Schoolhouse Bay Cottage

Bach or holiday home | Scotts Landing | #3053

10/10 (1 rating)
  • 12 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 10 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Amazing views of tranquil Mahurangi Harbour
  • Beautiful old original restored 1860s cottage
  • Huge entertainers deck and prolific bird life

Christmas/New Year booking priority for family group.You have just found a perfect holiday place.This renovated1860s historic cottage is ready to be enjoyed by people who love it as we do.With amazing North facing views of the Mahurangi Harbour it is less than an hour North of the Bridge yet it is so tranquil.Raise the blinds in the morning and absorb the wonderful views from your bed.Breakfast on the sun drenched deck,watch the boats make their way up the harbour,lunch in the shade of the 1000 year old Pohutukawa tree,watch the tuis and wood pigeons bathe in the birdbath and dine under the star spangled sky.A short walking track leads down to the water’s edge.The sandy beach is very safe for swimming and an ideal anchorage.On some days the water is like a mirror!There is a boat ramp 600 metres away at Scotts Landing at the end of the road.Get your holiday supplies from Snells Beach on your way up to kick start your stay.The Mahurangi Harbour is safe in all conditions.Great swimming,sailing,jetskiing,waterskiing and fishing.Historic Kawau Island is only 40 minutes away by power boat with wonderful fishing and diving.There are many things to do around the area, wineries, cafes, museums,antiques,Omaha,Leigh,Goat Island, historic Warkworth,and the Saturday morning Matakana Market.The cottage has a large main bedroom with queen size bed,a 2nd bedroom with a queen and single bed,large lounge/dining room is fully furnished with all mod cons,ceiling fans,open fire (subject to restrictions on its use),gas BBQ etc.There is also a sleep out with 4 sets of bunks that sleeps 8 people.This huge property has direct water access,all sorts of trees and has plenty of off-street parking (even for the boat!).This property is ideal for 2 or more families to holiday together. Not so toddler-proof for the very young though.It is ideal for a quiet winter retreat and is so close to Auckland.It truly is a slice of heaven. You’ll love it here.We do.

Special conditions: Family bookings preferred.2 night minimum stay.1 night considered subject to $120 extra charge.Xmas/New Year 7 nights minimum.Holidays charged at rates on Calendar.Special deal $80 per night reduction if you only want to use cottage (sleeps 4 in 2 queen beds) and not the sleepout.Leave place tidy,stove wiped down.Extra cleaning fee may apply at owners discretion if the property is left in an unacceptable state. Mandatory refundable $500 damage bond applies to every booking.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Back Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Main Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Sleepout

    8 x Bunk bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Extras: Cleaning $120.00 per stay (required)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Christmas/New Year
04-Dec-16 to 06-Feb-17
$700/night $700/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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (9)

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  • Fantastic views, wonderful location

    Fantastic views, wonderful location. Lovely Bach with all you need to have a relaxing holiday.

    ConnieCa1 100%|8x Apr 2013

  • What a fantastic spot

    What a fantastic spot. A beautiful and far nicer than average bach with one of the nicest views you'll see. Fabulously appointed and excellent for large groups with the separate bunkhouse and bathroom. I'm looking forward to our next stay there.

    jerean976 100%|3x Apr 2011

  • A lovely bach with a unique charm

    A lovely bach with a unique charm. Beautifully positioned for views, privacy and enjoyment.

    myleor871 100%|1x Jan 2011

  • Absolutely awesome place - we went as 2 families with kids aged...

    Absolutely awesome place - we went as 2 families with kids aged 14 to 24 and the accommodation was perfect. Kids had heaps of room out in the sleepout with beds each, couch and tv and own bathroom. The house had everything one needs and the view is amazing. Lovely big deck and BBQ.Magic!!!

    julien963 100%|2x Apr 2010

  • Lovely private cottage with breath-taking views

    Lovely private cottage with breath-taking views. Well equipped and plenty of room for 2 or even 3 families. Highly recommended for a relaxing break.

    IngridQ 100%|19x Mar 2010

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