Sandy Toes Cottage - Paihia Cottage

Tohitapu Road, Paihia, Bay Of Islands

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  • 5 People
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking
  • Wifi
  • Pet Friendly Inside Welcome


Sandy Toes Cottage is located a few minutes walk from a beautiful sandy beach. This cute and comfortable holiday base is perfect for couples or a family, just a couple of minutes drive from the heart of Paihia with all the modern conveniences you need including WIFI!

It includes modern and well presented open plan living... Everything you need for a convenient home away from home is on hand. Kick back, relax, and stay cosy during any indoor days, and there is a DVS system to ensure year round comfort.

When the weather is warmer, the generous deck and pergola at the rear of the property is a great place to sit back and relax on the generously proportioned outdoor furniture, BBQ, soak up the sun, and watch the beautiful sunsets at the end of the day!

Bedroom 1 at this Paihia accommodation is fitted with a king bed, while bedroom 2 includes a double bed with a single on top - an easy set up for 1-2 couples to get away from it all and explore the Far North!

Just a couple of minutes flat walk from Sandy Toes Cottage is a safe swimming beach, with a fantastic coastal walk from Paihia to Opua. You can launch your kayak or paddle-board directly off the back lawn.

The Bay of Islands is a fantastic spot to enjoy a much needed break away - stroll along the beach, visit the local shops and cafes, or head to Cape Reinga, 90 Mile Beach, or cruise the Hole in the Rock.

Your adventure at the top of the north starts here... Welcome to Sandy Toes Cottage!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 King Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Double Bunk

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower
  • Bathroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Toilet

Pet Friendly

Yes Inside.
Pets can come too! A small pet friendly fee of $23 for up to two pets will apply.

Linen available at additional charge

Available at this property for $25 per person. You’ll see the option for our linen service in the ‘Add-Ons’ section during your booking.

Special Conditions

As the property has unfenced access to the estuary behind the house, adults are encouraged to supervise young children when outside to ensure they are safe around water.

One small dog allowed (2 upon request) and they must not be left unattended at the property.

The Nespresso is a Dolce Gusto model.

The HRV system is a DVS system.

Please note that although WIFI has unlimited data, it is restricted to a maximum of 3 devices at any one time.


  • BBQ
  • Coffee machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (shared)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Freeview
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater (electric)
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Parking (on-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
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Guest reviews for Sandy Toes Cottage

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Stayed June 2020

The accommodation was cosy and comfortable, and our dog loved the fact that the beach was very close by!

Stayed January 2020

It was so cosy and charming holiday home. It was very clean and very good condition of the furniture. Absolutely we want to go again.

Stayed May 2019

We will definitely stay again. Beautiful cozy cottage. We had a lovely time out.

Stayed April 2019

We had a wonderful weekend and the bachcare holiday home was fantastic! Thank you!

Stayed January 2019

A lovely bach for a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city life. We loved our time at Sandy Toes. An immaculate property that had everything we needed and more.

Stayed January 2019

Small and dirty. Our first order of business was to vacuum due to dirty carpets, but that had to wait for us to empty the vacuum canister that was choc full of crud upon arrival. Dishes were also put away dirty and windows had smudges/prints all over. Lesson learned: never stay in a place with a ‘self-clean’ option. No Air Conditioning and a slough full of mosquitoes behind the rental resulted in closed windows and very hot evenings. Insult to injury: the provided board games were missing game pieces which resulted in disappointed kids.

Bachcare replied

Hi Katie, thank you for your feedback. We're very sorry to hear of the issues you encountered during your stay and can assure you these have been addressed and rectified, to ensure the level of cleanliness at the property is up to the standard our guests expect from us. Thank you for the feedback about the heat at night - it is correct that there is no air conditioning as per the listing, but fans have been purchased to ensure the property is cool over summer nights if mozzies are around.

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