Kawau Island Treetop and Waterfront Holiday Home

NW Coast, Kawau Island, Kawau Island
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

A wonderful summer and winter retreat. There are no roads, cars or shops on Kawau so this is truly a place to get away from it all to relax and unwind. Only 1 hour 30 mins from Auckland to Sandspit and then 30 minutes by ferry or water-taxi to the island which drops you off on a wharf right in front of the house. Alternatively you can launch your own boat from Sandspit. The house is perched behind a large pohutukawa in a quiet and peaceful location directly above the water. It is very comfortable, with 3 bedrooms sleeping 7 and has full white-ware and entertainment amenities. Relax on the large deck at treetop level and watch the boats go by, listen to the birds, fish or swim from the wharf, kayaks are available, clay tennis court and walks to enjoy. Plenty of grounds for children to play and explore. Relax by the fire during winter. Use of the wharf and mooring. You can arrange to catch the ferry or water taxi to Mansion House or other parts of the island. A full information manual is supplied regarding getting to Kawau Island and use of the house. SPECIAL CONDITIONS NUMBER OF GUESTS: The total number of persons occupying the home shall not exceed six and the number at the time of booking. FOOD & LINEN: Basic pantry provisions are provided. You are required to bring your own food, sheets, pillowcases, towels and tea-towels. ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE TIMES: The property must be vacated by the time stated on the day of departure unless otherwise notified by the owner. CHILDREN: Young children are to be supervised at all times on the property. The deck is very high and hazards exist around the foreshore and wharf. NEIGHBOURS: It is very possible that neighbours may be in residence, please respect their peace and privacy. This is not a party house. SMOKING: No smoking is permitted inside the house. Kawau often has an extreme fire risk; dispose of cigarette butts responsibly. DAMAGES: The guest will meet the cost of any willful and preventable damage to the property or equipment during the booking. PETS: Unless by previous arrangement animals are not allowed on the property. Endangered, flightless weka birds are always on the property and endangered blue penguins frequently nest on the foreshore. Pets are not allowed up on the furniture. MOORING: The mooring is rated for a vessel up to 8m with a draft of not more than 1m. It is a requirement for us to notify the harbour-master of another vessel using our mooring. Please advise below if you intend to bring a boat. WHARF: The wharf is hared and for drop-off and pick-up only. Guests with boats cannot stay tied up to the wharf any longer than necessary. KEYS: Renters are responsible for returning the keys to the key location where they found them. CLEANING: Cleaners are not available on the island therefore guests must maintain and leave the house in a clean and tidy condition. All waste is to be taken off the property. Breakages and loss is to be notified to the owner and replaced if requested by the owner.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet: please enquire
Linen not provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Tennis court
Heating & cooling
Fire place
Food processor
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Fire wood supplied
Laundry Tub
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 1 Double Bunk(s), 2 Single(s)


Average Rating: 5
5 total reviews

What a spot! The kayaks are awesome, allowing you to explore the bay and surrounds. Lots of lifejackets available so all sizes of the family catered for. Cozy sitting room is the perfect spot to retreat to after a busy day jumping off the wharf or catching snapper and if the weather turns then the fireplace warms the whole house. We had an absolute blast and look forward to returning.
Response from Owner
Hi Louisa, I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed yourselves and thank you for your review. You are welcome back anytime and I can confidently recommend you to other holiday-home renters. All the best.
Great place and great location. We used the mooring which held our boat just fine. The house has everything and we will be back.
We had such an incredible time here! The description or photos, (as stunning as they are) still do not do it justice. I have my own boat, so it was great to be able to get here on our own schedule and go on some adventures. But the ferry runs regularly and easy to book a water taxi. Vivians Bay right around the corner, perhaps the best beach on the island. Great fishing just on the doorstep. The house itself is one of the cutest baches I have come across - some exceptional thought went into the design of the space, both inside and its relationship to the surroundings. Karen was super helpful at every stage, and you get a lovely homely feel once here as you feel the history of the whanau environment that has been before you. We were able to witness kereru and tui's a mere feet away from the house, a wallaby and even a kiwi darting around when we went on a wee bush walk one night. Planning our next trip there soon!
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Date rangeRatesMinimum stay
5 Feb - 9 Feb $320 / Night for 6 guests3 Nights
9 Feb - 31 Mar $265 / Night for 6 guests2 Nights
9 Apr - 13 Apr $320 / Night for 6 guests4 Nights
15 Dec - 25 Dec $265 / Night for 6 guests2 Nights
26 Dec - 5 Feb $320 / Night for 6 guests7 Nights
Rest of year$190 / Night for 6 guests2 Nights
5 Feb - 9 Feb
$320 / Night for 6 guests
Min. stay: 3 Nights
9 Feb - 31 Mar
$265 / Night for 6 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
9 Apr - 13 Apr
$320 / Night for 6 guests
Min. stay: 4 Nights
15 Dec - 25 Dec
$265 / Night for 6 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
26 Dec - 5 Feb
$320 / Night for 6 guests
Min. stay: 7 Nights
Rest of year
$190 / Night for 6 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS from MID-DECEMBER to CHRISTMAS DAY: $265 p/night. Minimum nights: 2
BOXING DAY & NEW YEARS HOLIDAYS to END of JANUARY: $320 p/night. Minimum nights: 7
1st MONDAY in FEBRUARY to 31st MARCH excluding PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: Midweek: $205 p/night. Weekend: $265 p/night. Minimum nights: 2
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS including EASTER: $320 p/night. Minimum nights: 3
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS: $195 p/night. Minimum nights: 2
LONG WEEKENDS: $265 p/night. Minimum nights: 3
MIDWEEK: $190 p/night. Minimum nights: 2
WEEKEND: $200 p/night. Minimum nights: 2

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