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Sanctuary on the Beach at The Sands


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“Great stay, perfect for a relaxed holiday by the beach.”
Georgia - 16 April 2024

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Our wonderfully sunny, one bedroom apartment 'Sanctuary on the Beach' has an amazing picturesque beachfront location and is perfect for your holiday getaway, with outstanding sea views and excellent facilities within strolling distance.

Located at the end of Onetangi beach, a few minutes stroll takes you to a range of bars, restaurants and cafes at the waters edge. 

This apartment has 1 bedroom with en-suite bathroom is complete with a king bed.  Open plan lounge & dining are with modern kitchen complete with hob, oven, fridge-freezer, microwave and dishwasher. There is a washer & dryer for laundry. 

The lounge has large bi-fold windows that open up to gorgeous sea views and there is a modern smart TV with Netflix. The apartment comes with complimentary Wifi.

A communal BBQ, lawn area and outdoor shower are all located downstairs for guests to enjoy, and there is a dedicated parking space for one vehicle on site.

Take time out for yourself and come enjoy the roar of the waves and fabulous sea views.


Please note that the unit is located on the 2nd floor, accessed by stairs or by elevator.

• Onetangi Beach 

• Charlie Farley's 

• Ki Maha

• 372

• Stonyridge Vineyard 

• Wild Estate

• Tantalus 

  • 1 bedroom with split king bed (can be 2 singles)
  • 1 bathroom (en-suite)
  • Full lounge
  • Kitchen and dining area
  • Flat screen TV with Netflix
  • Outdoor BBQ area with wonderful Onetangi beach views (communal area)
  • Designated Parking for one vehicle
  • Washing Machine and Tumble Dryer
  • Hairdryer
  • Full kitchen with dishwasher.
“Perfect location & facilities.”
Sarah - 26 December 2023 - 10/10
“Location is fantastic and apartment all you need for a little weekender.”
Devii - 10 December 2023
“Beautiful location. Very nice accommodations. Easy parking.”
Linda - 18 October 2023
“Great location, happy to stay here again.
Jeffrey - 13 August 2023 - 10/10
“Well appointed, nice facilities, super comfy bed, great to have a laundry.”
Claire - 27 July 2023 - 10/10
“We really enjoyed our stay. The apartment was comfortable clean, warm and pleasant - important as it was a winter stay. Had well equipped kitchen and a good bed and shower. Location is good for us, near the beach, and on a bus route. There were nearby walks and a pub eatery of reasonable standard.”
Dolores - 20 July 2023 - 10/10
“Excellent view and loved being able to hear the waves. The bifold windows open up the front which is very good. Comfortable bed and couches. Easy to access and fantastic location.”
Luan - 14 June 2023 - 10/10
“A beautiful apartment with all the necessities … and wonderful location … a perfect get away for a few days thank you xxx”
Claire - 06 April 2023 - 10/10
“Well located place with restaurants, bars, and bus stops within a reasonable walking distance.”
Curtis - 18 February 2023 - 10/10
“Great hosts and location with a beautiful view!”
Rakad - 19 September 2022 - 10/10
“You can't go wrong with this super spot close to beach!!”
Dave - June 2022 - 10/10
““A lovely 1 bedroom spacious apartment with views of Onetangi beach. It’s comfortable, clean in a great location. Waiheke unlimited were very helpful and great to deal with. We would definitely return.“”
Therese – May 2022 - 10/10
““Location is excellent, and its a nice view. Great large open window you can see and listen to the sea all day and night. Was very clean and tidy.”
Richard – 22 April 2022 10/10
“Great 2-night stay. Excellent location with fantastic restaurants just a short walk away. Wonderful to hear the waves as we went to sleep.”
Bobbi, January 2022
“Fabulous location just over the road from a really beautiful beach. We used public transport and the bus stop to and from the ferry is literally a one minute walk from the property and provides a regular service.

Nick Miles July 2021 5 out of 5
“We had a lovely stay at Ed’s place! Great location just across from the beach with restaurants and wineries close by.

Lucy June 2021 10 out of 10
“Lovely location and accommodation. Prompt communication. Recommended

Deborah Bednarek June 2021 10 out of 10
“The name says it all! A true sanctuary at Onetangi. Great location, well equipped, and awesome management. Loved hearing the waves as we slept. Will be back! Perfect Waiheke sanctuary, moments from the pristine waters and golden sands of Onetangi.

Elisa Willman May 2021 5 out of 5
“Perfect place to stay in Onetangi - lovely views and great access to the beach, apartment was warm and spacious too. Will stay again!

Lena May 2021 4 out of 5
“The name says it all! A true sanctuary at Onetangi. Great location, well equipped, and awesome management. Loved hearing the waves as we slept. Will be back!

Eilsa May 2021; 10 out of 10
“Sanctuary on the Beach
We were very happy with the apartment – it was very well equipped & the bed was extremely comfortable. We will return to stay here as it was quiet, very nice sea views and very spacious.

Carole Pulman 15 March 2021 Rating 10/10
“Great location and space. Recommend staying here.

Phoebe, AucklandMarch 2021 10/10 rating
“The apartment had everything we needed. It is sunny and light & has a great view of the water. The proximity to beach is fantastic and just a short walk to restaurants further along the beach.

Marrion 8 February 2021 10/10 rating
“Ed’s place is nice, the location is great being super close to the beach. The view is nice. I never give 10/10

David 12 February 2021 9/10 rating
“Great location & awesome accommodation”
Steve Munford Jan 21 Rating 10
“Love the location and everything was as expected. Very clean when we arrived too. Would stay again :)
Amy Dec 20 10 star rating
“'The apartment had everything we needed, was in a prime location and was absolutely stunning! The communication about check in was also excellent. Highly recommend! :)'”
Shane B Oct 20

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