Akitio Retreat - beach, river and farmland

Bach or holiday home | Akitio | #10228

9.8/10 (10 ratings)
  • 12 people
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Close to the Akitio Beach AND River
  • Spacious well appointed house. Quality linen. Massive dining table
  • Something for all ages. Safe. Private.

The house is very close to the Akitio river and only 2kms to the Akitio beach. A well fenced, spacious section would be perfect for busy young families and the Akitio Retreat caters for this brilliantly. Because the house faces north, the sun pours in all day. Off the deck is a large lawn.

If you're unlucky enough to strike bad weather, the house is easy to warm with the woodburner and there's an abundance of firewood.

Sky TV. Spark and Vodofone reception.

For those quiet times, there are plenty of games, books, a TV and stereo with a connection for an iPod. There are some DVDs and CDs but you are welcome to bring your own.

Adjacent the house is a large garage for storage of any "toys" for the beach and river.

The river is great for swimming, water skiing, kayaking (flat water), drag netting for flounder or fishing for kahawai at the river mouth.

The beach has safe swimming and is sought after by surfers. Its easy to launch a long line off the beach and fish seem easy to catch.

Should you want to launch a boat, the best place is adjacent the Akitio boat club. For a small fee you can use the Boat club tractor to launch your boat.

On a windy day the beach is long enough to have fun with land yachts.

Forgotten something? There is a small store that sells everything. It has a liquor licence and also sells takeaway food. Check it out.

NOTE: There is NO fuel sold at Akitio so fuel up in Dannevirke.

There is a sealed road all the way from Dannevirke to the coast.

From Hawkes Bay, the best way to Akitio is via Dannevirke not via Porangahau as per Google Maps. The Rural Rapid Number for the Retreat is 2503.

Keen of golf? Cape Turnagain is a 9 hole golf course at Herbertville, north of Akitio and they welcome visitors.

If you are keen on mountain biking or tramping on the Station please enquire.

Special conditions: Mountain biking and hikes/walking on the neighbouring farm are by arrangement only. Tractor hire for boat launch is available at the Akitio Boat Club. Horse riding on the farm and keeping horses in a paddock on the farm is by arrangement only. Hunting is available at a cost of $300 plus $100 for the guide. Deer (Red & Fallow) and pigs are regularly found. Enquiries welcome. Should only one nights accommodation be required a $40 cleaning fee applies. Children under 5 FREE


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • SKY TV ® - BYO decoder
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • 4 Bed Master with ensuite

    Two pairs of WIDE single bunks. Comfy mattresses. Sliding door off bedroom to deck. Fresh air in abundance. Each bed has its own lighting

    1 x Bunk bed

  • Best Room

    Queen bed with single over the top. Sliding door to the deck. Gets all day sun with great views outside from the bed! Bedside tables & lights. Extra blankets available for winter etc

    1 x Bunk bed

  • Master

    Queen bed with a view outside to the hills. Comfy mattress. Lots of extra blankets for winter nights. Bed side lights

    1 x Queen bed

  • Second bedroom

    Queen bed with single over the top. The sun streams in here. Comfy mattresses. Bedside lighting. Extra bedding for cold nights.

    1 x Queen bed

  • Two Rolleraway Beds

    These are available for when extra beds are needed. Left folded in the wardrobe. I've tried them out. They are comfy. As singles they are better for smaller people.

    1 x Roll-away bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $50.00 per stay (required)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Flat Rate
22-Oct-16 to 22-Jan-18
$180+/night $180+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $40/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (22)

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  • Another fantastic stay thanks

    Another fantastic stay thanks. Well set up property and housed 8 of us comfortably. Lovely quiet area to visit!

    sianrn548 100%|17x Mar 2016

  • Thank you thank you thank you for letting us share your piece...

    Thank you thank you thank you for letting us share your piece of paradise over the long weekend. WE all had the best weekend and loved your place, it was everything we thought it would be. We went sand boogie boarding, surfing, fishing and just loved the coast line. We will be back.

    timns796 100%|3x Feb 2016

  • Awesome place to Stay! Has everything you need plus extras you don't...

    Awesome place to Stay! Has everything you need plus extras you don't think of. Great location for the river and short walk/ drive to the beach.

    AaronTurner1987 100%|2x Jan 2016

  • Great place! Clean, tidy, lovely linen with everything you could possibly need

    Great place! Clean, tidy, lovely linen with everything you could possibly need. Beautiful section and Akitio beach is fab - highly recommend!

    gretap27 100%|1x Oct 2015

  • Had an excellent holiday and fantastic weather

    Had an excellent holiday and fantastic weather. Enjoyed the house- well set up and comfy and no hassles. Kids loved the beach and reef and fishing etc - will have to come back one day!

    sianrn548 100%|17x Feb 2015

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