Private retreat, stunning views and sea access

Bach or holiday home | Scotts Landing | #28997

9.6/10 (14 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


The House

This recently constructed modern house has heavy recycled timber beams, solid plastered walls inside and out and timber floors.

The lounge/kitchen space has huge retracting sliding doors that effectively disappear allowing the whole area to open out like a gazebo. The furnishings and kitchenware are bach/retro inspired.

The house is predominantly on one level apart from the loft.

All bedrooms have sea views.

Enjoy breakfast on the deck overlooking the bush and water and dinner from the pizza oven or Asado barbeque on the sun drenched west facing courtyard.

Stroll down the path to the grassy edge of the inlet, take the kayak for a paddle up to the upper reaches of the inlet winding through the mangrove lined river channels or across the harbour to the regional parks or other inlets.

We are just under 1 hour from central Auckland.

The Area and Activities

Scotts Landing is a narrow peninsula, about 6-8 kms south from Snells Beach/Algies Bay. Just 2km down the road from the house is Scott Point, location of an historic homestead on the waters edge. This is a beautiful protected beach with lots of shade trees as well as a ski lane. This is a very popular spot in the summer.

Walk around the rocky shore of Casnell Island when the tide is low.

Bring your runabout and explore the many outer islands, including Kawau, just outside the harbour for great fishing, diving and beautiful beaches and regional parks.

Visit Omaha beach for swimming and surfing, Goat Island snorkelers paradise, Pakiri Beach or Tawharanui for surfing, horseriding and spectacular beaches.

The area has numerous walking trails including Scandrett Regional park, Parry Kauri park in Warkworth, Pohuehue Reserve and many more. Or try the bike trails around Matakana/Point Wells/Omaha.

Visit Brick bay winery and sculpture trail or the various other vineyards on the Matakana wine trail.

Snells Beach, Warkworth and Matakana have numerous shops, restaurants and cafes.

Special conditions:

We require payment of a $500 bond with each booking. This will be refunded to a selected bank account within 1 week of the completed stay if no damage has been incurred.

Please no wearing of shoes inside the house to preserve the timber floors.

No parties and no additional guests staying beyond those booked.

No camping on the property.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$150.00 per stay); Linen (included);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Spa pool
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 4 adjoining guest bedroom

    1 x Narrow single bed

  • Guest bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Loft

    1 x Single bed

  • Master Bedroom

  • Master suite


Maybe booked

*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 (14)

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  • This is a gorgeous place to spend time at

    This is a gorgeous place to spend time at. The location is simply superb and the way the house is built in two "wings" was ideal for our two families. The house is fully stocked with anything anybody could ever need (kitchen, towels, books, games) The outside area is the cherry on the top. We very much enjoyed our early morning and evening kayaking trips as well as the fishing, the local farmers market and all the other attractions. Thank you again Phil and family for having us!

    MicheleBl3 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Gorgeous property in a fantastic location

    Gorgeous property in a fantastic location. The home is very spacious and of a great design which is very welcoming and gets lots of sun and light. Wonderful views from all aspects of the home and fabulous outdoor living areas to enjoy this very peaceful location. Lots to do in the area and also great just to enjoy the property itself. Very well equipped home with special touches added to welcome you. Thank you for sharing your part of paradise with our family.

    SylviaW2 100%|12x Apr 2017

  • Stunning place, beautiful big space with incredible views

    Stunning place, beautiful big space with incredible views. Neatly presented and exceptionally maintained

    KurtD513 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • We're pretty fussy when it comes to holiday places that promise 'peace...

    We're pretty fussy when it comes to holiday places that promise 'peace and quiet'. The place was as good as, possibly better than expected. Would be great in any season. We were fortunate to get the warm log fire and spa with a view.

    jackrk60 100%|4x Aug 2016

  • Loved it

    Loved it. Incredible property and wonderful owners. Cannot recommend highly enough!

    LucyH828 100%|1x Mar 2016

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