Welcome to Sandcastle RuakakaYour Hosts Allan & Debbie

Private room

6 guests

2 bedrooms

4 beds

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

We enjoy hosting international guests at our beautiful BnB which is located 2 minutes walk from the white sands of Ruakaka Beach in Northland New Zealand. 25 minutes drive to Whangarei.

The space

Your two room, private bathroom, area is 2 min walk from the white sands of Ruakaka Beach.

Guest access

You will enjoy the comfortable Queen room, private bathroom, and the Family room with Freeview TV, double bed and single bed. A kitchenette where you can prepare food. There are no cooking facilities in the kitchenette. The total area downstairs is for you to enjoy. Guests are invited to use the Home Cinema if they want. The accommodation is on a single level.

Interaction with guests

We enjoy interacting with our guests, recommending local attractions and sharing in their life experiences

Other things to note

We serve a continental breakfast on our viewing deck when the weather permits otherwise we serve the breakfast at our Rimu dining table. I offer guided tours through the local glow worm caves and to a nearby waterfall where guests can swim under the waterfall.

The space
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $30 NZD / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

Smoking is permitted outside only.
Guests are asked to use the outdoor shower when returning from the beach.
We live in a quiet family friendly neighbourhood and we ask our guests to respect this for us and our neighbours.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

37 Reviews

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Lesley User Profile
June 2017
We had a wonderful stay at Allan and Debbie's place 'The Sandcastle' in Ruakaka. My husband and daughter and 2 granddaughters stayed with them On Saturday night as we were visiting a sick family member in Whangarei. So although it was not a holiday as such for us, staying with Allan and Debbie turned into a weekend getaway as well as a family visit. They were the most welcoming hosts we have ever met. They provided wonderful accommodation so close to the beach and so family friendly for our group. And we enjoyed spending saturday evening joining them for a glass or wine (or two) and wonderful company. In fact we cannot wait to go back again on a further trip up north and hopefully in the summer when we can take advantage of the beach and enjoy their wonderful company on the top viewing deck. Would thoroughly recommend

Iona User Profile
April 2017
Such an amazing place to stay. 1 minute walk from the beach which is stunning! Debbie and Allan are truly amazing hosts who we really enjoyed getting to know on such a brief one night stay we had. Would highly recommend this BnB to anyone. Beautiful house with very comfortable facilities.

Jedd User Profile
March 2017
Close to a beautiful beach in sunny Ruakaka

Margot User Profile
February 2017
Staying here was great , friendly welcoming hosts -with a well set up space -kitchen , rooms and area to sit outside. Walks along the beach -only wish I'd had time to have one of their wonderful pizzas. Thanks

Ali User Profile
February 2017
Excellent location and hosts. Great value for money. Highly recommended!

Lydia User Profile
February 2017
Loveliest hosts! Treated us with welcome drinks and top notch jokes on behalf of Allan. Super close to the beach and such great value. Would recommend!

Rachael User Profile
February 2017
Excellent hosts thank you for a lovely stay

Ruakaka, New Zealand · Joined in May 2014
Allan & Debbie User ProfileAllan & Debbie is a superhost.

I am a teacher of Mathematics at our local Secondary School. My wife is a Pharmacist and we enjoy hosting international guests at our beachside BnB.

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