The chalet  receives all day sun.Pizza oven and bbq, great place to gather in the evening.
Entire cottage - 3 nights $240
Hosted by Steve
Steve is the host.
6 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
1 bath
6 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
1 bath
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Chalet in own gardens view down valley to sea. Cosy, your own full kitchen and bathroom. Beds made. Spa/sauna, pizza oven/bbq included. Yoga, massage, breakfast and much else available. Fantastic location to explore Golden Bay from (please note spa not always available in winter).

The space

Very peaceful kiwi bach style accommodation with all of stunning Golden Bay available close by. Many extra's on offer.

Guest access

All of the gardens (bush and more formal English cottage garden) available to roam. Spa and Sauna complex plus yoga studio. Table tennis available.

Interaction with guests

Order a pizza night! We get the fire going, offer advise for best results and provide the dough.

Other things to note

Easy on check out, we are very relaxed and have a great deal of information available so you can make your visit t Golden Bay special - it is an amazing part of New Zealand!


Extra people £11 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 25%
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Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

30 Reviews

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Emily User Profile
April 2017
Steve's place was amazing. So homely, friendly and quirky. Him and Heather have done an incredible job at ensuring there is anything you could ever need. We had a great time in the hot tub and sauna and wish we could've stayed longer. All in all an amazing place to stay in a great location at a brilliant price!!
Steve User Profile
Response from Steve:
Thanks so much for a great review. Loved having young people from Southampton stay and seeing them make the most of New Zealand. Enjoy the rest of your time. Cheers Steve
April 2017

Helen User Profile
December 2016
Great location and very relaxing. Plenty to do in the area and loads of great beaches. The pizza oven is great for getting to know your neighbours and Steve is an excellent host. Will definitely return. Thanks
Steve User Profile
Response from Steve:
Will not forget your visit, we did have a lot of fun. Take care and visit again soon Steve
December 2016

Beth User Profile
April 2016
Would definitely recommend! Location and the accommodation were lovely. Steve was welcoming and gave us some helpful recommendations! He also made us some pizza dough to make our own pizzas for the pizza oven...a really lovely personal touch that made our stay even more enjoyable.
Steve User Profile
Response from Steve:
Thank you Beth for a great review - it is lucky I love pizza. Good to meet you guys and pop back soon. Steve
April 2016

Jeremy User Profile
March 2016
The huts at Sandcastles are in a fantastic spot surrounded by peaceful gardens shared by all huts. The sea is a short stroll away and a better swimming bay is a short drive away. It's much quieter here than east (southern) of Abel Tasman but probably less activities to choose from if you want adventure. Steve, the owner, is very friendly and helpful, and offered some good local advice. He also has a lovely dog which my kids loved seeing. A short drive or even walk are a few cafe/restaurants and a great fish & chip takeaway in the local convenience shop. Whilst we did enjoy our time at Sandcastles, they were a little 'shabbier' than expected. The wifi doesn't really reach some of ten huts so people gathered outside the reception hut (not ideal). There is a hut with a washing machine and dryer for a charge. Spa was out of use but then it was hot when we were there and didn't see sauna. It's not the place for you if you expect everything freshly painted, modern and no cobwebs but if you want a great location, at good value and close to nature then you'll love it.
Steve User Profile
Response from Steve:
Thanks for the great review Jeremy. On the wifi we are looking at boosters and the r8000 modem so shortly all will be covered, you're right in that guests expectations have shifted from wifi being a convenience to a necessity.
March 2016

Wilder User ProfileWilder is a superhost.
March 2016
What a perfect spot. Chilled and comfortable cabins. Sauna on request and best massage I've gotten in a long time. Don't spread the word

Sue User Profile
February 2016
Steve made us feel so welcome. Sandcastle is such a tranquil place to stay and explore the Able Tasmin and Golden bay. Thank you Steve and the tomatoes are delicious.

Bella User Profile
April 2017
Myself and four friends stayed here for a night while on holiday. The cottage was so cute and comfortable. We wish we could've stayed longer!

Joined in April 2015
Steve User Profile
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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