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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 October 2011

Ideal base for DINKies like myself. Fantastic location, just a short amble from a secluded cove with few visitors. So idyllic that it's tempting just to sit and muse all day, soaking in the surroundings. Friendly owner who is happy to give guests as much privacy as they want. VERY VERY peaceful, which is a double edged sword to some...

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New Zealand
Reviewed 23 October 2011

Imagine your own private beach where all you see is the changing tide and the sun rising and setting.... this is it! Our first stay in February with our New Yorker guests confirmed for us that this is a good as it gets in terms of privacy and beauty. We have been back twice since and have just booked a...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 29 May 2011

what a delightful place, so beautiful and peaceful looking out over a private bay. I just loved sitting ,sipping my tea and reading whilst looking out over my own little private beach/ bay view. No other people in sight , heaven. Very comfortable and practical little cottage with everything you could need to have a perfect self contained holiday.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 25 April 2011

My husband and I have traveled extensively and rely on vacation rentals primarily for our accomodations. We have experienced some of the best and a few of the less than best and Bruce's Sanctuary stands at the very top of our experiences! Both cottages are great (though our preference is The Cove) and the standard of comfort, aesthetics, provisions and...

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 April 2011

The full kitchen was kitted out just as perfectly as my house at home!! I was spellbound by the location. So tranquil with amazing sunsets/rises, glass like calm seas a stones throw from the veranda. It was just perfect. We stayed in the Cove Cottage and my only negative was the 50m walk through a bush track with our luggage...

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Thank jenineg
Kendal, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 March 2011

Excellent base for Northland exploring. peaceful spot in a cove right on the Pacific between Cable Bay and Coopers Beach. The cottage was immaculate, everything one could need and more! We only had three nights but it would be lovely for a longer stay. Many thanks to Bruce for your warm welcome and relaxed, friendly approach. We will return!

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Thank Jaybly
Christchurch
Reviewed 29 March 2011

We have nothing but praise for the Sanctuary, great place to relax and unwind...We had two nights and thoroughly enjoyed everything about this location.

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Thank keenaskiwi
Auckland
Reviewed 27 March 2011

The last two days of our honeymoon we had the pleasure of staying at Sanctuary in the cove which was amazing. We were able to relax totally and enjoy the peacefulness of the surrounding gardens and watching the water come in over the rocks. Waking up to the sounds of water was special. The accommadation was excellent and Bruce made...

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Surrey
Reviewed 17 March 2011

These were some of the best days of our New Zealand trip. From the moment we arrived (unavoidably after hours), Bruce, the owner, could not have made us feel more welcome, even coming out to meet us in the dark at an easy-to-find place nearby in case we had difficulty finding Sanctuary in the Cove, and carrying our suitcases down...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 March 2011

My husband and I stayed in the Pohutokawa lodge for four nights. The cottage is down a long drive to beach level. Totally private and quiet. We enjoyed being there so much we preferred to eat our evening meals outside watching the sunset and the ever changing sea view of the tide coming in or going out. The swimming beach...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Self-contained accommodation in a choice of two waterfront modern cottages. Your secluded hideaway is set within a large property of natural bush and sub-tropical landscaped gardens. Relax in peace and privacy with a stunning outlook onto a hidden cove. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sanctuary in the Cove

Address: 283 State Hwy 10, Coopers Beach, Mangonui 0420, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Mangonui > Coopers Beach
Price Range: €134 - €246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sanctuary in the Cove 4.5*
Number of rooms: 2
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“There are two cabins= pretty much the same, but the one to the north seems a little more private, but farther from the car park”
  • high tide view from the cabin
  • low tide from the cabin
  • looking toward the cabin from the beach in front
 of 5 bubbles yummyrib, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Both cottages are good”
 of 5 bubbles Jim04y, 1 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Both cottages are very good; recommend either”
 of 5 bubbles 970Denise, 17 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Either the Pohutakawa Cottage or the Cove Cottage would be excellent. This is not a hotel, it is a sanctuary.”
 of 5 bubbles kiwincalgar, 10 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Each Bach is very private and have specatcular views but I think The Cove would have better swimming access and views.”
 of 5 bubbles travelling81271, 4 Jan 2013 | Read review
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