The Library Bach - A special place people love!

On the estuary in Totara Ave, Golden Bay, 30 mins north of Takaka, 2 hours 10 from Nelson.

9.8/10 (47 ratings) 155 Guest Comments

#6755 - Pakawau Beach - Bach or holiday home - Listed Sep 2008

Description

  • 5people (max)
  • 2bedrooms
  • 1bathrooms
  • kids
  • pets
  • smokers
  • 'The Library' is an award-winning bach and a sleepout (a small relocated country library).
  • Located by an estuary
  • Close to stunning beaches

“2013 Silver Winner Golden Piwa Awards" BEST IN HOSPITALITY!

'The Library' refers to the original bach on this property, a small relocated country library. It now serves as a characterful sleepout and sits behind an award-winning bach beside an estuary on a quiet bush-clad, bird-filled section near Pakawau.

The bach itself is private and open plan - think designer retro-pacific styled tramping hut. Beds are in the loft and on the ground floor with no doors between. The bach's size, character and proximity to stunning beaches help to make it a wonderful holiday destination for couples or small families.

Extra features include nearby migratory godwits and other wonderful bird life, including little blue penguins who are rarely seen but often heard and nest under the library sleep-out. There are plentiful cockles and pipi at low tide a short stroll away. We have a superb selection of natural history, children's and other fiction books, gas hot water and a stove top, a trampoline, 3 kayaks, 1 bike, an outside bath and a composting indoor toilet.

A few steps from a safe swimming beach, the bach has superb inlet and mountain views. In 2006 it won an NZIA Resene Local Award for Architecture.

Please email me for more details. NB I am away 21 July - Nov and may not respond as fast as usual! If your request is very urgent please contact Cathy, bach caretaker 03 5248553.

For every night The Library Bach is booked, a $5.00 donation will be made to the Nelson ARK, a Charitable Trust. The Nelson ARK rescues unwanted and abused dogs and pairs them up with young people who are perhaps losing their way, for an eight week training course. This combination has proven to be truly transformative for the lives of both the young people and the rescued dogs, and has repercussions throughout the entire community. So far The Library Bach has raised over $2,000 for ARK. Find out more about The Nelson ARK on their website and which is unable to be referenced here!

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Canoe(s)
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Telecom
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • Trampoline
  • Washing machine

Bedrooms

  • Ground floor

    1 x Queen bed

  • Loft

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

  • The Library sleepout

    1 x Queen bed
    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

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

Special conditions

A minimum of four nights applies for bookings during NZ school holidays
and a minimum of three nights applies for NZ long weekends. Otherwise a
minimum of two nights. Rental is for a maximum of 4 adults. The
charge for additional guests is $20.00 per night. Smoking allowed
outside only. If you do not have the time or inclination to clean the
bach before you leave, cleaning can be arranged for $50.00. Towels and
100% cotton sheets can be provided for $20.00 a bed.

Guest Comments (155)

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 A lovely well maintained property with amazing views and a great vibe 

 Our stay at The Library was fabulous -- loved the records, the fireplace, the deck and the decor! I would definitely like to come back! 

 What an awesome bach! Loved our time there, loved the bach design and loved stargazing in the outdoor bath! 

 Eco-friendly composting toilet, Wood-burning fireplace, Loft for sleeping, Location on tidal flat magical! ... PLUS deck from which to view about a billion stars at night, without light pollution - Beyond magical! 

 Our family really enjoyed our visit to the library. As parents we were able to relax and enjoy the peace while the children were equally able to be energized by the unique environment and the freedom that comes with it. Highly recommended. 

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$125-$175+ NZD per night

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  • Hiking/Walks
  • Historical Sites
  • Horse Riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
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