A Cosy Bach in the heart of Raglan, 'WHARE AROHA'

Bach or holiday home | Raglan | #17075

9.5/10 (139 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Our Bach is situated right next door to the new Four Square Supermarket.
  • Just a few steps to great coffee, shops, restaurants and the beautiful Raglan harbour.
  • Warm, cosy and comfortable...you'll love it. There is room for parking 2 cars behind each other.

'Whare Aroha'...'Love Shack'... is a warm, comfortable little bach you will surely enjoy for a weekend getaway or longer stay, situated right in the heart of Raglan in Bankart St, behind the Town Hall. At the rear of another little "love shack' on the property, 'Whare Aroha' is private even though we are right in town.

Once you park your car, which you can do right next to the deck of the Bach, you are only a few steps from all Raglans fantastic shops, cafes, entertainment venues and harbour. Walk out the gate behind the Bach and you are in the Main Street of Raglan Village. Enjoy your days activities and then a night out on the town and you don't have to worry about driving home...just 'wander'.

Your can drive your car up the driveway and park right next to the deck. There is enough room to park another car behind. For some quick shopping supplies you can pop right next door to the new 'Four Square' Supermarket.

Our cosy bach has 1 queen bedroom and a queen 'loft bed' above the living area. The loft is only suitable for older children as it is accessed by a ladder and small children could fall. There is also a sofabed that is suitable for an extra adult or child.

With no TV or internet, the entertainment is all up to you. Pop your IPOD in the IPOD dock and have a barbeque on the covered deck or read a book in the hammock. Or just wander to one of the fabulous cafes, bars or restaurants or buy some fish and chips and walk down to the harbour to enjoy the sunset.

Surfing, hang gliding, paragliding, kite surfing, blowcarting on the beach, horse riding, fishing, kayaking, sunset boat cruises, golf, walks, great coffee, fabulous food, funky shops, the old Harbour View Hotel, Yot Club, Orca, Marlin Cafe and Bar for your beverage delights as well as delicious food.....plus so much more.........................

Come and enjoy 'Whare Aroha' and the delights of Raglan you won't be disappointed.


Jill and Mick

Special conditions: The loft bed is not suitable for young children. Smoking is allowed outside on the deck. If you use the barbeque, please leave it clean. We would really appreciate your thoughtfulness. Our place is unfenced but if you have a well behaved dog we will consider allowing your pet to stay. Please be aware however that dogs are not allowed in the Raglan village area. Check in is 4pm. Check out is 12pm. Thanks. Jill and Mick


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Easy access
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower

Bed layouts

  • Loft Bed

    1 x Queen bed

  • Main Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Single Bed

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Single bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $5.00 per person (required)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

  • 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. Stay 7 nights minimum and pay for 6 nights.

*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 (172)

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  • A simple set up but it totally works for our family

    A simple set up but it totally works for our family. Love the fact there is no TV and its central location. We'll be back...at Christmastime!

    Janine28 100%|10x Jul 2018

  • An enjoyable stay, and excellent communication

    An enjoyable stay, and excellent communication. Thank you so much!

    KellieW3 100%|2x May 2018

  • Cosy place, great location!

    Cosy place, great location!

    TomN1837 100%|1x May 2018

  • Good location cool little Bach

    Good location cool little Bach. Didn't like the bed

    GavinSk2 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Lovely property cozy and situated close to amenities however beds are not...

    Lovely property cozy and situated close to amenities however beds are not the greatest we did not have a good sleep either of the nights we booked Slat beds are terrible and I strongly encourage you to replace them. Lighting is also an issue there isn't enough of it to read a book in the evening ..seriously we struggled to get a grip on the lack of lighting. Lounge does not have good seating and does not cater for tall people we say outside most of the time. Would not rebook.

    GinaO131 0%|1x Apr 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you for your feedback. I’m sorry you found our beds uncomfortable and lighting inadequate. I have asked guests who have stayed since your stay for feedback on our beds and for feedback on our lighting. All feedback, apart from the guest directly after you, has been very favourable and not at all negative. As has the feedback from our many guests before your stay.

    jillon254 100%|183x

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