Stylish estuary-front bach

Bach or holiday home | Parapara Beach | #13068

9.9/10 (35 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 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 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
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • 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


Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • Last minute bookings: 10% off for stays over the next 30 nights

  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Shoulder season
20-Apr-18 to 31-May-18
$230+/night $230+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
3 night minimum stay
low season
01-Jun-18 to 31-Aug-18
$200+/night $200+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder season
01-Sep-18 to 30-Nov-18
$230+/night $230+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
3 night minimum stay
Peak season
01-Dec-18 to 31-Mar-19
$280+/night $280+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
4 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Apr-19 to 20-Jul-19
$250/night $280/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (49)

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  • Beautiful environment both inside and outside the house

    Beautiful environment both inside and outside the house. Very handy location to a number of amenities and a wonderful beach.

    KEM101 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • Great location and house

    Great location and house. Very clean and tidy

    tanyll913 100%|3x Jan 2018

  • An amazing property to stay in - relaxing, stylish yet homely

    An amazing property to stay in - relaxing, stylish yet homely. The view of the estuary is to die for and amazing for bird watching. The perfect getaway in the bay.

    janep166 100%|6x Dec 2017

  • Amazing property and location, incredibly well-appointed and has everything you need

    Amazing property and location, incredibly well-appointed and has everything you need. Staying here is a magical privilege.

    maraon934 100%|3x Nov 2017

  • Fantastic property

    Fantastic property. Fantastic location. We will definitely be back.

    JaniceFr1 100%|2x Oct 2017

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