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The Sandcastle Haile Lane, Pohara, Takaka view on map
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The Sandcastle holiday accommodation is perfect for couples and families wanting to get away from the crowds. We even welcome pets!

We offer six fully self-contained cottages, each with their own private deck, set in two hectares of tranquil gardens which look down to the sea, a mere five minutes walk away.

The Sandcastle's many extra features include our popular spa and sauna, a wood-fired pizza oven, a BBQ, and a hall where children can play table tennis or watch a movie on wet days. There is no extra charge for any of the above activities. We can deliver a delicious breakfast, mostly sourced from our organic gardens, direct to your cottage. We want your stay to be excellent value and unlimited WiFi is also free of charge.

There are also yoga classes in our hall twice a week and we have our own purpose-built massage room where various treatments are available from experienced therapists.

The Sandcastle is one of the closest holiday accommodation options to the beautiful, northern end of the Abel Tasman National Park. Golden Bay has many gorgeous beaches, walks and other attractions and we are happy to point you in the right direction to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

  • 100% Guest Reviews 2014
  • Barbecue
  • Breakfasts
  • Check-out Time: 10:30am
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothesline
  • Free parking
  • Freeview
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Function Room
  • Games Room
  • High Speed wireless internet
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Massage
  • Non Smoking
  • Parking - Free
  • Parking - Off street
  • Pet friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Unlimited free wifi
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Weddings
The Sandcastle
  • Fantastic location, rustic cabins with character and everything you need for a self-catering holiday. A comfortable, friendly place to stay :-). 5
    BARBARA STOKES - Oct 27, 2015 (Stayed Oct 2015) Travelbug verified review
  • Great review thanks! Glad you had a good stay, very best wishes Steve
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  • The cottage is actually really cute and got everything you need. You look out towards the garden. There is also a spa and sauna, but we didn't try as we only stay there for a night. It was actually pretty quite, we didn't hear our neighbor. Great for families. . 5
    WEI LIAN - Nov 21, 2014 (Stayed Nov 2014) Travelbug verified review
  • Thank you so much for your visit and the great feedback - you captured what we are trying to do at the Sandcastle. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Steve
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  • Le motel est joliment décoré dans le genre campagnard Notre chambre était grande et bien équipée, la literie est confortable et le propriétaire très agréable. Je recommanderais cependant ce motel plus pour l été afin de pouvoir profiter de toutes les commodités présentent autour 4
    JEROME - Jul 29, 2014 (Stayed Jul 2014) Travelbug verified review
  • Awesome - really enjoyed meeting you guys and hope the rest of your visit to New Zealand went well. Very best Steve
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  • I had booked this accommodation 2 weeks prior as we are bringing our 15-year old dog with us and we needed a pet friendly accommodation for a two-night stay. We arrived at the sandcastle at 5 pm only to learn that our room have been given to another couple.:-( we decided to go to town and have dinner while steve sorted this issue out. I went back after two hours and finally had our room ready! it is now after 7. We were given a discount by his lovely wife for all the troubles we had (thank you) and she was very apologetic. Now i am ready to have a lie down after a long drive from hokitika. The cottage is of satisfactory quality and great for families. . 5
    MARISA BRUAN - Mar 30, 2014 (Stayed Mar 2014) Travelbug verified review
  • Thanks Marisa, great we were able to sort this out and you had a good stay.
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  • These are great little rustic cabins looking on to a nice little garden. excellent facilities including a spa and sauna! nice and quiet location. When we were there, there was quite a few families, and it was a perfect location for families, so if your looking for a weekend away from the kiddies I probably wouldn't recommend it, but if your happy with the laughter of kids playing on the lawn, its a great spot to escape! 4
    KELLIE FRANCIS - May 22, 2013 (Stayed May 2013) Travelbug verified review
  • Thanks for a great review, I am glad you had a good stay and took advantage of all the Sandcastle offers. Very best Steve
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  • Wonderful place, hidden gem, we will back for sure, thank you steve. 5
    MILA AND BERNT HOFBERG - May 10, 2013 (Stayed May 2013) Travelbug verified review
The Sandcastle
  • Many thanks for the great hospitality, a comfy stay had by all & a great pizza oven night!. 5
    BEV EWBANK - May 7, 2013 (Stayed Apr 2013) Travelbug verified review
  • Thanks Bev, Really glad you enjoyed your stay - yes the pizza oven went well, your boys it was good to see made they most of everything here. Very Best Steve
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  • Enjoyed our brief stay. 5
    CHERYL HIRSCHBERG - Apr 3, 2013 (Stayed Mar 2013) Travelbug verified review
  • Thanks Cheryl, we had a good Easter - I am pleased you enjoyed your visit. Steve
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  • Very nice low key self cont unit. Steve was really welcoming and very accommodating . 4
    ANDREA HUDSON - Jan 20, 2013 (Stayed Jan 2013) Travelbug verified review
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  • Very nicely situated, rustic style of the accomodation, free WiFi 5
    MICHAEL STEIN - Jan 14, 2013 (Stayed Dec 2012) Travelbug verified review
  • Thanks Michael - it was great to have you stay and enjoy the Sandcastle.
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