Driftwood Seaside Escapes | Off The Beaten Track

Driftwood Seaside Escapes

Cabins & Cottages

Te Tii, Northland                    Listed By Vanessa & Richard


Nestled waterfront onto a private peninsula, just outside the boutique, foodie destination of Kerikeri, Driftwood Seaside Escapes accommodation is pure, unpretentious coastal bliss. Cosy with heating in winter.

Pet-friendly, self-catering, award-winning accommodation.

Escape to the Driftwood pace of life.

Unique Experiences at Driftwood Seaside Escapes

  1. Stay in & listen to the sound of native birds in the lush surrounding forest.
  2. Wander down to the private cove and take the dinghy for a row.
  3. Toast marshmallows & stargaze.

Why You Will Love Driftwood Seaside Escapes

Experience the nostalgia of a true barefoot Kiwi getaway!

Accommodation Types

The Bach

Award-winning studio accommodation overlooking our private waterfront vineyard, and the perfect escape. The Bach boasts stunning panoramic views of the Te Puna Inlet.

Stylishly designed to evoke the ocean and all things nautical, it is cosy in winter and delightfully nostalgic in summer. The Bach has a simple kitchen or fire up the BBQ. Outside, relax on the recliners or toast marshmallows on your fire pit. No detail is forgotten, your escape is ready and waiting.

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$220.00 per night
(up to 3 guests)

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The Hammock

The Hammock is perched high above the headland of the stunning Te Puna Inlet and peeks through the ancient Puriris to the private beach below. Architecturally designed for total privacy, The Hammock is an open-plan studio with full kitchen and sleeps two in huge style and comfort with quality Wallace Cotton linen.

Take a short walk through the bush to your very own private shelly beach which hosts a dinghy, fire pit and deck chairs. No detail is forgotten, your escape is ready and waiting.

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$220.00 per night
(up to 2 guests)

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The Homestead (POA)

POA - Price on Application.

Perched on its own headland high above the water and nestled into stunning mature gardens, the Luxury Homestead at Driftwood offers the utmost in privacy and discretion.

This spacious home is ideal for entertaining guests, a group escape or a luxurious family holiday. The vast kitchen with AGA and chefs larder comfortably seats 12 and flows to the outdoor lounge, spa and the views beyond. Featured on TV show, Kiwi Living. No detail is forgotten, your escape is ready and waiting.

POA - Price on Application.

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$0.00 per night
(up to 8 guests)

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The Beach Huts

Gorgeous huts in a secluded cove, nestled beneath the old Pohutukawa and complete with dinghy! This is a piece of Kiwiana nostalgia - feel the joy of camping but go to bed on a proper mattress with lovely sheets.

One hut is a kitchen/dining space with gas fridge and hob top, the other a bedroom with queen bed and two single loft bunks. Follow the path to the long drop dunny and your solar shower is slung outdoors. No detail is forgotten, your escape is ready and waiting.

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$180.00 per night
(up to 4 guests)

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Property Amenities

-2WD access all areas
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Gas available
Property Manager on site
Unsealed Roads


Toast Marshmellows around the Campfire
Star Gazing
Direct Beach Access
Pets Welcome

Eating & Drinking

What do I bring? Not much! Your bach is stocked with pantry basics (incl. marshmallows), gas bottle and more. If you wouldn't take it to visit your mum, leave it at home.

Going on holiday should be a fun!

We have your bach is ready, stocked and waiting for you. Your bach is all yours and your privacy is absolute, please treat it as your home - pick some herbs or fire up the BBQ.

About the Landowner, Vanessa & Richard

When Richard & Vanessa set out on their maiden voyage in the 1980's they had no idea of the great adventures in store. After 8 years at sea, two became six and the Owen family found their place to dream at Driftwood. Now firm locals, the Owen's love the laid back barefoot culture of the Far North. Richard, Vanessa live at Driftwood in Kerikeri with Milli and Reef. Dee & Poppy have flown the nest on adventures of their own.

Driftwood is a passion for sharing the great Kiwi escape and creating an inspirational space to call home for fellow adventurers.

Approximate Location

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