frequently asked questions
How many guests can Sea Esta accommodate?
We can comfortably accommodate up to 111 guests. Our Main Camp sleeps 87, Our Lodge sleeps 16 and our Chalet sleeps up to 8 adults. For those of you that book the entire property, we also offer two powered mobile home sites
How close is Sea Esta to the beach and shops?
We are just a 2 minute walk to the beach and a short 10 minute walk to Waihi Beach's local cafes,shops and Four Square.
What is the minimum stay?
A minimum stay of 2 nights is required in the Main Camp year round. Our Chalet and Lodge can be hired for 1 night stays during Low Season only (15 APR -30 OCT)
Is linen supplied?
Linen is supplied with Chalet and Lodge bookings. You must supply your own linen in the Main Camp. Mattress protectors are provided.
Do you offer late check out and early check in?
Late check out or early check in can be requested subject to availability.
Is the Chapel for hire?
Yes, our chapel is available for hire. Just $70 per day along with your Camp booking.
can we camp in tents?
We do not encourage tenting on the property and can recommend camp grounds at Waihi Beach if this is your preferred way of holidaying. We do allow overflow of large groups to put up tents at a small additional cost. Please ask about this when making a reservation.
how do we check in?
For Main Camp bookings, please phone or txt Sandra on 027 438 7084 the day before you arrive to arrange a time to meet to check in. Check in is between 2pm and 8pm.
For Lodge and Chalet bookings, you will be emailed a Lock Box code with your final invoice.
what are the payment terms?
A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking. This may be paid through the website using credit card or via internet banking within seven days of booking.
All remaining balances are due 30 days prior to arrival.
what if we need to cancel?
All deposits are non refundable. All cancellations must be received in writing via email to . Cancellation fees are as follows;
Cancellations received more than 30 days prior to arrival: 25%
Cancellations received 15-29 days prior to arrival : 50%
Cancellations withing 14 days prior to arrival : 100%
what is the alcohol policy?
Groups bringing alcohol on site is by special dispensation and prior arrangement only and is at the camp managers discretion. We are a family orientated camp offering a safe and friendly environment for people of all ages to be able to enjoy themselves. Our policy does not support any youth gatherings consuming alcohol.
quiet time & behavior
We ask that all people respect others on site, refrain from using profanities or rude & abusive language. Under no circumstances will drunkenness, fighting or disorderly behavior be tolerated. No loud noise is permitted between 11pm and 7am. Any noise complaints, noise control call outs or fines will be the responsibility of the group.
what if we would like to light a fire?
Please contact camp management to check on the fire season requirements.
A permit may be required.
Final cleanup of the facilities used by a group in the Main Camp is the responsibility of the group and must be completed prior to departure. The facilities used will be inspected by the camp manager or delegated person. If extra cleaning is required it will be charged to your final invoice. Rates are dependent on the areas involved and the amount of work or type of cleaning required. If you prefer not to do the final cleanup yourself, please discuss available options at the time of booking.