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.
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.

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!

- "Nothing can compare to the relaxed, tranquil nature that Driftwood provides. As a Kiwi, I love getting off the beaten track, and the simplicity yet elegance of the huts really hit the spot!"
- "You did it. You nailed the quintessential Kiwi dream... this is absolutely beautiful"
- "If you want somewhere to get away from it all Reef Cottage is the place to be. The beach is practically lapping at your door... Truly beautiful."

Accommodation Types

Reef Cottage - MAX GUESTS: 4.

1 x Queen bed.

Reef Cottage is the quintessential Kiwi bach right on the waters edge. Tucked away at Tapuaetahi Beach, this is a locals only sanctuary in the north of New Zealand. With a laid back barefoot culture, stunning white sands & an excellent offshore surf break. Little ones love the tidal lagoon.

​​2 queens sleep 4, or chat to us about larger groups. Reef Cottage is self catering with kitchen, coffee machine and simple larder supplies. The chic living area includes tons of movies, magazines and books, WiFi and, seaside views. Outside, relax in the shaded lounge or BBQ up the days catch & help yourself to the vege patch. Bring the boat & be in the Cavalli Islands in minutes. Pet friendly so bring the dog too! ​

Enjoy a seaside escape reminiscent of childhood holidays. Wake up with the sun, enjoy the excellent surf spot on the reef or the shallow lagoon.

Ask us for a bottle of chilled Bach Fizz on booking (additional charges do apply). Wallace Cotton linen, loads of striped beach towels and marshmallows for toasting are included, ready and waiting.

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$400.00 per night
(up to 4 guests)

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The Bach - MAX GUESTS: 3.

1 x Queen bed.
1 x rollaway available on request.

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 - MAX GUESTS: 2.

1 x Queen bed.

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 - MAX GUESTS: 8.

1 x King bed
3 x Queen bed

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.

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$1800.00 per night
(up to 8 guests)

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The Beach Huts - MAX GUESTS: 4.

1 x Queen bed
2 x Single beds (bunk set)

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

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.

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