Take a look inside a stunning Coromandel bach that features trap-door access to one of Aotearoa’s most beautiful beaches

If you send a Kiwi-style card overseas this season, chances are it features a big pōhutakawa leaning over some soft sand, with the ocean just a few steps away. 

Well, for one lucky family, that exact scenario is at the end of their back yard.

Their family bach in Coromandel has just been awarded the craftsmanship prize at the Master Builder awards.

And with the owners currently based in New York, that crafty builder has the key, and let Seven Sharp's Carolyn Robinson in for a look. 

This family bach at Otama is the Kiwi bolt-hole for a New York-based family. Source: Seven Sharp