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Private Beach Sanctuary - Matapouri Holiday Home

Matapouri, Tutukaka Coast (Ref. 1160289)

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi


  • Brand new, architect designed home
  • Extravagant views, less than 3-minute private walk to beach
  • Two levels plus mezzanine
  • Bedroom 1 (Master Suite, sleeps 2): Queen, Ensuite including a Bath, Shower, Toilet, Vanity
  • Includes bedside USB ports, makeup table, full length mirror, and hide-away TV
  • Bedroom 2 (Bunk Room, sleeps 1 to 3): Queen on bottom, King Single on top, Large Wardrobe, Desk)
  • Flexi room (can sleep 1 or 2): TV Lounge or 3rd bedroom with 1 or 2 single beds if required (Note: maximum guest occupancy 6)
  • Bathroom 2 with Shower, Vanity
  • 2 x Separate Toilets with Vanities
  • BBQ, Outdoor Furniture, Stainless Steel Hot Tub/Spa Pool
  • Smart TV, Wi-Fi, Excellent Mobile Reception (most providers), Games and Puzzles
  • Ducted/central AC/heat pump (upstairs only), Pedestal Fans x2, Electric Room Heaters x2
  • Powerpoints integrated with USB charging ports
  • Induction cooktop, Full-size oven, Microwave, Fridge Freezer with water/ice, Toaster, Instant hot water tap
  • Full-size laundry: Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer
  • Electric, remote controlled roller blinds
  • Fly Screens
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Private Driveway, Off-Street parking
  • Sorry, no smoking


Our linen service will provide all sheets, pillowcases, towels, bath mats, and tea towels for your stay. We’ll also make up the beds for you prior to arrival and strip them down after your departure. Pillows and duvets are provided at the property.

The property

Nestled into the hillside beneath a majestic pohutukawa, alongside lush bush with private beach access, and views right across Woolleys Bay, you can't ask for a more spectacular setting. The scandi-meets-industrial design of this sanctuary provides comfort and warmth. Each day can be more beautiful than the last here, with amazing sunrises, and activities such as sunbathing, walking, swimming, or enjoying a rejuvenating soak in the spa pool surrounded by bush, views and birdlife. The modern kitchen is equipped with every convenience, flowing seamlessly to a large deck with glass-only balustrades that put you into the view. Open the panel doors and picture windows to blur the line between indoors and out, connecting you seamlessly with nature. There are flexible living spaces both upstairs and downstairs, providing ample places to follow your bliss! The master suite on the main level offers a raised, firm queen mattress, and a hide-away Smart TV. The luxury ensuite features floor-to-ceiling louvred windows that bring the bush setting right to your bath. Downstairs, a spacious bunkroom doubles as a home office, while remote-controlled roller blinds, fly screens and bidet attachments add to the comforts of this luxury retreat. There are opportunities for fishing, kayaking, surfing, and paddle-boarding with an abundance of white sandy beaches nearby. Just 5 minutes south is Matapouri, family-friendly featuring a large estuary. Woolley’s Bay is a gently sloping beach, sheltered by rocks at the near end and popular for swimming, while less than 2km up the road, Sandy Bay is popular with surfers. A popular walk leads to Whale Bay, visible across Woolleys Bay from the house, a perfect crescent of white sand and blue-green water. Tutukaka, 15 minutes south, boasts beautiful bays, walks, and a marina where you can book fishing and boat tours, including to Poor Knights Islands, one of New Zealand’s best snorkeling sites. Nearby dining and conveniences include a general store, coffee, chip shop and seasonal woodfired pizza 5 minutes away in Matapouri. 15 minutes away in Tutukaka are Schnappa Rock and the marina restaurant for casual dining, as well as a grocery, gas station, and other shops. 20 minutes away in Ngunguru are a café, Indian and Pizza takeaways, and a grocery. Discover your slice of heaven at Woolleys Bay! Beach Access Note: Most beach properties offer either amazing views OR immediate access to the beach. This amazing sanctuary offers both breathtaking views and direct, private, foot access to the beach in just moments. The walk to the beach from the house takes less than 3 minutes going down the hill. The first 2/3 is through private bush using well formed stairs. The final 1/3 is in public reserve land and is very clear, but more irregular. You arrive at the bottom in the corner of the beach amongst beautiful rock formations and Pohutukawa boughs. There, you easily cross the estuary, which will be from calf-deep to hip-deep depending on the tide, to reach the length of the beach. Alternatively, you can walk or drive around by road to the beach’s public car park and walk across the dune.

Please note while older kids are welcome, due to the stairs and ladder, and lack of childproofing, the house is not suitable for smaller children.

Please note a bond may be charged at certain times of the year. One of our team members will contact you if this is required for your booking.

About the location

Escape to the marine paradise of Matapouri Beach, 2-3 hours from Auckland, nestled on the stunning Tūtūkākā Coast, just 36 kilometers northeast of Whangārei. Matapouri is renowned for its breathtaking beauty, captivating visitors with its pristine sandy shores and tranquil estuary, offering sheltered swimming suitable for the entire family. Indulge in the simple pleasures of beach life – grab an ice cream from the local store, lay your towel on the golden sand, and unwind in the sunshine. For those seeking adventure, a scenic walk over the hill (be prepared for some steep sections) leads to the equally enchanting Whale Bay. Here, you'll discover another pristine white sand beach, surrounded by lush bush and offering captivating coastal views. Whether you're planning a relaxing beach getaway or a stopover between Auckland and the Bay of Islands, a visit to the Tutukaka Coast is an absolute must on your Northland itinerary. All of our Matapouri holiday homes undergo thorough pre-inspections to ensure your comfort and satisfaction, and they're ready for instant online booking.