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Sandcastles on Tay - Mt Maunganui Holiday Home

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


Sandcastles on Tay is a 3-bedroom holiday home with Wi-Fi, ideal for your next family getaway to sunny Mt Maunganui.

There's plenty of space both indoors and out for the whole family, with three bedrooms across two levels and a rooftop sundeck. Sandcastles on Tay is pet-friendly too, so your furry family members can come along for the fun!

Open plan living is on tiles with underfloor heating - perfect for both sandy feet and in the winter months! This flows out onto the private back patio with two outdoor dining areas and a cute small chair perfect for relaxing in the afternoon sun.

The garage converted into a rumpus room is stocked with books and board games, plus a comfy chair to relax in while you catch up on some holiday reading.

Sandcastles on Tay is in a great location on Tay Street, only 4 minutes walk to the beach, stopping past Tay St Beach Cafe for delicious brunch or coffee. Take the boogie boards provided down for fun in the waves, or fly a kite at Blake Park. You're also very close to the international cricket grounds for anyone keen to catch a match!

This is a wonderful holiday home for families, close to the heart of the action but down a peaceful street away from the bustling main strip. You're just a 5-minute drive to the Mount Hot Pools and walking track up famous Mt Maunganui.

After a day of adventures, return home to enjoy a drink on the rooftop sundeck with stellar views across Mt Maunganui. Magical family memories await at Sandcastles on Tay!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom (Level 2): 2 King Single Bed, 1 Pull out bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Single Bed

Bathroom Configuration

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

Pet Friendly

Yes Inside.
Pets can come too! A small pet friendly fee of $20 + GST 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

Guests are to use the left side of the driveway and the under cover parking on the left only.

Please note that the upstairs bedroom does not have a door and is accessed directly from the top of the stairs.


  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (shared)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Garage
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater (electric)
  • 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 Sandcastles on Tay

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Stayed March 2022

Great location and plenty of room! Fur bud had a fantastic break at the beach, wish we could have stayed longer! Would stay again!

Stayed February 2022

We were booked to stay for nine nights and we left after only three nights!! The house was uninhabitable during the course of the day due to the heat (that was with all doors and windows open) and only one really old and quite frankly useless fan in the place. We were unable to to continue staying there as it was also too hot for our dog. Really disappointing as this was our first holiday in three years!!! The only thing that lived up was the locality to the beach.

Stayed January 2022

Was spacious. Loved the upstairs room and the upstairs roof balcony.. was a awesome stay and highly reccomend

Stayed December 2021

Good size bach if you are going with a family of 4-6 people. It was in a great location, a short walk to the beach and Tay Street cafe. It was handy having 2 bathrooms. Check that the fridge, oven and barbecue are in good working condition before you book or go. The property is suitable for a small to medium size dog.

Stayed December 2021

Lovely clean and easy property would happily use again

Stayed October 2021

Suitable but sadly shabby and lacking in basic amenities. The area is lovely but we would not stay in this property again. It needs a re-arrange and an update in the kitchen and bathrooms. Once that's done it will be a great wee place once again. We loved the avocado tree laden with fruit! Bachcare, we would love to stay with you again if you would only answer emails and phone calls :-(

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your review, Dale! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and the amazing avocado tree! You've stayed right in season too. Thank you for your feedback about the property; we will be following it up with the property owners to work on possible improvements. Finally, regarding communication, I am sorry you had trouble getting through. The October School Holidays were a busier time than usual with some areas being able to welcome bookings and others undergoing mass cancellations so this may have impacted call volumes. It's great to see you've corresponded with the team about the recommendations via email.

Stayed October 2021

Good place to stay. Enough room for our family

Stayed July 2021

Good house if you have teenagers as seperate upstairs. Great for small dogs fully fenced. All you need amd nice and warm Under floor heating. Will stay again

Stayed July 2021

Great house, perfect set-up and gorgeous host! Kylie has really thought of everything to make sure our stay was comfortable and relaxing and that’s exactly what it was! And on top of all that, being a stones throw from the beach, would love to stay here again!

Stayed December 2020

The unit had everything you needed & was very comfortable & we loved sitting out in the private outdoor area. Short walk to beach which was fantastic. Will gladly be back to stay in the near future!

Stayed December 2020

Good little place for a short break with a nice adjoining garden. Neighbours close by, but only a block or two from the beach. No aircon, but ground floor is tiled and gets a breeze through, so wasn’t too hot in the mid 20’s.

Stayed December 2020

Great place to go with young family and a dog. Great spaces to spread out inside and outside. Awesome location and great views from top storey. Great water pressure in shower. Easy to find and walk to beach , very relaxing place overall.

Stayed December 2020

Great easy c are house in great location fenced for your dogs and children . Will definitely use again

Stayed October 2020

Nice place to stay, nice and close to the beach and town

Stayed July 2020

Amazing place to stay for a getaway with the whole family, pets included. There is everything you could possibly need to make the stay comfortable and relaxing.

Stayed February 2020

Lovely clean spacious house set in lovely garden close to all amenities 3 minutes walk from the beach

Stayed November 2019

Stayed October 2019

Great location and awesome to stay in a pet friendly home

Stayed August 2019

Very tidy property just need a few repaired.

Bachcare replied

Thanks for your feedback Tonia and we've passed this on to the property owner who has ensured things are now repaired. Hope to welcome you back again soon.

Stayed July 2019

This place is awesome to stay in with 2 levels into 3 great size rooms, underfloor heating, A spa bath up stairs and not to mention the rooftop, we felt on top of the world. The host Karen is very helpful she made it clear where everything is and the use of all spaces. We really enjoyed our stay.

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