Harakeke - Award Winning, Beachfront Holiday Home

Bach or holiday home | Waikanae Beach | #10129

9.7/10 (35 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking
  • Best Design 2016


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...

Special conditions:

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).

Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2 (queen)

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 3 (queen)

    1 x Queen bed

  • Master Bedroom with ensuite

    1 x Queen bed


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*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.

Reviews (56)

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  • Harakeke is an architecturally impressive house that still feels homely, the view...

    Harakeke is an architecturally impressive house that still feels homely, the view and beach access are nothing short of amazing! Everything you need for a great weekend away and made our time with family over our wedding weekend even more special.

    monitt238 new member Feb 2019

  • This is a stunning house in a great setting

    This is a stunning house in a great setting. Everything has been managed beautifully.

    Deborah C. Jan 2019

  • Quiet retreat, very relaxing

    Quiet retreat, very relaxing

    Andrew L. Oct 2018

  • Beautiful house and location! Highly recommend!

    Beautiful house and location! Highly recommend!

    AdamDe15 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Great property, wonderful hosts, It was lovely to be by the sea...

    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!

    FarrellMo2 100%|1x Apr 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    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!

    peteandmichelle 100%|59x

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