Jun 2017

  • Perfect for our family and the grandparents

    Perfect for our family and the grandparents. Great location to visit beaches north or south. Should've stayed a week!

    LisaR593 100%|1x May 2017

  • Lovely Bach in a lovely location

    Lovely Bach in a lovely location. Highly recommended.

    MirandaPanda 100%|5x Jan 2017

  • Great location, extensive views and comfortable

    Great location, extensive views and comfortable

    DarrenGe1 100%|1x May 2016

  • Great property in a super location

    Great property in a super location. Suitable for a group of friends and/or family. Very comfortable. Close proximity to the fantastic tutukaka coast. Matapouri, Whale Bay and Sandy Bay just over the hill to the north. And Wellington Bay and Ngunguru estuary and township just over the hill to the south. And more bays in between...just another Northland paradise...shhh don't tell anyone ;-]

    waltls870 100%|2x Mar 2016

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