Modern waterfront cottage in Coopers Beach
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
|Living space||700 square feet|
Suitable for childrenNo
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Golf, Luxury, Romantic, Away from it all, Village, Waterfront|
Description from the owner
Cove cottage - in Coopers Beach, Doubtless Bay, Northland - is a magical location of peaceful privacy. The two queen bed bedroom cottage is comfortably furnished and fully self-contained to enable guests to enjoy a truly independent getaway.
The cottage is only metres back from the seashore across lush front lawns where guests can laze the day away on sun-lounges. Facing northwest the location offers all day sun. Sliding glass doors from the main bedroom and lounge open onto extensive water facing front decking. The bathroom has a double spa bath and the living areas provide stunning indoor/outdoor flow.
Guests can swim, snorkel a...Read more
Modern waterfront cottage in Coopers Beach
Coopers Beach, North Island, New Zealand
Additional Location Information
Coopers Beach is located in Doubtless Bay in far north New Zealand. Doubtless Bay has a warm sub-tropical climate, over 70km of unspoilt coastline and an abundance of safe people free beaches. These range from beautiful white sands to surf beaches and rocky bays.
Access to Coopers Beach, Doubtless Bay can be by road north from Auckland (4 hour drive covering 300km) or by regular Air New Zealand flights from Auckland to the nearby Kerikeri airport where rental cars can be booked.
The permanent population in the environs of Doubtless Bay is less than 4000 people. The settlements of Mangonui and Coopers Beach evoke a village atmosphere with craft shops, cafes and interesting historic walks.
Doubtless Bay is within easy driving distance of Cape Reinga (the very top of New Zealand), magnificient Kauri forests and two of New Zealand's best golf courses - Kauri Cliffs and Carrington. Fishing charters can be booked at the local information centre and there are many interesting day walks in and around the area. Local artists operate from their own studios. Best of all visitors to Doubtless Bay can just enjoy a laid-back lifestyle in one of New Zealand's most pleasant climates.
Location Type Away from it all, Village, Waterfront
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in NZD) (change)
|Rate Summary||$170 - $259||$170||$0||$0||2 nights|
|Oct. 29 2012 - Nov. 30 2012
|Dec. 1 2012 - Feb. 28 2013
|Mar. 1 2013 - Apr. 30 2013
|May. 1 2013 - Sep. 30 2013||$182||-||-||-||2 nights|
|All Other Dates||$170||$170||-||-||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Additional guests - $28 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 2 guest(s)
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 26, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
We only stayed two nights. We wish we could have stayed longer. Beautiful surroundings, lovely cottage, awesome views. Everything we needed was provided for in our cottage.
Thankyou Bruce. We will be back. And we will be bringing friends, and we will be staying much, much longer.
Peaceful and rejuvenating idyllic retreat
We returned to this delightful spot for our third stay . We had just returned from a rather exhausting and demanding 2 weeks of cruising around the North Island of New Zealand and really needed to recharge. The peace, tranquility and general restorative nature of this totally delightful and completely comfortable place did its magic yet again .
Such a gorgeous place.
Second Stay Even Better Than The First!
We have never stayed in such a peaceful, relaxing, comfortable and scenic location as Sanctuary In The Cove before and this is why we are back for the second time in 13 months. We syayed for 7 nights this time and it still didn't really seem long enough.
When you drive through the gates of this property you feel like you have left all the problems of the world behind and when you walk across the lawn of the cottage you have booked and see the mown lawn end at the waters edge of lovely Chuck's Cove, you realise you are somewhere special. The owner's accommodation and the other cottage are distant and you feel like you own a property on your own piece of absolute waterfront land.
The cove is more rocky than sandy and has a wilderness feel to it and for that reason, is not totally suited for swimming, but in saying that, you can swim in front of the Cove Cottage at high tide or choose either Cable Bay or Coopers Beach, both of which are less than a kilometer away and are two of New Zealand's finest beaches!
We never saw members of "the public" on the beach in front of the cottages at any stage of our two stays.
You could easily spend several days relaxing at the cove before even wanting to look for something else to do outside the property. When you do venture out there is plenty to do including cafes, golf (4 courses near by), beaches, driving trips, some hiking opportunities, fishing trips, Whangaroa Harbour cruises, Bay of Islands etc.
This is a special place and the two night minimum stay is not a problem as staying for one night only, would feel like a waste, I can assure you!
This is the most private and relaxing accommodation in the Coopers Beach area, so book it and you will not be disappointed.
Kiwi Couple Living in Sydney
Fabulous Spot in Idyllic Location
My wife and I had spent a couple of weeks in Doubtless Bay some 12 years ago. We were keen to return but not to the same property as we didnt really enjoy it. After some research we picked this property in Coopers Beach - on arrival we were amazed to find it was infact the same property!
The current owner has completely renovated the site and done a fantastic job - the site is beautiful and the cottages he has installed are perfect for this type of holiday - the location is very peaceful and private and the lagoon just beautiful - Bruce is an excellent host and was very helpful - we will be back!
Gail & Daniel
Perfect Holiday Destination
Bruce was a fantastic host - he gave us tips on things to do in the area and spent time showing us around.
Cove Cottage is ideally located, with its own beach frontage and lovely manicured gardens. It is extremely well equipped with everything we needed and absolutely immaculate.
A visit to the very talented Rebecca Shawyer's galley was a highlight for us. Her work is amazing.
Our stay of 3 days was not long enough - this part of our two week holiday has sparked thoughts of retirement in New Zealand but a property like Sanctuary in the Cove would be hard to find. We loved every minute of it and cannot wait to return.
Wonderful relaxing weekend
A fantastic place to stay very peaceful with no children around!!! The cottage was set up beautifully and had nice little touches here and there and was very clean. Will definitely be going back
A delightful surprise, like having a honeymoon
Keith and I have just spent a few days in a cottage at Sanctuary in the Cove. Wow. As we drove down through the remarkable gardens we were already relaxing. Our welcome from owner Bruce and the short skip along a small track to our cottage was all smiles. Bruce quickly left us to explore. Charming, uncluttered cottage; our own stretch of lawn with sunbeds; our own beach. Then there was the river, the rocks, the canoes. All fabulous.
The orange and mandarin trees in the garden meant we could squeeze our own juice. We went out in Bruce's boat, then ate the fish we caught. Such a buzz. And talking of food, there we were on our own piece of bay away from everything, but hop in the car and we were four minutes from Waterfront cafe where the food was fabulous.
Another surprise was the delightful drive from auckland to Coopers Beach. The road rolls through layer upon layer of hills and forests, with a canvas of greens and even snow-topped mountains way to the west. That drive formed part of our whole experience.
It's all good at Sanctuary in the Cove and I'd recommend it to everyone.
A blissful trip to a private oasis
Cove Cottage is a not-to-be-missed experience. Set in a beautiful secluded bay backed by a gorgeous garden, the cottage is well-appointed and comfortable. The local supermarket has everything you might need and Mangawhai is only a few minutes drive away if you want a coffee or meal out. We loved kayaking in the bay and walking over the headland to stunning Coopers Beach.
Perfect Private Paradise
If privacy is what you are after then this is the place for you. We booked the romantic weekend package, which offered a late checkout 4pm - this was fantastic, along with chocolates and champagne - which was a lovely touch. The accommodation was excellent - very comfortable and super clean. The view is superb, and the surrounding gardens are lovely to walk through. Thanks Bruce for sharing your beautiful property with us. We have recommended the cottage to all our friends and family. It is certainly a place we wish to visit again.
A really lovely place to stay.
Everything you need is there... from the view to the kayak to the kettle to the rowing boat to the garden to the toaster to the beach to the Dvds...
Celia & Dexter
An idyllic hideaway
Sanctuary in the Cove has attractive cottages, comfortably furnished for every requirement of your stay. Set in attractive landscaped grounds, with the beach at your doorstep. Cordial helpful host who has put in a lot of thought to make your stay memorable
Julie & Ray
The ultimate getaway to relax and unwind.
A genuine surprise to find an unspoilt slice of Northland paradise we were originally only booked in for 3 nights and loved it so much we stayed for another 2 and if time had let us we would have stayed longer. Pohutakawa Cottage accomodation fantastic ticks all the boxes and more, scenery was stunning, location magic.
Its one of those unique places in the world where you take a piece of it with you when you leave.
We will definitely be back.