Holiday cottages, stunning gardens, seaviews in quiet valley

Chalet | Pohara Beach | #20553

9/10 (6 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • Studio
  • 0 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Kiwi bach style cottage in quiet garden with sea view.
  • Many extras, spa/sauna, BBQ/Pizza oven, Yoga hall and massage, laundry, breakfast available, freeview, free wireless
  • Convient to all of Golden Bay, stunning beaches, walks, waterfalls, caves and national parks

The Sandcastle has six family run cottages set in quiet gardens with views to the sea. They are unique even by Golden Bay standards with many extras provided.

Your cottage is comfortable and fully self-contained. You'll have your own kitchen, bathroom and sheets and towels are provided. The cottage is serviced daily so you will not have to worry about recycling or freshening the towels.

Being family-run we enjoy adding features that are free for you to use. Recently we have added a massage studio to the Spa/sauna facility that is used by an experienced therapist, I recommend paying her a visit to make your stay extra special. Also we have landscaped the bbq area to include a woodfired pizza oven and seating. Set by the stream that runs through the property it is a great place to gather in the evening. Other extras include use of the laundry, freeview tv

Special conditions: Pets welcome, great for children with lots of safe space, good for breaks away


  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Shower
  • Spa pool
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Vehicle available
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Studio with queen bed and bunks behind wall

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); 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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (6)

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  • Beautiful quiet setting with sea view

    Beautiful quiet setting with sea view. The property has a little stream running through, a yoga room and a lovely yurt, you can stay in as well. Would love to come back and see the gardens in summer!

    juliaHe8 100%|1x Jun 2016

  • The property is very basic--a classic kiwi bach

    The property is very basic--a classic kiwi bach. The one-bedroom unit we stayed in had a bunk and full size bed in a bedroom, and a queen in the main living/kitchen area. Steve made us pizza dough and we enjoyed making pizzas in the brick oven outdoors! He couldn't have been a nicer host. Wifi was poor, but he's looking to improve it. Overall, he was a very attentive host and takes pride in creating a nice experience for guests. We enjoyed the yoga studio, beautiful grounds and lovely location!

    AlisaL69 100%|6x Mar 2016

  • Little chalet/bach had everything we needed - comfy beds, towels, TV, fridge...

    Little chalet/bach had everything we needed - comfy beds, towels, TV, fridge etc. plus a little deck at the front to eat breakfast/dinner in the sun. Parking so we could come and go but 5-10min walk to the beach and nearby pub/shops. Easy drive to Golden Bay Kayaks where we could explore Abel Tasman.

    Cazbah83 100%|1x Mar 2016

  • We spent Christmas at the Sandcastle with our 2 young children

    We spent Christmas at the Sandcastle with our 2 young children. Steve was so welcoming and informative and it was such a friendly relaxing place to be. You couldn't choose a better spot, everything is on your doorstep. We can't wait to go back again!

    4Hurleys new member Jan 2016

  • Cosy and comfortable accommodation with excellent facilities available

    Cosy and comfortable accommodation with excellent facilities available. Yoga a bonus. Extremely friendly hosts with access to free WiFi when close to the laundry/main dwelling if required.

    jaspen 100%|1x Jan 2015

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