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The Sandcastle

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32 Haile Lane, Pohara, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best place to be in Golden Bay! Beautiful people with a great view to the ocean and and a nice garden. Steve is always helpful, he gives me advice to find the hidden spots in nature and u can meet the crazy local people in the sauna or at singing kirtan. Make pizza in the garden and listening to the... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Wonderful setting for a quiet retreat, yet close to great cafes and restaurants as well as the beach. Steve made us very welcome and the self contained accommodation was ideal. A breakfast basket was delivered to our door with fresh hot croissants and they were divine! I even got to host an event in the purpose built yoga studio there... More 

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Takaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I've spent over 30 years of tramping all over NZ and seeing the most spectacular places. I thought the only place you could ever hear the sound of birds was spending several hours tramping into a hut. But my stay at the Sandcastle proved me wrong! I woke up each morning to the sound of bird’s right on my front... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We stayed at Sandcastle for 5 nights in April. The cottage was large with a good comfortable bed, nice kitchen, and dining table large enough for 6. From our deck we had a great view of Golden Bay and the sunsets. Steve, the owner, is a very friendly guy with lots of good advice. He told us about the hike... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We stayed at Sandcastles Pohara after walking the Abel Tasman and soaked up the relaxing atmosphere with pleasure. The two hour yoga session the day after coming off the track was a great surprise and straightened out a few aches and pains. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. This property is only minutes from Pohara, but you could have... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Stayed at Sandcastle for 5 nights in early February. Fantastic place, clean, everything you need from accomodation,friendly owners. Dog friendly!, Close to Takaka village and Abel Tasman walks. Will definately recomand to others! Love it Love

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Cairns Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Steve and Haley are perfect embodiments of the kiwi spirit that I've come to know and love in New Zealand. They invited me to come down and stay at their charming little holiday park after having just met in the street in Collingwood. That night we feasted on pizza cooked in Steve's wood burning oven and sang songs beneath the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Steve and Hayley have to be the most friendly and welcoming people in Pohara. Sandcastle is located in a beautiful setting and nothing is too much trouble. The sauna and spa were a great way to relax after a few days hiking, and the home made wood fired pizzas were delicious! Great place to stay for a relaxing holiday.

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Beccles, Suffolk, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The Sandcastle was just a wonderful place, really loved the simplicity of it. It was a really quiet and calming place. We travelled with our twin boys who are 3 and baby son who was 1. It was a really safe place for the children to enjoy but with lots of space for them to run around. We ordered the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The Sandcastle was exactly what we needed for our extended family holiday.Our stay included 5 families (10 adults and 8 children under 10) which for many B&B's would be overwhelming. This was not the case for Steve and Hayley who were the perfect hosts and accommodated our large and at times boisterious family when we were playing bull rush; table... More 

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