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AWARD WINNING Bay of Islands Private,
Beach Accommodation for Two (or more!)

Romantic,private,immaculate and award winning - Driftwood is a waterfront Vineyard Estate in the heart of the Bay of Islands offering two beachview cottages and two waterfront eco glampsites. 

The charm of Driftwood is in the elegant simplicity, natural beauty, and the breathtaking water and beach views. Driftwood is known for its understated chic beachy interior design.

A stay at Driftwood is a proper nostalgic seaside holiday with a modern twist! Vanessa is a designer who loves creating comfortable beachside living for her guests with lots of stripes, nautical touches and whitewash.

During your stay at Driftwood you can do it all! Fish, dive, swim, ride horses, row a dingy along the shoreline, cook pizzas or roast marshmallows in the beachside firepit - most guests just enjoy relaxing with a good book while enjoying the spectacular view.

Immaculate and pristine - the cottages are designed just for two (put me up bed available for "smalls").

Driftwood is located on 15 rolling acres on the prestigious Purerua Peninsula in the heart of the Bay of Islands. This stunning property has its own sheltered inlet shelly beaches, and is also close to the iconic white sand Tapuaetahi beach,and has views from the Cavali Islands to the Bay of Islands and Russell. Kerikeri shopping and the vibrant cafe scene is just a 15-minute drive from Driftwood, and the world class Kauri Cliffs golf course is also nearby.

The unique beauty of Driftwood and its accommodation have been featured in the media, in photo shoots, and as the backdrop of music videos. Bestselling UK author Susan Lewis used Driftwood as the setting for her book “Don’t Let Me Go.”  

For a really special treat your catering needs can be covered by Chris at, he can do anything from romantic suppers to a weekend of gorgeous meals waiting in your fridge.

A personal note from owners Richard & Vanessa:  We are passionate about the natural beauty of Driftwood and are seasoned travellers too. We have set out to create the place we'd most love to stay in ourselves. Immaculately clean, private, full of local flavour and with breathtaking seaviews. Most of all it is important to us to be affordable and memorable. 

As long as we have availability, our accommodation is always immaculate, fresh and “ready to go,” even for a single night mid Winter. If you'd like a domestic rate or are looking for a stay longer than 7 nights , email us!