Other | Waipu Cove | #17381

9.1/10 (17 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Our Spaside Studio is part of a boutique lodge with only 2 lettable areas. It is situated on the waterfront at Waipu Cove. 30 minutes from Whangarei and 90 minutes from Auckland. You can fish in the estuary or collect cockles (baby clams). Some guests have even returned with giant oysters and, yes, we have the shells to prove it. Kayak over to the dunes and you have all the surf beach pretty much to yourself. Swim, surf cast, collect pipis, have a romantic picnic in the dunes or go for a beach walk. Miles of white sand beach and practically not a sole in sight.

Meet up with our rescued farm animals and be welcomed by our welcoming committee of Czar and Duke. 2 elderly but enthusiastic dogs rescued from appalling conditions but now living like royalty. All our animals are delightful and it makes their day just to see you. Just prior to feeding time in the morning can be a bit noisy with the donkeys braying for attention. Nothing a cuddle and a sheaf of hay won't put to rest though.

Special conditions:

Smoking allowed outside only

Not suitable for children as too many water features.

Property must be left as found or cleaning fee will apply.

Any damages or breakages to be paid for.

Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included); Free Use Of Kayaks (included); Free Use Of Hot Springs Spa (included); WiFi (included); Free Use Of Movie Theatre (included);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Spa pool
  • Swimming pool
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

  • Studio

    1 x King bed


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*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 (20)

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  • Our booking didn't seem to have gone through the system properly so...

    Our booking didn't seem to have gone through the system properly so we were upgraded to the suite which was a lovely surprise. Extremely peaceful and would love to return for at least a week to make the most of the kayaks, surroundings and just soaking up the tranquillity of the grounds. Great place to unwind away from the hustle and bustle.

    Sue B. Oct 2018

  • The property and its park are beautiful

    The property and its park are beautiful. It is essential to enjoy the kayak, there are many seabirds to see.

    YANNICKV 100%|1x May 2018

  • Very confusing as to which room your are booking

    Very confusing as to which room your are booking. While the room was nice, with no view or outside area, I feel room was over priced. No real opportunity to interact with the animals. The Cove restaurant down the road was very good.

    ChrisSt39 0%|1x Nov 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Once again, my apologies. However you did get the studio you booked even though Grant showed you one of our lovely cottages by mistake. All our property is waterfront at Waipu Cove and our adored rescued animals are just waiting for guests to visit them. Our 4 properties are on 10 acres with 350 metres of waterfront and the animals are situated in easy reach in both waterfront paddocks and paddocks behind the accommodation but you will need to walk around the property to greet them.

    annean632 98%|179x

  • Really nice place

    Really nice place. A little confused by the multiple rooms available with similar pictures. The spa and the view or the dunes is awesome.

    3dswasb 100%|2x Aug 2017

  • Lovely place to stay, so relaxing

    Lovely place to stay, so relaxing. Had an awesome meal at The Cove, Waipu Cove.

    KatarinaKa2 100%|2x Aug 2017

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