Snuggle up Waterfront in cosy Reef Cottage

Bach or holiday home | Kerikeri | #23817

9.7/10 (7 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Driftwood Seaside Escapes |
  • Absolute waterfront to the stunning white sands of Tapuaetahi beach
  • Visit us at for our updated calendar & instant booking

Reef Cottage is the quintessential Kiwi bach right on the waters edge at stunning Tapuaetahi beach in the Far North.

The Bay of Islands is stunning year round. Your cosy, winter bach is stocked with Wallace Cotton linen, ocean views from the sofa and heating. Help yourself to kayaks, games, books & DVDs. Just a short drive to Kerikeri for cheeseboard supplies from the all weather farmers' market.

2 queens sleep 4, or chat to us about larger groups. Reef Cottage is self catering with kitchen, coffee machine and basic larder supplies. The chic living area includes tons of movies, magazines and books, WiFi and, stunning waterfront views.

Outside, relax in the shaded lounge or BBQ up the days catch & help yourself to the veggie patch. Bring the boat & be in the Cavalli Islands in minutes. Pet friendly so bring the dog too!

Enjoy a seaside escape reminiscent of childhood holidays. Wake up with the sun and cosy up inside under blankets or walk the beach. Locals surf here year round and kayaking is really special on a calm morning. Tapauetahi Beach is just a short drive into Kerikeri so use Reef Cottage as your base for exploring the Far North or just chill out.

Ask us about our Winter Welcome special when you book to arrive to a heated bach with candles lit. Bubbly also available. No detail is forgotten, your escape is ready and waiting.

We live nearby and are available by phone and email. We will leave you in absolute privacy to enjoy your escape.

Special conditions: All bookings must pay a deposit of 50% with the balance due 7 days prior to arrival. Cleaning is an additional fee of $50 or leave the bach as found. Pets are by prior arrangement . No smoking inside.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Boat ramp
  • Cot available
  • Dinghy
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ® - BYO decoder
  • Special events venue
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $50.00 per stay (required); Chilled Bubbly in the Fridge $30.00 per stay (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Winter Special
25-Jun-17 to 30-Sep-17
$190/night $190/night
Mid Season
01-Oct-17 to 18-Oct-17
$300/night $300/night
Base Rate
19-Oct-17 to 06-Feb-18
$400/night $400/night
Flat rate tariff
07-Feb-18 to 29-Mar-18
$350/night $350/night
Base Rate
30-Mar-18 to 25-Apr-18
$400/night $400/night
Mid Season
26-Apr-18 to 31-May-18
$300/night $300/night
Base Rate
01-Jun-18 to 04-Jun-18
$400/night $400/night
Low Season
05-Jun-18 to 25-Sep-18
$250/night $250/night

*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 (7)

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  • Perfect set up for what we needed it for

    Perfect set up for what we needed it for. 2 x couple amd 2 babies it was ideal.

    wendyki3 100%|4x Nov 2015

  • Great place to stay in Kerikeri

    Great place to stay in Kerikeri. We were able to walk into the village in about 5-7 minutes. the Sail Loft was the perfect place for us with older teenage children. We will definitely consider staying at Driftwood Kerikeri again should we ever be up that way.

    GrantBi1 100%|12x Jan 2015

  • Brilliant property to stay at

    Brilliant property to stay at. The kids and dog could run freely and safely yet we were close enough to the action and sights. Will definitely have on the list to stay again. Property clean tidy and fully equipped. Thank you Vanessa and her team

    MelanieBe8 100%|3x Jan 2015

  • Driftwood Central is like a little paradise in busy Kerikeri

    Driftwood Central is like a little paradise in busy Kerikeri. We actually stayed at Lighthouse and Tui, not at Sail Loft. Tui was lovely decorated and very spacious for the four of us. The bathroom could have a little makeover but it's a great bach to stay at anyway. After a few nights there we moved to the Lighthouse which isn't meant to host 4 people but we loved it. We quickly got all the needed extras (cot, bed, bedding) for the kids, It's got a nice modern bathroom and one big room.

    ninaer766 100%|5x Dec 2014

  • Great property, great location

    Great property, great location. Owners were great to deal with.

    RebeccaBa8 100%|4x Oct 2014

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