Aro'a Cottage

21 Stuart Road, Mcleod Bay, Whangarei Heads
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Aro'a Cottage is at 21 Stuart Road, McLeod Bay on the Whangarei Harbour in sunny Northland.The cottage is private,cosy and quiet and situated behind our house which is across a no-exit road to the beach.It is northfacing with unrestricted views of Mt.Manaia and Mt.Aubrey.The beach is safe for all water related activities including swimming with a fun dive pontoon within view from the cottage. A childrens playground is just along the bay.Two surf beaches are approx.15 mins drive and also the Pines Golf Course.There are lovely bush walks and spectacular views from Mt.Manaia and Mt.Aubrey.A general store,Manaia Country Club,cafe and takeaways are within a few minutes drive(or walk) and only 30 mins into Whangarei City. There is good fishing and shellfish in the harbour and a jetty at the end of our road from which to throw a line.Drag the herring net for a feed or bucket of bait. ( We have the net.)We have off street parking and room to park a boat. Your privacy is assured. The two small single beds are in the sunroom end of the lounge,separated by a curtain.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
High Chair
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Laundry Tub
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 2 Single(s)

Special Amenities

See description of cottage.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Fishing,shellfish, swimming, windsurfing,snorkelling,kayaking and any other water related activities can be done here at McLeod Bay or any of the other beaches within a few minutes drive.Including two great surf beaches, Ocean Beach and Pataua North. Close to general store, cafes, takeaways,restaurant,hotel,country club, walk or few minutes drive.Golf course 15 mins. Lovely bush,harbour walks and spectacular views from Mt.Manaia and Mt.Aubrey. Children's playground in the bay.


Average Rating: 5
36 total reviews

Our family had a lovely stay in this cottage despite it being the middle of winter and not the greatest weather. The cottage had a heater, electric blankets and warm blankets so we were very warm. It was incredibly peaceful and our girls loved watching the cows and goats in the neighbouring property as well as the swings overlooking the bay just a few meters from the end of the drive. We would definitely stay again regardless of the season (though I can imagine it would be stunning in summer). Thank you for our very relaxing midwinter escape.
A lovely cottage with everything you might need . Excellent location and not far to drive anywhere .
Aimee Simons
Fantastic mid-century kiwi bach. Aro'a Cottage is a charmer. Perfect for little kids, ours loved the novelty of sleeping in a bedroom behind the curtains! Thank you Tricia and Jack for a lovely, relaxing stay for our week over New Year, thank you also for the delicious, fresh goodies from your garden.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
29 Mar - 1 Apr $150 / Night for 2 guests$104 Nights
1 Dec - 28 Feb $150 / Night for 2 guests$103 Nights
Rest of year$130 / Night for 2 guests$102 Nights
29 Mar - 1 Apr
$150 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $10Min. stay: 4 Nights
1 Dec - 28 Feb
$150 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $10Min. stay: 3 Nights
Rest of year
$130 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $10Min. stay: 2 Nights
The above rates are for 2 or more nights stays.
There is a minimum stay of 3 nights between 1st Dec and 28th Jan.
There is a minimum stay of 4 nights at Easter.
The rest of the year there is a minimum stay of 2 nights.

Reduced rate if guests supply own linen.
Freeview TV.
Winter rates and longer stays of more than a week out of peak time negotiable.
Please call for details.
There is a minimum stay of 3 nights during the December - January holiday and a minimum of 3 nights at Easter.


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