Dal Riata - Sandy Bay Holiday Home

  • 11 People
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Yes Outside Only
  • Wifi


Nestled behind the dunes of Sandy Bay at an unbeatable beachfront location and with WIFI - welcome to Dal Riata.

Although Dal Riata is close to the beach offering uninterrupted views of the picturesque Poor Knights Islands, the design and landscape surrounding this fully-fenced holiday home provide plenty of privacy.

Modern, comfortable and thoughtfully decorated interiors flow seamlessly out onto the spacious outdoor living areas and sundecks, Dal Riata will help make your holiday in Sandy Bay a knockout. Whether it's a classic BBQ with your group, or simply kicking back on a sunny morning with a coffee and to enjoy the uninterrupted views of Sandy Bay you can't go wrong.

Sandy Bay is an iconic surf and swimming beach on the Tutukaka Coast, close to the amenities of the world famous Tutukaka Coast. If you ever decide to leave Dal Riata, you are within 3½ Km from Whale Bay (an idyllic picnic spot) and Matapouri (a well-known swimming beach). Tutukaka is the place to moor or launch larger vessels, wander the shops and cafes, or catch a diving expedition.

Make this seaside adventure one to remembers - Dal Riata awaits!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 King Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Converted garage studio (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Sleepout (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed, 1 Bunk Bed, 1 Single Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Bath, 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Bath, 2 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
  • Bathroom 3 (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

The maximum number of adults that can be accommodated at this property is 8 with the remainder being children to the maximum of 11 guests.

Please note that the sleep-out can only be accessed externally via the courtyard.

Absolutely no pets to stay at this property!

Please note the open fireplace pictured is not available for guest use. There are 2 heat pumps at this property.


  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Beachfront
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Heat pump
  • Heater (electric)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
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Guest reviews for Dal Riata

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Stayed June 2022

We have stayed in this house a few times before but it seems very neglected and in need of a good clean and TLC. There were no lights going in one bedroom, dirty pans and shelves in the kitchen and lots of small things that were missing or didn’t work.

Stayed May 2022

The property is in a stunning location right on the beach but that does seem to be what you’re paying for. The lights in both the master and the second bedroom didn’t work at all and a lot of the doors were broken so really hard to open and close. The bedroom in the garage shouldn’t be classed as a bedroom as it’s cold and dark. Overall a nice spot but quite overpriced for the house itself.

Stayed April 2022

This Bach has an amazing setting on the beachfront and an interesting / private house. There are plenty decks to sit outside and enjoy the beach view. There are repairs overdue to windows/ shutters( main bedroom shutters don’t open so dark) and some bedding updates needed for the calibre and cost of this accomodation. The third queen bed in the garage is in an awkward position to use. (Ok for teenagers maybe)

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your review, Catherine! We're glad to hear you had a nice time at Dal Riata! Thank you for your feedback regarding the windows, shutters and bedding. We'll work with the property owners on these!

Stayed March 2022

Simply an amazing place to stay! I couldn't think of a better beachfront position. The house is very well designed to maximise the view from multiple rooms and has plenty of outdoor areas to choose from to avoid any wind and maximise the sun. Lots of areas for outdoor games, the house has everything you need!!

Stayed July 2021

Excellent property Excellent views Perfect holiday place for family or friends Great walks close by Surfing beach Great books Beautiful fireplace Good collection of music Beautiful eco friendly environment with native area Beautiful art works Amazing carpets Just a home with love and warmth !

Stayed March 2021

We found the property was perfectly suited to the type of experience we were looking for with a location right on the beach and a modern house that had everything.

Stayed March 2020

This expensive premium beachfront property did not meet my expectations . It was not as clean as I expected , a lot of things were broken . Doors and windows were difficult to open or close which I considered a fire safety issue. The studio-converted garage is substandard accommodation and should not be offered to guests

Bachcare replied

Thanks for your feedback Clare. We pride ourselves on our properties being sparkling clean and in top condition and we're sorry your experience didn't meet our usual high standards on this occasion. We carry out annual Health & Safety audits and this property and we are satisfied there are no risks identified. We value your feedback and the opportunity to improve our services and properties. We've passed on your valuable feedback to the property owner for their review.

Stayed August 2019

Such a stunning place. The layout is fantastic, and with outdoor living areas on all sides means there is always a sheltered place to tuck out of any wintry weather. Sandy bay is such a treasure.

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