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Our casual chic seaside home on the private sand beach

The Pad at Driftwood

The Pad at Driftwood is a spacious, self-catering holiday house, offering absolute waterfront serenity. With a cozy queen bed, private master suite, and a mezzanine with 2 single beds, it's ideal for relaxation. Perched above our boat shed, you'll enjoy intimate views over the private cove. Whether you prefer privacy indoors or gazing at the sunset, swimming horses, and starry nights from your balcony, this seaside haven offers a unique and glamorous holiday experience.

Designed for 2 guests,

there is also a mezzanine with 2 singles beds for extras!

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Facilites and services

  • Huge Dvd library and HDMI connection to plug your gear into for Netflix

  • Entertainers kitchen for 2!

  • Marble tops

  • Gas stove

  • Fridge/ freezer 

  • Dishwasher

  • Nespresso Machine and starter pods

  • Full laundry

  • Whisper quiet AC

  • Dressing room

  • Great water pressure

  • Fabulous artesian well water on tap

  • Beach towels

  • Wallace Cotton linens

  • Velvet carpet in the living areas

  • Private deck

  • Bbq

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Designed with relaxation and romance in mind,
The Pad has all the conveniences of home.

Approaching the property, the soothing sound of waves welcomes you, and the tastefully decorated living space seamlessly blends comfort and style. Large windows provide breathtaking sea views. The spacious terrace is the heart of this retreat, where you can enjoy your coffee or a cocktail while feeling the ocean breeze and watching the mesmerizing sunset.


Nestled near a private sandy beach, this casually chic vacation home is not just a destination but an experience that combines nature's beauty with the allure of the sea. The Pad at Driftwood, one of three holiday cottages, shares 110 acres of a stunning private peninsula, sandy coves, and native bush with our family home, creating an intimate and nostalgic getaway in beautiful New Zealand.

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Queen bed with New Zealand made Wallace Cotton linen provided. Comfy throws & plenty of beach towels.


MTB trails, twin all tide boat ramps, riding lessons & treks. BYO boat, fishing & dive gear, SUP, bikes, horses. It's all on your doorstep!


Switch on with smart TV, WiFi, cell coverage & Netflix. Switch off with books, magazines, sea views & native bird song.


Self-catering with BBQ, laundry & full kitchen with pantry basics & Nespresso. We recommend a stop in Kerikeri for groceries on your way here.

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Stay with Us

Leave the world behind & escape to paradise. Learn more about what to expect from your stay.

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Experience the ultimate nostalgic Kiwi getaway, with just the right splash of luxury.

Is it better to travel than to arrive? Robert Louis Stephenson thought so! Your journey to Driftwood starts with a pitstop in Kerikeri to provision for your visit - trust us, you won't want to pop into town once you arrive.


Next, journey through some of New Zealand's most breathtaking coastal farmland. The last 15 minutes is unsealed but you do not need a 4WD to get here. Take it slow and enjoy the view. Your adventure starts here.

We love being out on the water and have safe moorings and a ramp at Driftwood. We encourage you to bring your boat and explore. Russell is just 10 minutes blat across the bay for dinner at the famous Duke of Marlborough hotel or be at the Black Rocks in minutes.  

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