Clifftop Cottage

53 Mahinepua Rd , Mahinepua, Matauri Bay
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

The cottage contains all the usual conveniences including the SKY Sports channel, iPod base, personal barbecue etc to make your stay comfortable. You are free to use our solar heated salt water chlorinated swimming pool, gas barbecue and covered barbecue area. Free wireless broadband and free anytime telephone calls within New Zealand. Just a 10 minute walk or 2 minute drive to Mahinepua Bay which offers safe swimming, kayaking, boating or fishing or just a lazy day on the beach and exploring the rocky areas at low tide. Tauranga Bay is 10 minutes away. If you are feeling energetic there is a DOC walk from Mahinepua Bay which is well worth the effort as it has the finest view in NZ. The famous Kauri Cliffs golf course is 15 minutes away and Whangaroa Golf Club 20 minutes. Other areas close by that are worth a visit are Tauranga Bay, Whangaroa Harbour, Marlin Hotel and Whangaroa Gamefish Club, Matauri Bay surf beach which also has a grocery store with a liquor licence and a restaurant if you don't feel like cooking and the delightful village of Kaeo, with its museum, craft shop, post office, chemist shop, licensed restaurant, hotel and supermarket is 15 minutes away, The substantial town of Kerikeri is a 40 minute drive, perhaps a visit to their famous Sunday farmers and craft market? A day trip to Cape Reinga via the famous Kauri Gum museum and cafe and onto Houhora takes you to the top of NZ and is a must, on your return a stop-over at the delightful fishing village of Mangonui, featuring the world famous 'Mangonui Fish Shop', which not only has the freshest fish in New Zealand but a tempting variety of home made gourmet seafood delights which are just irresistable. A small house trained dog is fine with prior approval but definitely no big dogs. video: Special conditions: Free broadband wireless and anytime national 'phone calls. Smoking only allowed on outside deck. The sofa bed will sleep two extra people. The cottage has its own parking area which can accommodate two vehicles and further room is available for boat trailer. Small dog OK, but no large dogs and no cats (we have 1 small Griffon). Please send photo of your dog. (people have turned up with large dogs) NB: Five night minimum stay. Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$50.00 per stay); Linen (included); You are free to use our solar heated salt water chlorinated swimming pool, gas barbecue and covered barbecue area. Free wireless broadband and free anytime telephone calls within New Zealand.

Details and amenities

No kids
Pet: please enquire
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Sky TV
Swimming Pool
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Food processor
Accessible Bathroom
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Internet available
iPod Dock
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 King(s)

Special Amenities

Situated 40 km north of Kerikeri. Terrific sea and countryside views. Very quiet and secluded you'll usually only hear the sea. Small dogs are welcome but definitely no big dogs. Sometimes dolphins turn up in the bay but I can't guarantee that happening. Good fishing off the rocks below.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Full use of owners heated swimming pool. Weber BBQ on cottage deck. Mahinepua beach around corner. The Mahinepua DOC walk is said to be the most scenic in NZ. 40 minutes north of Kerikeri which has weekly markets and has 2 supermarkets and loads of restaurants and bars.


Average Rating: 5
1 total review

Nicola Scott
This holiday accommodation is quite possibly the best place we've ever stayed in NZ! We absolutely loved the location and views. The lovely hosts have thought of everything, with the cottage beautifully presented. We definitely want to come back and stay for longer next time. It's a steep descent to the wee cove below the cottage, but well worth it for the crystal clear water (swam at high tide). Or the choice to drive a few mins only to nearby Mahinepua Bay, which is also beautiful for swimming. Definitely recommend this place to stay.



Date rangeRatesMinimum stay
All year$200 / Night for 2 guests5 Nights
All year
$200 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 5 Nights
$180 from April 1st until Dec 15th.
$200 from Dec 16th until Mar 31st.
Labour weekend and Easter $200.
A$50.00 cleaning charge applies.




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