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AWARD WINNING Bay of Islands private, affordable beach accommodation for 2

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 Islands 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. 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 Driftwood and are seasoned travellers too ! we have set out to create the place we'd love to stay in ourselves . Immaculately clean, full of personality and with breathtaking views .Most of all it is important to us to be affordable and surpass expectations.

The accommodation options at the Driftwood are - “the bach,” “the hammock,” and glamping during the Summer in our eco friendly beach huts - We are a popular choice for travellers wanting a hotel alternative, where you really get to enjoy the amazing Bay Of Islands lifestyle with lots of space, privacy and charm.

As long as we have availability, our accommodation is always immaculate, fresh and  “ready to go,” even for a single night mid Winter.  We love sharing this special piece of Northland with fellow travellers, and have kept our prices down to encourage longer stays!