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Whites Bay

Whites Bay, Waiheke Island


Winter: NZ$225 per night, GST not included
Summer: NZ$295 per night, GST not included
Peak: NZ$345 per night, GST not included
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Whites Bay    Whites Bay, Waiheke Island


Absolute beach front, this charming cedar holiday home is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The beach is right at your doorstep and the sea marks your horizon. This private and inspiring setting is the perfect backdrop for the holidays. Set in a secluded and private bay, it boasts 50 acres of bird and animal life, from lambs to donkeys, peacocks, ducks, doves and parrots, not to mention the variety of native species and fauna. Waken to tuis and kereru and the music of lapping water then walk the many bush walks that cover this beautiful property..

This.2-bedroom Boathouse with separate cabin, and its own dock, is ideal for families or groups. It can host up to 10 guests. Accessible by 4x4, helicopter or boat, this one-of-a-kind Waiheke accommodation is the hallmark of romance and relaxation. And adventure! A tender is available to access your boat and the great fishing spots outside the Marine Reserve. There are 3 SUPs available for your use as well as 2 kayaks.

A large, flat grassy area right next to the beach—your very own beach—makes this hideaway a romantic retreat, with 2 heli-pads for a dramatic entrance. (Please contact our office for more details.) 

Please note: Rates listed are for 2 people. Additional guests are $50 per person per night.



Bedroom 1 has a king bed. Bedroom 2  has a Queen sized bed.. The lounge has a double fold out couch.

Separate to the main house, the cabin has 2 sets of bunk beds, and a single bed with a roll away underneath, which can sleep up to another 6 people. Ideal for the children.

Sleeps: 2-10

Basic toilet and shower in the main house and the cabin. There is an outside shower off the main house..

Open plan kitchen, dining room and lounge. Double electric hob, microwave and fridge (a full sized freezer can be found in the utility room at the back of the bach.)


IPOD dock and couch.

Dining room:
Dining table and 6 chairs.

Washing machine, dryer. All linen provided.

Outdoor facilities: 
Verandah across the front of the house where the tide comes up to. A large flat grass area between the house and cabin is great for a game of cricket, touch rugby, soccer or badmington. 2 kayaks available with 2 life jackets and 3 SUPs.

Closeby attractions:
Whites Bay is at the beginning of the Te Matuku Marine reserve. Please make sure that you check with the live-in manager as to the boundaries. Fishing is not allowed within these boundaries.
Poderi Crisci Restaurant, Passage Rock and Man O' War Bay Vineyards 15 - 20 minute drive away. Plenty of bush and coastal walks, enjoy the vast array of native birds in the area including wild peacocks.
30-40 minute drive to Oneroa Village and the passenger ferry at Matiatia. Approx 25-35 minutes to the car ferry at Kennedy Point.  

Rates apply to 2 people.
$50 per extra person per night.
Total number of people that can stay in the house: 4
Total number of people allowed to camp in a tent and or the cabin: 6                                                 



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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.


  • I almost don’t want to rate this place so well so it won’t be the cool new spot. This is by far the best place we have ever stayed in NZ. And we have stayed at a lot! Falling asleep to the ocean and feeding peacocks were some of my favorite things! But if you aren’t comfortable with 4x4 drive you might want to stay in town!
    Kaitlyn Graham, Feb 2024
  • We really enjoyed the peaceful and wonderful location. Nothing bad to say except we should have booked for 2 weeks there ;-) I would say (but that's just for the french people we are !) : -More wine glasses would have been useful (5 x white, 5 x red and 5 x champagne) -1 or 2 bigger pot for cooking We did enjoy the kayak, one double would have been great. Again nothing about the above was a problem at all, we really had a wonderful time there.
    Lionelle Lahola, Feb 2024
  • We had a great time at richards place over waitangi weekend so fun being so remote and having the beach to ourselves. we arrived at high tide and jumped straight off the jetty which was so special! fun drive in also, agree with a 4x4 being necessary - dont think we would have made it back up if we were in 2wd's haha cheers richard
    Henry Davis, Feb 2024
  • Spectacularly remote location. We drive a Hyundai Santa Fe and the drive in was fine. Our young kids loved the animals - the peacocks were a hit. Plenty to keep us entertained with SUP and kayaks. The kitchenette was basic so some juggling of meal plans was required. The two bedrooms in the main house were more open plan that we expected. But…the daytime views are something else and the stars above at night were next level.
    Elliott Keys, Apr 2023
  • Beautiful spot with lots to do with kayaks and paddle boards available for use in the private bay. Great to be able to interact with the wildlife on site - with roaming peacocks and doves flying about.
    Anton Boven, Mar 2023
  • Thank you for your warm welcome, the excellent notes on what to expect & access details and allowing us to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Whites Bay.
    David and Sandra Bovill, Feb 2023
  • Our friends are still raving about the accomodation, even though we had some poor weather. Plenty of room for touch rugby and frisbee on the large lawn, swimming etc all within your own slice of paradise. Great for adults getaway, or bring the kids, we’ll be back probably with kids in tow next time I’d say.
    Tiffany Watts, Nov 2022
  • Amazing location right on the beach. beautiful surroundings with peacocks, donkeys horses. 
    Lloyd Gray, Oct 2022
  • Whites Bay is an amazing secluded spot right on the water. Michael the property manager was more than helpful and accommodating, and the cabin was such a treat. Paddleboards, kayaks, private pier, and beautiful grounds. I 10/10 would recommend staying here for your very own private bay Waiheke Island experience.
    Lauren Murray, Feb 2022
  • We absolutely loved the property. We definitely would stay there again. Michael, the manager on site was super nice.We loved the animals especially the peacocks. It was absolutely great there were games – cricket and board games we could use. I would highly recommend this property to others.
    Jocelyn Cameron, Feb 2022
  • Just loved the location and Mike the caretaker was so accommodating and welcoming to the max.
    Stuart McGregor, Jan 2022

  • Thank you so much for having us at your property, what a great place! We can’t wait to come back and stay longer. Loved every bit of it.
    Olivia Spur, Jan 2022

  • Grand location, cozy fire with bountiful views.  We enjoyed the location immensely, the drive in was a fun little adventure too. When it says 4 WD access, its not a suggestion !! Great place.
    Daniel Watsion, Jul 2021
  • A great family holiday with lots of room.The property is so amazing. Great service and location. Will definately come again.
    Sandra Traiyawong, Jun 2021
  • What a beautiful spot. Would definitely stay there again.
    Keziah Smith, May 2021
  • We have stayed at Whites Bay around 7 years ago and loved it, so booked again for Easter Weekend and weren't disappointed! Its pretty rustic and there's no wifi (although it has cellphone coverage), the kids' mobile data ran out after the first day and they actually played together outside after that! Jumping off the wharf at high tide, family connection time and playing 'spotlight' after dark were highlights, the kids remembered this from the last time we stayed. Loved the donkeys , peacocks, chickens, sheep and "nature" (as Mr 8 put it), the whole place was magic! Adults were in the main house, kids were in the sleepout and a tent on the lawn. We'll be back again for sure!
    Christina Mckee Wright, Apr 2021
  • We arrived by boat on a beautiful day. The waters edge property and manicured gardens are stunning. Owners were very generous and nothing was too much trouble. Thanks again!
    Christopher Dawson, Mar 2021
  • This place is seriously a special slice of paradise, you will not be disappointed. We have stayed on Waiheke every summer for the past 10years and this property was voted by our family as the most special of them all. And trust me we have stayed over the years at some very incredible places. If you are looking for a place to unwind, reconnect with family & friends and a location that you can’t even put a price tag on then this is the place for you. The accommodation is unique but the location is magical.
    Wendy Zagalsky, Feb 2021
  • This is a wonderful property on the waters edge. We had an outstanding holiday. The facilities were small and unusually arranged but we made good use of the outdoors which was superb so all was well.
    Kathy MacFarlane. Jan 2021
  • This is an awesome private beach. The manager is lovely and very helpful. The kids loved the park like ground and animals. There was also lots of balls, games, board games and 2 kayaks to use. The beds in the house are good but the cabin ones not so much. It’s in a marine reserve so can’t fish off the beach but if you have a boat it’s no issue. Overall we loved this spot and it’s great for kids.
    Ange Kettle, Mar 2020
  • 'Great place for a great weekend break'
    Philip Antscheri, Feb 2020
  • Great place set in the bush, well equipped, with great deck BBQ setup and big tables, no problems at all apart from some pesky mosquitoes.
    Paul Casserly, Jan 2020
  • An absolutely wonderful place and the perfect coastal setting. Be prepared for a very steep driveway down to the beach.
    Rick Braddock, Jun 2019
  • “Otherworldly! Perfect spot for a get away from the hustle and bustle of the island. That road is not for the faint of heart but the prize at the end is well worth it!” 
     Matthew Sagar, Mar 2019                                                              
  • "Awesome recommend! 5 stars! Great place, loved everything about this location. Truely majic! Would love to go back in the future."   
     Sam Marshall, Dec 2018                                                                                                  

  • “Stunning location, exemplary Hospitality & many activities to do on the spot. We loved our SUP experience discovering the surrounding bays. Definitely worth every penny !”                                         
    Pablo, Oct 201/8  
  • The journey out to the property is just as spectacular as the property itself, but would highly recommend a 4x4 vehicle as there as some steep gravel sections. The property itself is set on a private beach with only the owners residence up on the hill. Animals, including peacocks, sheep, donkeys and birds, are scattered throughout the property which is very cool. The interior of the place is very basic but has everything you need to have a comfortable stay. Board games around the fireplace or reading a book on the couch is a great way to relax and unwind from the world. We felt very secluded, which was nice. Thank you very much to Sue and Don for welcoming us and making our stay one to remember. Will definitely be returning in future.” This place will always hold a special place for me as I proposed to my partner on the jetty. Will definately be back.
    Matthew, Nov 2016
  • Place was simply stunning.. A fantastically beautiful and well maintained property that met all of our needs. I truly hope to be back soon!”  Such a great open land space, this water front cottage has exceptional scenary.
    James, May 2016 
  • Awesome spot! Would def go back. Kids were in heaven.
    Jacqui Furness, May 2015
  • Great set up. Right on the water is nice.
    Aaron Shipman, Feb 2015
  • Fantastic property. cottage small, but worth it for the location. property manager (Brent) was very welcoming and helpful.
    David Williams, Apr 2014 
  • WOW, this place is amazing! The photos on the website do not do justice for just how breath taking this place is. Jumping off the jetting at high tide, hand feeding the birds, walking round the rocks, sleeping to the sound of the water, Beautiful. Our car ran into a bit of trouble (flat battery and flat tyre!) and the owners and the property manager were outstanding, we were blown away by how helpful they were. Highly recommend and we look forward to going back. Very private.
    Angela Martin, Feb 2014
  • Fantastic weeks stay at the Bach, just what we needed, plenty of opportunities to keep busy from walk's, kayaking, exploring, fishing outside the reserve and enjoying the isolation. Manager was very helpful and encouraged the kids to visit the Avery, peacocks were very entertaining.
    Susan Reelick, Jan 2014
  • The spot is quite far away from the wharf and town. So once you are there you stay there. The place is at the most amazing spot. So much land and the batch is right on the beach. I would highly recommend staying there.
    Juliette Lovett, Jan 2014
  • We absolutely loved this venue. It was truely amazing. We had it all......beach, farm and room for the boat. The Farm manager was absolutely fantastic and made our stay really enjoyable. We would love to return!!
    Karen Spicer, Jan 2014 
  • The property is amazing! Very cool little Bach and so close to the water. We would definitely look to visit again and is perfect if you are taking your 4x4 with you for the weekend. We woke up to the sound of the waves crashing onto the beach outside the front door and half a dozen peacocks chilling on the front deck!
    Rhodri Thomas, Aug 2013 
  • We enjoyed our stay at Whites Bay. The bach is small, but nice. We enjoyed the use of the kayak and dingy, and swimming in the bay. The property manager was very friendly and helpful. We would recommend this property to those looking to get away to a more remote location. 
    John Pawlick, Jan 2012

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