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Golden Sands: Visit Waiheke Holiday Houses  Golden Sands 
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  • Golden Sands: Lounge over looking Sandy Bay
  • Golden Sands: Upstairs lounge 1
  • Golden Sands: Sandy Bay
  • Golden Sands: The Good Life
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  • Golden Sands: Kitchen
  • Golden Sands: Master bedroom
  • Golden Sands: Masterbedroom 1
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  • Golden Sands: Master ensuite1
  • Golden Sands: Dining room
  • Golden Sands: Downstairs lounge
  • Golden Sands: Downstairs deck 2
  • Golden Sands: View
  • Golden Sands: Downstairs Queen bedroom
  • Golden Sands: 3rd bedroom
  • Golden Sands: Downstairs bathroom
  • Golden Sands: Downstairs deck
  • Golden Sands: Garden
  • Golden Sands: View of Sandy Bay
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Sleeps 8
X 8
Sleeps 8
Sleeps 8
2 Split-king Beds
X 2
2 Split-king Beds
2 Split-king Beds
2 Queen Beds
X 2
2 Queen Beds
2 Queen Beds
Heat Pump
Heat Pump
Heat Pump
Sky TV
Sky TV
Sky TV
Off Street Parking
Off Street Parking
Off Street Parking

Golden Sands

Sandy Bay

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Golden Sands is a wonderful, north-facing holiday home which offers the rare combination of panoramic views of Sandy Bay and the Hauraki Gulf, with direct beachfront access to secluded Sandy Bay. Relax on the sun-drenched deck and watch your children play on the safe, sandy, all-tide swimming beach at the bottom of the driveway. No busy roads here! Kayaks and a dinghy are available (upon request) so that you can enjoy a spot of fishing or a peaceful row around to Hekerua Bay. There are also two E-Bikes plus helmets available at the property - a great and eco-friendly way to get around the island!
A therapeutic haven year-round – a special place to unwind and recharge.

Perfect for 3 couples or 2 families with 2 children each.

Rates are for 6 people.
More people are an extra $40 per person per night. 


Winter: NZ$470 per night
Summer: NZ$595 per night
Peak: NZ$695 per night
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Golden Sands    Sandy Bay


Bedrooms: 3 + sleepout
The master bedroom upstairs has a Queen bed, bed-side tables and lamps, walk-in wardrobe and an
ensuite bathroom. The second bedroom has a Queen bed with bed-side tables, lamps and a hanging
trassle. The third bedroom has King-split beds with a wardrobe, drawers, bed-side tables and lamps.
An additional detached sleepout has a king-split bed and drawers.
A portacot is available on request.

Sleeps: 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 and 1/2
An ensuite off the master bedroom, recently renovated, has a shower, toilet, double hand basins, vanity, large mirror and heated towel rails. A separate upstairs “powder room” has a toilet, sink and mirror. The downstairs bathroom has a shower, vanity, mirror, toilet and heated towel rails.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas hob, two electric Fisher & Paykel wall ovens, AEG dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, Nespresso machine (you will have to supply your own capsules) and coffee plunger. An additional kitchenette downstairs has an electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer and microwave.

Lounges: 2
The north-facing open plan lounge area upstairs has seating for 8-10. It has panaromic views over Sandy Bay, looking out towards Tiri Tiri Island. The lounge opens out onto a north-facing deck. There is a large SKY flat screen TV, DVD player, WIFI internet, two oil heaters and a gas heater.
Another living space downstairs between the two bedrooms has lounge seating for 4 and a dining table with 4 chairs. The downstairs living space also has lovely views over Sandy Bay, and opens out to another north-facing deck. There is a second large flat screen TV, WIFI, games, jigsaws and books.

The upstairs dining room accommodates 6-8 at a round table. The dining room has a bookcase, ipod
dock, stereo and WIFI.

There is an upstairs laundry with a washing machine and dryer, plus an outside clothes line. All linen is supplied, except beach towels. An iron, ironing board and hair dryer are included.

Outdoor facilities:
Upstairs and downstairs decks are north-facing, with views over Sandy Bay. The upstairs deck has
outdoor furniture, including a table with seating for 8 plus 4 wire-framed lounge chairs and an umbrella. The downstairs split-level deck has a gas BBQ, coffee table and chairs. Three kayaks (2 adult, 1 child), a dinghy, 4 life jackets and 2 boogie boards are available. There is off-street parking for 2 cars.

Closeby attractions:
Golden Sands is a beachfront property, just a few steps from the sand of Sandy Bay! Sandy Bay is a safe and secluded all-tide swimming beach, where you can also launch your boat. Picturesque Enclosure Bay is a gentle 5-minute walk away, and there are many other beautiful walks close by.
Sandy Bay is close to Palm Beach and Oneroa Beaches, a short drive to Oneroa village with cafes, restaurants, bars, shops, library and art galleries, and close to wineries, golf and the supermarket.
Golden Sands is a 10-minute drive from the car ferry and an 8-minute drive from the passenger ferry servicing downtown Auckland.

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  • 2 nights minimum booking
  • 3 nights minimum booking over long weekends
  • 7 nights minimum booking over Christmas New Year (Dec 20 - Jan 10)
  • We are sorry but this property can not be rented for a 1 night stay.

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  • "Absolutely lovely bach overlooking quiet bay perfect for swimming and kayaking. Even had a coffee machine. Would definitely come back."                                                                        Orna McGinn Apr 2017
  • The host and ome were both wonderful. I would totally recommend this place to a friend and would love to return. Thanks for the great service Richard.
    Kasey Mar 2017
  • "Amazing property, great location with outstanding views. Very roomy fitted in 7 adults and 2 babies comfortably. Having the Kayaks and E Bikes onsite a lovely bonus. Would definitely recommend this property. Richard answered communications promptly, he met us at the house to welcome us and explain Waiheke's attractions. Over all very happy with the entire booking process."             John Riddler Mar 2017
  • "Richard was great and everything was smooth and easy for us to enjoy the property. Was great, we all wanted to stay longer"                                                                                                 Chris Hamill Mar 2017
  • “The house is amazing. We had a great cooking in the kitchen. And the bed is superb. Also, we enjoyed the private beach so much. Neither too secluded nor too noisy. Perfect place for a large family! ”                                                                                                                             Rachel Sheng Jan 2017
  • “Richard, we really enjoyed staying at Golden Sands on Waiheke Island. The view is beautiful, the location is great (we didn't realise how close to the beach it is!), the layout worked really well for us, and the house itself is very comfortable. Thanks again - we had a great weekend and hope to be able to return someday soon. Best regards. Bob”                                                                 Robert Vitale Jan 2017
  • "This property is something special. It's location is simply outstanding with commanding views of the bay and the level of amenity provided is second to none. Having access to kayaks, electric bikes! just adds so much to the experience of Waiheke. Attention to detail such as the bbq tools, lighter and equipment laid out ready to use shows a real consideration to making the experience fantastic. Highly recommended. Thank you Richard and thank you Golden Sands!"
    Chris jack, Nov 2016
  • Suited our family perfectly. Such a lovely outlook, must be awesome in summer. Everything we needed was there.
    Barbara Knauf, Oct 2016
  • "Beautiful location & well looked after. Can't wait to come back."
    Jeremy Gleye, Oct 2016
  • Totally Bitchen! Great spot.
    Jeffrey, Mar 2016
  • Lovely open plan up and down living areas and right on the beach.
    Louise Deakin, Nov 2015
  • Amazing house with beautiful views over the beach and everything you could hope for. The kitchen is very well equipped and the beds are comfortable. It's very clean and well maintained. We had a great stay here. Thank you! 
    Sona Jarosova, Sep 2015
  • Beautiful views from the balconies, warm home with a beautiful homely feel while still being an amazing modern home. We loved our weekend at Golden Sands. The bikes were awesome! 
    Raywin Rae, Aug 2015 
  • Excellent location overlooking the beach which is a stone's throw away. House is lovley and in great condition, has everything you need for a weekend getaway. Just needs to be clearer in the description that bedroom 3 is an outside sleepout, not part of the main house :)
    Kathryin Lee, Apr 2015
  • Fantastic property in a glorious setting. Well supplied in terms of equipment and so on - wish we could have had a week to try everything out! 
    Tooki Proctor, Mar 2015
  • Golden Sands is the ultimate Waiheke holiday home. It is luxurious, comfortable, has a very well equipped kitchen and the deck off the lounge is simply the best. You can sit on this deck all day long and watch the world go by. The views are simply stunning and you are so close to the water that you can hear the waves lapping against the shores of Sandy Bay. It is perfect for families, (the beach is super safe) and groups and is a very spacious well set out home. They have thought of everything for this beach home and we could not have had a more relaxing, invigorating, peaceful , happy holiday. I cannot speak more highly of this property to rent at anytime of year to enjoy this incredible part of Waiheke island. Downstairs can be used as a teenagers retreat leaving the upstairs for adults - everyone undisturbed and happy ! This really is an incredible home and well worth a visit. I am still dreaming about sitting on the deck and looking at the sea view ! Bliss.
    Claire Morgan, Feb 2015