Cute Cottage at Matheson Bay

Bach or holiday home | Matheson Bay | #29237

9.2/10 (14 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Close to bustling Matakana, the markets restaurants and cinema.
  • A short drive to Parkari surf beach, beautiful Tawharanui, Goat Island and Leigh Sawmill.
  • A short walk to lovely Matheson Bay

The cottage is situated in Matheson Bay, Leigh - a perfect place for a relaxing holiday by the sea. Only an hours drive from Auckland, but it seems a million miles away. A great base from which to explore the surrounding attractions of the leigh district. A ten minute scenic drive gets you to the bustling Matakana village which hosts a Saturday local produce/ farmers market. On Sunday there is a more low key "Indie market" Which is great to wander around and buy New Zealand made products. The Matakana cinema is a great option on rainy days. There are many cafes, restaurants and bars to choose from in the area. Check out the many boutique shops, the collectables trail and the beautiful Vivian art gallery.

Matheson Bay is close to Omaha Surf Beach, where you could learn how to paddle board, or surf. Tawharanui Reseve is another stunning surf beach and of course there is Parkiri. Matheson Bay itself is a sheltered, safe bay that has a pontoon, that kids love swimming out to.

There are vineyards to visit, lovely walks along the coast and of course Goat island Marine Reserve for snorkling. You could go out on the glass bottom boat, visit the university of Auckland Marine Centre or hire a wetsuit and snorkel to get out amongst the fish.

The iconic Leigh Sawmill is just up the road, serving great food in a very laid back atmosphere. The music is good too. Check out who is playing. Leigh eats is open from 8 am. They take their coffee seriously and offer fish n chips, burgers and cafe style food.

The cottage itself is a cute kiwi bach, with everything you would need.

Special conditions: Families preferred Smoking outside only Early check in and late check out can be organised if needed


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Fridge
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    A small bedroom with a wardrobe, side tables and a view of the Bay.

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Bunk bed (single over double)

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Last minute bookings: 10% off for stays over the next 7 nights

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
High season tariff
01-Dec-17 to 28-Feb-18
$170+/night $170+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $5/night;
7 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 (14)

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  • Wonderful batch, sunny & central

    Wonderful batch, sunny & central. Lovely walks nearby

    katend417 100%|3x Apr 2017

  • Was a lovely place to stay and fantastic location

    Was a lovely place to stay and fantastic location.

    alists539 100%|1x Nov 2016

  • In great condition, excellent location and all the facilities you could need

    In great condition, excellent location and all the facilities you could need. Was an awesome stay

    VeenaM14 100%|1x Sep 2016

  • Comfortable and good location

    Comfortable and good location

    GailM2 100%|1x Apr 2016

  • The place was perfect for what we needed

    The place was perfect for what we needed. Great location in relation to beach. Very happy with place and condition of property.

    CampbellMc4 100%|3x Mar 2016

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