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Beach, sun and sand!

Winter Promotion: Stay for 3 and pay for 2Book 3 consecutive nights and get the third night free. Available from 01 May to 20 October 2024 (except for public holidays).

Reminiscent of times gone by, Sunshine Cottage by the Sea is a cherished family bach situated steps from Onetangi beach.  Pack up the kids, boogie boards & your favourite novel and prepare yourselves for a good old fashioned beach holiday.

The bach, originally built in the 20's, has lovely wooden floors, stunning views of the beach, an open plan living/kitchen area and a bedroom wing in the main house.   A studio/sleepout for two and the bathroom are access externally off the back deck.

Sunshine Cottage is situated on the eastern end of Onetangi beach with 2.5 kilometres of white sand and charming seaside cafes.  The vineyards  and restaurants of the "vineyard valley" including Miro/Casita Miro, Obsidian, Stonyridge, Te Motu and Wild on Waiheke are all within easy reach.  The property is close to the golf course, Countdown supermarket, Saturday farmer's market and many other Waiheke attractions.

Bed configuration: Bedroom 1 - double bed Bedroom 2: single over double bunk

Please note:  Rates are based on occupancy for up to four guests.  An additional fee of $50 per person per night applies for additional guests using the top bunk.  A compulsory linen fee of $20 per person, per stay and a compulsory $200 exit cleaning charge applies to each booking. Beach towels can also be hired for $5 per person per stay. Minimum stays: Mid December to end January - 7 nights, holiday weekends - 3 nights and 2 nights at all other times.  Pets considered on request only and must be approved in writing.

To enquire or ask a question about Sunshine Cottage by the Sea, please email us: [email protected]

A vehicle is available to book with this property.  Please enquire for rates and availability.

At Stay Waiheke we offer a wide range of services for guests in residence including provisioning, private cheffing, beach towel hire, transport, tours, child minding and housekeeping.  Advance bookings recommended.  Please contact our team for assistance with your itinerary.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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Features & Amenities

  • Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • CD/Stereo
  • Deck
  • Hair Dryer
  • Ironing Board
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Sea Views
  • BBQ Gas
  • Clothes Washer
  • Full Kitchen
  • Heater
  • Mobile Coverage
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Pet Friendly
  • Coffee/Tea Provided
  • Coffee Plunger/Maker
  • Games
  • Iron
  • Netflix
  • Smart TV
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Map & Local Attractions

  • Passenger Ferry (Matiatia) within 10K
  • Boat Launch Within 1K
  • Walk to Cafes
  • Walk to Restaurants
  • Within 5K To Golf Course
  • Airfield within 10K
  • Supermarket within 10kms
  • Walk to Playground
  • Walk to Onetangi Beach
  • Within 5K to Obsidian Vineyard
  • Vehicle Ferry (Kennedy Point) within 10K
  • Within 5K to Frenchmans Hill Estate Vineyard
  • Within 5K to Stonyridge Vineyard and Restuarant
  • Within 5K to Te Motu Vineyard and Restaurant
  • Within 5K to Miro Vineyard and Casita Miro Restaurant


Lovely cottage, great location, super comfortable. Highly recommend

Jenny - Oct, 2022

This is a proper old school bach but in great nick with everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing escape. And so close to the beach you can listen to the waves as you fall asleep. It was pretty hard to leave!

Kristal - Oct, 2022

Wonderful stay & amazing location.

Karl - Oct, 2022

Excellent location, very close to the beach with everything there for a Dad to look after his three kids for a week, while Mom works in the city!

Steve - Oct, 2022

A very well kept, lovely little sanctuary mere footsteps from the beach. Local restaurants and convenience stores combined with great in house amenities made for a very simple stay (logistically). Combine that with an ebike hire (separate business) which drops off to your location, you have a very affordable, peaceful yet fun getaway. Would definitely recommend!

Joshua - Sep, 2022

Fantastic location right by the beach, this is a great example of a simple kiwi bach. Communication was excellent, we really enjoyed our stay.

Oliver - Jun, 2022

Amazing house and great location to the beach!

Johnny - Apr, 2022

Wonderful spot right on the beach and near some great restaurants. We spent most of the time dining out but wish we’d had an extra couple of days just to laze about at the cottage. Perfect beach vibe.

Alix - Apr, 2022

Amazing location, beautiful views :)

Ulrike - Mar, 2022

Amazing value, very cool little place in the perfect location.

Trevor - Mar, 2022

A charming quintessential kiwi bach right on the water. We had such a fantastic stay - whilst the bach itself is pretty basic it is still very well appointed and has lovely outdoor spaces. The stay at Waiheke staff were very responsive to our questions which was appreciated. Going to sleep by the sounds of the waves and reading our books with views of the sea was a real treat. The outdoor shower was also fantastic for rinsing off after our countless swims. We were so sad to leave this little haven.

Isabella - Jan, 2022

A classic Kiwi bach with great views over Onetangi and walking distance to the beach. Basic amenities but what you expect with an older bach. We stayed here a week and we loved it, just the ticket after a challenging year!

Chris - Dec, 2021

We had a lovely time at sunshine cottage, the sun was indeed shining! A great batch experience, location fantastic. A beautiful humble little cottage. We would love to return.

Lauran - Oct, 2020

Great little cottage a very short walk from the beach.

Sally - Oct, 2020

We came away for a long weekend with kids (3) and the space was perfect! Great to be right by the sea. So cute to stay in a kiwi style Bach too!

Brendan - Jan, 2020

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Sunshine Cottage by the Sea

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Rates NZ$ 250 to NZ$ 385 per night