Bay of Islands private, affordable beach accommodation
Romantic, private and affordable - Driftwood is a waterfront Vineyard Estate in the Bay of Islands offering waterfront baches and beach view cottage accommodation for kiwi holiday getaways and international vacations.
The charm of Driftwood is its authentic kiwi personality, found in the natural beauty, the breathtaking water and beach views, the easy water access, and the unique character of the vintage cottage chic decor. A stay at the Driftwood Vineyard Estate is a proper nostalgic seaside holiday with a modern twist.
During your stay at the Driftwood you can fish, dive, swim, ride horses, row a dingy along the shoreline, cook pizzas or roast marshmallows in the beachside firepit, or just relax with a good book and enjoy the view.
You can also relax in your bach cottage with music, great magazines, candles and DVD movies, or enjoy a barbecue on your private deck whilst listening to the serenade of a wide variety of native New Zealand bird life.
Driftwood Vineyard Estate is a private resort on a15-acre waterfront vineyard located on the prestigious Purerua Peninsula in the heart of the Bay of Islands. This stunning property has its own sheltered private inlet beaches, and is also located close to the iconic white sand Tapuaetahi beach, with views from the Cavali Islandst to the Bay of Islands town of Russell. Kerikeri shopping and 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 the Driftwood Vineyard Estate and its accommodation have been featured in the media, in advertising photo shoots, and as the backdrop of music videos. Even bestselling UK author Susan Lewis used Driftwood as the setting for her latest book “Don’t Let Me Go.”
A personal note from owners Richard and Vanessa: We adore the natural beauty of Dritwood and revisiting the days of simple beachy holidays. Passionate about travel ourselves, it is important to us to offer you accommodation that is an affordable and memorable part of your kiwi holiday (or “vacation,” for all our American guests! )
The accommodation options at the Driftwood - “the bach,” “the hammock,” and glamping in our eco friendly beach huts - are available for both short-term and long-term rental year-round. We are a popular choice for travelers wanting a hotel alternative with more space, privacy and charm, and we provide hotel-style amenities and much more!
As long as we have availability, our accommodation is always “ready to go,” even for a short stay on a mid-Winter night. We love sharing this special piece of the New Zealand Northland with travelers from all over the world.