Bach or holiday home | Waikanae Beach | #10129
Located on the beachfront with direct beach access in northern Waikanae Beach, Harakeke looks over the Waimea Stream Estuary to Kapiti Island.
Never before available to guests, Harakeke is a multi-award winning (NZ Institute of Architects 2015, Master Builders 2015) modern kiwi bach designed by Geoff Fletcher and built by Harlem Build to replace our previous bach “Spinifex". Harakeke was featured by Stuff as one of the top 10 holiday homes for 2015 (Dec 15, New Zealand’s best holiday homes provide plenty of wow factor").
Relaxed, carefree indoor/outdoor living is a reality with a private sheltered patio straight off the living room. Harakeke has all the benefits of unobstructed beach front views, and is sunny and very sheltered.
If you can drag yourself away from the view, Harakeke is within easy (5 min) walking distance of restaurants and cafes, a source of provisions and fine wines, golf course, tennis court and interesting parks and reserves. Harakeke has, in-core floor heating, gas water and cooking, and a wood burner for warmth and ambience for those colder winter nights. With mains pressure continuous flow water heating there is plenty of hot water, and apart from the standard inside showers (with Methvan SatinJet heads), and inside and outside baths, a hot outside shower is a touch of luxury for after swimming or at night...
No parties please - you must ask us if you are intending having more folk around than stated on the booking from please.
Dogs are OK, but only in the lounge/kitchen area please (ie. not in the bedrooms). No cats please!
Normal check out is 10am, check in 2pm (unless by prior arrangement).
(Please note, just in case you missed it, that Harakeke is a TV- andamp; Wifi-free zone...however, there is good mobile coverage!)
Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;
1 x Queen bed
1 x Queen bed
1 x Queen bed
*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.
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Quiet retreat, very relaxing
Great property, wonderful hosts, It was lovely to be by the sea and the property is very cozy and relaxing. The only drawback is no wifi. It does not matter that there's no TV but we had to buy data plans for our smart phones to stay in touch for the 2.5 weeks that we were in the house and it was costly. Wifi would make it a 10!
Great that you enjoyed your stay and thanks for your feedback. We do try to ensure that folks understand that we do not currently have wifi (and most kiwis have huge mobile data plans). However, we understand that for you, coming from o’seas, that having to get data packs was an inconvenience. With UFB fibre coming to the street soon our intention is to put a wired connection in!
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