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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

 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 Stanmore Bay

 A beautiful ' home from home' with excellent facilities for our lengthy stay. Very well equipped and comfortable. The Bach is set near a cliff top with a view of Stanmore Bay and is within easy reach of Silverdale , Whangaparoa and Orewa. 


 Loved it. Must be the best one out of the lot, with the lovely big tree keeping the house cool in the afternoon without interrupting the view. Nice fresh decor, love the decks on each side to either enjoy or avoid the sun and allow a breeze right through. Space outside for kids to play and such a short walk to the beach it was great. Would love to stay again. Many thanks. :-D 

Apartment seaview 2 minutes walk to Beach

 Very nice well-equipped apartment, very peaceful at night, and the large shady deck is wonderful on hot summer days and nights. The owners are obliging and friendly, and went the extra mile by doing some laundry for us in their machine. The two children loved the large array of toys and the close proximity of the beach, with shady pohutakawas a boon. We tried out Manly Beach and Shakespear regional park too - both lovely. We would recommend this place to anyone wanting a relaxed holiday. 

2014 Gold Piwa Best Pet-Friendly - Tindalls Bay

 Clean and tidy home from home - everything you needed was there. Just 5 minutes to local shops 

Apartment seaview 2 minutes walk to Beach

 A lovely home, in a great location. We had a fantastic time. The weather was perfect but had it not been the house would have been a great refuge too. Thank you! : )