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Sandy Bay Retreat - Sandy Bay Cabins

Sandy Bay

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We ensure all of our homes are cleaned to a very high standard and provide hotel grade linen and towels.

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Description / Rates

Stay 3 nights or more and get 1 free night (only available during Low Season - 1 May - 30 September excluding Queens Birthday Weekend). Please note that the offer includes only 1 free night per stay.

Glamping Retreat with a Hot tub and Pizza Oven - This is a young retreat forever growing and is a wildlife sanctuary so strictly no animals. Sandy Bay Retreat is a family orientated camping retreat situated 3.5km from Sandy Bay on the Tutukaka Coast, home of the famous Poor Knights Islands and the largest sea cave in the world! Situated in a scenic valley of lush green hills just 20km from Whangarei or 10km to Matapouri. With spectacular beaches and coastal walks nearby there is always something to do. There are Sheep, tadpoles and frogs, dragonflies and butterflies, miniature horses: Sandy Bay Retreat offers a unique New Zealand camping experience. There is a strip of beautiful native bush which children love to play in, fresh drinking water and stream, BBQ and BBQ tables and two outside toilets. A small bridge over the stream into the bush is where you will find an open air hot water bush bath with outside shower. The water slide and pond are great entertainment making it run for the adults and children. In season herbs from the veggie garden. Ideal for families and friends, surfers, divers, and children’s’ camps. Stay at Sandy Bay Retreat for a truly New Zealand experience. Sandy Bay Retreat has 4 cabins 2 of which have power. There is also a 22 foot caravan which sleeps 2 persons.
2 hot showers and 2 cold showers on-site.

Relax at night with the fire pit and cook up your catch of the day and roast marshmallows yum yum. Ideal for couples, surfers, divers, families and small groups. Stay at Sandy Bay Retreat for a true kiwi glamping experience.

This property is in the vacinity of the Tutukaka Coast, Tutukaka, Matapouri Bay, Whale Bay, Wellington's Bay, Whangaumu Bay, Ngunguru, Sandy Bay, Daisy Bay, Woolley's Bay, Kowharewa Bay, Dolphin Bay, Ngunguru Sandspit, Tutukaka Marina and Whangarei.

Nightly Rates

High Peak 26 Dec to 09 Jan $450 per night for up to 10 persons extra persons $15 each (minimum stay 4 nights)

Rest of the year $350 per night for up to 10 persons extra persons $15 each (minimum stay of 2 nights)

Bookings are limited to a maximum of 19 people.

Minimum stay is two nights.

Refundable Bond required of $250

1 x King Bed in the self contained powered cabin - (sleeps 2 pax)
x 2 queen, x 1 bunks powered sleepout
2 x double beds Sleepout 1 (sleeps 4 pax) (no power)
2 x double beds x1 single on top in Sleepout 2 (sleeps 5 pax) (no power)
2 x Single Beds in Caravan (no power)
Sandy Bay
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Boat Parking
  • Boat Ramp Nearby
  • CD player
  • Cell phone reception
  • Cell phone reception - limited
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Coffee Maker | Plunger
  • Electric Blankets
  • Long Term Rentals
  • Fish smoker
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Fridge | Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Heaters
  • Internet
  • Iron
  • Kayaks
  • Linen By Request
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor shower
  • Spa Bath/Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Toilet
  • Bring Your Own Linen
  • Limited Vodafone Coverage
  • Stereo
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Boat Hire
  • Cafes/ Restaurants
  • Diving and snorkelling
  • Fishing
  • Gardens
  • Golf
  • Hiking/Walks
  • Historical Sites
  • Horse Riding and Treks
  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Natural attractions
  • Sailing
  • Beaches
  • Sally was very obliging and went the extra mile for us by taking away our rubbish and filling the hot tub for us. The property location, while being further from the beach than we had envisaged, was perfect for a get away from everything. The setting is beautiful, peaceful and great for an extended group to spread out. We loved the pizza oven and the out door showerr.!

    Denise - Jan, 2018

  • "Sally we had an amazing time, my 4 year old loved everything about our experience. The atmosphere around the campfire with all my kids was a precious time. We will definitely come back again😉 Thank you for saving the day with a brand new TV it saved us with the 2 rainy days. You were an amazing host, will recommend anyone to stay at Sandy Bay retreat" "Beautiful Tutukaka, amazing beaches, lovely walks at whale bay & the hammock & outdoor bath/shower was my favourite part of the property😉"

    Michelle - Apr, 2017

  • Easy, friendly to deal with. Great space for my family and children to play.

    Ngamata - Jan, 2017

  • "Sally was a lovely host, very welcoming and the property was beautiful - the photos didn't do justice."

    Lucy - Mar, 2016

  • "Prompt and very helpful, thank you!"

    Sarah - Feb, 2016

  • "Great and easy communication."

    Gabriela - Feb, 2016

  • Straight forward booking with clear instructions. Nil problems. We camped with a large group of extended family. Great setup for a large group in a lovely setting. The kids loved exploring the bush and climbing the banks. Much larger area and more spread out then the pictures suggested. Would love to return with hopefully better weather next time!

    Kara - Jan, 2016

  • We booked super last minute with our plans changing and the property manager at Coastal Holiday Homes went out of their way on the Sunday to ensure that we were processed quickly. Thank you

    Kate - Jan, 2016

  • Great for a group of people and great to deal with

    Candice - Dec, 2015

  • Beautiful place will definately be back soon. The bonfire area was beautiful. Easy and very friendly.

    Andy - Dec, 2015

  • Always replied to my emails in a good amount of time, helpful and informative.

    Sian - Nov, 2015

  • Well organised and easy to book, plenty of information provided.

    Bianca - May, 2015

  • Great little super private cabin, amazing area and some pretty entertaining poultry!

    Sam - Mar, 2015

  • Such a great place to stay for our large extended family and friends, more than enough room and fantastic service when needed. Our children of all ages were entertain by this place and its enchanting beauty alone. Amazing beaches where ever you go and so much to do but best of all was the peace this place offered. Cant wait to come back!

    Sarah - Jan, 2015

  • We used Sandy Bay Retreat to accommodate our quests for our wedding at Sandy bay. What a fun place for everyone to camp. There was heaps of room for lots of tents. The bush for the kids to run around in and explore was gorgeous. The highlight for every kid was definately the water-slide. What a unique and fantastic idea. There is a real farm feel to the camp with free-range friendly turkeys and vege/herb garden. At night the solar-powered laterns light up along the paths and gives the place a mystical magical feel. Nestled in a sheltered valley a great place to be when its blowing on shore and you need a camp-site out of the elements. Everything was there for camping-fresh water,showers, toilets, even a fish smoker. For something a bit different, I would recommend giving Sandy Bay Retreat a go. I'm sure you will love it as we did. Thanks Sally and the Team.

    Gretchen - Apr, 2013

Introducing your Local Holiday Home Manager

Sally Kidd

When you book a bach or holiday house with Holiday Stays our Local Holiday Home Management Team are available to help during the duration of your stay.

Contact Sally by email or phone +64 9 434 4146 or 0274826408 with any questions about properties in her local area.