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The Sandcastle

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Design Tent | Minibar, individually decorated, individually furnished, free WiFi
Design Double Room | Living area | Flat-screen TV

Overview of The Sandcastle

Entire cabin

The Sandcastle

4.0 star property
Upmarket cabin in Pohara
8.6 out of 10 Fabulous
8.6/10 Fabulous

23 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Laundry facilities
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Non-smoking
32 Haile Lane, Pohara, 7172
Main amenities
  • 6 smoke-free cabins
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Playground
Feel at home
  • Playground on site
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Abel Tasman National Park - 20 min drive


  • The Wholemeal Cafe - 13 min drive
  • Roots Bar - 13 min drive
  • The Curry Leaf - 13 min drive
  • The Penguin Cafe & Bar - 3 min drive
  • Dangerous Kitchen - 13 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Sandcastle

When visiting Pohara, The Sandcastle is a great choice to consider. Guests will have free perks such as WiFi, self-parking and wired Internet. A terrace and a garden are offered, and cabins have conveniences such as fridges and microwaves. Fellow travellers like the comfortable beds and location.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Property is professionally cleaned
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance


  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets stay for free

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Family friendly

  • Playground

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Breakfast available for a fee: NZD 5 per person
  • Minibar
  • Room service available


  • Shower
  • Rainfall shower head


  • Flat-screen TV with satellite service

Outdoor areas

  • Terrace
  • Decking or patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Laundry facilities


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly
  • Pets stay free


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour front desk

Location highlights

  • In a rural location

Safety features

  • Smoke detector


  • 6 rooms
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately NZD 5 per person

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.
This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Sandcastle Cabin Pohara
Sandcastle Pohara
The Sandcastle Cabin
The Sandcastle Pohara
The Sandcastle Cabin Pohara

Frequently asked questions

Does The Sandcastle offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Sandcastle does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Sandcastle?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Sandcastle?
Yes, pets stay free.
Is parking offered on site at The Sandcastle?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Sandcastle?
You can check in until anytime. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
What is there to do at The Sandcastle and nearby?
The Sandcastle has a picnic area and a garden.
Does The Sandcastle have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, this cabin features a deck or patio.
What's the area around The Sandcastle like?
The Sandcastle is located a short 19-minute walk from Pohara Beach. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Alan, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Cute little cabin needs a good scrub
Cute little cabin and had everything we needed but thick cobwebs inside the windows with spiders, dirty inside window frames and kitchen shelves, some dirty and smelly towels, some dishes dirty, outside furniture and deck mildew - could have easily been a wonderful stay but this made it very average. Sorry guys, someone needs to give Cabin 2 a good clean and then it would be wonderful.
Caroline, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A very comfortable and friendly place to stay. Steve, the host, is a great guy and he does everything he can to make your stay a great one.
Stphen, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Un très bel endroit où il faut penser à réserver à l'avance pour profiter du cadre exceptionnel et de la région.
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Beautiful spot with a very friendly host
Scott, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Steve thoughtful of old peoples needs and gave us a ramp up and some milk for the morning. Enjoyed the birdsong in the morning and ducklings and puppies and horses . Could oil squeaky doors to quieten toilet visits in the night and no smoke alarm
Joy, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Beautiful surroundings, a perfect place to just unwind and relax.. wake up to bird song .. Steve the manager was very friendly and obliging
Tina-Anne, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We loved staying at sand castles, it has everything we need and had some are homely feel , I just wish I had of known to bring shower soap, but the stay was perfect for what we needed and the kids loved it
Shayna, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Our family loved our stay in one of the cute cottages. It had a pretty outlook. The owner is very friendly and happy to answer any questions. It is very well located to visit near by beautiful beaches and many other tourist sites.
Monique, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Peaceful place
The place was very easy to find and close to beautiful places. The owner was very friendly. The cabin was really cute and it has everything we needed. We had a nice view of the ocean and the mountains.
1-night trip with friends
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