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Sanctuary in the Cove

283 State Hwy 10, Coopers Beach, Mangonui 0420, New Zealand
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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 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... More 

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Thank PeterLAX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 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... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 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... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 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.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

My partner and I had the good fortune to stay in The Cove Cottage at this appropriately named boutique resort in October 2013. It was a magical experience. Magnificent grounds,the sea, the well appointed cottage, and the the most helpful and friendly owner all contributed to our enjoyment. Good retaurants, and for those afflicted with the addiction, two golf courses,all... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Lovely secluded spot right on the beach. We stayed in the Cove Cottage. Very private. Nicely appointed, clean and comfortable. All you need to self cater, plus close to Mangonui for restaurants if you want to eat out. We didn't use the kayaks, but great that they're available as part of the cottage rental. The gardens are amazing too. Lots... More 

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