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“Stayed for two nights, so relaxing, felt like two weeks!”
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Sandspit Retreat
Ranked #8 of 20 Warkworth B&B and Inns
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6 reviews
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“Stayed for two nights, so relaxing, felt like two weeks!”
Reviewed 7 December 2013

We stayed here with our two small children and had such an amazing weekend. The scenery is stunning, the 3 bedroom house is wonderful, well kept and comfortable. It has everything you need including a spa pool overlooking the water. Spent nights supping local wine, listening to morporks in the trees, looking up to stars. Gorgeous quality time while the little ones slept. If there is once place you need to visit in New Zealand this is it! Hosts are great too, they are close by but house is very secluded and they ensured we had a very enjoyable stay. Just a short hop north of Auckland, we'll definitely be back!

  • Stayed December 2013
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Reviewed 18 July 2013 via mobile

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.

Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

We stayed in the 3 bedroom house for the last part of our 3 month trip to New Zealand and it was fantastic. Very clean and new and the owners very helpful. It is a lovely area and wished we had more time.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 April 2013 via mobile

We went for a much needed weekend away to de stress in peace. We stayed in the one bedroom cottage.
This was the perfect place. Total privacy in an AMAZING setting with character. The owners are lovely and it's nice to know they are around. But only if you need them. Otherwise they leave you to it.
Loved the pool room and table tennis. Watched the sunrise over water from the bedroom. Sea views from everywhere in the place. Spa access direct from your room also with views. Bush views from the bathroom with one way glass for privacy.
Total relaxation.

  • Stayed April 2013
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New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 January 2013 via mobile

Wow... When we showed up to the three bedroom house at sandspit retreat we couln't believe the view. The place was so clean and new. all provisions were there including a full fruit bowl, loaf of bread, 2 types of milk, tea, coffee, soap etc.We stayed a week with our daughter and was provided with a portacot. Three bedrooms were big, all with double wardrobes, Massive cupboard in the hallway to keep those bags out of sight, open plan kitchen/lounge looking out over the view, very private. Spa was appreciated and also had fabulous lookout. We mostly used the bbq but was only a 5 min drive to sandspit cafe which we ate at a couple of nights. 10 minute drive to matakana and warkworth to stock up with fresh produce. Owners gave us a great tip to a nearby quiet, calm beach that not many people go to. We spent most days there. Great we live in nz as we'll definitely be back. Would love to see the 1 bedroom and 5 bedroom house on the next property.

Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Coleorton
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Reviewed 22 December 2012 via mobile

The other reviewers have captured the beauty of this place, and the hospitality of the owners who were very professional and hospitable hosts. The 1 bedroom cottage is awesome, with lots of space and interesting architectural features. Stunning views and total privacy. The sound of birdsong is the only thing that breaks silence, together with the gentle rustling of the bush around the decking. It feels as though you are sat on top of a canopy of silver fern. Stayed for a wedding in Matakana, and would not hesitate to come back.

Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 October 2012

Sandspit Retreat is tucked away at the end of the estuary overlooking calm water. We were lucky to have a clear sky with full moon the night we stayed. We had a great time playing pool & table tennis after dark in the games room, before having a spa outside our house.The three bedroom house would be perfect for taking a family away to, or even sharing with a group of friends. The house is well set up for longer stays, with everything you would need for cooking & washing clothes etc.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sandspit Retreat
Address: 18 Beach Street | Sandspit, Warkworth 0982, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Warkworth
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Warkworth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 2
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 

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