Appin Cottage

Holiday Home in Whangarei Heads, Northland, New Zealand.

Scarlet Pohutukawa Christmas shoreline paradise. Skuba dive off our point - scallops, pipi, tuatua, Snapper, John Dory, Piper and yellow eyed mullet.  Many breathtaking established walking tracks with easy boardwalks to mountains and ridges with beaches to yourself.
Airport pick-up. Near Whangarei, below craggy peaks of Mt Manaia, this self-contained cottage is in the sub-tropical garden of McKenzie Homestead, settled 1857 by Nova Scotians from St Anns, Cape Breton.

Between palms, our old homestead fronts a secluded white, sandy beach and 200 metres of our pohutukawa-fringed shoreline. The cottage is fully furnished and almost new - you will sleep in comfort to the sound of the sea and kiwi. Mt Manaia and other magnificent ranges offer many accessed walkways: Smugglers Bay, Peach Cove, Bream Head, Mt Aubrey and Ocean Beach.

Sprats, shellfish, boats, canoes and music are part of our lifestyle and well known to visitors from the Western Isles of Scotland and Cape Breton. Gaelic and Spanish spoken. Previously resident in UK, Portugal, Spain and the Caribbean before 37 years in McKenzie Bay we live as crofters in the South Pacific.

We welcome you to enjoy the sea for breakfast and share our paradise.


$130 per night. 10% discount 5 nights or more.


Minimum Stay:   
1 night
All Year
Bed Linen:           
Supplied; All linen supplied including towels. Extra blankets and pillows etc.



1x Queen Bed. Carpeted comfortable modern decor with fitted wardrobe etc. looking to garden and sea.


1x self contained bathroom toilet and shower, linen cupboard etc.


Kitchen: Fridge / Freezer, Healthy grill, Kitchen Linen, Microwave, Pantry basics, Provisions, Stove & Oven, Tea & Coffee supplied, Toaster.

Bathroom: Bathroom Linen, Separate Shower, Separate Toilet.

Laundry: Drying rack, Ironing equipment, Washing Machine.

Bedrooms: Alarm Clock, Duvets, Extra Bedding.

Outdoors: Boat parking, Carport, Kayak or Dinghy, Off Street Parking, Outdoor Furniture, Secluded Beach.

Features: Books / Library, CD Player, Cellphone Coverage, DVD, Heaters, Radio / Stereo, SKY TV, TV, Verandas.

Email & Contact Information

Contact: Dougie Chowns

Phone: 09 434 0819 (NZ)
Phone: +64 9 434 0819 (International)

Mobile: 021 023 43114 (NZ)
Mobile: +64 21 023 43114 (International)