GOLDEN SAND “Beachfront accommodation” is an understatement at this Cable Bay establishment. Its five apartments and suites are all a few jandalled steps away from sand and sea, but the beachside cabana takes the prize. It is cleverly self-contained, funkily furnished and you’ll find yourselves cancelling that restaurant dinner for homestyle burgers and kumara chips from the Cable Bay store, eaten at your outdoor table. There are loaner e-bikes for a spin to Mangōnui but, honestly, you won’t want to leave. goldensand.co.nz
Kia Ora Magazine, Auckland
Paradise This is the most amazing location. If there’s one place you visit in NZ this year then make it Golden Sand. It is more beautiful than the photos show. Our accommodation was luxurious and the bed the most comfortable we have ever experienced. We could watch the sunset and ocean from our room. The shell steps lead straight onto the beach, which is golden sand. Thank you Rosemary and Brian for your hospitality and especially for all your help when our car broke down. We would love to return one day.
We would recommend this to anyone looking for a relaxing break up North. This was the most perfect place to stay for a relaxing break. The view, the sound of the sea, the facilities, the decor could not have been better.
Outstanding slice of paradise Such a beautiful spot with a very relaxed beachy feel. Shower was outstanding and we loved how everything was there for cooking and it felt like being at home. We left feeling refreshed and wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you so much!
By far best value for money and outstanding comfort Close to the beach and very clean facilities, great for kids and those get aways you dream of, absolutely amazing staff and will definitely be staying again in the near future Five stars
The accommodation was ideally situated right on the beach with a high level of comfort and a stylish 'retro' feel. There was so much right on your doorstep with beautiful beach walks, nearby Mangonui and all of the far North's many natural attractions within reasonable driving distance. Sooooooo relaxing
This apartment was in the best location ever being right on the beach- very clean and looked quite new. Everything that ups could think of was provided and there was a great coffee shop with excellent fish and chips and lunch food right across the road also with friendly staff.
Jane T, TripAdvisor
Very warm welcome from the host, thank you Brian. The unit overlooks the picturesque beachfront of Cable Bay. Amazing. Very Kid Friendly with plagrounds closeby. High standard facilities. Awesome heat pump. Excellent shower and shops close to amenities. Chilled the whole time. Kids got to watch their favorite Nick Junior channel away from home. Quiet and secluded. Lovely to wake up to the high tide rolling waves outside your door step. Would treat the family to another stay in the future. Well worth it. Our names were on a little notice board on our arrival. A nice touch. We were emailed the arrangements of booking. Well organised.
Norma M, TripAdvisor
Fantastic place to stay, all amenities are thoughtfully placed. Very comfy bed, awesome shower and great kitchen setup. Lovely hosts and nothing was to much trouble. The views from the so are beautiful! We stayed 2 nights but will be back for a longer stay
We came for a sad occasion, but our beachfront bungalow with its stunning views and beach at the doorstep, made our sad occasion much more bearable. Our hosts were very accommodating. The beds were super comfy, the bathroom was spotless and the shower pressure was awesome. The number of amenities was impressive. We wish we could stayed longer. Will def be back
ngaire m, TripAdvisor
'We had the most amazing time here at Rosemary’s place in Cable Bay. You could not get a better location, right on the beach with incredible views of the bay. The accommodation provides everything you need and more, with a full kitchen, laundry, BBQ and spa pool. Being dog friendly, it was perfect for us to bring our fur baby who had the time of his life enjoying the surf at Cable Bay beach and Coopers Beach. There’s plenty to do and explore in the area plus great food too - the ice cream at the local store, the Mangonui Fish Shop and The Thai restaurant are all not to be missed! Rosemary is a fantastic host and we can’t wait to come back to enjoy her slice of paradise again soon.'
Wow,wow & wow! My husband & I (& our little poodle) had the pleasure to stay in the Cabana for 4 nights 10/09-13/09. The accommodation was top notch and of course the position was unbeatable. Accommodation that allows pets to be included is often disappointing so Golden Sands is a keeper! The little extras provided made for money well spent. Thank you Rosemary & Brian.
Janet, Trip Advisor