Cooks Beach, Waikato, New Zealand Accommodations

Accommodations in Cooks Beach

Bedroom
Excellent
209 reviews
Bedroom
  • Wifi
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Pets Allowed
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
The SpaceOur totally remodelled cottage has no neighbours, only birds chattering and waves breaking on the shore. The stairs between our house and the cottage open up to a large deck and garden that looks out onto our flax and native tree filled backyard. Fan tails fluttering around you with their “messages", Tui's playing tag, green eyed Wax Eyes, blue King Fishers and many more birds make their home here. We have a beautiful macrocarpa table with benches and lots of chairs, a perfect place to sunbathe (please use the sun block we supply, our sun is very strong!), enjoy a drink in the evening and socialise, BBQ for dinner, or just relax. Terry loves his gardening and it shows! There are garden beds all over the property, not just on the deck where we grow a variety of veggies, flowers, herbs and fruit trees. Help yourself, we are happy to share what we grow with you. We do not use or purchase genetically modified plants or seeds. We have a washing machine, if you give me your laundry I am happy to do it for you, small fee applies to cover the costs. We provide ground salt and pepper, dried spices and olive oil for cooking: tea, coffee, raw sugar, muesli, milk, local eggs, butter, bread, seasonal fruit. Have breakfast on the sunny front deck, looking upon the rock garden, filled with exotic plants, fruit trees, grape vines, and many more treasures. Books have been collected and friends have left some behind and taken others, help yourself and leave one if you have finished it. We have extra power boards, international adapters, light bulbs and candles on the bookshelf. Fresh flowers from the neighbourhood complete the room. There are extra blankets and a heater if your really cold. If you are unable to find something you need, just ask, chances are we will have it. The bathroom has bath, hand and face towels. Cotton buds and wipes on the sink top, a hair dryer, some razors, shower caps, first aid kit, lotions and more. There is sun protectant, mozzie spray just outside the door. The new shower has body wash, soap, shampoo and conditioner. We have WIFI for you to chat with family and friends, catch up on emails or just browse the net, coverage even goes down to the driveway. If you only have your phone, and the screen is just not big enough, we have a tablet that you are welcome to use. We have 2 kayaks with life jackets, beach accessories galore, snorkels, masks, fins, skim and boogie boards, blow up loungers, beach chairs, shovels and buckets, skateboards, and more. Beach towels are in the blue chest of drawers outside your room. Spades for Hot Water Beach, beach mats, sun lotion and insect spray (some beaches have "no see ems- little biting creatures that you can't see), a clothesline to hang wet clothes and towels, snorkels and fins, extra hats and some jandles. Guest AccessOur guests are treated like family. Please enjoy the decks, gardens, help yourself to the fruit, veggies and herbs we are growing. Explore the rock garden, even jump on the trampoline! You are free to use the BBQ. Park in the driveways or on the grass in front beside the fence, it's safe. Interaction with GuestsBecause the unit is private from the main house, we do respect both those who seek interaction as well as those who seek privacy. We are more than happy to make suggestions, make reservations for activities or dining or give directions. You are welcome to join us for a drink on the deck or BBQ, meet our family and friends that come to visit. The NeighborhoodA short stroll up the street is Cooks Beach, where the sea is always calm, bright blue and ideal for swimming and skim boarding. The sun rises over the headland where the Purangi Estuary empties, or fills, into the sea. A magical place to start your day, peaceful and quiet. Cooks has some of NZ's oldest history - Capt James Cook sailed on the HMS Endeavour into Mercury Bay in 1769, anchoring just off The Purangi, the same area Kupe, the mythical Polynesian explorer had chosen when he first landed in New Zealand calling it Aotearoa. Kayak up the Purangi Estuary, its beautiful or at the other end of the beach is a little cave to paddle into then just around the corner is Lonely Bay, a locals favourite. Lonely Bay is the place to collect shell fairy rings, string them up to hang outside your home to remember The Coromandel. In November, December and into January, Lonely Bay is lined with blooming red Pohutukawa trees, NZ native Christmas tree, it's a sight to behold! Above Lonely Bay is Shakespheres Cliff and lookout, a great place to view Mercury Bay. Flaxmill Bay is the next beach, warmest water in the area for swimming. Across the street from Flaxmill is Eggsentric, have a cup of coffee and cake and grab some organic groceries, or a fun night out for dinner, sadly they are closed in the winter. The next beach is Front Beach, beautiful homes are along the shoreline and when the tide is out, Mussel Rock is where we go and pick our kai fresh from the sea. Lastly is Ferry Landing, the oldest stone wharf in Australasia, built in 1837. Ferry Landing is where you take a passenger only ride over to Whitianga, you will find banks, restaurants, shops, cinema…The ferry runs continuous in the Summer until late at night and is $6 return. We can easily look up the times if it is not summer, when they restrict their hours. A 10 minute drive the other way takes you to Cathedral Cove in Hahei or Hot Water Beach, both must to do's. There is a park and ride for Cathedral Cove that runs in the summer only, it is located just as you are driving into Hahei. Park there and take the bus up to the beginning of the track. The car park up at the cove gets very full and you could wait for hours. From the car park the walk into the cove is around 45 minutes- lots of stairs at the end, so the walk out is about an hour- depending on how fit you are! The other option is to take the track that goes from the beach. Take the road going into Hahei to the end, as you are facing the sea, the beach track is to your left, just before the big Pohutukawa tree, you will see the stairs. This way will put on an extra 1/2 hour or so. Make sure you have sunscreen on, a hat and lots of water if it's super hot. There is nothing to purchase down there, you need to take it with you. Off the Cove track are two other bays, perfect for snorkeling- String Ray Bay and Gemstone Bay- check them out for sure. There is a water taxi that operates from the beach, if they are running there will be a huge flag on the beach that you can see when you drive down there. There is also the kayak tours, they land at the cove for you to have a look around. Hahei Explorer operates from the Pa end of the beach. Cathedral Cove Dive shop runs diving classes. There are also lots of other boat tours that operate from Ferry Landing- Whitianga side mostly. On the opposite end of Hahei beach is Te Pare Historic Reserve, made up of two Ngati Hei pa sites. A 15 minute walk up to the site, through an ancient pohutukawa grove, leads to the headland with views stretching for miles up and down the coast. Hot Water Beach is just past Hahei. Dig your own spa pool during low tide. The hot springs are only accessible at low tide and only one area on the beach where the hot water is, that is by the rocks. From the road into Hot Water Beach, turn into the first car park you see-just as you are going up the hill. That is the surfers car park, park in there, it is not paid parking like the car park at the end of the road. Walk to the beach and the hot water area is to your right. Please note the water can be extremely hot, so you need to be careful where you stand. Best time to go is on a rainy day or sunrise and sunset, if possible there are a lot less people. SURFING: Hot Water Beach a classic surf spot with a right hand point break and various beach breaks that pick up the best of the Pacific Swell. SAFETY: Hot Water Beach has very strong currents, dangerous rips and holes which can make it unsafe. Please swim between the flags and make sure children, friends and family are supervised at all times. Leaving the area back to Auckland, just before you get to Tairua, or if you are coming this way and have gone through Tairua, are two stunning Kauri trees standing side by side. These two Kauri trees, or the Twin Kauri's, are easily accessible and well worth the photo opportunity, you can see them from the road. There is a small walk from the trees that takes you to a smaller grove of kauri's and other natives. Closer to Coromandel Town, but very well worth is New Chum Beach voted as one of the world's top 10 beaches. This protected beach has no buildings, no roads, no infrastructure or camping. Its a bit of a walk, 30-40 mins. From the north end of Whangapoua beach, cross the stream and walk along the rocky shoreline and over the headland through a spectacular nikau forest and huge Pohutukawas. Getting AroundDuring summer there is a shuttle that runs between Cooks Beach/ Hahei/ Hot Water Beach/ and Ferry Landing. Otherwise there is a local taxi/tour service that we can make a booking for you. If we are home and able to, we also can take you places you need to go. Other Things to NoteThis accommodation is not suited to older couples or young children due to the stairs to access the house. We take our dogs walking early in the morning and they get very excited, running down the stairs where your window is, they may wake you up. Our son catches the school bus in the mornings when it is not the holidays, but he's not too noisy. We are also next door to the Community Hall, there are wedding receptions held there usually March/April, we are not informed of them but they are usually shut down by 11:30, you can hear the band or DJ during their party.
Bedroom
Excellent
20 reviews
Bedroom
  • Wifi
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Parking
The SpaceOur beautiful home has 2 very private bedrooms located in their own separate uni, which is detached from the rest of the house. Guests are able to book either one bedroom (with access to a full bathroom), or both bedrooms for the same party of people (i.e. you will not need to share your space with other guests). If you'd like to make a booking for more then 2 people, please contact us, and we can arrange this for you. Please note, smoking is permitted, but we kindly ask you to smoke on the deck only. Unfortunately, due to the the potentially dangerous cliff top we live on, we aren't able to accommodate small children. Guest AccessGuests are able to enjoy the Guest Unit, both private decks and our garden. Interaction with GuestsWe love meeting new people, but also know that sometimes travellers like their privacy too, so we're able to interact as much, or as little as you like. Please feel free to ask any questions you like, we're always happy to help. The NeighborhoodWe are located in one of New Zealand's most beautiful areas- we have 180 degree views of Mercury Bay, which you can enjoy from your bed! Great local restaurants, wineries, a few quaint shops, and basic amenities are available in the area. Getting AroundYou'll need a car to get to our home- it is a 10 minute drive from Hahei Village, and we are on a partially un-paved road- it is a very safe and easy to drive on road. Other Things to NoteWe are a 10 minute drive from the region's top attractions: Cathedral Cove, Hot Water Beach, Hahei Beach, Cooks Beach and the Ferry to Whitianga. Unbeatable!
Home/Apartment
Home/Apartment
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The SpaceWelcome to our holiday home located in Cooks Beach on the Coromandel, NZ. Open plan modern living in a cost effective warm and sunny location. Enjoy the many many attractions the area offers. We live in Auckland so the place is yours to enjoy 100%, it's located just off Purangi Road, 5 min walk out of the main township of Cooks Beach in a small subdivison. If you are coming from Auckland it is a 2.5 hour drive. Our cottage is open plan living, with a new kitchen installed September 2013. There is a 4 burner BBQ, fridge and freezer, washing machine and all standard kitchen utensils and requirements. New flooring installed august 2014 throughout. We have a TV with freeview (clear reception) and DVD player. The local area is a destination for tourists and kiwis alike. With so many things to do, our holiday home is handy to all of the following: Hot Water Beach, Hahei, Cathedral Cove, Whitianga (5 mins drive + 2 min ferry), wineries, local restaurants and cafes, bush walks. There is internet coverage and mobile phone reception, but you will need your own connection. Plenty of off street parking and room for your camper, boat or otherwise.(you can park anywhere on the lawn and the lawn is large) If you are looking for a near new, warm, down to earth and modern place to stay with out being too pernickety then this is your pick! We hope to hear from you soon! Guest Accessfull access Interaction with GuestsWe are not present during your time of stay. This is our holiday home so the place is yours to enjoy for the duration of your stay. The Neighborhoodseaside town, lovely long white sand beach. The bach is located in a small cul de sac off the main road that takes you through to Ferry Landing. Safe for children to play. Getting AroundFerry runs to Whititanga from Ferry Landing (5 min drive, 15min bike, 30min walk).
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5br Home/Apartment
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The Space970 Lonely Bay Lodge is Coromandel's premiere beachside venue. Three ensuite guestrooms encompass the bush/water views of Purangi Estuary and Cooks Beach. The fourth (honeymoon) suite has two bedrooms and its own outdoor lounge with patio fireplace. The king bed in the Purangi Suite can be divided into two single beds, changing the total of beds from five to six. The Lodge can host up to 10 guests. This boutique lodge is a perfect, and private venue for corporate events, weddings, honeymoons and romantic getaways. As we run a Bed & Breakfast it is possible to book the rooms separately. If you wish to do so, you can send an enquiry. Guest AccessGuests have access to a library, TV/AV ‘snug’ with Bang & Olufsen sound system, solarium and multiple decks and fireplaces. An added attraction is the bush bath tucked into the surrounding tree ferns. An idyllic place to enjoy a dawn soak to the birdcall in the nearby reserve. Each room has complimentary minibars. Interaction with GuestsA manager is available to provide local knowledge and assistance as needed. Our local chef is available to prepare meals if arranged prior to arrival. All our organic produce is sourced locally where possible. Guests also receive a complimentary scrumptious and quality breakfast from local, organic produce; prepared by our friendly morning cook. The NeighborhoodThe Coromandel boasts beautiful scenery along with numerous activities and nature hikes to suite all ages and fitness levels. Stunning restaurants to satisfy most palates. Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove are two local 'must sees'. Getting AroundShuttle buses are available. During the December/January a bus runs locally. Other Things to NoteIndoor - outdoor fireplaces. Private dining options, on call chef by prior arrangement. Solarium with louevred roof and foldback walls. Manicured grounds. Bush bath nestled in creekside setting and outside shower Access to beach and reserve a short 2 minute walk. All rooms have full ensuite with italian tiled shower and bath. Twin bed option possible in king bed suite. Handicapped access with elevator for upper rooms. Ground floor suite for mobility impaired.
Home/Apartment
2br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceOriginal family holiday home elevated on the hill facing and looking the beautiful Cooks Beach and Mercury Islands. Guest AccessCooks Beach is a quiet peaceful location providing beautiful beaches and estuaries, and bush walks. Local businesses include a General Store, Cafe/Takeaway Shop, Liquor Store, Wine Bar and Restaurant, and Local Wineries. Interaction with GuestsEmail, telephone and neighbor The NeighborhoodQuiet and naturally beautiful area Getting AroundLocal bus, bicycles and car. Ferry to Whitianga Other Things to NoteSpades provided for Hot Water Beach. Bicycles for use.
b&b
b&b
  • Pets Allowed
Just minutes from the beach, very close to Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach, our self contained unit outside our home has a full bathroom, kitchen, washing machine, queen bed, sky tv, lounge chairs, front deck and full use of our large outside deck with veggie garden and BBQ. Your own personal front deck and large communal back deck, with the convenience of no neighbours, looking out to the flax filled reserve and Tui’s to watch. Stairs on the side of the unit lead our large back deck and the front door of both the main house and the unit. Our family is made up of two adults, one preteen, two friendly dogs (one little and one big) and a cockatiel who live inside the main house. The large deck has seating and a BBQ available as well as a beautiful veggie garden. The front of the house is fenced with a rock garden, trampoline, and parking available. Beach equipment, bikes, kayak, skateboards and scooters are also available. When not working we are home, but will respect your privacy utmost. On the large deck we often have friends and family for drinks and BBQs at night so you are welcome to join us. Cooks Beach is just 10 minutes from Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach and just 5 minutes from the passenger ferry to Whitianga. You can easily walk to the beach in 5 minutes and have a swim, or dig your feet in the sand and collect some pippi's for lunch, walk just down the beach and up to Shakespeare's Cliff and Lonely Bay. We have a local dairy, liquor store, winery and there are some fun places to eat. Our house is the first one on the left hand side when you come into Cooks Beach, we have 9 colours on our fence, so you can't miss it! Lots of parking outside.
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3br house
This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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Bedroom
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The Space1. Sea view master bedroom; gorgeous interior designed with unsuite. Stunning 180 sea views, private deck, spectacular sunrises , native birds calls. $150per night , or the entire house which sleeps 6 is available for $250.00 per night( plus housekeeping fee of $120. ), minimum of 2 nights stay, ( (phone number hidden) ) BBQ, outdoor pizza oven, large decks, white sandy beach 5min walk away.Local vineyard, winery, cafes. kayak provided. I personally designed, landscaped and did the interior furnishing of my beach house. It is built for the sun and sea views and includes items and furnishings from my travels. There are two upstairs bed rooms, one is sea facing (queen bed ) and the other has rural views,(queen and single bed ) they share an ensuite. You are welcome to share the downstairs open plan living area which includes the kitchen , TV and lounge. There is also an outdoor area including decks, BBQ, pizza oven and courtyard. As I also live here I will enjoy meeting and getting to know you and offer advice as to where you might like to visit, eat out and explore. I also have a small white dog, Max who shares my home and enjoys visitors. My beach house is alleviated above the Bay for the views which also makes it private. Cooks Beach is a quiet coastal village in the off season and very busy for the summer months. It is a safe area to walk to the beach, cafes, shop, vineyard and a short drive to the ferry which takes you to Whitianga for main shopping, fishing , sailing and diving adventures, spa, restaurants. I have lived and worked here for 20 years and love it. !! There is a privately run local taxi van service to take you around the local area. There is ample parking on site. If you intend to explore the area then a rental car from the airport with GPS would be the best way or if only staying a minimal time then the Go Kiwi Shuttle Service will bring you right to my door and return you to the airport after your stay. Suzy's Beach House is also listed for full rental on (website hidden); listing 18794 Holiday (website hidden); listing 22909. A full list of photos and info is listed. Guest AccessAs guests in my home you are welcome to join me in the kitchen and lounge areas and all outdoor living and entertaining areas. There is a BBQ and pizza oven and out door fire pit. Interaction with GuestsAs I live here I can recommend places to visit, eat, and activities to enjoy. The NeighborhoodCooks Beach is a small coastal village with very friendly, helpful locals. The amenities; Small grocery store, fish and chips, liquor store, café, vineyard, winery, a ferry service to Whitianga town, fishing, sailing and diving tours. We are near the famous Hot Water beach and Cathedral Cove. We have amazing white sandy beaches with great surf and safe swimming. Tennis courts and a 9 hole golf course are nearby. This is an amazing place to live and visit, so come and join us. Getting AroundThe easiest way to travel here is by car ( 2hours from Auckland airport or " Go Kiwi " shuttle service . Other Things to NoteA continental breakfast is provided.
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Bedroom
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My French room was created after my stay in Paris. I love Chandeliers, white shutters, wrought iron and French linen so I put them all together in my French room. Its a quiet sanctuary with views over farm and bush clad hills. En suite and robes.
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Excellent
33 reviews
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  • Wifi
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The SpaceA stones throw from the beach this space is cosy but open plan, bedroom and kitchenette in one with a very calm and restful feel about it, furnished to reflect the scandinavian style and includes a microwave, electric frypan, jug and toaster along with all the crockery and cutlery needed for your stay. Three steps out the door and undercover is the bathroom which consists of a shower, toilet and vanity. The small timber deck flows onto a cute wee outdoor area complete with an outdoor fireplace and cold shower to wash down after a day at the beach. FOR BOOKINGS OF TWO NIGHTS OR MORE, breakfast food for the first morning will provided for you to cook and prepare in your own room and you can choose from either -bacon, eggs and toast or muesli, yogurt and toast. Tea and coffee is available for the duration of the stay PLUS a complimentary 200ml bubbles and beer will be chilled and waiting for your arrival. UNLIMITED WIFI is available but because of our location can be slow and patchy. Guest AccessThe studio is a stand alone dwelling at the rear of our property, parking is available directly behind the building on the service lane which also accesses the local convenience store, bottle shop, takeaways and restaurant. Direct access to the reserve and beach can be made down the side of our home and out the front gate. Interaction with GuestsWe are a family of 6 and love entertaining, camping, going out in the boat in summer and most of all having fun....we will generally be around to help with any questions you have and make can suggestions as to the beautiful areas you can visit during you stay in the Mercury Bay. We have 2 kayaks and 2 cruiser bikes that you are welcome to use to further explore the area. The NeighborhoodOur neighbourhood is generally pretty quiet for the majority of the year but becomes a hive of activity during the summer months, December-March when you will find boats, tractors, bikes and lots of families wandering the streets, beaches and out on the water, it is a very safe and friendly community that is lovely to be a part of. Getting AroundDuring the summer months a very affordable shuttle bus runs between all the beaches in the area from Ferry Landing - Flaxmill Bay - Cooks Beach - Hahei (10min) and the world famous Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach (15min). During the rest of the year a shuttle bus can be arranged to help you visit all these stunning beaches. Other Things to NoteWe have 4 (well behaved and not too loud) children so you may possibly want to like children if you are considering staying with us.
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2br house
This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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1br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceThis Self Contained spacious studio apartment is brand new and located at Cooks Beach. It's a short stroll from a beautiful sandy beach, very safe for swimming. Suitable for couples - with a super king size bed; well equipped kitchen, separate shower, toilet and vanity. Double sliding doors open onto a large deck with your own private entrance and parking is available. FYI - Capt James Cook sailed on the HMS Endeavour into Mercury Bay in 1769 and made anchor at Cooks Beach off Purangi. Guest AccessA two seat kayak is for your use to explore the local bay or for fishing. There are two bicycles for your exclusive use around the local area. A BBQ is available for your exclusive use on your deck. Your Studio is an easy walk to local shops, which include a restaurant, liquor store,takeaways,convenience store & hardware. Other restaurants are nearby and a vineyard with wine tasting, pizza & antipasto platters available. Access to world famous Cathedral Cove is only a ten minute drive away you can either walk down from the carpark [ allow about two hours for the return journey ] or for the less fit take a water taxi. Hot Water Beach is a fifteen minute drive away, here you can dig your own spa pool in the sand [ only possible an hour and a half either side of low tide ] the studio provides spades for your convenience. Interaction with GuestsWe live right next door and are always available to assist you with any queries.
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1br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceOur recently built self contained modern and spacious studio apartment is only 200 metres from a beautiful 3k long sandy beach that is very safe for swimming and wonderful for long lazy beach walks. It's perfect for couples, or a young family of 3, with a king size bed, and extra bedding for a small child or baby. It features a well equipped kitchen, separate shower, toilet and vanity. French doors open onto a large deck with views out to the hills and a glimpse of the sea. You have your own private entrance and parking. 2 bikes, a canoe and a paddle board are available for your use - so your time at Cooks Beach can be as active or relaxing as you choose. Guest Access A two seat kayak is for your use to explore the local bay or for fishing....and to prepare your fish dinner, a fish cleaning bench is available. There are also two bicycles for you to use locally. For the more adventurous there is a paddle board and a kayak. Next to the BBQ is a grassed area with outdoor furniture. Your studio is an easy walk to local shops, which include a restaurant, liquor store, takeaways, convenience & hardware store. Other restaurants are nearby and a vineyard with wine tasting & antipasto platters available. Access to world famous Cathedral Cove is only a ten minute drive away - you can either walk down from the carpark [ allow about two hours for the return journey ] or for the less fit take a water taxi. Hot Water Beach is just a fifteen minute drive away, and here you can dig your own spa pool in the sand - only possible an hour and a half either side of low tide. The studio provides spades for your convenience. Interaction with GuestsYour hosts live around the corner and are always available to help out when necessary or just a phone call away. It really is a private sanctuary! The NeighborhoodThis long sandy beach which caught Capt Cook's eye is an ideal place to unwind and explore beautiful Mercury Bay. Cooks Beach is flanked by Shakespeare Cliff to the west and sheltered and picturesque Purangi Estuary to the east. The area boasts some of NZ's oldest history - Capt James Cook sailed on the HMS Endeavour into Mercury Bay in 1769 and made anchor at Cooks Beach off Purangi. Strangely enough he had chosen the same bay that Kupe, the mythical Polynesian explorer had chosen when he first landed in New Zealand calling it Aotearoa. A short distance away at Ferry Landing is one of New Zealand's oldest Maori pa sites with Kupe, the famous Tahitian explorer & his people setting foot in Whitianga in 950AD. Nearby, Ferry Landing is the oldest stone wharf in Australasia, built in 1837. Ferry passengers can cross the harbour to the attractive township of Whitianga from this historic site. Located between Cooks Beach and Ferry Landing are the sheltered and white, sandy beaches of Front Beach & Flaxmill Bay providing a captivating walk along the water's edge to Shakespeare Reserve. Bush tracks over the reserve lead to a vantage point with memorable views of Mercury Bay and where you can view the Cook Memorial. A highlight of the walk is the walk down to beautiful Lonely Bay - an artist's dream - with its white sand of crushed shells and enormous limestone boulders! Like Capt Cook once discovered, Cooks Beach is one of The Coromandel's best kept secrets! Other Things to NoteWe are the hosts of both properties and live at the Black Pearl Studio around the corner. We are always available to help out if necessary.
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Bedroom
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  • Smoking Allowed
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The SpaceMy spacious guest room is a perfect place to relax in my antique arm chair, with a cup of coffee or tea, while watching one of my many DVD's in the room for you to choose. Egyptian cotton sheets on the queen sized bed, fluffy duvet and extra blankets make you feel like your sleeping on a cloud. I have cable (sky) tv and wifi for your entertainment needs or a separate office with a large desk and printer if the need arises. Upon returning from the beach or the Purangi Estuary, which is an easy stroll away, rinse off in the heated outside shower and dry off in the sunshine on one of the decks that surrounds the house. There is a BBQ on the deck for your fresh fish from the organic market at Flax Mill Bay, just a few minutes up the road. There are 1.5 bathrooms, the shower is newly custom built, walk in style, there is even a chair for your connivence. Meals - I provide a light breakfast of cereal, milk, yogurt, fruit, toast, tea and coffee. If you are dinning out, I can make recomendations for you. You may want to bbq or cook in which case you may use my kitchen. I would hope we could share meals. If I cook dinner for you, there is a charge of $15 per person. Guest AccessMy California style home is large with a comfortable lounge area for relaxing, watching tv or enjoying some wine and cheese while sharing lifes amazing experiences. I have my art studio at the back of the house, with a separate entrance, that you are welcome to come and have a look in, as most days you will find me painting away. All areas of my home, except my bedroom, are open to my guests. Whether you a wanting a quiet place to retreat to, or spinoff accommodation for family occasions, I am delighted to share my home. Interaction with GuestsCooks Beach is central to all the scenic spots the guide books highlight in the area and I am happy to share with you the secret spots that I have grown up with. I have been coming to Hahei/Hot Water Beach/Cooks Beach/Flax Mill Bay/Front Beach area since I was 3 years old, so I am very knowledgable on anything in the area, I even wrote a little book on local history that has become quite a hit. I owned an airport in California before I returned home to NZ to retire, so you can consider me your flight attendant to the Coromandel, and I am more than happy to share my knowledge with you. The NeighborhoodOur village of approximately 350 permanent residents has a small dairy, a takeaway, a liquor store, a Tapa's restaurant, a real estate office and a hardware store, this area is called "Town Centre", yes there is even a sign! You are only a short stroll to our beautiful, white sandy beach, it's 3 KM long and perfect for walks- sunrise is amazing! Visit the The Purangi Estuary with its turquoise blue waters and swing rope. A 10 minute drive takes you to Cathedral Cove/Hahei/Hahei Marine Reserve or Hot Water Beach, take my spade and dig your "spa" pool during low tide. We have a passenger only Ferry, just 5 minutes up the road, that will take you over the river to the Whitianga, our "big city, where you will find supermarkets, banks, restaurants and lots of gift shops. Lonely Bay, a 5 minute drive or easy 15 minute walk along the beach, is secluded and unspoilt and a bit off the beaten path. Above Lonely Bay is Shakespeare's Cliff, it provides an amazing view of Mercury Bay, read about Captain Cooks transit of Mercury in 1769. Flax Mill Bay is the next beach, where the water is always the warmest, and the surrounding rock formations are beautiful. Treat yourself to a cup of coffee in the garden across the street at Eggsentric, and pick up fresh meat and fish, nibbles, cheeses and freshly baked bread. We are only a 10 minute drive from Hahei/Cathedral Cove/The Hahei Marine Reserve/Gemstone or Stingray Bay. Hot Water Beach is 5 more minutes along the road, where you dig your own spa pool in the sand during low tide. Getting AroundDuring the summer season, there is a shuttle that runs between Cooks Beach, Hahei, Hot Water Beach and Ferry Landing. We also have a taxi/tour service that I am happy to arrange for you. Other Things to NoteMy home is only suitable for single women travelling on their own or mature couples. I am a young 70 something, sometimes called eccentric, artist that enjoys nice things in my life, I am new to Airbnb and I am looking forward to meeting new people from all over the world, sharing our amazing stories and making many great friends.
hotel
4br hotel
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  • Swimming Pool
  • Wifi
Situated by the ocean, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lonely Bay Beach, Shakespeare Cliff Lookout, and Cooks Beach. Buffalo Beach and Lost Spring Thermal Pools are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Studio
1br Studio
  • Pets Allowed
Come and enjoy our beach life in your own private little paradise with no neighbours! Relax on your front deck chairs, shaded by palms, overlooking the grass and rock garden with quite a few exotic trees, shrubs and flowers. The large back deck looks out onto a flax and native tree reserve with our local tui's, wax eyes, fan tails and many others singing and playing. We have a big, beautiful macrocarpa table with benches and lots of chairs, a veggie garden that you are welcome to share with us and a BBQ your welcome to use. The unit has been completely redone, new vinyl floor, paint, shower, dining table and chairs, appliances, dishes, linen- you name it! Big flat screen tv that has sky cable with all the sports channels and Rialto. Unlimited WIFI, microwave, toaster oven, 2 burner hot plate with pots and pans, coffee plunger and anything else you could think of in a kitchen. If its not in the unit, then for sure its in the house- Just ask!We provide you with local eggs, bread, butter, tea, coffee, sugar, milk, seasonal fruit and cereal. In the bathroom, beside bath and beach towels, we have shampoo, body wash and soap, lotions, sun screen and mozzie spray. There are extra sheets and towels if you need them. There are books that we have collected or friends have left behind, candles, fresh flowers, extra blankets, a heater (rare event its cold). If you forget or something happens we do have extra tablets in the house you can use, go pros and cameras. We want you to have the best time so are more than willing to help in any way we can.
Studio
Studio
  • Pets Allowed
Just minutes from the beach, very close to Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach, our self contained unit outside our home has a full bathroom, kitchen, washing machine, queen bed, sky tv, lounge chairs, front deck and full use of our large outside deck with veggie garden and BBQ. Your own personal front deck and large communal back deck, with the convenience of no neighbours, looking out to the flax filled reserve and Tui’s to watch. Stairs on the side of the unit lead our large back deck and the front door of both the main house and the unit. Our family is made up of two adults, one preteen, two friendly dogs (one little and one big) and a cockatiel who live inside the main house. The large deck has seating and a BBQ available as well as a beautiful veggie garden. The front of the house is fenced with a rock garden, trampoline, and parking available. Beach equipment, bikes, kayak, skateboards and scooters are also available. When not working we are home, but will respect your privacy utmost. On the large deck we often have friends and family for drinks and BBQs at night so you are welcome to join us.
Bedroom
Excellent
43 reviews
Bedroom
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
Guest AccessHi, you can share our kitchen and lounge, if the weather is warm there is a lovely deck to relax on. You're more than welcome to make yourselves at home. Interaction with Guestswhatever you choose! though we do work too so we may be out and about with our jobs The NeighborhoodCooks Beach is beautiful, there is a fish and chip shop and a restaurant and dairy. The area is more suburban. You can walk to Shakespeare Cliff and to the ferry to Whitianga if you like. Hot Water Beach is about ten minutes drive away as is Cathedral Cove. Getting AroundThere is a bus to Auckland airport from Whitianga. We have bikes that you can use for little wanders around the beach. Other Things to NoteWe have a fish and chip shop, a restaurant that is lovely but being a small population these may be closed so probably best to check ahead for meal requirements! Or talk to us and we can provide a meal if we are around for a little extra or you can use our kitchen happily.