Location: Kawau Island
Tel No: +64 9 422 8850
Total Guests: 25
Rate (NZ$): $360 - $650
Rate Sheet A: 2019-20
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Access: 45-minute drive from Auckland via Sandspit then ferry to Kawau Island. 40-minute Seaplane from downtown Auckland.15-minute Helicopter from Auckland.
A private island escape with a pristine beach overlooking clear blue water – you have discovered The Beach House nestled at the edge of stunning Vivian Bay on Kawau Island. Hear the calls of New Zealand’s native birds – tui, fantails, wood pigeons, and kingfishers and, as night falls, the sound of Morepork and Kiwi. The friendly Wekas will entertain you as they forage near the beach.
Three luxury beachside suites feature timber decks with steps down to the sandy beach. A further choice of courtyard suites and rooms offering sea views, a deck overlooking the bush, or take the pathway up to the romantic bush cottage rooms, nestled in the bush with views to the Vivian Bay. Suites and courtyard rooms offer King or Queen beds and ensuite with heated floor, heated towel rail, walk-in shower, robes and sustainable toiletries. Together with tea and coffee facilities. CD player and beach towels. Bush View rooms offer and ensuite with walk-in shower, sustainable toiletries, robes, Queen or King bed, tea and coffee facilities.
Expansive decking and courtyards on the edge of the bay offer the perfect place to dine al-fresco. In winter relax around the open fire in the cosy restaurant. Exquisite cuisine crafted by Karina – your Michelin experienced chef, using the freshest locally sourced produce.
Why not take an exciting seaplane flight from downtown Auckland to land right on the bay outside The Beach House, or drive north on excellent highways to Sandspit, a pretty small ‘hamlet’ with historical beach cottages to take a short ferry trip or private boat transfer across Kawau Bay and step ashore at the private jetty. Stroll a few metres to The Beach House – kick off your shoes and feel the sand between your toes – time to relax and unwind. Kawau Island is traffic free and the only sounds outside are from the native birds and the lapping water.
Take a kayak out onto the sheltered bays, go snorkelling, dive for shellfish, catch a snapper, bush walk or just simply relax with a good book and unwind. As night falls the skies open to showcase the stars. No light pollution, no cars – just stunning ocean views and – on to dinner……..
A range of snacks and light meals, together with platters available throughout the day. And, as evening falls, choose from a range of degustation menus – your highly trained chef creates exceptional cuisine.
Recent Trip Advisor reviews
“Five stars are not enough to properly rate The Beach House – we arrived aboard the Kawau Mail Boat run and were immediately met by Luke – “welcome to paradise”. The idyllic beach and ocean view was breathtaking. Chef Karima has created amazingly delicious and gorgeous culinary masterpieces”
“A wonderful place for some R & R – lovely place to relax. The food was divine “
“Amazing food and location”
“Just amazing! Food lovers dream”