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Beachaven: Two Cottages, Wifi & Kayaks Free.

Beachaven Cottages - 1138 Abel Tasman Drive, Ligar Bay, TAKAKA
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Beachaven Cottages are two fully self contained Cottages just 36 steps across the road to one of the best Golden Sand sheltered beaches in Golden Bay.

We have three kayaks to share between the cottages and unlimited WiFi free of charge.

Rest and relax, soak up the sensational location or set off sightseeing or on an adventure. We have extensive information folders in the cottages ...

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Beachaven Cottages are two fully self contained Cottages just 36 steps across the road to one of the best Golden Sand sheltered beaches in Golden Bay.

We have three kayaks to share between the cottages and unlimited WiFi free of charge.

Rest and relax, soak up the sensational location or set off sightseeing or on an adventure. We have extensive information folders in the cottages describing, walks, bike rides, arts, crafts, cafe's and children's favourite activities in the area.

We offer
- Fully Fenced section and decks for the safety of small children.
- Heat Pumps for quick easy winter heating. Mild winter climate.
- Mobile phone coverage

The tariffs quoted are for each cottage with up to four guests. If our calendar is showing booked, this means both cottages are fully booked. Other periods, both or only one may be available, please send an enquiry for accurate availability.

EACH COTTAGE IS FULLY SELF CONTAINED WITH:
- Full conventional oven and microwave but sorry there is no dishwasher.
- Freeview TV, DVD, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
- Bathroom and separate toilet.
- Warm holiday homes with all day sun. Modern open plan.
- Parking space for second car beside each cottage.
- Picnic tables on grassed areas. Outside seating on the decks.
- Own carport - great for packing up and unpacking if wet weather. Carport out of sight for storing bikes and beach toys.
- Each Cottage has two bedrooms.

Photographed cottage and slightly elevated rear cottage also with a view to the beach. There are photos ob both cottages on this website.

The Cottages are separated by a carport and a lawn area. The Cottages are not attached and very private from each other.

Within 5 minutes drive to a Grocery Store, Cafe's, Restaurants and Golf Course at Pohara Beach, boat ramps at Tarakohe Harbour and Tata Beach.

10 - 15 minutes to Abel Tasman National Park for great walks to Wainui Falls, Taupo Point and Rawhiti Caves. In the other direction Takaka for the supermarket, information centre, arts, movie theatre, shopping and Pupu Springs.

Duvet, blankets and pillows provided. Linen is available at an extra cost of $25 per person.

Bedroom 1 - Queensize Bed.
Bedroom 2 - Twin single beds which can zip together making a king width bed. Also a full single size trundle bed.
Lounge area double sofa bed. This is in a separate area of the living room and can be left made up during the day.
Portable Cot available.

NO PETS, CAMPING, CAMPERVANS OR TENTS.

Tariff quoted is for each cottage. Strictly a maximum occupancy of six guests per cottage. (This includes babies and toddlers) Please enquire if you are unsure and we can advise of suitability.

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Warm modern cottages available all year, with all day sun.

If the booking calendar is showing the cottage is booked, this means both cottages are fully booked. Other periods both cottages or only one may be available. Please send an enquiry for an accurate quote.

Rates
1 Feb-28 Feb
$170.00/Night for 4 guests
$15.00 per extra guest
3 Night minimum
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1 Mar-31 Mar
$135.00/Night for 4 guests
$15.00 per extra guest
3 Night minimum
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29 Mar-1 Apr
$160.00/Night for 4 guests
$15.00 per extra guest
4 Night minimum
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1 Apr-18 Oct
$120.00/Night for 4 guests
$15.00 per extra guest
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19 Oct-14 Dec
$120.00/Night for 4 guests
$15.00 per extra guest
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15 Dec-25 Dec
$150.00/Night for 4 guests
$15.00 per extra guest
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26 Dec-31 Jan
$210.00/Night for 4 guests
$15.00 per extra guest
7 Night minimum
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$120.00/Night for 4 guests
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Minimum Stay is three nights. Peak Periods 4 to 7 nights may be required.

Easter $40 surcharge per night.
Labour Weekend Surcharge $20 per night.

Linen can be supplied for $25 per person.
Cleaning can be arranged for $75 per cottage.

Please send an enquiry for an accurate quote.

Reviews (37 Reviews)
J Spearson
Stayed September 2018
We have had a few stays at the cottages now, they are well maintained clean and very well equipped. The beds are comfortable. the Kayaks are so much fun for young and old. Great spot for the kids with good kids fishing close by at the marina... Read more
We have had a few stays at the cottages now, they are well maintained clean and very well equipped. The beds are comfortable. the Kayaks are so much fun for young and old. Great spot for the kids with good kids fishing close by at the marina. I would highly recommend to all as a quite peaceful get away.
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Sara Morley
Stayed February 2018
A wonderful place to stay. Absolutely spotless on arrival. Well-loved and cared for. Overlooks the water so swim every day. We enjoyed going to Dangerous Kitchen for a meal and entertainment as well. Recommend to all.
A wonderful place to stay. Absolutely spotless on arrival. Well-loved and cared for. Overlooks the water so swim every day. We enjoyed going to Dangerous Kitchen for a meal and entertainment as well. Recommend to all.
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John Dunn
Stayed February 2018
Excellent. Would recommend a visit any time.
Excellent. Would recommend a visit any time.
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samrag
Stayed January 2018
We were extremely happy with our stay. Sitting on the deck with a view over the ocean, or taking the 1min walk to the beach! Just awesome. The cottage was clean, had lots of games and books, and the free wifi was an absolute life saver when... Read more
We were extremely happy with our stay. Sitting on the deck with a view over the ocean, or taking the 1min walk to the beach! Just awesome. The cottage was clean, had lots of games and books, and the free wifi was an absolute life saver when we experienced couple of rainy days during our stay there. All the communication with the owners were clear, timely and precise. And in the cottage was considerable amount of information for the area. Regarding the location we found it good, as we managed to visit many other beaches and places, all within 30-90min distance. I know Beachaven is very popular, so make sure you book well in advance! If we are going to this area again, we will rebook this cottage.
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sampsfamily
Stayed September 2017
Great holiday homes for the family, we booked both and had a awesome time.
so much to do in and around ligar bay.
looking forward to our next visit!

Thank you wendy and paul
Great holiday homes for the family, we booked both and had a awesome time.
so much to do in and around ligar bay.
looking forward to our next visit!

Thank you wendy and paul
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johnalbany
Stayed April 2017
We had a wonderful stay in the lovely cottages. It was ideal for two families and a beautiful peaceful spot. The houses were very comfortable and well kept. One small thing we appreciated was the kitchen being fully supplied with utensils... Read more
We had a wonderful stay in the lovely cottages. It was ideal for two families and a beautiful peaceful spot. The houses were very comfortable and well kept. One small thing we appreciated was the kitchen being fully supplied with utensils etc (often missing in other holiday rentals). The owner Wendy is excellent on communication and great to deal with. In the wider Golden Bay region we loved Wharaniki beach, bush walks, Tata beach and the Dangerous Kitchen cafe in Takaka. We hope to stay again.
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Corvette
Stayed April 2017
Great spot directly across the road from the beach, could hear the waves crashing at night, everything you could need, use of kayaks was awesome, tidy & clean, Wendy was lovely & checked in that we'd made it given cyclone Cook had... Read more
Great spot directly across the road from the beach, could hear the waves crashing at night, everything you could need, use of kayaks was awesome, tidy & clean, Wendy was lovely & checked in that we'd made it given cyclone Cook had closed some roads, we still enjoyed some fantastic weather & there was heaps to do around the area, loved it! will be back! Thanks for having us!
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Holmsen
Stayed January 2016
Great location. Very clean. Everything you need. Our second visit and more to come. Just magic.
Great location. Very clean. Everything you need. Our second visit and more to come. Just magic.
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vixnelson
Stayed April 2015
We had a wonderful two nights staying in the (front) cottage, thank you. And what a fabulous location this holiday home is in! The cottage is lovely and cozy, clean, tidy and comfortably slept five of us and our baby. We loved being across... Read more
We had a wonderful two nights staying in the (front) cottage, thank you. And what a fabulous location this holiday home is in! The cottage is lovely and cozy, clean, tidy and comfortably slept five of us and our baby. We loved being across the road from the beach where we spent a day swimming (boy was it cold!), fishing and kayaking followed by a bbq on the public bbqs directly opposite the cottage. We also enjoyed being close to a number of lovely bush walks. We will definitely be staying here again next year, if not before! I would also like to mention the ease of communication between myself and the owners of the cottage when I had some further questions. Thanks again.
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sarndy
Stayed April 2015
Fantastic place to stay. Highly recommend . Stayed in back house very clean and tidy. Opportunity to use the 3 kayaks a bonus.Would stay again. Owners very nice people and take pride in the holiday homes on offer..
Fantastic place to stay. Highly recommend . Stayed in back house very clean and tidy. Opportunity to use the 3 kayaks a bonus.Would stay again. Owners very nice people and take pride in the holiday homes on offer..
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Richmond1
Stayed April 2015
We really enjoyed our short break here.
The house was modern, clean and beautifully presented.
It had everything we needed and more.
We enjoyed playing the board games and having the kayaks to use was
a great extra bonus. Loved it so... Read more
We really enjoyed our short break here.
The house was modern, clean and beautifully presented.
It had everything we needed and more.
We enjoyed playing the board games and having the kayaks to use was
a great extra bonus. Loved it so much we have booked again for the next long weekend!.
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Joyd
Stayed April 2015
We had the most wonderful stay at this lovely cottage at Ligar Bay. The cottage was warm, comfortable and well equipped and we felt really relaxed there. It is really well situated to launch into all sorts of activities and the suggestions... Read more
We had the most wonderful stay at this lovely cottage at Ligar Bay. The cottage was warm, comfortable and well equipped and we felt really relaxed there. It is really well situated to launch into all sorts of activities and the suggestions in the compendium were excellent. We didn't get to use the kayaks as we were too busy doing other things but will use them when we go back next year, which we have already booked !!!
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Joyd
Stayed April 2015
We had the most wonderful stay at this lovely cottage at Ligar Bay. The cottage was warm, comfortable and well equipped and we felt really relaxed there. It is really well situated to launch into all sorts of activities and the suggestions... Read more
We had the most wonderful stay at this lovely cottage at Ligar Bay. The cottage was warm, comfortable and well equipped and we felt really relaxed there. It is really well situated to launch into all sorts of activities and the suggestions in the compendium were excellent. We didn't get to use the kayaks as we were too busy doing other things but will use them when we go back next year, which we have already booked !!!
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Ian &Linda
Stayed November 2014
Amazing stay with great views and modern comfortable accommodation. We had a wonderful time and would recommend
Amazing stay with great views and modern comfortable accommodation. We had a wonderful time and would recommend
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CMcqueen
Stayed March 2014
We had a lovely time, the place was very well kept and we really enjoyed the use of kayaks. Was a great family holiday, such a lovely place.
We had a lovely time, the place was very well kept and we really enjoyed the use of kayaks. Was a great family holiday, such a lovely place.
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trish elliott
Stayed March 2014
We have just had a fantastic holiday in this lovely cottage. It is modern homely and very clean and comfortable. The views and access to the beach are exceptional.We are frequent users of holiday homes and beachaven is probably the best one... Read more
We have just had a fantastic holiday in this lovely cottage. It is modern homely and very clean and comfortable. The views and access to the beach are exceptional.We are frequent users of holiday homes and beachaven is probably the best one we have rented for many years..Everything you could possible need has been thought of,the beds and seating are very comfortable.The location is ideal for exploring the rest of golden bay or simply relaxing and enjoying the beach or sitting on the deck and taking in the scenary.This is an ideal cottage for a family and I think it is great value for the average kiwi family to be able to enjoy a holiday in such a beautiful place.Kayaks are a real bonus and the beach is very safe for kiddies. we will be back .. Trish and Martin..












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nzbernie
Stayed March 2014
An excellent place to stay , we stayed 9 nights and had a ball
The cottage is very clean and tidy throughout with everything you may need
Its not too far to go back into Takaka if you need anything
the Queen bed is very comfy which also... Read more
An excellent place to stay , we stayed 9 nights and had a ball
The cottage is very clean and tidy throughout with everything you may need
Its not too far to go back into Takaka if you need anything
the Queen bed is very comfy which also helps
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Thorburn
Stayed February 2014
Our continental family visitors requested a Kiwi-style beach holiday, and all expectations were well realised. A lovely, safe location, and superb family accommodation at Beachaven Cottages. Immaculately presented with impressive... Read more
Our continental family visitors requested a Kiwi-style beach holiday, and all expectations were well realised. A lovely, safe location, and superb family accommodation at Beachaven Cottages. Immaculately presented with impressive thoughtfulness - even toys appropriate for 18/12 olds! The duplicate cottages worked extremely well for our party. A credit to planners, owners, and previous tenants. Top marks!!
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StuartP
Stayed January 2014
Perfect holiday destination. Cottage was great for our family of 5. Just so handy to everything. The kids loved the kayaks. Be back again
Perfect holiday destination. Cottage was great for our family of 5. Just so handy to everything. The kids loved the kayaks. Be back again
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Sue Duckworth
Stayed December 2013
This is the 4th time we have used your cottages and it continues to delight, so comfortable and spacious. We thought you might have had a scrabble set but no, we will have to bring our own next time! We will be back.Sue D
This is the 4th time we have used your cottages and it continues to delight, so comfortable and spacious. We thought you might have had a scrabble set but no, we will have to bring our own next time! We will be back.Sue D
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sfenwick
Stayed March 2013
We used a cottage as a base before and after walking the Heaphy Track, a perfect solution. A lovely place to relax either quietly or actively in beautiful surroundings and a well equipped and comfortable cottage. Being so close to the beach... Read more
We used a cottage as a base before and after walking the Heaphy Track, a perfect solution. A lovely place to relax either quietly or actively in beautiful surroundings and a well equipped and comfortable cottage. Being so close to the beach for easy kayak launching was a bonus too.
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Lei-Anne
Stayed January 2013
No photo will ever capture the panoramic view and dreamy mood of this little-known paradise. The view changes with the dramatic tides and colours of sunrise and sunset. The morning silence is dreamy, punctuated only by families of quails... Read more
No photo will ever capture the panoramic view and dreamy mood of this little-known paradise. The view changes with the dramatic tides and colours of sunrise and sunset. The morning silence is dreamy, punctuated only by families of quails. Little traffic to concern wildlife or children. More accurately a modern well-appointed 2-bedroom house than a cottage. Very spacious, uncluttered living area opening out onto a deck the full width of the house. Large front bedroom. Everything absolutely immaculate and kitchen well stocked. Kayaks and life-jackets in great condition. Recommend night fishing off nearby Pohara Wharf. Central to all local beaches and attractions. Our new favourite holiday destination!
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RobinF
Stayed August 2012
Cosy, clean, comfortable and convenient. Loved coffee on the verandah overlooking the sea. Kayaks were great to observe birdlife, and we especially appreciated the extensive information provided in the bach booklet. Weather was mixed but... Read more
Cosy, clean, comfortable and convenient. Loved coffee on the verandah overlooking the sea. Kayaks were great to observe birdlife, and we especially appreciated the extensive information provided in the bach booklet. Weather was mixed but it's a cute place to spend a wet day in. Owners very accommodating. We will return.
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jo.david@kaiteriteri.com
Stayed July 2012
Amazing how warm the place is, even in winter. Weather a mixed bag but still found plenty to do in and around Ligar Bay. Enjoyed the cottage, 2nd year of staying, well equipped and great to have friends stay at the other cottage.
Amazing how warm the place is, even in winter. Weather a mixed bag but still found plenty to do in and around Ligar Bay. Enjoyed the cottage, 2nd year of staying, well equipped and great to have friends stay at the other cottage.
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Mjh222
Stayed July 2012
Had a wonderful holiday. Fantastic location, lovely house, kayaks a real winner even in winter, hope to return soon
Had a wonderful holiday. Fantastic location, lovely house, kayaks a real winner even in winter, hope to return soon
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scott21
Stayed June 2012
Loved our stay ... definitly hope to visit again. Had alsorts of weather, but house was warm, and we had no trouble getting clothes dry. Well equiped house, even with toys for the kids to play with. Amazing places to explore by foot, car and... Read more
Loved our stay ... definitly hope to visit again. Had alsorts of weather, but house was warm, and we had no trouble getting clothes dry. Well equiped house, even with toys for the kids to play with. Amazing places to explore by foot, car and by kayak. Great house to have as a base while exploring Golden Bay!
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Andreas
Stayed April 2012
Great cottage - well equipped. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and will definitely keep this place in mind for next time.
Great cottage - well equipped. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and will definitely keep this place in mind for next time.
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marnol89
Stayed April 2012
What a fantastic place to stay. The cottage was surprisingly modern and very clean, it was like being at home by the sea. We really enjoyed our stay here in this wonderful location which is perfect for exploring the Golden Bay area. The... Read more
What a fantastic place to stay. The cottage was surprisingly modern and very clean, it was like being at home by the sea. We really enjoyed our stay here in this wonderful location which is perfect for exploring the Golden Bay area. The info folder that Paul and Wendy have compiled is perfect and gives you so many options. We will definitely be back to explore more of this area as a week just isn't long enough. Thank you once again for a memorable holiday. Mark and Nolene Maritz - Christchurch
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grockell
Stayed December 2011
Wish we could've stayed longer! Great little cottage, very comfortable for the 3 of us travelling together, even when we were more or less house bound for 2 days due to the rain! We did have a taste of how lovely the area is in good... Read more
Wish we could've stayed longer! Great little cottage, very comfortable for the 3 of us travelling together, even when we were more or less house bound for 2 days due to the rain! We did have a taste of how lovely the area is in good weather and would love to go back to take better advantage of the kayaks, walks in the area and the beach. A great wee spot for chilling out and relaxing, whatever the weather. Thanks to the owners for sharing their little bit of paradise :-)
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Grahams
Stayed March 2009
11 nights weren't enough to see everything in this area! There's so much to do. The bach was clean, modern, and bright with an 'information bible' on what to do and see; and right across the road from a lovely beach, safe and... Read more
11 nights weren't enough to see everything in this area! There's so much to do. The bach was clean, modern, and bright with an 'information bible' on what to do and see; and right across the road from a lovely beach, safe and perfect for kids. Kayaks with the baches were well-used; Pohara shop/cafe/restaurants 5 min; Takaka shopping 15 mins; Abel Tasman NP walks on the doorstep; and days out to Collingwood, Cape Farewell, and Wharariki Beach. We can't speak highly enough about this bach and region - it was the highlight of our trip to NZ. We will definitely be back...
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Veale
Stayed January 2009
Great accomodation in a fantastic location. Kids enjoyed kayaking on the safe beach. Great location to visit the art galleries, walking tracks and other tourist sites around Golden Bay. A great place to stay. Thanks.
Great accomodation in a fantastic location. Kids enjoyed kayaking on the safe beach. Great location to visit the art galleries, walking tracks and other tourist sites around Golden Bay. A great place to stay. Thanks.
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Hi Rob
Thankyou for adding your comments to our webpage. I really appreciate you taking the time to do this for us.
I hope you are not finding it too tough being back at work.
Many thanks
Wendy
Wendy
Stayed December 2008
Hi Wendy
We forgot to sign the visitors book, but would just like to say we had a stunning weekend in the bay. The cottage is a credit to you and the bay certainly turned on the weather, and wouldn't you know it, today when leaving, it... Read more
Hi Wendy
We forgot to sign the visitors book, but would just like to say we had a stunning weekend in the bay. The cottage is a credit to you and the bay certainly turned on the weather, and wouldn't you know it, today when leaving, it is raining!
We had a lovely relaxing weekend and look forward to booking it again soon.

Cheers
Wendy Goodall
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KellyCarm
Stayed November 2008
Totally awsum cottages.
Totally awsum cottages.
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beachaven
Stayed October 2008
Thankyou for a magical holiday your cottages are wonderful. Thanks for the information folder.
John and Sue. Alexandra.
Thankyou for a magical holiday your cottages are wonderful. Thanks for the information folder.
John and Sue. Alexandra.
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John and Sue
Stayed October 2008
Thankyou for a magical holiday, your cottages are wonderful. Thanks for the information folder.
John and Sue. Alexandra.
Thankyou for a magical holiday, your cottages are wonderful. Thanks for the information folder.
John and Sue. Alexandra.
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M & G Woods
Stayed October 2008
We loved our week at Beachaven! Your cottage is superb. Our children just loved being so close to a lovely beach.

We found the cottage very clean and tidy.
M & G Woods
We loved our week at Beachaven! Your cottage is superb. Our children just loved being so close to a lovely beach.

We found the cottage very clean and tidy.
M & G Woods
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beachaven
Stayed October 2007
We loved our week at Beachaven! Your cottage is superb. Our children just loved being so close to a lovely beach.

We found the cottage very clean and tidy.
M and G Woods
We loved our week at Beachaven! Your cottage is superb. Our children just loved being so close to a lovely beach.

We found the cottage very clean and tidy.
M and G Woods
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Warm modern cottages available all year, with all day sun.

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