Bach or holiday home | St Heliers Bay | #12366

9.2/10 (9 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Literally on the beach
  • Close to St Heliers Shopping Centre
  • Available long term by negotiation

At your fingertips the full amenities of the city at your toes the soft white sand. You drive to the end of Peacock St, park your car in the residents area and walk through the pohutukawas, down the sealed path approximately 100 metres to the house. An eclectic group of people enjoy the pacific feeling on the beach where 10 houses nestle. There is no road noise, there is no road between you and the beach. Listen to the tuis sing, hear the sound of waves. Literally on the beach with unobstructed views of Browns Island, Rangitoto and Waiheke.

Here you can live two different lives, by day in the hustle and bustle of your professional life, then you return to your hidden paradise and kayak to Browns Island, swim, fish, sail, windsurf or just relax in the sun and watch the others play, the whales blow, the fish jump, the yachts racing, the ferries pass by . This unique location, Karaka Bay, with a history of it's own, is situated at the mouth of the Tamaki River and is just 10-15 minutes drive from Auckland city central along the waterfront/Tamaki Drive.

St Heliers village with library, banks, cafes etc, There is great public transport from the top of Peacock St for those who don't have cars.

Reference from our guests:

"A brilliant property on the beach at Karaka Bay. The main rooms all had a great aspect on to the beach - the living room especially was a great place to relax any time of the day or night. Open the doors to the main bedroom to enjoy the sunrise from across the Bay, the distant views to the Coromandel and the islands in between. Karaka Bay beach is quiet and was little used even when St Helliers and Mission Bay were full! But beware the steep footpath - it could be a problem for some!!"

Another guest says:

"I though I'd drop a short note and let you know we had a fantastic time in The Bay. We really loved the house, and the seclusion so near the city. It was such a change from yet another hotel room, and it made the trip a fantastic experience."

Special conditions: The cottage is available for long term by negotiation. Please contact Christine via email regarding availability and rental.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Main Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • TV Office Bedroom

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Twin Room that can be made into one

    1 x Single with rollaway bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $45.00 per person (required)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Low Season Long Term
28-May-17 to 31-Oct-17
$215/night $215/night
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
01-Nov-17 to 21-Dec-17
$250/night $250/night
7 night minimum stay
High Season
22-Dec-17 to 31-Jan-18
$275/night $275/night
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
01-Feb-18 to 31-Mar-18
$250/night $250/night
7 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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (10)

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  • This place is what special memories are made of

    This place is what special memories are made of. The house had everything we needed and was an easy, relaxing and enjoyable stay.

    JazD3548 100%|1x Dec 2015

  • great location and superb place for a stay in Auckland

    great location and superb place for a stay in Auckland. Family had a great time.

    AlanC1965 100%|9x May 2014

  • An idyllic location and the most well equipped place we have ever...

    An idyllic location and the most well equipped place we have ever stayed in. Loved it, just wish it had been for longer :-)

    JuliaGu1 100%|1x Apr 2014

  • A beautiful home truly on the beach, no road to cross, 20...

    A beautiful home truly on the beach, no road to cross, 20 minutes from the CBD!

    davidpearcy 100%|2x Mar 2014

  • Beautiful and charming place right on the beach

    Beautiful and charming place right on the beach. Very peaceful with a beautiful view from every room. Highly recommended.

    4cgburns 100%|1x Feb 2014

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