Delightful Beach Bach Retreat

Bach or holiday home | Kuaotunu | #22456

9.2/10 (27 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Magnolia Hideaway is set at the back of a large fully fenced section. Morning sun streams through the bedroom windows and moves across the front of the house during the day. The large magnolia tree provides ample shade.

Kuaotunu is pretty much centre of both Whitianga and Coromandel townships making it the ideal position for exploring the Coromandel Peninsula.

Otama Beach (our personal favourite) is only about 5minutes drive from the Kuaotunu Settlement road and further on is Opitio Bay. These are great alternatives to Kuaotunu Beach if there are on shore winds.

The boat ramp is just 300 metres up the road on the left. You can be fishing 3-5 minutes from launching or you can head over to Mercury Island, easily visible from the ramp. Kennedy Bay is also a great fishing spot.

The kayaks are yours to use, but please, bring your own life jackets or request a couple to be left for your use. The heavy duty plastic kayaks must be carried across the road to avoid damage.

Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach should be on your 'to do' list, however, they can be very busy, so early or late in the day would be best, though check the tides for Hot Water Beach if you want to dig for the hot water.

To the north (towards Coromandel Town) are Matarangi and Whangapoua Beaches. New Chums (a walk from Whangapoua Beach) has been rated as one of the top beaches in the world.

Coromandel Town is worth a visit too. Quite different from Whitianga. It's a fishing town. The beaches aren't as pretty as this side, but the views are gorgeous and there are some great cafes and restaurants. Check out the Driving Creek Railway for a trip up through the native bush or if fishing is your thing, this is a great place to go on a fishing charter.

Whitianga is the main shopping centre on the Peninsula so stock up on groceries and check out the many cafes and restaurants.

This is a gorgeous place to relax and taking in the beauty of this lovely piece of paradise. Enjoy!

Special conditions:

Strictly NO Smoking

Sorry, No Pets

No Tenting

Fold away beds only suitable for children and please bring your own sleeping bags for these.

Sofa Bed linen on request.

4 People MAX unless prior permission.

2 adult Mountain bikes available. Please bring your own helmets.

Please bring your own life jackets if using the Kayaks.

DO NOT use the Kayaks without a life jacket.

Kayaks must be carried, not dragged across the road.

Extras: Cleaning (Optional, NZ$60.00 per stay); Linen (included);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • SKY TV ®
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Back Bedroom

    1 x Double bed

  • Front Bedroom

    1 x Queen 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 (27)

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  • Excellent position yet convenient walk to the village and Luke's Kitchen

    Excellent position yet convenient walk to the village and Luke's Kitchen. Right opposite beautiful beach - perfect for my morning dip! Beautifully appointed property, with lovely sunny deck, fragrant plants. Superb kitchen and bathing facilities. Beautiful garden - thanks for the tomatoes and courgettes and chillies! A lovely retreat. Just perfect.

    JohnSi13 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • We loved staying at Magnolia Hideaway

    We loved staying at Magnolia Hideaway. The location is unbeatable, right across the road from a 5-star beach, far from the madding crowd but with Luke's Kitchen pizzeria and bar a short stroll away. The bach is lovely, has been nicely modernised with a great modern kitchen and bathroom area. There's a big deck that leads out to a huge, fully fenced lawn - perfect for young children. The one downside was there were lots of flies around so maybe a fly spray dispenser could help during summer!

    ColinEs1 100%|6x Feb 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks Colin :) Thanks for the feedback. The flies certainly were enjoying this humid weather! Unfortunately the dispenser ran empty just prior to your visit and we didn't have time to run a refill out before your stay. Sorry about that!! Hope it didn't put you off a return visit:)

    EricandSandyG 100%|27x

  • This is a beautiful spot for a holiday

    This is a beautiful spot for a holiday. The house is fantastic and well set up with everything we could possibly need and it was extremely clean and well maintained. We appreciated the veggies from the impressive veggie patch and our kids adored the huge tree in the garden. We loved being just across the road from the beach. We'll be back. Thank you.

    egdek 100%|7x Jan 2018

  • Lovely cottage great location super clean

    Lovely cottage great location super clean

    MargaretJa4 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • Very neat and tidy

    Very neat and tidy

    Andrew Nish 100%|2x Apr 2017

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