The Sandcastle

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Fridge, microwave, hob, toaster
Minibar, individually decorated, individually furnished, free WiFi
Flat-screen TV
Minibar, individually decorated, individually furnished, free WiFi

Overview of The Sandcastle

Entire cabin

The Sandcastle

4.0 star property

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Laundry
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill
32 Haile Lane, Pohara, 7172

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGolden Bay15 min walk
  • Popular LocationKahurangi National Park27 min drive
  • Popular LocationWharariki Beach81 min drive
  • AirportMotueka (MZP)83 min drive

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Design Double Room

  • Studio
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed

Chalet - sleeps 4

  • Studio
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds

Chalet - sleeps 6

  • Studio
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Double Beds and 2 Single Beds

Design Tent

  • Studio
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area


Located in Pohara, The Sandcastle is in a rural area and near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Golden Bay and Abel Tasman National Park.

What's nearby

  • Golden Bay - 15 min walk
  • Pohara Beach - 18 min walk
  • Wainui Falls - 15 min drive
  • Kahurangi National Park - 27 min drive
  • Wharariki Beach - 81 min drive


  • Totally Roasted - 4 min drive
  • Roots Bar - 13 min drive
  • The Curry Leaf - 13 min drive
  • De-Lish Delicatessen - 13 min drive
  • Sõma - 13 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Sandcastle

4-star cabin near Golden Bay
Along with laundry facilities, this smoke-free cabin has a 24-hour front desk and a garden. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include barbecues and a picnic area. All 6 individually decorated cabins provide free WiFi, free wired Internet and minibars. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like fridges and microwaves.
The Sandcastle offers 6 accommodations with minibars. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead.

This Pohara cabin provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Languages spoken


Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Property is professionally cleaned
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Family friendly

  • Playground

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Breakfast available for a fee: NZD 5 per person
  • Minibar
  • Room service available


  • Shower
  • Rainfall shower head


  • Flat-screen TV with satellite service

Outdoor areas

  • Terrace
  • Decking or patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Laundry facilities


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly
  • Pets stay free


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour front desk

Location highlights

  • In a rural location

Safety features

  • Smoke detector


  • 6 rooms
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

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Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets stay for free

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: NZD 5 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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
This property accepts credit cards
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Sandcastle Cabin Pohara
Sandcastle Pohara
The Sandcastle Cabin
The Sandcastle Pohara
The Sandcastle Cabin Pohara

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 6 out of 12 reviews
5 - Excellent 50%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 12 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 12 reviews
3 - Okay 17%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 12 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 12 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
Our family loved our stay in one of the cute cottages. It had a pretty outlook. The owner is very friendly and happy to answer any questions. It is very well located to visit near by beautiful beaches and many other tourist sites.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Peaceful place
The place was very easy to find and close to beautiful places. The owner was very friendly. The cabin was really cute and it has everything we needed. We had a nice view of the ocean and the mountains.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2022

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Room comfort
This is a Bach style accommodation all separate units in a large garden/ field, has an out door bbq. Units are basic but were clean with good shower and plenty of hot water.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Quaint and cosy accommodation
A most friendly host and quaint surroundings, with simple amenities. The beautiful surroundings, the pizza oven [with host providing the pizza dough] and clustered cottages made for a cosy ‘community’ feel. Given the price range one could not complain. The Sandcastle offers comfortable, toasty warm accommodation on a budget.
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2021