The Hammock is a delightful waterfront nautical cottage, self catering or meals by arrangement. The cottage is located at Driftwood Coastal, a private 15 acre vineyard estate just 15 minutes from the bustling town of Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands.
The Hammock is a self-contained studio vacation rental featuring high ceilings, a full kitchen, and a living room that opens to a secluded deck with outdoor seating and barbecue, overlooking a private Kerikeri beach. This short-term holiday rental cottage is a popular Bay of Islands hotel alternative for couples who want a spacious, affordable accommodation for a romantic getaway or a relaxing beach side vacation.
Whilst The Hammock bach cottage is recently built, it has the feeling of an old sail loft with vintage floors, nautical decor, original art and other eclectic cottage chic details. It looks like a seaside cottage from days gone by, but with all the modern conveniences and toys of today - huge flat screen TV, WiFi, major kitchen appliances, etc.
The high ceilings and open plan layout of the Hammock adds to the spaciousness of the accommodation. Two can sleep in style and comfort in a queen sized bed made up with special Wallace Cotton furnishings and linens. An additional couch and day bed could accommodate small children.
The Hammock cottage is perched high above the bush and peeks through the ancient Puriri's to the beach below and the stunning crystal clear waters of the Te Puna Inlet. The bird life in the kiwi bush that surrounds The Hammock cottage is extraordinary, and your private deck with outdoor seating puts you ringside to the most fabulous birdsongs of New Zealand herons, tuis, and rosellas. To add to the romance of this special secluded cottage, in the evening you will hear a pair of Kiwi's living below the huge Puriri calling out to each other.
It is a short walk through the bush to your own private beach, where you will have access to a private dingy for exploring the shoreline, fishing gear, fire pit and deck chairs from which to observe all of these waterfront features.
The Driftwood Estate resort is a 15-acre waterfront vineyard which is located an easy 15-minute drive from the bustling town of Kerikeri. Staying at the The Driftwood Bay of Islands Beachside Cottages provides Kiwi travelers and International tourists with natural bush surroundings, while still providing you with easy access to all Bay of Islands attractions and features in Paihia, Kerikeri, Russell, Waitangi, Opua, and Kawakawa.
There is a seond cottage on the Estate called THE BACH which has similar features if you are travelling with friends and would like one each!
A stay at the Hammock bach cottage at the Driftwood Estate resort is an introduction to real New Zealand living. You may see the on-site owners, Vanessa & Rich, coming back from a dive with a bag full of scallops and lobsters, or their daughter exercising her horses in the sea below where she takes them for swimming lessons. Both wine and olive oils are produced on the property and guests staying at the Dritwood Beachside Cottages are regularly spoilt with treats from the garden or kitchen. In addition to the full kitchen and larder in your vacation rental unit, breakfast and evening meal service is available upon request for an additional charge.
The Driftwood owners are experienced international travelers themselves, and have worked hard to create vacation accommodations that are affordable, memorable and an authentic kiwi highlight for any Bay of Islands trip.
Driftwood Estates resort provides the private beachfront vacation rentals that are closest to the busy town of Kerikeri and its retail shopping, restaurants, and markets. From total seclusion and privacy on the water to Bay of Islands civilization is just a 15-minute drive. Native bush, pastures, and beaches are available in short walks or long trails that are easily accessible from the Driftwood vacation rentals. Fishing, boating, swimming, reading, picnicking, relaxing, and napping are some of the favorite activities of the Driftwood bach cottage guests. Free parking is provided directly in front of each vacation rental.