Kawau Hideaway, South Cove, Kawau Island.

Bach or holiday home | Kawau Island | #18523

9.6/10 (36 ratings)
  • 7 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Exceptional views out to sea and surrounding islands.
  • Peace and quiet, just birdsong to contend with.
  • Excellent local short walks and fishing.

Kawau Island Hideaway at South Cove. A cosy wood-burner fire, BBQ and inside or outside dining all makes for a relaxing or romantic stay. Ridge-top modern new home with views of Auckland City, Rangitoto and Whangaparoa. Fish off the rocks or wharf, just a 10 minute walk away. Large deck and golf-cart transport from the wharf. Regular ferry/watertaxi from Sandspit with Kawauwatertaxisconz 0800 111 616

Plenty of track walks, Mansion House is 1.5 hrs walk away...swimming, beach walks, bird watching, wallabies, wekas, peacocks, rosellas and even kiwis to see. Lots to explore and discover...and fish to catch!

A beautifully quiet place. No neighbours to be seen, great outlook, wonderful seaviews...you can almost feel you are the only one on the island...a totally relaxing place to be. Kawau Island is a unique place...if you haven't been before you are in for an experience....one of those very special places left in New Zealand, seemingly undiscovered!

(Children must be 10 years old or over to stay at this home)

Special conditions: A minimum stay of 3 nights is required for Easter weekend. 50% deposit required to secure booking and balance 2 weeks prior to holiday commencing. $250.00 bond may be required depending on length of stay. No outside fires, apart from BBQ's (DOC regulation). All rubbish is to be taken back to Sandspit Council Refuse bins by the wharf. There are no facilities on the island for disposing of rubbish.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • Dinghy
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Vehicle available
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bunk room with 4 single beds

    2 x Bunk bed

  • Master suite with Queen size bed.

    1 x Queen bed

  • Twin room with 2 single beds.

    2 x Single bed


Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)

*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 (41)

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  • Remote, quiet beautiful home with gorgeous views

    Remote, quiet beautiful home with gorgeous views. Wonderfully landscaped and fully equipped. A great place to get away from it all!!!

    curts826 May 2018

  • Everything that it purports to be

    Everything that it purports to be. Fantastic location. Very modern, clean, spacious and well appointed. Views forever. Kiwi calls at night and cheeky wekas by day. The perfect retreat to get away from it all.

    kevinmo6 100%|3x Apr 2018

  • We loved staying at Joan's bach

    We loved staying at Joan's bach. Amazing views, beautiful living space, lots of little touches to make our stay special. The golf cart was such a fun way to start our stay, and very handy for the less mobile guests. We had lots of fun paddling the 2 sit on kayaks and moderatelly successful fishing off the end of the wharf. There are lots of lovely little walks nearby. I hope we get to come back some day. Thank you!

    AineM3 100%|3x Mar 2018

  • We love staying at Joan's place

    We love staying at Joan's place. This was our third visit. It's so close to Auckland but a world away. Just getting there is like an adventure, we love going on the boat and then driving the golf cart up. I love the peacefulness of the island, and Joan's place adds a touch of luxury - very comfortable and inviting.

    emilll61 100%|10x Mar 2018

  • This house is truely magic! We spend a week here with family...

    This house is truely magic! We spend a week here with family and friends and absolutely loved it. Joan is an amazing host and made sure we had everything that we needed. The golf carts were particularly helpful for transporting luggage and food etc from the mainland. The island itself is beautiful and full of interesting walks, coves and beaches to keep you enterained. I would highly recommend and look forward to coming back soon.

    HannahBudenberg 100%|1x Feb 2018

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