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Beautifully presented waterfront home with spectacular views. Pet friendly.

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On the beach
On the beach
On the beach
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Beautifully presented waterfront home with spectacular views. Pet friendly.

Entire homePrivate host

Beautifully presented waterfront home with spectacular views. Pet friendly.

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
Whangarei Heads, Northland

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTaurikura Bay2 min drive
  • Popular LocationMount Manaia5 min drive
  • Popular LocationOcean Beach6 min drive
  • AirportWhangarei (WRE)28 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
1507 sq ft
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

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

Beautifully presented waterfront home with spectacular views. Pet friendly.

Beachfront Holiday home with kitchen and patio
This is the ideal winter getaway destination! Urquharts Bay is located near the end of the Whangarei Heads peninsula and is a picturesque 35 minute drive from central Whangarei. The house is in a prime elevated waterfront location with direct access to the Urquharts Bay beach and many popular hiking trails. It is very private and quiet with stunning harbour, mountain and sunset views. The house was recently fully renovated and has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. All linen and towels are provided. Pets welcome by arrangement.
Urquharts Bay is safe, sheltered bay great for all water activities and easy for boat launching. You can access some very good fishing spots just 10 minutes from the beach and for those without a boat it's just a short walk along to the Urquharts Bay jetty - another popular local fishing spot. For surfers, Ocean Beach, is only 3 minutes drive away. The beach is patrolled by lifeguards in summer.
Back on land there are numerous walking tracks in the area that showcase the stunning coastal environment. These vary in fitness levels and duration. From Urquharts Bay, you can explore the Smugglers Bay walk and the Peach Cove track or for the more ambitious the 6 hour hike to Ocean Beach. From the property you can also see Mt Lion, Mt Manaia and Mt Aubrey, all manageable walks with breathtaking views of the coastline and harbour.
Tennis racquets are available should you wish to use the local tennis courts. Firewood is available for the outdoor fireplace but please be mindful of fire restrictions in summer. The property has over an acre of gardens which is contained but not fully fenced so please be mindful if you bring young children or a four legged family member. Whangarei Heads is a kiwi sanctuary. Also most of the DOC walking tracks do not allow dogs but they are welcome in Urquharts Bay and Ocean Beach.
We understand that plans can change and so we offer a relaxed refund policy. Travelers who cancel at least 14 days before check-in will get back 100% of the amount they've paid. If they cancel between 7 and 14 days before check-in, they'll get back 50%.
Urquharts Bay is truly a unique place to vacation and has so much to offer. You can do as much or as little as you like and the weather is rarely an issue.
Air-conditioned accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers.
Recreational amenities at the holiday home include a spa tub.

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

Property manager

UB Vacations
Speaks English

Property amenities


  • On the beach


  • Hot tub


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Electric kettle


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • On the waterfront
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Tennis on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Golf on site
  • Hiking nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 1507 sq ft (140 sq m)
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
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
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Winter Getaway at Urquharts Bay Whangarei Heads. Pet Friendly

About this area

Whangarei Heads

Located in Whangarei Heads, this holiday home is on the beach. While the natural beauty of Taurikura Bay and Ocean Beach can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can head to Bream Head Coast Walks. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and snorkelling nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain biking and hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Taurikura Bay - 2 min drive
  • Mount Manaia - 5 min drive
  • Mcleod Bay - 6 min drive
  • Ocean Beach - 6 min drive
  • Reotahi Bay - 9 min drive


  • The Deck - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Whangarei (WRE) - 28 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 54 out of 54 reviews
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Rating 4 - Good. 0 out of 54 reviews
4 - Good 0%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 54 reviews
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Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 54 reviews
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Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 54 reviews
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Awesome - even better than the photos
So much to love about our stay - the home and setting are outstanding (even better than the photos), the place was incredibly well appointed, and the communications were brilliant. Can't wait to return. If travelling to Whangarei Heads, look no further! :-)

5/5 Excellent

Bliss with a view
Wonderful location, beautiful views. The place was immaculate and had great ammenities. We will definitely return! Thank you :)

5/5 Excellent

We had a lovely winter stay at Fred & Jamie’s beautiful holiday home. The views are stunning, the home was well appointed and cosy. Fabulous kitchen to cook up a storm in. The 2 person hot tup was such truly a gift - to watch the winter sunsets with a glass of wine was delightful. It was also great to have many walks to do right from the property. Would love to come back in the summer and enjoy the beaches. Thank you for a most relaxing and rejuvenating stay!!

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful, relaxing, yet plenty to do
Great location within short distance of beach and amazing walks. Very private. The home is well appointed with plenty of heating and a spa to keep you warm in winter.

5/5 Excellent

Perfect winter weekend get away
We didn’t want to leave. Warm and comfortable with wonderful views; the sunroom is perfect for relaxing with a book or just looking out at the view and the cosy lounge area great for the evening. With terrific walking within minutes and an outdoor spa with beautiful views on your of the harbour to ease tired legs this is the perfect winter weekend getaway.