Pakawau 1960's house right on the beach - Maarama

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

9.4/10 (9 ratings) 92 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 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.


  • Bath tub
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • 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 (92)

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 Lovely bach. A great place for a relaxing holiday. 

 Beautiful location at the end of the beach and hidden among bushes and lovely trees. Direct access to the beach and close-by many different possibilities of excursions and sight-seeing. The bach has all it needs for a restful stay, the care of the owners preserves its authentic family character. 

 A great kiwi bach in an amazing part of the country. We would love to stay again and would recommend it as a very relaxing, carefree family holiday. 

 The house was absolutely perfect for what we were looking for. Peaceful, beautiful location. Simple but tasteful furnishings and a well-equipped kitchen for cooking delicious meals. Spectacular view at this little slice of heaven. We will be back! Thank you Emma! :) 

 Great location, cheerful clean, tidy & homely. 

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$100-$120 NZD per night

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