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  1. Win 1 of 3 Kapiti Cheese Hampers for Easter!
    Win 1 of 3 Kapiti Cheese Hampers for Easter!

    Get your tastebuds ready for a tasty Easter! We have three Kapiti Cheese Hampers to take with you to the bach.... [More]

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  1. Children’s Attractions Around NZ
    Children’s Attractions Around NZ

    Childhood memories of good times at the bach can last forever. With a bit of planning your family holiday can be just as memorable.... [More]

  2. Kapiti Coast
    Kapiti Coast

    The long sandy beaches of the Kapiti Coast are a 40km drive from Wellington - but they're a world apart from the capital; spot rare native birds on Kapiti Island, play golf or explore the parks and nature reserves.... [More]

  3. Snow guide: Mt Ruapehu
    Snow guide: Mt Ruapehu

    Rising dramatically 2797m out of the Central Plateau, this vast volcanic beauty has two commercial ski areas and a friendly little club field.... [More]

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  1. A Schoolhouse Amongst the Vines
    A Schoolhouse Amongst the Vines

    From schoolhouse to luxurious cottage - a tale of transformation at Kina Beach Vineyard.... [More]

  2. The Story of Wildside Lodge, West Coast
    The Story of Wildside Lodge, West Coast

    Wildside Lodge is a labour of love, a rustic, hand-crafted beauty which evolved through Dan and Kath Lane's philosophy and need for using resources that were locally available and free, or at least recycled and cheap!... [More]

  3. Golden Days at Big Bay
    Golden Days at Big Bay

    Fond memories of bach holidays at Big Bay in the 1940s - long drops, meat safes, sackfuls of seafood and a great community.... [More]

Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Modern Beach House Stanmore Bay

 Property is very well maintained and location near to Stanmore Bay is great. 

Modern Beach House Stanmore Bay

 This property is modern, attractive and beautifully maintained. It is in a gorgeous neighborhood with a beautiful beach across the road and down some steps/or slope. The beach has some tree shade, and kilometers of sand, often nearly deserted, and safe for children and adults. The property has a pretty garden, is secluded and has a charming outdoor eating area. We stayed for a month here, and enjoyed every bit of it, especially our hosts who provided us with fresh flowers and home baked cakes. 

Modern beach house close to the sea

 Beautiful location - could hear and see the beach. The home overall is lovely, with a dream kitchen to use. Elizabeth and Gary are hospitable people, they live downstairs but do not invade your privacy at all. Thank you, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. 

Beautiful beach-front house

 great view and peaceful 

Modern beach house close to the sea

 Great location close to the beach and local shops. 

Modern beach house close to the sea

 Lovely spacious house, perfect for family groups. We had a great stay and have already mentioned this place to friends. We would look to stay here again if we were in the area.