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The Sandcastle holiday accommodation is perfect for couples and families wanting to get away from the crowds. We offer six fully self-contained cottages that are serviced daily. Each cottage has its own private deck and is set in two hectares of tranquil gardens. They overlook the sea which is a pleasant five minutes walk away. The Sandcastle's many extra features include our popular spa and sauna complex, a wood-fired pizza oven and BBQ area, and a hall where children can play table tennis or watch a movie on wet days. There is no extra charge for any of the above activities. We can deliver a delicious breakfast, mostly sourced from our organic gardens, direct to your cottage. We want your stay to be excellent value and unlimited wi fi is also free of charge. There are also yoga classes in our hall twice a week and we have our own purpose-built massage room where various treatments are available from experienced therapists. The Sandcastle is one of the closest holiday accommodation options to the beautiful, northern end of the Abel Tasman National Park. Golden Bay has many gorgeous beaches, walks and other attractions and we are happy to point you in the right direction to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.Our reception is open 24hrs for any questions you may have about The Sandcastle or Golden Bay.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wheelchair Access
Hot Tub
Golf Course
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Refrigerator in room
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
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Great View
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Nelson Airport58 km
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a weekend getaway with our three kids. Steve was a wonderful host and made us feel very welcome. Weather wasn't the best but we managed a few outings. Recommend the Sandcastle for an affordable family accommodation option.

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank jonesbball
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second time back at The Sancastle and I will be returning. Steve is a wonderful host and nothing is too much trouble for him. The chalets have a retro homely feel, well equipped with all you need for your stay. There are...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Destination210683
Reviewed 2 November 2018

There are so many things we loved about Sandcastle - the chalet itself was quite roomy and fully equipped. The location is a five-minute walk to the beautiful Pohara beach, it is away from the main road, so very quiet and has a very calming...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank San_028
Reviewed 25 October 2018

What a place-stunning setting,so relaxing.And Steve ,the host,tops it off with his wonderful cheerful, relaxing nature.A must go to venue if you want to relax and really holiday.So many amazing spots to visit from here if you want activities or lie in your "kiwi batch'...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank TravellingBrook
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We had a lovely stay here, and Steve was a wonderful host. The units are Kiwi Bach style (so they're vintage, and we loved that). Steve fires up the pizza oven in the common area on an evening so you can enjoy woodfired pizza with...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank imarandomm
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"Lovely views of the Tasman sea from Chalet 4 and 5 ;-)"
1 Nov 2018
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"Get own self contained cabin and was amazingly quiet when full of families."
25 Oct 2018
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"All cabins have great views of the beach, with some having more sunlight and alternatively a cabin closer..."
24 May 2018
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"All the chalets have good views"
17 Apr 2018
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US$66 - US$93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionGolden BayPohara
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