Our family of 5 adults stayed here for one night on the way up to the Bay of Islands. The hosts were welcoming and friendly. The accommodation was superbly laid out and spotlessly clean. Everything was new and in good working order. The washing machine was a bonus and the hosts had even provided washing powder. Breakfast was provided in the kitchen cupboard in the shape of bread, jams, mini-cereals, tea, coffee and milk and more. Wonderful views over sleepy Sandspit as the sun went down and the moon came up. We did walk into Sandspit but quickly realised we'd be driving out for dinner that night. We did not make use of the huge jacuzzi tub on the decking but it was available. Thanks to our kind hosts for squeezing us in before the busy Easter period began. We felt rested and refreshed the next day for the next part of our journey.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- WELCOME to Sandspit Retreat, the premiere, totally self contained accommodation, located just 45 minutes North of Auckland. These 3 private and secluded houses are all within 5 to 10 minutes drive to the towns of Matakana and Warkworth, so why not enjoy the added benefit of being right on the waters edge, with unhindered views of the Sandspit inlet,the gateway to Mansion House on Kawau Island and all that it has to offer.*An added attraction, is a beautiful, private, little, beach called Brick Bay, that is often only frequented by locals which is only a few minutes drive from Sandspit Retreat. Make Sandspit Retreat your next choice in Sandspit/Matakana/Warkworth accommodation for that perfect romantic "get away", a place to hold your corporate conference, or simply to have an activity fun-filled time away with your family. Its extensive games room and numerous on site activities, cater for children and adults alike. ... more less