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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 September 2013

Lovely secluded spot right on the beach. We stayed in the Cove Cottage. Very private. Nicely appointed, clean and comfortable. All you need to self cater, plus close to Mangonui for restaurants if you want to eat out. We didn't use the kayaks, but great that they're available as part of the cottage rental. The gardens are amazing too. Lots...

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Reviewed 8 July 2013

We had our wedding and reception at Sanctuary during February 2013. Despite getting the only rain in the middle of a drought it was a perfect day. Bruce was helpful at all times and even had a good supply of nice white umbrellas just in case. The venue couldn't have been better and easily accommodated the 110 people present. We...

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Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 June 2013

Our second visit to Pohutakawa cottage was as perfect as the first. The cottage is extremely well equipped right down to fluffy white bathrobes and the important husband essential - SKY sport channels! The private water front situation, accessed via a long drive through beautiful grounds, makes self catering a pleasure. We brought most supplies with us and bought the...

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Devon
Reviewed 29 March 2013

Four nights in February were not enough. Delightful cottages - both are good - and really well equipped. Relaxed and welcoming host. Good location for exploring the north of Northland - don't miss the Karikari peninsula if you like beaches to yourself.

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Manukau, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 February 2013

We stayed last year for 5 nights and after thoroughly enjoying our experience, we booked for 7 nights this year (February 2013). We just love this place and have already booked for another week in January 2014. We stayed in the Cove Cottage on both occasions. What we really like about it is that : - It is located on...

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Reviewed 28 January 2013

This hidden sanctuary was the perfect weekend escape for my partner and I. Quiet, beautiful and romantic, with water coming up to the edge of lawn. A great place to unwind and enjoy nature with a BBQ and a glass of wine watching the ocean! Recommended for couples looking for something unique. Beautiful Coopers Beach just around the bay and...

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Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 5 January 2013

Private, peaceful and relaxing. Stunning views and a beautifully appointed cottage. 2 Kayaks were fun to use....but it was very muddy underfoot....take water shoes! Maybe not the best place for swimming (if that`s what you`re looking for) but if you just want to relax and look at the sea this is perfect! Also, the large gardens attract lots of bird...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 January 2013

We spent two nights here and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Bruce was very welcoming and made us feel at home in his very special slice of Coopers Beach. The two private beaches are either side of his private home and both overlook the cove. Each are extremely private and are fully self contained with kitchen, laundery etc. ... A home...

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Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 December 2012

Our experience of Sanctuary in the Cove was a joy from start to finish. After a busy and hectic time on the road, to be able to drop in to a small piece of paradise and step away from the world was a wondrous blessing. Bruce has done the most wonderful job in setting this place up as just that-century....

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Melbourne
Reviewed 29 November 2012

It is definitely a sanctuary. We had our own bit of bay, a river, a gorgeous cottage, canoes. And such a peaceful spot. Thanks heaps Bruce. We loved every minute. Surprisingly, the drive up from Auckland was also delightful. Then there was the great restaurants a few minutes away - although you think you're miles from anyone. Bruce took us...

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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: RM613 - RM1,064 (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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See which rooms travellers prefer

“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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