Idyllic retreat- private beach

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1 bedroom, free WiFi, bed sheets
Beach nearby, sun-loungers
Beach nearby, sun-loungers
Fridge, hob, coffee/tea maker, electric kettle

Overview of Idyllic retreat- private beach

Entire homePrivate host

Idyllic retreat- private beach

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire cottage

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
  • Contactless check-out
Tutukaka, Northland

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDive Tutukaka3 min drive
  • Popular LocationWhangarei Falls35 min drive
  • AirportWhangarei (WRE)49 min drive
  • Popular LocationWaipu Cove Beach78 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

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

Idyllic retreat- private beach

Adults-only cottage in Tutukaka
Be surprised! Two compact spaces all to yourself. With separate living and sleeping accommodation, as well as a large entertaining deck, you’ll have all the space you need to relax and unwind (or make the most of the free wifi!). Nespresso coffee machine available with starter pack of capsules.

Nestled in bush, this rural hideaway boasts access to a private beach (7 mins walk), perfect for swimming. Or why not try your hand at fishing and give the barbecue a workout. Located 1km from Tutukaka marina, a boat ramp to launch your own craft, four restaurants and bars, retail stores, art gallery, dive shop etc.

Or if you feel like exploring the local area, it’s awash with stunning beaches, picturesque walks and hikes and excellent dive sites at the Poor Knights Islands or the wrecks of HMS Waikato and Tui.

Just 2.5 hours north of Auckland, the Tutukaka coast is renowned for its serenity. Rated 2nd equal best coastal destination in the world by National Geographic Traveller, you’ve just got to come and visit.

Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included);
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer fridges, hobs and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include a shower. This Tutukaka cottage provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

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

Property manager

Ken and Ann McKillop
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach
  • Beach sunloungers


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Dining table


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Towels provided

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Horse riding nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 2
  • Property does not allow children


  • Beach access
  • Fishing
  • Fitness centre access
  • Golf
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Marina
  • Scuba diving
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Swimming

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

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


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession). EU consumer law relating to professional hosts will not apply to your booking. However, the Book with Confidence Guarantee and the cancellation policy set by the private host will cover your booking.
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 and a smoke detector
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

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Idyllic Retreat Private Beach
Idyllic Retreat- Private Beach Cottage
Idyllic Retreat- Private Beach Tutukaka
Idyllic Retreat- Private Beach Cottage Tutukaka

About this area


Located in Tutukaka, this cottage is in a rural area and near the beach. Claphams Clock Museum and Whangarei Art Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Tutukaka Marina and Dive Tutukaka. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving and surfing/boogie boarding nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with horse riding and hiking. Guests love the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Tutukaka Headland - 17 min walk
  • Tutukaka Marina - 19 min walk
  • Dive Tutukaka - 3 min drive
  • Whangarei Falls - 35 min drive
  • Waipu Cove Beach - 78 min drive

Getting around

  • Whangarei (WRE) - 49 min drive


  • Wahi - 19 min walk
  • Salt Air Café - 5 min drive
  • Ngunguru Takeaways - 5 min drive

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 14 out of 15 reviews
5 - Excellent 93%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 15 reviews
4 - Good 7%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 15 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 15 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 15 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Weekend getaway
Quite weekend away in the bush with a short walk to the beach. It was relaxing, quite and peaceful.
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Peace & Quiet
Great little spot. Has everything you need. A great place to relax, read, walk (could do with a couple of comfy chairs though) friendly owners. Would return
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Lovely spot. Quiet, comfortable as well as very close to many beaches and local shops. Owners were very welcoming, helpful and understanding. Loved Tutukaka and will definitely be going back. Thank you Ann and Ken.
Stayed 5 nights in Jan 2022

4/5 Good

Awesome short stay
A great little property, exactly as advertised. Great property owners, making check in and the overall stay very enjoyable
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Quaint, quiet getaway
Beautifully appointed property, lovely peaceful stay. Enjoyed exploring the beach and nearby Tutukaka. Thanks for having us 😊
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2021