Pakawau 1960's house right on the beach - Maarama

Golden Bay, great access to Farewell Spit, Wharariki Beach, Aorere Valley and the West Coast

9.3/10 (13 ratings) 96 Guest Comments

#2754 - Pakawau Beach - Bach or holiday home - Listed Feb 2006

Description

  • 5people (max)
  • 3bedrooms
  • 1bathrooms
  • kids
  • pets
  • smokers
  • Beach front location among native trees and lawns with fabulous bird life and soft sandy seaside
  • 1960's style house with modern and retro furnishings and beautiful views to the sea and spit
  • Close to Farewell Spit, Wharariki Beach, Whanganui inlet, the West Coast and Aorere Valley

Our beachfront house is a 1960's open-plan design with oiled timber floors and an open fire.It is lovely when it is warm and cosy when its raining. There are views straight out to the beach and up to Farewell Spit. The beach is soft and sandy, with a shallow gradient so very safe swimming and good for kayaking. Native trees around the house invite tuis, wood pigeons and shining cuckoos... The living room opens onto a deck and the garden has sheltered spots so there are nice places for reading or relaxing.
A tennis court and cafe are 2 minutes walk away. Collingwood is 15 minutes drive for groceries, a local museum, or fresh fish 'n chips at the Pub. Farewell Spit is 15 minutes drive, and Wharariki beach a further 5 minutes, through to the west coast. The Whanganui inlet is 15 minutes drive and you can continue down the west coast to Maungarakau Swamp Cafe, Patarau River, Anatori river and beyond. The Aorere Valley which ends at the start of the Heaphy Track has the Kaituna Walkway and Naked Possum Cafe, Devils Boots, goldfields, and the Bainham Shop.

Facilities

  • Bath tub
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Telecom
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Washing machine

Bedrooms

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Double bed

  • Bedroom 3/gallery

    1 x Single bed

Service level

Linen: Bring your own linen.

Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.

Extras

N/A

Request a booking

Owner/Manager contact details will be provided by Bookabach once you've made a booking request.

Special conditions

Three night minimum during off peak season. 7 nights peak season or lesser by arrangement.
Pets by arrangement.

Guest Comments (96)

Stayed here with Bookabach? Add a Guest Comment

 Great bach. Close to beach. Rustic but has everything you need. Loved the quiet beach. It was very peaceful. 

  • ShirleySimons
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 A wonderful, comfortable and secluded Kiwi bach in an absolutely stunning part of NZ. A trip to Wharariki Beach is a must and Salisbury Falls is also well worth the trip. Blessed with perfect weather we couldn't fault our stay and are already planning our next visit. 

  • NinaB645
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 Beautiful location. Did some exploration of the Farewell Spit while here. The beach was nice, the garden was lovely and full of native birds. 

 This place is a treasure. Your typical family-owned bach, framed by trees that attract tuis and bellbirds, the sea and safe beach close at hand, a deck to enjoy the view, whatever weather, and plenty of room inside. Further afield, there was the tramping, fishing, local arts and crafts, and the Old School Cafe. 

 Lovely bach. A great place for a relaxing holiday. 

Request a booking

$100-$120 NZD per night

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Location

Things to do

  • Cafes/Restaurants
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/Walks
  • Horse Riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis