Cottage in a Private Sandy Cove

56 Parua Cemetery Road, Parua Bay, Whangarei Heads
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

SHELTERED PRIVATE COVE IN PARUA BAY WITH A SANDY BEACH ON 20 ACRES, quiet getaway natural heritage setting, renovated 1860's cottage, new appliances in charming cottage, a mature native kauri forest with native bird song and on-site walks. Share the 20 acre property with the Innes family. 2 ride on Kayaks available. Boat mooring. Safe swimming for children and nature searches along water edge. Glow-worms in bush walk at night. WIFI and Sky TV. Weddings or camping can be arranged on beach through enquiries. Also the ability to arrange scenic Bream Head boat and fishing trips.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet friendly
Linen provided
No smoking
Accessibility: please enquire
Sky TV
Heating & cooling
Air Conditioning
Electric blankets
Fire place
Heat pump
High Chair
Accessible Bathroom
Cot Available
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Internet available
Laundry Tub
Night Store heating
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture
Outdoor Shower
Wood stove

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 1 Double(s), 1 Single(s), 1 Fold out bed(s), 1 Cot(s), 1 Trundler bed(s)

Special Amenities

Mooring in cove for up to 10 metre boats/yacht, private setting, safe beach for children swimming, shower on beach, day walks on property through a mature ecologically recognised native kauri forest, at night glow-worms along stream in bush, rare native birds Kaka and kiwi with plenty of tui bird song, two ride on kayaks, volley ball court can be erected beside beach, great setting for picnics on beach and just for relaxing.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Watching bird-life on beach, glowworms in forest stream at night, Jetty 5 minute walk for fishing , heritage cemetery at top of road, Parua Bay Tavern family friendly 15 minute walking or 2 minute drive, Fish and Chip outlet across from tavern, excellent coffee at Parua Bay Cafe, Parua Bay board walk, BREAM HEAD WALKS 20 minutes, Kauri Mountain Wilderness Beach 15 minutes. Boat trip to Bream Head Coastal edge and Peach Cove can be arranged.


Average Rating: 5
30 total reviews

Penny Drummond
A magical spot for a break away with our 2 spaniels. Friendly hosts and perfect location! Will book again.
Julia Smith
I don't have enough great things to say about our stay in Parua Bay. The area, the cottage the private sandy cove all exceeded my expectations. We have visited in the middle of winter and enjoyed the warm fireplace and cosy beds. We stayed for a long weekend to have a small babymoon and get away from it all and I couldn't have asked for anything better. Our dog Milly was able to join us on the weekend and she absolutely loved the property, the new smells and sounds and freedom of a large "backyard". Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful property!!
I don’t know what the meaning of life is but when you take time out from a hectic life and spend time relaxing at the foot of an ocean or on the doorstep of a forest – you feel like you have come closer to understanding what that meaning might be. This cottage is more than a piece of history with a private beach and secluded bush walks – it’s medication for the soul. The tranquility of this place is heavenly and will help slow down your ‘mental pulse’…as everything lulls you into a state of serenity – whether it’s the silence, the nearby ducks floating in a pond, the view of the ocean, the fresh air or the calm tides at sunset. We checked in as three individuals and each one of us found space for ourselves. Someone would be on the veranda reading a book while someone else would be at the beach walking. The sunroom area was my favourite indoor area. If you sit there in the morning, the sun will beam down on your face and make you feel alive. The private cove has calm water and is perfect for kayaking. You can watch birds nestling around the rocks or little fish splashing around in the water. Hosts, Greg and Marian, were really lovely. They are friendly but will also leave you to your own devices so that you have privacy. None of us wanted to leave when it came to checking out.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 May - 31 Aug $175 / Night for 2 guests$302 Nights
1 Sep - 30 Nov $195 / Night for 2 guests$302 Nights
1 Dec - 30 Apr $275 / Night for 2 guests$403 Nights
Rest of year$840 / Week for 2 guests1 Week
1 May - 31 Aug
$175 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Sep - 30 Nov
$195 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Dec - 30 Apr
$275 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $40Min. stay: 3 Nights
Rest of year
$840 / Week for 2 guests
Min. stay: 1 Week
Toddlers 5 and under no charge.

One off cleaning and linen charge of $90

Pets an extra $25

5 nights preferred in summer peak period, off peak winter weekends arrive Friday leave late Sunday - weekly rate reduced as indicated and can ne negotiated outside shoulder and peak season times -long term stays possible during these periods

Scenic Bream Head Boat trips can be arranged in a 540 Surtees Boat


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