- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
* Based on a combined average customer score
11 Customer Review(s)
“What a complete privilege to stay in this amazing property.”
Stunning location and fanstastic layout and design. So many options for sun and shade. The place has a fantastic energy about it, very special. Yes there are a few things that show the age of the house, but that just adds to the character. We loved it, highly recomend it and will be back again for sure. Thank you for allowing us to rent it!
Stunning location and fanstastic layout and design. So many options for sun and shade. The place has a fantastic energy about it, very special. Yes there are a few things that show the age of the house, but that just adds to the character. We loved it, highly recomend it and will be back again for sure. Thank you for allowing us to rent it!- Kris, December 2023
“Amazing spot and such a great house and well set up.”
However as others have mentioned it could do with a really good clean, all kitchen drawers and lots of dishes were dirty. Feels like no one has been there for a long time. Shutters need some urgent maintenance, and the gardens need a good tidy and weed.- Rory, October 2023
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are working with our local manager to address the shutters, garden, and a deep clean. We hope to host you again in the near future. Property Owner
“We love the house, it's absolutely amazing!”
! There does seem to be some maintenance required and a few things missing. We had no cleaning cloths, next to none dish washing powder, the smoke alarms were beeping so need batteries, the main sliding door to the beach doesn't lock, one of the window motors is broken and making a noise, main hob element doesn't really work. Thanks so much. We love the house and will hopefully be back next year. Would also happily trade any electrical and plumbing work for accomodation if your interested.- Jason, March 2023
Thank you for your review of Dal Raita, we're very sorry to hear that you found some amenities not up to standard. Your feedback has been taken on board and we're discussing this with our local team and the property owners. We working hard on improvements to ensure this home continues to offer an amazing experience to our guests. Property Owner
“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.- Sarah, June 2022
Thank you for your review, Sarah! We're sorry to hear you weren't satisfied with the property's presentation and we'll work with the local team and property owners to ensure the cleaning is up to standard and all advertised and basic amenities are available and in working order Property Owner
“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.- Grace, May 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)- Catherine, April 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!!- Jason, March 2022
“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 !”- Rebecca, July 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.”- Neil, March 2021
“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- Clare, March 2020
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. Property Owner
“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.- Louise, August 2019
- Bedroom 1: King Size Bed
- Bedroom 2: Queen Size Bed
- Bedroom 3: Queen Size Bed
- Sleepout: Queen Size Bed, Single Bed, Bunk Bed
- Bathroom 1: Toilet, Hand Basin, Shower, Bath
- Bathroom 2: Toilet, Hand Basin, Shower, Bath
- Bathroom 3: Toilet, Hand Basin, Shower
- Living, Dining
- Oven, Hobs, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Toaster, Kettle
- TV, DVD Player, Wi-Fi
- Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer
- 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.
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!
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.
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
A 10-minute drive from Tutukaka or a 2 hour 25 minute drive from Auckland and you'll find yourself in the marine paradise that is Matapouri. Matapouri is one of those idyllic spots, where every corner you turn you'll find yourself in awe as you stumble upon another azure blue cove lined with Pohutukawa or golden dunes. There's much to explore with Whale Bay nearby being accessed via a 15 minute bush walk, and of course the legendary mermaid pools a large natural set of rock pools set against the ocean perfect for swimming in at low tide. All of our Matapouri holiday homes are pre-inspected prior to your arrival and are ready for instant online booking.