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#2 of 5 cottages in Kerikeri
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The award-winning Driftwood Seaside Escapes is nestled into a native bush and open pasture in the beautiful Bay of Islands. A true Kiwi holiday experience, the bach's boast a private cove for swimming, rowing, diving or just relaxing, all just a 30 min drive from Kerikeri. Glamp on the beach, honeymoon in one of our gorgeous cottages , listen for Kiwi and revel in the silence . We look forward to your arrival!
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Free parking
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Allergy-free room
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Flyer03791722658 wrote a review Oct 2023
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This was our first stop of a whistle-stop tour of the North and it didn't disappoint! We stayed in the Bach and it was incredible, the most beautifully designed holiday home with a real wow factor. It was warm and cozy during an unseasonal cold snap, really well equipped, and had the most amazing view over the bay. Would highly recommend it! There's kiwi roaming free in the bush alongside the Bach! Take a torch and make sure you head outside at dusk if you want to spot a kiwi! (While we heard them calling, we were chickens and didn't venture out - but I'll definitely be back again and hope to spot one!) Vanessa is a wonderful host, thanks for letting us pilfer from the vegetable garden! I'll definitely be booking again for a longer stay!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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mattarnottbell wrote a review Jan 2023
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We had an amazing time at Driftwood Seaside Escape's - The Bach. It has a peaceful and beautiful setting with access to a lovely beach. The Bach itself had everything we needed including great coffee, a fire pit, wifi, super comfy beds and a view of the sea. I'd highly recommend staying there.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Tracey S wrote a review Nov 2022
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Olive Cottage is the perfect place to stay for the solo female who wants privacy but knows the family is just across the shared vegetable garden the cottage it is nestled at the back of. Absolutely A+
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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MandyC195 wrote a review Mar 2022
Auckland, New Zealand32 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed at the Pad for 3 nights and we were not disappointed. It has a rustic, welcoming and comfortable vibe with everything you could possibly need. If you are looking for a beautiful, private spot in which to chill and reconnect, this is the place to do it. Private beach, stunning walks and the sea in which to play. The hosts leave you to just be and to sit quietly and take in the wonderful views and surrounding bay. Can highly recommend and will definitely return, cannot speak highly enough. Thank you Vanessa & Richard, you truly do have it all
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Date of stay: March 2022
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johnW211ZE wrote a review Feb 2022
Auckland, New Zealand12 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at the Bach which is the most quaint and ecelctic place, relaxed but with plenty to do, walks, swimming, kayaking and on one day a visit up close from Orca's. Vanessa and Richard leave you alone but are also incredibly responsive and obliging if needed. We loved it, recharged the batteries and feel so much better for the whole experience. We will indeed go back at some point and certainly recommend it.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Fiona wrote a review Jun 2021
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This is the second time we have been lucky enough to stay at Driftwood Paradise… the Bach is delightful well appointed and a truly special gem. Overlooking the beach and Oneroa Bay all you need to bring is yummy food and a nice wine… highly recommend for an overnight get away
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Steve wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland, New Zealand39 contributions5 helpful votes
The Pad is the ideal escape (especially from city life). It is in the most peaceful spot with an abundance of nature surrounding you. Vanessa was very welcoming and accommodating, provides a somewhat ‘make yourself at home’ feel which is nice. Privacy was absolute, which was exactly what we needed this time around.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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KapitiKiwis wrote a review Feb 2021
Raumati Beach, New Zealand826 contributions295 helpful votes
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We stopped in for 2 nights at the PAD and had a fabulous time, it was so quiet and so private. We spent most of the time on the deck looking out at the fabulous bay. The PAD was very cute and comfortable and had everything you needed to hide away for a couple of days. We walked along the beach, went for swim, there were oysters on the rocks that you could hammer off, canoes, BBQ and fishing rods. We heard kiwis at night. It was very tranquil, all we saw were some people passing riding horses, otherwise we had the complete place to ourselves with the water only a few meters away. We really appreciated the lovely big soft padding on the loungers! Thank you for a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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flitt0s1 wrote a review Feb 2020
Wellington, New Zealand17 contributions3 helpful votes
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My husband and I did a little road trip North for a baby moon and stayed four nights here at 'The Bach'. We absolutely LOVED it! Gorgeous views of the bay, sweetest decor and enough space to feel like a home away from home. Unlike other places we've stayed before, this one actually looked as lovely as the pictures on the website! Surrounded by bushland, it was wonderful waking up to the birds and sitting outside for a relaxing dinner while the sun went down. We used the kayaks and paddle board down at the little private beach, which was so refreshing! Set up on the hill, it is a bit of a walk down. Not so bad with a little amount of fitness, but a little tough when you're 7 months pregnant haha! It felt like we were miles into the countryside but Kerikeri was such a short drive away to the supermarket and town, so super convenient if we wanted anything. Even though it was a holiday, I enjoy self catering simple meals in my own time - prawns, prawns, prawns. Happily recommend this place to anyone who wants a relaxing getaway in beautiful surroundings, with all the conveniences you need to be comfortable.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Shannan and Sophie T wrote a review Jan 2020
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We stayed here for our honeymoon and enjoyed every second of it, the Bach is very quiet and private with a stunning view and was equipped with everything we needed for a self sufficient and cosy stay, from cooking utensils to a washing machine along with excellent wifi. The decor is very well thoughtout and the place has a very cheerful and happy vibe. We are very glad we chose driftwood and would recommend it to anyone in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Driftwood Seaside Escapes
Which popular attractions are close to Driftwood Seaside Escapes?
Nearby attractions include Aroha Island Ecological Centre (5.9 km), Rangihoua Heritage Park (3.1 km), and The Range (2.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Driftwood Seaside Escapes?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Driftwood Seaside Escapes?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Driftwood Seaside Escapes?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are any cleaning services offered at Driftwood Seaside Escapes?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Driftwood Seaside Escapes?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Rangihoua Heritage Park (3.1 km) and Akeake Historic Reserve Track (3.9 km).