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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 November 2012

Our three night stay at Sanctuary in the Cove's Cove Cottage was a complete delight. The rooms are comfortable and well appointed and the scenery is superb. We enjoyed using the supplied kayaks to tootle around the bay and the walk over the headland to stunning Coopers Beach is worth the effort. Squeezing fresh citrus from the property's gardens provided...

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Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 May 2012

This is a fabulous location we’d love to hug selfishly to ourselves. From the moment we drove through the electronic gates into four acres of beautiful subtropical gardens, we were in another world. Our roomy waterfront cottage was exceptionally well equipped and clean, the beds blissfully comfortable, and on site owner, Bruce, had added extra touches like fluffy white bath...

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whangarei
Reviewed 22 May 2012

My husband and I have just spent 3 wonderful nights at the Sanctuary. We stayed in Cove Cottage which was on the waterfront. The cottage itself was immaculate and was fully self contained. For 3 days we had great weather which allowed us to take advantage of the kayaks. Bruce, our host has done a wonderful job in establishing the...

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Thank FarmersDownUnder
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 May 2012

This was just one of many trip to the Sanctuary, a place to be still and recharge the batteries. I always come away feeling rested, relaxed, and content from all the good food the region has.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 May 2012

We have just stayed at Sanctuary in the Cove. The property is superbly situated off the main road down a tree lined drive and into the cove itself. Well named as the perfect sanctuary. Very quiet and peaceful. Bruce, the owner, is a gracious host and ensures attention to detail that makes for a most restful time. Love the man-made...

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Thank 225Woody
canterbury
Reviewed 27 April 2012

we have already booked our third trip to sanctuary in the cove, I cannot imagine that we would wish to stay anywhere else as it is by far the most exclusive and charming accommodation in the coopers beach area. it doesnt really get any better than being in a little cottage on a secluded beach, and to see the birdlife...

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1Thank marcoCanterbury
New Zealand
Reviewed 25 April 2012

This was our 3rd visit to Sanctuary in the Cove our first was in 2009, its just a magical magnet for us both, the accommodation is exceptional and Bruce has thought of everything you would need as if you were at home, the scenery is just amazing! waking up to the sound of the ocean was just beautiful and by...

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Thank Donna R
Russell, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 April 2012

We found the accomodation very well appointed and exceptionally clean. The setting was stunning and serene.Our host was very accommodating and met all our needs. It was very private and secluded with wonderful native bird life and gracious 400 year old Pohutukawa trees embracing the waters edge. A must do again and would highly recommend.

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1Thank BOIHA
Auckland
Reviewed 23 April 2012

The Sanctuary was one of the nicest places I've ever stayed. Bruce was generous enough to put us up after we cycled from Bluff to Cape Reinga. We were quite exhausted, but this was the best place we could possibly imagine to bring us back on our feet. The comfortable cottage and the beautiful view were complimented by the perfect...

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Thank Andrea P
Manukau, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 February 2012

Found this place by accident going through various websites to find accommodation near Coopers Beach. Soon after you drive through the entrance gates you know you are somewhere special. The property owner, Bruce, is friendly, helpful and is very knowledgeable about the area. We stayed in the Cove Cottage for 5 nights from 14/1/2012 and were blown away by its...

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  • 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: RM619 - RM1,067 (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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