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Choice of 2 private self-contained cottages on the waters edge in Coopers Beach.

Stunning waterfront.

Situated in Coopers Beach/Mangonui, this secluded property is a place of peaceful privacy. Guests enjoy 120m of their own waterfrontage in a hideaway cove. The property is also close to many amazing beaches.

A getaway by the water.

Extensive landscaped sub-tropical gardens with a secret waterfall garden perfect for weddings; kayaks, fishing from the rocks, swimming and other boating options. BBQ's, beach massage, golf at Kauri Cliffs.

Independant selfcontained

Each cottage has 2 queen bed bedrooms with large open planned living. Front decks open onto lawns that run down to the water. Own laundry and bathroom with spa bath. Supremely comfortable for 1 or 2 couples.

Sanctuary in the Cove

At your hotel

One of the definitions of sanctuary is a 'place of peaceful privacy'. Sanctuary in the Cove is a true getaway for couples (no children) in a stunning waterfront location. The accommodations are a choice of 2 stand-alone, modern waterfront cottages over 100m apart and completely out of sight of each other. The offering enables a totally independent and self-contained stay in a hideaway of more than 3 acres of creatively landscaped sub-tropical gardens and bush with stream.

This unique place has a 120m water frontage that opens onto a virtually private cove. It offers the perfect sanctuary in an amazingly tranquil romantic setting.

Guests can swim, kayak, fish or snorkel in the waters of the cove just a walk away across their front lawns. Other boating options are also available. An in-cottage or on the beach massage service is available and golfing guests are offered discounted green fees at the nearby internationally acclaimed Kauri Cliffs and Carrington golf courses.

Free WIFI is accessible for all guests throughout the property.

The cottages are air-conditioned and heated.

Romantic week-end packages are catered for on request.

Sanctuary in the Cove is a popular secluded wedding venue offering beach or water-garden weddings and receptions under a front lawn marquee.

A guest and hosted accommodation option (with breakfast) is available in the main house on request.

Secure parking on site for all guests and the property has locked electronic gates - guests are given their own remote gate control during their stay.

Sanctuary in the Cove has a minimum 2 night stay policy.

  • Total number of rooms - 2
  • Number of floors - 1
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Beach/pool umbrellas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Garden
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Beach towels
  • Free self parking
  • Year Built 2004
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Wedding services
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Stay connected

Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi

Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi

Park your car

Free self parking

In your room

  • DVD player
  • Separate sitting area
  • Furnished patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Phone
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • In-room massage available
  • Television
  • Washer/dryer
  • Separate dining area
  • Dishwasher
  • Stovetop
  • Satellite TV service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Separate living room
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The recreational activities listed below are available on site; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Golf lessons on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkeling on site


  • Massages on beach
  • Massages

The fine print for Sanctuary in the Cove

When you arrive

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

When you leave

Check-out time is 10 AM

How you can pay

Accepted at this hotel: MasterCard, Visa

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

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We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the cottage prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 18 years old and younger are not permitted at this property. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

National Rating

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Holiday Home property is rated 4 star plus and is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.

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