cliff-top sun trap expansive ocean views

Bach or holiday home | Army Bay | #12678

9.9/10 (40 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • expansive sea views from Orewa to Little Barrier, sea-birds, dolphins and orca, peaceful haven.
  • Large covered verandah, sundeck and large lawn and ample parking close to golf and marina and park.
  • New 2 bed house nice decor and well appointed, warm in winter and cool in summer large kitchen

The perfect place to sit back and relax, taking in the panoramic views. A newly built bach with summer fun in mind, Large sliders open out onto a full length covered verandah and sundeck to take advantage of shade and sun. The house faces north so the sun can be enjoyed all year round.

The energetic can take a short walk along the clifftop to a couple of great swimming spots or try snorkelling or cast a line.Watch the graceful gannets gliding effortlessly on the breeze suddenly diving from a great height on to hapless prey beneath the waves with a huge splash. Sometimes large schools of fish churn the water into foam with flocks of seabirds diving to add to the spectacle with occasional visits from dolphins and even Orca for the lucky observer.

Handy to Gulf Harbour with boat mooring and haul-out facilities as well as shops, restaurants and bars, ferry services and boat charters.

2 boat ramps nearby and room on the property for boat trailers if you have one.

2 golf courses within 2 min

Great selection of restaurants within 2 minutes drive.

Visit; Manly shops and restaurants(5min),

Whangaparaoa Plaza shopping centre (10min),

Orewa (15min)

For outdoors fun explore Shakepeare regional park(2min) - our newest mainland island- an open sanctuary to protect our vulnerable species of plants, birds and reptiles. some great walking tracks here and also a huge picnic area and a splendid beach.

A must see is Tiritiri Island, take the ferry to this beautiful testimony to conservation where you can get up close to our rare native birds and enjoy bushwalks, stunning scenery and beautiful beaches.

Take a trip to Waiwera thermal spa (25min) or explore the Warkworth/ Matakana wine region, Omaha - home to the rich and famous, or further on to Goat Island marine reserve all within 1 hours drive away.

Go west to visit Parakai hot pools, historic Helensville, magnificent Muriwai beach - sea the Gannet colony - and the wild west coast.

Special conditions: pets/tents /caravans not allowed except with prior arrangement An extra person could possibly sleep in the lounge -by arrangement, airbed provided. Smoking outside only please. The property is unfenced and opens onto clifftop walkway, parts of this walkway have minimal fencing so it is advisable to supervise small children in this area. Take care not to walk along the base of the cliff due to danger of rockfalls. We may accept 1 night stays in some circumstances, please ask.


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

Bed layouts

  • master

    1 x King bed

  • second

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
01-Mar-17 to 23-May-17
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
24-May-17 to 19-Oct-17
$140+/night $140+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
20-Oct-17 to 17-Dec-17
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/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 (52)

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  • Fantastic view and lovely house

    Fantastic view and lovely house.

    James Lee 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • What a beautiful view and a fantastic home

    What a beautiful view and a fantastic home. Everything you need and a great deck to dine on.

    JonC3969 100%|3x Nov 2016

  • Thank you for having us! We enjoyed our stay very much

    Thank you for having us! We enjoyed our stay very much. The bach had all of the amenities and the views were great!

    SamanthaDoctora 100%|1x Nov 2016

  • Loved this place, my husband and I and my seven month old...

    Loved this place, my husband and I and my seven month old stayed over labour weekend and it was the perfect getaway. Gorgeous views, amazing location and even though it's relatively close to Auckland it felt like we were so far away from the city! Loved it and would definitely come back. I've already told a few people they should stay here! Thanks Neil :)

    kamrda624 100%|7x Oct 2016

  • Great property and location

    Great property and location. We'll equipped, comfortable, and very clean. Highly recommended.

    ChrisAn4 100%|5x Oct 2016

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