San Marino units

What’s the plan for the property?

We sought design, architecture, and engineering advice about how we could keep the beach bach feeling but bring the design into the 21st century.

The first unit is complete and looks amazing. It is very stylish as well as being so much more functional and spacious. The rest of the units will be completed over the winter.

The biggest change will be the exterior with a lot more decking. You can walk straight out your front door, step down one step and spread out on your sun lounger to read a book or watch the ocean. 

This creates a modern beach apartment you will be proud to own.

What changes have we made to the units?

We engaged a professional interior designer with a brief to keep the kiwi holiday bach vibe in a coastal mid century modern style..

Changes include:

  • Removing the heavy beams and the 70s spiral plaster and replacing with a crisp smooth white ceiling.
  • Replacing the 7 different styles of light fittings in random locations around the unit with professionally designed coordinated lighting including strip lighting in the new kitchen and a stunning feature light in the lounge.
  • Removing the textured plaster walls and replacing them with modern square stopped simple white walls.
  • Rebuilding the kitchen and bathroom from scratch. The new white kitchen, with a modern pencil tiled splashback, is an L shape and so much more functional. It has a stone benchtop, brushed brass sink and tap, a ceramic cooktop and a full size fridge/freezer. No more having to squeeze the day’s catch into a tiny bar fridge!
  • The new bathroom is fully tiled and has a modern vanity with plenty of storage space, a stone top and round basin with brushed brass taps. To complement the mid century design the room features a stunning brass framed round mirror and drop pendant light. The room is finished off with a modern glass shower panel and brand new toilet.
  • The new timber floating floors in espresso oak add a warm modern feeling. The spacious design includes tongue and groove bed head topped with a timber feature ledge. The modern comfortable leather couch and soft furnishings add that cosy beach home feeling while keeping everything low maintenance for sandy feet.

here’s a sneak peek of the renovation…

Layout for studio unit


You own a share in the company that owns the whole motel and in addition you have exclusive rights to your own unit.

Each owner can use your unit 100% yourselves or share with your family and friends. When you are not using it you can choose to add it to the holiday letting pool and receive income from it.

That gives us all the best of both worlds, you have 100% private use of your own unit and benefit from the capital gain on the whole property in this very valuable unique location.
They aren’t making any more beachfront!


    Find out more about how to secure your own unit.

    Due to the overwhelming response, we have decided the fairest way to do this was to set a date and take expressions of interest.
    We are currently offering initial appointments via zoom to discuss the available units and answer any questions.
    Because we already have more interest than we have available units, it’s important that you book a time now as there are limited units left.
    My goal is to ensure we have the right combination of co-owners who love this place as much as we do!

    1. Book a discussion: 
      (initial call via zoom)
    2. Acceptance of offers
    3. Settlement

    Click the button below to make a time to discuss securing your preferred unit with Bettina at the San Marino and to ensure your name is on the list.