The Miner's Cottage of Cable Bay

Cottage | Cable Bay | #22850

9.3/10 (19 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Lovingly restored and modernised colonial NZ Miner's Cottage.
  • Romantic escape.
  • Stone's throw from the beach and views of the bay.

Originally a miner's cottage positioned across from the beach at Kaiaua in the Firth of Thames, this building has now found a new home in the winterless Far North. Our site is north facing, elevated with a fine view of Doubtless Bay and Cable Bay. Its an easy walk from the cottage to the shady Pohutukawas that line the pink sand at Cable Bay.

Award winning Northland builders Coastal Homes undertook careful renovations in keeping with the character of the cottage, now a much grander little house than she was ever born to be. The kauri bathroom vanity top was originally the kitchen bench, and the rimu trim in the kitchen is from the original kitchen cabinets. There is now a lovely granite benchtop in the kitchen and a combination gas/induction cook-top. A gourmet delight, there are many spices and garnishes on the shelves which you're welcome to use; we just ask that should you use the last of anything, to please be kind enough to replace ready for the next occupants and owner.

Fully renovated in 2012, the Miner's Cottage of Cable Bay is available to single guests or couples only. Sorry, no kids or pets. Theres a new modern bathroom with good water pressure. A mini sound system with docking station is available. Although no TV or phone, there is plenty to read on the bookshelves. Crisp clean bed and bath linen is supplied and the tariff covers a light clean upon your departure.

The arhhh moment...sitting on the deck sipping your favourite beverage, watching the sun set or simply enjoying the many changing shades of Doubtless Bay; all accompanied by the sound of waves breaking on Cable Bay Beach....Don't worry, mobile phone reception is excellent.

The Miner's Cottage is managed by Bachman.

Special conditions: Smoking outside only.


  • Easy access
  • Fridge
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Tariff 4
18-Mar-18 to 31-Mar-18
$175/night $175/night
4 night minimum stay
Tariff 8
01-Apr-18 to 31-Dec-18
$200/night $200/night
5 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Jan-19 to 18-Jun-19
$200/night $200/night
3 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 (19)

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  • Very cool place to stay

    Very cool place to stay. The inly feedback would be better pillows as I found the ones onsite very uncomfortable.

    DeniseMe6 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • Spectacular views, handy to the beach, fantastic kitchen set up, comfortable bed

    Spectacular views, handy to the beach, fantastic kitchen set up, comfortable bed. We loved it.

    RoseH2 100%|13x Jan 2018

  • Well equipped and cosy Bach in a wonderful location

    Well equipped and cosy Bach in a wonderful location

    AllysonR 100%|1x Oct 2017

  • Lovely little character property in great location

    Lovely little character property in great location. Pity I was working as I would have loved to have been able to relax there a bit more

    jasoll971 100%|10x Oct 2017

  • Suits us well - two people

    Suits us well - two people

    DavidRa16 100%|1x Feb 2017

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