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Sanctuary in the Cove

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 April 2016

After a phone call to Bruce advising on our arrival time we were given arrival instructions to the cottage for our romantic weekend booking.To our dismay a car was parked in our space and our cottage was occupied, Bruce advised he had double booked saying it was not a problem he would move out of his own house for the...

1Thank juliequinnnz
kime777, Owner at Sanctuary in the Cove, responded to this review

Hell Julie. Again I apologise for the late change in your accommodation. However, as I said on the day the Japanese guests who arrived 1 hour before you with documentary evidence of a booking for Pohutukawa cottage obliged me to offer you my house as an alternative. Again as I said to you on arrival I had no knowledge of...

Herndon, Virginia
Reviewed 11 February 2016

No welcome from landlord. He is absent!! After 4 days the gates broke down, so we could not get out. None of the helper phone numbers were any good. Landlord, his designated helper and the next door neighbor were all on answer phone ALL DAY LONG!

1Thank JohnSR6424CR
kime777, Owner at Sanctuary in the Cove, responded to this review

Hello John - when I initially read your review I decided not to respond as you both knew that I would be away for the first few days of your 14 day stay and that I was arriving back to Sanctuary in the Cove on the day that the electronic gates malfunctioned. However, for the benefit of readers of your...

Reviewed 2 February 2016

We stayed in the Pohutukawa Cottage for 8 nights. The cottage was very clean, tidy and comfortable - excellent. Beds were comfortable. We used the kayaks and swam when the tides allowed it. It is best to drive to some of the more beautiful sandy beaches that are located within 30-40 minutes. You can take an easy walk or a...

Thank Hibiscus9
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Bruce welcomed us very warmly & thoroughly, with perfect instructions and the place looking exactly as it appears on his listing. The view is amazing, a great bay for kayaking! Two good kayaks for your own use. We also used the outdoor BBQ every night and had a great time. Wifi was fast. It was nice to find little bits...

Thank PeterLAX
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2015

Sanctuary on the Cove is a wonderful place to relax after touring NZ. On the plot there are two cottages separated by the owner's house. All are secluded and look out onto the small cove which is itself very private. We stayed in "Cove Cottage" which has two bedrooms, both with double beds. It has a large lounge/kitchen area and...

Thank Jim04y
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Spent five nights here at end of our 30 odd days travelling round New Zealand, and it was just what we needed. Lovely spacious two bed cottage (Pohutukawa Cottage), well equipped and you just walk across the front grass into the bay. Perfect opportunity to relax in a bungalow rather than a hotel room or apartment. Owner very helpful and...

Thank DaveMcOxford
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 17 March 2015

A great place to wind down and enjoy the wonderful surroundings; from the wonderful views over the sea to the beautiful tropical gardens behind the cottage. You can either become a recluse and remain fixed on the red deck chairs overlooking the sea or go exploring to some very beautiful spots. We did both. Thank you Bruce for sharing your...

Thank 970Denise
Reviewed 11 December 2014

This "Sanctuary" is located in a beautiful and interesting part of New Zealand and is a wonderful base from which to explore it all. We stayed in the Pohutakawa Cottage for four nights and could easily have stayed longer. The cottage (understatement!) is well supplied with all cooking facilities, TV, WiFi, Music, BBQ, Kayaks (C/W life jackets etc). And then...

Thank kiwincalgar
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 April 2014

We stayed in Pohutukawa Cottage for three nights to help celebrate my parents golden wedding anniversary, and what a wonderful relaxing location we picked. The weather was outstanding so we were able to make the most of the beautiful gardens and views out over to Karikari peninsula. Sanctuary in the Cove is the perfect location for exploring Doubtless Bay and...

Thank pebs71
Reviewed 8 January 2014

We were fortunate that due to a cancellation we could spend 2 nights in 'Cove Cottage' between Christmas and New Year. The setting is breathtaking, and accommodation just lovely - very well equipped and comfortable including wifi. We were unlucky with the weather but what better place to relax and read on a rainy day than this private waterfront paradise....

Thank TLTrish

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Self-contained accommodation in a choice of two waterfront modern cottages. Your secluded hideaway is set within a large property of natural bush and sub-tropical landscaped gardens. Relax in peace and privacy with a stunning outlook onto a hidden cove. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sanctuary in the Cove

Address: 283 State Hwy 10, Coopers Beach, Mangonui 0420, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Mangonui > Coopers Beach
Price Range: ₹ 8,538 - ₹ 14,334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sanctuary in the Cove 4.5*
Number of rooms: 2
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“Both cottages are private so either is good.”
doetje, 12 May 2017 | Read review
“There are two cabins= pretty much the same, but the one to the north seems a little more private, but farther from the car park”
  • high tide view from the cabin
  • low tide from the cabin
  • looking toward the cabin from the beach in front
yummyrib, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Both cottages are good”
Jim04y, 1 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Both cottages are very good; recommend either”
970Denise, 17 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Either the Pohutakawa Cottage or the Cove Cottage would be excellent. This is not a hotel, it is a sanctuary.”
kiwincalgar, 10 Dec 2014 | Read review
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