A beautiful piece of New Zealand history

Bach or holiday home | Herbertville | #17074

8.9/10 (46 ratings)
  • 8 people
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking

Description

  • A short stroll to Herberville's stunning golden sand beach
  • Over the road from the famous Cape Turnagain Golf course
  • Handy to the pub and camp ground

A large character house on a large section. This house was originally built in 1886 and is one of the oldest in the village. The house has been host to the local Doctor, rural posty and numerous farming families of the region. We have modernised the house while retaining the character and feel that came with the era it was built in.

Over the past 8 years it has undergone extensive refurbishments. The house is short walk to the beach, pub or golf course. The beach is 10 kms of golden sand, with great fishing, diving and areas of safe swimming. This location offers a great place to unwind and take in the stunning Wairarapa coast. It also has a fantastic golf course and local cafe. The coast has a great reputation for longline fishing, and we speak from experience when we say that the gurnard and kahawai along this coast are some of the biggest you will catch!

Close to the area is Akitio, with the possibility of a drive over Akitio station through stunning scenery if you gain permission. You might also fancy a short drive to Porangahau or maybe the easy drive to either Dannevirke or Waipukurau to check out the local eateries!

A large and noisy seal colony hauls out at the famous Cape Turnagain. From here you can see where they used to barge supplies to shore and take wool to waiting freighters. When the sea conditions are right you can also get a feed of fat paua, or if keen take your tanks and find crays only a short distance off shore.

The house is warm with a large wood burner and stacks of firewood so offers a comfortable stay regardless of the weather. There are plenty of games and books. It is a great house to relax, unwind and enjoy the rural surroundings. All the bedrooms are large and warm. The bathroom and kitchen have recently undergone renovations and are clean and modern.

Large fenced section is great for kids and the dog. Pets are by prior arrangement.

There is plenty of off street parking for extra cars or the boat.

Special conditions: The house has undergone extensive refurbishment but we still have work to do! The interior is largely complete but if unpainted gib or uncarpeted floors offend, then this house is not for you! Smoking is only permitted outside and guest must clean up any butts. Max 4 adults. There are two fridge/freezers in the house for larger groups or extended stays. We prefer family groups or couples where possible.

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Kids room

    1 x Bunk bed (single over double)
    2 x Single bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Pink room

    1 x King single bed

  • The guest space

    1 x Double bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 5 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes school & public holidays.

  • Mates rates: 5% off for members with 3 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Off-peak
10-Dec-16 to 15-Dec-16
$100+/night $100+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak
16-Dec-16 to 12-Feb-17
$120+/night $120+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Off-peak
13-Feb-17 to 10-Mar-18
$100+/night $100+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $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 (71)

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  • I understand the meaning of Neverending now

    I understand the meaning of Neverending now. She's a big job mate. However a great Property well appointed and comfortable. Very friendly locals and terrific scenery. The golf course is pretty good also.

    RossB768 new member Nov 2016

  • Great family property, warm and cosey with wood fire, plenty of room...

    Great family property, warm and cosey with wood fire, plenty of room for family gatherings and the grandkids loved the toys when they came to visit. We would definitely stay again and look forward to seeing how the renovations progress.

    KarenCa15 100%|2x Sep 2016

  • Family really enjoyed our stay

    Family really enjoyed our stay. Wonderful warm house, good job with the insulation, and an amazing fire. Granddaughter thought she was in heaven with all the toys. fantastic amount of space no tripping over each other. A very good place to just go and relax and walk on the beach. We hope to return at some stage. An adventurous 1 hour drive from Dannevirke, great views all around, enjoy the journey.

    TrudyMu1 100%|2x Sep 2016

  • Great beach house perfect for family's with small children

    Great beach house perfect for family's with small children. Warm and cosy and close to the beach. Very spacious! The toys and dvds were a hit for a relaxing evening. We will be back ? Cheers

    chloech2 0%|1x Apr 2016

  • Nice spot but the house needs to be cleaned on a regular...

    Nice spot but the house needs to be cleaned on a regular basis - can not really rely on paying guests to do this. We were happy to clean what we used on the way in and the way out - thanks

    Corgis new member Apr 2016

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