Sandy Doorstep - Whangamata Beachfront Holiday Apartment

Tangaroa Road, Whangamata, Coromandel

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  • 4 People
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Yes Outside Only


This delightful apartment, ‘motelish’ in layout, enjoys a superb absolute beachfront position in the middle of the southern family-friendly end of Whangamata beach – awarded “New Zealand’s Best Beach 2017”.

A full internal renovation was completed in late 2018, and the space is best described as ‘small but perfectly formed’. The second bedroom comprises single bunks one above the other, so the unit is most ideally suited to a couple or parent with one or two kids up to early teens.

Table tennis is available just outside the internal door, and the generous lawn space creates plenty of options for parking, sunbathing, and leisure activities. A fully refurbished classic eighties barbeque sits just outside the ranchslider, complete with tiled wing shelves.

When all the lying around and relaxing gets just a bit much, the stunning white sands of Whangamata’s famous beach are literally a stone’s throw from the front door, and lead to the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific for a refreshing dip.

Whangamata boasts arguably the best golf course on the Coromandel Peninsula, excellent fishing including surfcasting, numerous bushwalks nearby including the Wentworth Valley Falls, plenty of highly recommended cafes and restaurants, and of course its world famous surf break just a stroll along the beach. Often the waves right out front will satisfy the less adventurous surfer.

After a long day of surf, sand, and sun, nothing quite beats drifting off to sleep to the soothing sounds of the ocean rolling up on the beach.

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Bedroom Configuration

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

Bathroom Configuration

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

Linen available at additional charge

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

Special Conditions

Please be aware that Sandy Doorstep comprises of the bottom unit of the property. The upstairs unit may be occupied during your stay and the washing machine is a shared facility, but guests are assured privacy.

As the property has unfenced access to the beach, adults should closely supervise young children while outside to ensure they are safe around water.

Please note a maximum of 2 adults is allowed at this property due to the bedding configuration.


  • BBQ
  • Beachfront
  • Coffee machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Freeview
  • Fridge
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Parking (on-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
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Guest reviews for Sandy Doorstep

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Stayed April 2021

What a cute little unit! Absolutely perfect location with views over the sand dunes to the islands. The addition of a 'games room' garage attached to the unit made our stay so memorable. Excellent set up for a family. We will definitely book again.

Stayed March 2021

If you want to stay in a batch don’t stay here unless you want to have the owner around and making noise it’s not a batch but a poor attempt at a bed and breakfast without the breakfast!!!

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your feedback Shaun. We do mention on the listing that the upstairs may be occupied during your stay, however we haven’t had noise complaints from this before. We apologise if any noise disrupted your stay.

Stayed March 2021

We loved the sea sooo close to hear the waves and be blessed by the sea breeze was wonderful for the soul will definitely return

Stayed December 2020

Great spot being on the beach front. The second bedroom is very small and probably more suitable for children aged 5-10 as the bunks are not full width singles. We enjoyed our time there.

Stayed October 2020

Lovely little bach right on the beach, only a few meters away from the sand. Perfect for 2-3 people. Located in a quiet area of Whangamata, a quick drive to the shops. Also, the owner was an absolute delight, so lovely and helpful!

Stayed January 2020

All in all, a great experience. Nice being right on the beach.

Stayed January 2019

An amazing location being right on the beach. Lovely and quiet with everything you could possibly need. Small but easy to clean! Highly recommended.

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