Stylish estuary-front bach

Bach or holiday home | Parapara | #13068

9.9/10 (22 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Lodge-like style and comfort on private, bush-fringed estuary frontage
  • Quiet uninterrupted north-facing estuary and hill views
  • 200 metre stroll to beach

Two Tides floats on a private bush-edged north-facing site on the fringes of the Parapara estuary in beautiful Golden Bay. Designed by award-winning Nelson architect Min Hall and Arthouse Architecture, it is beautifully positioned and built for all-day sun. Elegant and stylish, compact yet uncluttered, it is furnished to high standards of quality and comfort. It will appeal to those who appreciate the finer things in life – even when they have sand between their toes.

Glass joinery doors open onto decks to the north and east to expand the living space on warm days. Double-glazed and fully insulated, it also has a Warmington Studio Woodburner/Oven and an oil column heater for to ensure toasty winter warmth.

Located in Parapara Beach Road, it is a few minutes drive from the famous Mussel Inn at Onekaka and, equally, a short distance by car from the Courthouse Café, shops, the pub and Rosy Glow chocolates in Collingwood. It is an ideal situation from which to explore the many attractions Golden Bay has to offer: from Farewell Spit and Wharariki Beach to Pupu Springs and Wainui Falls. Or to rest up after one of the many tramps the area offers including, of course, the Heaphy Track. It boasts a number of artists’ and potters’ studios in the near vicinity including Tim Jessup, Anatoth, Rinopai, Estuary Arts, Margaret Maloney and Paul Winspear, among others. Windsurfing and kayaking is popular on the estuary and boards and boats can be hired from a neighbouring local boating trust.

Golden Bay is celebrated for its beaches – Parapara beach is a mere 200-metre stroll – for its isolation and wild beauty, its wildlife and birds, its original and vibrant arts scene, its off-beat but compelling eateries, and the friendliness of its people. Two Tides is ideally placed for an introduction to all of these. But it is also the perfect, peaceful bach in which to curl up with a good book and admire the view.

Special conditions: Two Tides is unsuitable for young children; a ladder to a mezzanine 'storage loft' is a dangerous temptation for children under about 10 or 12. In certain circumstances, Two Tides might accommodate an additional one or two persons. Apply to the owner/manager for details. While four nights is the preferred minimum in peak season, shorter stays might on occasion be considered. Apply to the owner/manager.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Easy access
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Second bedroom

    1 x Split King bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Peak season
09-Dec-16 to 31-Mar-17
$260+/night $260+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
4 night minimum stay
Shoulder season
01-Apr-17 to 30-Jun-17
$200+/night $200+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $5/night;
3 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 (36)

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  • Delightful location with beautiful views of the inlet, and only three minutes...

    Delightful location with beautiful views of the inlet, and only three minutes from the beach. Even in the rain it's a lovely place to stay!

    JaneCo22 100%|8x Nov 2016

  • Beautiful property

    Beautiful property. Quiet, modern and super clean. Perfect blend of being far enough a way but close enough (with a car of course) to everything you need Great use of kayaks and the boat shed If your looking for r&r - this property is perfect Only niggle was sand flies in the area, which is throughout golden bay & able Tasman though property had it all figured out with fly screens and bug sprays Overall 10/10

    Caroline 100%|8x Nov 2016

  • Beautiful property in a stunning location

    Beautiful property in a stunning location. All facilities there are top quality. We love staying there.

    EwanM453 100%|2x Sep 2016

  • Beautifully presented modern bach in great condition and housed with all amenities

    Beautifully presented modern bach in great condition and housed with all amenities. Perfect spot looking over estuary and 200m to the beach. Definitely would stay again :).

    MyraB332 100%|1x Jul 2016

  • A great place to relax

    A great place to relax.

    ErinD271 100%|3x Jul 2016

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