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. HOUSE RULES NUMBER OF GUESTS: The total number of persons occupying the house and staying on the property shall not exceed the number stated at time of booking and at the bottom of this page. FACILITIES AND BEDDING: The house is fully self-contained including laundry facilities. Basic pantry and cleaning provisions are provided. You are required to bring your own food, consumables, sheets, pillowcases, towels and tea-towels. ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE: Times of arrival and departure vary depending on whether other guests are leaving or arriving on the same day as you. The owner will notify you and the property must be vacated by the time given on the day of departure. APPROPRIATE USE OF THE HOUSE & PROPERTY: The house or property is not to be used for any commercial purposes without written agreement from 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 has an extreme fire risk; dispose of cigarette butts responsibly. DAMAGES: The guests will meet the cost of any wilful and preventable damage to the property or equipment during their stay. PETS: Cats are not permitted on the property. Dogs are allowed only by previous arrangement. Dogs must be on a lead when on walks and beyond the premises of the house. There are always weka on the property, blue penguins frequently nest and kiwi numbers are on the rise on Kawau. Dogs are not allowed up on the furniture. MOORING: The mooring is rated for a boat up to 8m in length a draft of not more than 1m. It is a requirement for us to notify the harbourmaster of another vessel using our mooring. Please advise below if you intend to bring a boat. WHARF USE & RESPONSIBILTY: The wharf is shared. It is to be used for drop-off and pick-up only. Guests with boats must not stay tied up to the wharf for any longer than necessary. Boat owners are liable for any damage and necessary repair costs to the wharf caused by their boat or friends visiting boat whether by negligence or poor decisions or poor skills & handling of the vessel causing damage to the wharf. CLEANING: Cleaners are currently not available to us at Kawau therefore the guests must maintain and leave the house in a clean and tidy condition. The owner reserves the right to charge guests for the cost of cleaning the property left in an untidy or unclean state. 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. CANCELLATIONS: the following cancellation policy applies: -All cancellations shall be in writing (email is acceptable). Verbal notice will not be accepted. -Renters who cancel at least 60 days before check-in will get back 100% of the amount they have paid. -If renters cancel between 30 and 60 days before check-in, they will get back 50% of the amount they have paid. -Cancellations within 30 days of check-in will not receive a refund.

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)

Special Amenities

Kayaks available, clay tennis court, large grounds for kids to play, fish or swim from the jetty, walks. Mooring available suitable for boats up to 8m in length with a draft not deeper than 1m.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

If you don't have your own boat you can arrange to catch the ferry or water taxi to other locations on the island. Three eating establishments are open during the months from October through to June; two are accessed by boat and the other is a 45 minute walk. They are closed during winter months. Mansion House Bay can be visited any time of year although the house itself is typically closed for entry during winter months.


Average Rating: 5
9 total reviews

Kim Calvert
Had to cancel due to COVID restrictions this time. Michael is very helpful, and we've stayed here several times before, great location, all the facilities you need for a holiday. Sorry to miss out this time, looking forward to being free to return.....
Kirsten R
Amazing holiday location. Owners communication and instructions of a very high standard. Highly recommend this property.
Response from Owner
Hi Kirsten, I am really pleased your holiday out there was fabulous and thank you for your recommendation to others.
Alexandre Jouk
We had a fantastic weekend in the house! It is clean and tidy with everything you need to relax and enjoy a stay. Nice and warm in front of wood burner with an amazing views all around. Must be great in summer with a little beach down below. Caught a couple of good size snappers from the wharf. The walks around the island were great too. Highly recommend!
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Date rangeRatesMinimum stay
4 Feb - 6 Feb $350 / Night for 6 guests3 Nights
7 Feb - 31 Mar $260 / Night for 6 guests2 Nights
15 Apr - 18 Apr $350 / Night for 6 guests4 Nights
25 Apr - 30 Apr $240 / Night for 6 guests3 Nights
4 Jun - 6 Jun $290 / Night for 6 guests3 Nights
8 Jul - 23 Jul $240 / Night for 6 guests3 Nights
30 Sep - 15 Oct $240 / Night for 6 guests3 Nights
22 Oct - 25 Oct $290 / Night for 6 guests3 Nights
17 Dec - 25 Dec $260 / Night for 6 guests3 Nights
26 Dec - 2 Feb $350 / Night for 6 guests7 Nights
Rest of year$220 / Night for 6 guests2 Nights
4 Feb - 6 Feb
$350 / Night for 6 guests
Min. stay: 3 Nights
7 Feb - 31 Mar
$260 / Night for 6 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
15 Apr - 18 Apr
$350 / Night for 6 guests
Min. stay: 4 Nights
25 Apr - 30 Apr
$240 / Night for 6 guests
Min. stay: 3 Nights
4 Jun - 6 Jun
$290 / Night for 6 guests
Min. stay: 3 Nights
8 Jul - 23 Jul
$240 / Night for 6 guests
Min. stay: 3 Nights
30 Sep - 15 Oct
$240 / Night for 6 guests
Min. stay: 3 Nights
22 Oct - 25 Oct
$290 / Night for 6 guests
Min. stay: 3 Nights
17 Dec - 25 Dec
$260 / Night for 6 guests
Min. stay: 3 Nights
26 Dec - 2 Feb
$350 / Night for 6 guests
Min. stay: 7 Nights
Rest of year
$220 / Night for 6 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights



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