Pakawau 1960's house right on the beach - Maarama

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

9/10 (17 ratings) 100 Guest Comments

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


  • 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.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.


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


  • 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.



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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 (100)

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 I give this place 5 stars based on it was what and where we wanted to stay, but it is a family Bach (just what we wanted) 

 Great location for visiting Westhaven Inlet and Farewell Spit or just to take a stroll on the beach. Very relaxing. 

  • GaryW367
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 Lovely little bach, we really enjoyed our stay - owners very easy to deal with. Thank you :) 

 So much to do, a great place and a lovely climate. Had a great week. 

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

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$100-$120 NZD per night

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Things to do

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