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The Sandcastle

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32 Haile Lane, Pohara, New Zealand
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Cairns Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks to Steve & Hayley for sharing their little patch of paradise with us and our friends for a couple of nights (only wish it could have been longer). The cottages were perfect, the gardens beautiful and the location spot-on, tucked away below the hill with Pohara Beach a short stroll away. We left feeling quite envious of your life... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I stayed at the sandcastle for just over a week and we absolutely loved it. Steve and Hayley were so welcoming and helpful, always friendly and smiling. The location is incredibly stunning, surrounded by lush greenery and mountains with a view of the sea. There is an abundance of life up there, the sounds of nature make... More 

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Geraldine, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent Christmas at The Sandcastle with our 2 young children. Steve was so welcoming and informative and it was such a friendly and relaxing place to be. You couldn't choose a better spot... amazing beaches, rainforest, and a cosy cottage to stay in. The cottage had eveything you'd need for your time away and a fabulous balcony to chill... More 

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byron bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time at the Sandcastle. The host Steve was so friendly and accommodating. We were able to bring our labrador which was a real treat for us as normally we have to leave her at home. The grounds were so peaceful and nice with a big grassy lawn. The cottages were really cute and comfortable and had... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We just came back to the Sandcastle for our second stay, and this time we spent a very happy week there. The cottages are rustic but comfortable, and areas around the property outside offered great places for our kids to explore and play (there's a rope swing, and sheep and horses to watch). Our dog loved it here, too! There's... More 

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wellington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly owners who run this place. Made us pizza bases and helped us with the wood fired oven. View of the sea in distance from the cottage front lawn area. Ideal for young families. Cottages are a little rustic but that is part of the atmosphere and price range.

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Thank meandstar
Steve d, Owner at The Sandcastle, responded to this review

Thanks for a great review. We have had a good season so far - everyone is enjoying all we offer. The pizza oven is a good way to meet and you're right guests love the results. Hope to see you all again soon......Steve More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

I'm trying to be fair with this review because I'm in two minds about it all. I'll start with the negatives - when we arrived we were shown to our room and told we were only staying 2 nights when in fact we had booked 3 nights. We double checked on their database and we weren't even on it!! He... More 

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Thank fushlin
Steve d, Owner at The Sandcastle, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to review and also choosing The Sandcastle for your honeymoon! I am really glad we had a cottage and regret any upset caused on check in. We enjoyed your visit and wish you all the best for the future together. Steve and Hayley More 

Florham Park, New Jersey, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We drove through the mountains in a downpour, which may have colored our review. Steve was nice and accommodating. Cabins are rustic and functional, with a queen bed and two bunked beds. Kitchen included fridge, microwave and stove. We ended up turning on the heat to take the chill off the room. Took awhile for the water in the shower... More 

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Steve d, Owner at The Sandcastle, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to review us, we have heaps of positives as well and received great feedback from folk enjoying their summer holiday here. Steve More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We stayed at The Sandcastle for five nights and came back feeling very relaxed. The owner, Steve, was very friendly and helpful. Our cottage had amazing views to the sea and instantly felt very homely and cosy. The surroundings are wonderful - there are a lot of native birds around and Sal the dog often came over for a good... More 

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Steve d, Owner at The Sandcastle, responded to this review

Awesome review. Thank you so much Jana. We really enjoyed having you stay, you're special people - all the very best for your move and the future. Steve More 

Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We arrived late in the evening, after travelling from our wedding ceremony; Steve had our little cottage pre heated for the cool night when we arrived, and brought us a delicious cooked breakfast to the little table on the deck outside in the morning. There are lovely beaches nearby, plus heaps of beautiful walks and cool places to explore during... More 

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Steve d, Owner at The Sandcastle, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the positive review. We loved having you here and the fact you chose The Sandcastle to start your new life together. Come see us agin!! More 

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