Location: Kawau Island
Tel No: +64 9 422 8850
Total Guests: 25
Rate (NZ$): $360 - $650
Rate Sheet A: 2020-21
Rate Sheet B: 2021-22
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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 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 Ruru – a little New Zealand Owl, and the iconic call of the Kiwi.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 or maybe a deck overlooking the bush. Or take the pathway up to the romantic bush cottage rooms, nestled in the bush with views to 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 entice guests to dine al-fresco. In winter relax around the open fire in the cosy restaurant. Exquisite cuisine crafted by experienced chef Camila, using the freshest locally sourced produce.
Why not take an exciting seaplane flight from downtown Auckland and land right on the bay outside The Beach House. Drive north on excellent highways to Sandspit, a pretty small ‘hamlet’ with historical beach cottages and take a short ferry trip or private boat transfer across Kawau Bay; 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 are the native birds and 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.
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
“The Perfect Weekend Getaway – the vibe is relaxed and comfortable, with incredible gourmet food, drinks and cocktails”
“Dream Stay – from the moment we were warmly greeted on the jetty by the manager Chris, we were looked after exceptionally well”
“Perfect Weekend with great host and fantastic food”