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Discover the Uk's finest Sandy Beach as seen in The Monuments Men!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Large 2 bedroom property just 5 mins walk to the beach

Tauranga (maori for ‘Place of rest’) is just that. This stylishly decorated modern holiday cottage, located on the award winning White Sand development nestled between the epic Camber Sands and internationally significant grassland is ideally situated – just a stone’s throw away from the beach yet close to the bustling, historic medieval town of Rye.

Cottage Summary

- Sleeps 4 people (sofa bed can sleep + 2 for short breaks only)

- Dog friendly

- Baby friendly

- 5 miles from Rye

- Quiet location

- Modern contemporary furnishing

- South facing decked garden

- Secure garage

- Reserved parking space

- Electric shower

- Hair dryer


- WiFi – Wireless Broadband

- Flat screen 32” HD TV

- Blu Ray Player

- Bose Ipod Dock

- Nintendo Wii complete with games

- Flat screen TV/DVD to 2nd bedroom

- Selection of Blu Rays, DVD board games and books

Quietly situated in the fisherman style village of White Sand, Tauranga is a 5 minute walk to the stunning Camber Sands beach, which is almost unbelievably less than 1.5 hours from London making Tauranga a superb base for exploring the capital.

Tauranga holiday cottage offers guests all the necessary amenities (and more besides) for a memorable stay in one of England’s most historic locations.

A contemporary designed cottage of two bedrooms, Tauranga benefits from a well proportioned and practical living space. The ground floor features a generous equipped living room with TV, Bose Ipod docking system, Blu-ray player (with extensive film library) and Wii gaming console with patio doors opening out onto the decked area of the garden. There is also a separate fully equipped kitchen which includes washing machine, microwave/grill combo and dishwasher complete with breakfast bar and seating. The first floor offers two double sized bedrooms, each with fitted wardrobes, and a family bathroom.

Tauranga has been thoughtfully furnished. The sitting room has a sofa bed that can sleep another two persons for short breaks, making this holiday cottage a very cost effective option for 6 people wanting a weekend away.

Whether you are looking for adventure on the beach; kite-bugging, kite flying or wind surfing, or just in need of a relaxing break, Tauranga offers everything you will need – from a fully equipped kitchen for preparing anything you desire, audio and gaming equipment for fun after the sun (or a relaxing afternoon in).

Dogs love a big sandy beach – space to run around, sand dunes to explore, water to splash in, interesting smells to discover and plenty of other dogs to play with. So when you bring your four-legged friend to White Sand, it’s good to know that the incredible dog friendly Camber Sands beach is right on your doorstep. They will be in hound heaven!

Our dog friendly Camber Sands holiday cottage, Tauranga here at White Sand is the perfect place to bring your faithful furry companion. Camber’s huge sandy beach on your doorstep, lots of great places to go for walks and even dog friendly pubs so that you can both enjoy a relaxing drink after a day of sniffing about on the dunes!

Whether you’re looking to build sand castles with your children or help them explore fascinating rock pools, Camber Sands offers the country’s most spectacular sandy beach and paddling-friendly waters right on the doorstep of Tauranga.

Holidays with young children and toddlers means lots of bulky luggage, high chair, travel cot etc, so to ease the load Tauranga holiday cottage has been specially equipped with baby friendly features such as a high chair, stair gate, & travel cot.

Tauranga is perfectly located on the East Sussex/Kent border allowing you to explore two of England’s loveliest and most historic counties, East Sussex’s 1066 Country and Kent’s Garden of England. Being only one and a half hours from London you can also make the most of what the capital has to offer, take in a show in the West End, shop in Oxford Street or visit the many iconic sites.

Tauranga is just a short walk from Camber Sands. This wide, dune enclosed sandy beach is over 2 miles long and is the perfect spot in which to breathe in the exhilarating sea air. The village and dunes were once the haunt of smugglers, whose ill-gotten gains accounted for the prosperity of neighbouring Rye.

The property offers easy access to the UK’s finest beach, ideal for flying kites, making sand castles and spending relaxing family time. This wide open space is popular with windsurfers, bathers and horse riders and there is a network of footpaths and cycle routes criss-crossing the nearby wildlife reservation. When you can’t be outside, there’s a flat screen tv, dvd player and games console to keep you and the family entertained.

Nearby Rye has a rich and colourful history. Its cobbled streets, enchanting church and beautifully preserved buildings are proof of the towns’ importance as a medieval Cinque Port.

Rye played an important part in the defence of the realm. Local fortifications like Camber Castle are now popular tourist attractions. Perched on a hill overlooking the marshes, Rye is the perfect place to explore, shop and eat out. Its charming ancient streets are filled with a great selection of independent retailers, restaurants, pubs and a weekly market.

With the blend of tradition and culture in Rye and the beauty and tranquillity of Camber Sands, Tauranga is ideally positioned to enjoy the very best this unique corner of England has to offer.

More Details

Property Manager
Richard Smith
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

This is the second time we have been in this wonderful house and we will return for more perfect holidays at Camber beach! The house is made up to a very high standard and has everything one needs during a holiday. We ( a familily with a 11 year old daughter and a black Labrador) enjoyed the dog friendly house and beach and the beautiful countryside. There is plenty to do for everyone: spending time on the beach, visiting Dover Castle, Battle or Rye, watersports, karting and so on. Looking forward to come back!
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Camber in Sussex

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


4.7/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


Relaxing New Years Eve break

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place. We stayed here for 3 nights over New Years Eve and had no complaints.

The house is cosy, very well equipped and in a great location, perfect for a short get away for a family of 4.

One thing I would say is that Camber it's self (apart from the beach and dunes) is a little sad in winter. The owl inn however is a great spot for lunch followed by a bit of sand dune jumping!

We would defiantly return.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We spend some few relaxing days at Tauranga House.

  • 5 of 5

The listing description was accurate regarding the location, layout, and facilities. It Was very clean and well-maintained. The agency provided an excellent service, it was possible to book and pay the house only one day before arrival! The house was perfectly well tailord to our needs and expectations.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Toller Familien- und Strandurlaub

  • 4 of 5

Wir haben uns super wohl gefühlt. Vom Haus der Umgebung waren wir begeistert. Man ist ganz schnell zu Fuß am Traumstrand. Um was wir in England gar nicht erwartet hätten: Das Wetter war toll (inkl. Sonnenbrand).

Einen Stern gibt's weniger, weil in der Wohnung und auf der Terrasse viele Hundehaare waren. Auch die Küchenutensilien waren sehr klebrig. Da müsste mal eine Grundreinigung stattfinden. Dafür War der Grill wie neu. Und in der Garage sind viele nützliche Dinge für den Strand (Schaufeln, Stühle, Windschutz,...).

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Bank holiday
28 Apr 2017 - 2 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
3 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Half term
26 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
2 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

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Pet Fee £25

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