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Sanctuary in the Cove

283 State Hwy 10, Coopers Beach, Mangonui 0420 New Zealand
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Self-contained accommodation in a choice of two waterfront modern cottages. Your secluded hideaway is set within a large property of natural bush and sub-tropical landscaped gardens. Relax in peace and privacy with a stunning outlook onto a hidden cove.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beach
Bicycle rental
Massage
Adults only
BBQ facilities
Private check-in / check-out
Wifi
Canoeing
Game room
Snorkelling
Billiards
Fishing
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
iPod docking station
Electric blanket
Whirlpool bathtub
Seating area
Sofa
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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4.0 of 5 stars
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kevinbowler wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand19 contributions7 helpful votes
A genuine sanctuary. Well off the busy road right on the beach which is all but completely your own. Very comfortable cottage, lovely host, and spectacular outlook. Relax from the moment you arrive to the minute you’re dragged away!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tanya Sheppard wrote a review Apr 2019
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My hubby and I got married here almost 3 years ago, absolutely gorgeous resort, the owner provides such great hospitality. Grounds are absolutely gorgeous. Both cottages are fabulous, we will be back!
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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636bouchers wrote a review Feb 2018
Whangarei, New Zealand38 contributions3 helpful votes
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The position of this well appointed cabin is beautiful quiet and private. Right by the water after a walk through bush. The path is a little hard for sight impaired but otherwise great. Very clean and everything you need. The outdoor furniture is ageing but adequate. A rail down center of stairs would be a great addition for safety of older folk as we were. We had a lovely 5 days.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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John H wrote a review Dec 2017
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom18 contributions11 helpful votes
This is the most magnificent location and is matched by it's facilities. Everything is catered for. From your own kayaks to tiinfoil and everything else you could need in the kitchen. Beds comfortable, great sofas and outside furniture on private foreshore. My sole regret was that I did not have a pair of binoculars to watch the kingfishers fishing.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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doetje wrote a review May 2017
Byron Bay, Australia37 contributions15 helpful votes
How do you describe serenity? Think it is found here. To hear the waves lapping gently as you sleep and wake to the view of trees, water and distant mountains. Thank you Bruce for giving people the opportunity to stay in this blissful place. We had a chat and coffe with Bruce and he is such a welcoming man. All in all a great stay before heading to Auckland for our final few days in this wonderful country.
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Date of stay: May 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Both cottages are private so either is good.
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Peter K wrote a review Mar 2017
Ripe54 contributions11 helpful votes
What a beautiful spot!!! We stayed here for 4 nights and fell in love with the place. A house with everything one can wish for on a private lawn that leads directly to your own beach with kayaks. Privacy guaranteed and a very friendly host who will take care of everything you might need.
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Date of stay: March 2017
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LittleCloS wrote a review Mar 2017
Queenstown, New Zealand14 contributions
Wonderful stay at Cove Cottage! I understand now why my dad who stayed with you last January was adamant we stay with you! To be provided a 2 bedroom cottage with gorgeous views, kayaks and all the facilities we could wish for was amazing! Everything was so private - there is nothing better than a local bottle of wine from one of the many winery's in the area over looking doubtful bay as the sunsets! There is not many places which would have such an extensive informative garden just for 2 cottages! A lot of effect obviously goes into everything you do! Thanks again for providing us with the tools to relax together in a hectic world!
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Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SusieG wrote a review Mar 2017
Surrey, United Kingdom491 contributions149 helpful votes
I do try to write accurate and objective reviews, always give praise, but also try and put forward criticism in a constructive way. So, here goes.... The location is indeed beautiful - as many have been in our two long tours of NZ. The little Sanctuary garden that has been created here is just delightful, as is the small orchard of fruit trees and bushes. The two cottages are indeed very private...we never saw the residents of Cove Cottage, and Bruce, the owner of the main house and property, was away for the five days we were there. So, peace and quiet and privacy we most certainly had and really enjoyed. Bruce was incredibly helpful to deal with in our booking, ensuring that, since he was away, we had a point of contact in case of problems. In fact, he went so far as to ask friends to come and visit and introduce us to the nearby golf club at Karikari so we could get a better green fee rate. So we greatly appreciate that level of personal service and thank him hugely for that. However, I have to say that, despite other people's reviews, we were actually disappointed in the cottage accommodation itself and the amenities. The basics were there, but we felt it was dated and in need of improvement. Bedrooms were a good size, bedding very clean and it looked as though new, though very old-fashioned, curtains, had been installed. But the bathroom was pretty basic - shower in the bath with the dreaded nylon curtain. The furniture in the main room was serviceable, though again all very dated. The kitchen we felt very outdated, with little work surface, rather musty cupboards, very little in the way of crockery, no dishwasher (not essential to us, but for the price...The utility room was again very useful but in need of updating (rusty clothes airer). The outside space was delightful, but (as mentioned in a previous review two years ago) the two red loungers, the canvas chairs on the deck, and the other outside furniture are all well worn, dirty and a bit mouldy and really should be replaced. This was in fact the most expensive accommodation we rented in this, our second long tour of NZ. We stayed in some other places with equally beautiful views and outside facilities but with much modern decor, far better amenities and comfort indoors. We paid 40 dollars per night less for a fantastic place in Tapeka Bay for example, even less for a lovely house in Omapere. So, in comparison, this accommodation at this price, for us, was disappointing. But we felt it wouldn't take much to update ...... We loved the nearby sandy Coopers beach, thought the golf and vineyard at Karikari excellent, found lots to see and do in the area. We would enjoy a return visit to Sanctuary in the Cove - but only if it were updated!
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Herman T wrote a review Mar 2017
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands63 contributions12 helpful votes
The site on the internet gives reasons to looking forward for our stay at "the Cove". When we arrived everything, except the sofa, was better than we hoped for. The whole place is awesome. We also got only sunshine, so that was an extra. But still, the place is silenced, the ocean comes and goes and everything fits. The house itself is good enough for four people and great for two. When you go to the Bay of Islands you must stay at the sanctuary. Otherwise you've missed a great experience.
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Jonathan B wrote a review Feb 2017
Auckland Central, New Zealand7 contributions2 helpful votes
We spent a week at the Sanctuary and it was a wonderful location. Hardly saw a human being but much to see in the interesting bay . Only 2 cottages on site and ours was very well equipped. Will return another year without fail.
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sanctuary in the Cove
Which popular attractions are close to Sanctuary in the Cove?
Nearby attractions include Butler Point Whaling Museum (3.0 km), Mathew's Vintage Museum (7.6 km), and Rangikapiti Pa Historic Reserve (1.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sanctuary in the Cove?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Sanctuary in the Cove?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Sanctuary in the Cove?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Sanctuary in the Cove?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sanctuary in the Cove?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Thai, Waterfront Cafe & Bar, and Fresh & Tasty.
Is Sanctuary in the Cove located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Coopers Beach.
Are there any historical sites close to Sanctuary in the Cove?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Rangikapiti Pa Historic Reserve (1.7 km).