Peace and relaxation in this cosy bach.

Homestay | Gisborne | #17698

9/10 (23 ratings)
  • 5 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Quirky and cosy little bach in a countryside setting
  • Only minutes from town and stunning surfing beaches
  • Peace and tranquility on this rural lifestyle property


Our tranquil one bedroom holiday bach is full of character. Situated in a rural location it is only minutes from the town and beaches. It comfortably sleeps four but can accommodate two adults in a double and three children in high bunks. This a basic but cosy space created with love to give it rustic charm. Much of the space is up-cycled or recycled and is a quirky mix of contemporary and character. Set in the countryside close to the Waimata River, it is commonplace to hear birds and cicadas. The property has had many functions over the years, including a barn and a workshop, until finally being converted into a small dwelling. There is a covered deck for dining and enjoying a glass of wine while looking out over the ramshackle garden.

There is plenty of outdoor space here.

This is a homestay as the owners are on site. However, the bach is about nine metres away from the main homestead (approximately), so is separate and private. We love a chat but also respect the fact that guests often prefer their own space.

This is a peaceful neighbourhood on a 'no exit' road so has very little passing traffic. The property has a rural aspect and guests often comment on the tranquillity and accessibility to beach and town.

We love it when our guests enjoy the property and have a relaxing time. We also love it when they treat it with respect. We ask that guests leave the bach as they found it - clean and tidy - and appreciate that guests understand that this is a 'no party zone'! No smoking in or around the property please.

Sorry pet owners - your beloved furry friends will need a babysitter at home as we are a no pets property. Please note the bunks are high and accessed by ladder.

Special conditions: Please be aware that this bach is relatively close to water - close supervision of children is highly recommended. Comfortably sleeps 4. Guests enjoy the river at their own risk (access to the river may not be possible at all times due to weather and garden conditions). Steep paths to river - fitness required. One night's deposit to book. A bond is required for most groups during special events (e.g. R&V). Deals on 7 (+) nights. Min of 4 nights over R & V, 2 nights over Labour Weekend.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Double Bedroom with Mezzanine Bunk

    Decent sized room with double bed and wardrobe. There is a high mezzanine bunk that is accessed via a ladder. The bunk sleeps one or two (little) people. Small children can use mattresses on floor.

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Mezzanine Bunk

    Combined living/sleeping area,High mezzanine bunk over living area and close to ceiling - accessed via a ladder (see images). This is a cool sleeping space but small children would be better to use the mattresses on the floor.

    1 x Bunk bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 6 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. MOVING OR TEMPORARILY WORKING HERE? STAY A WHOLE MONTH BETWEEN 24th OCTOBER AND 2nd DECEMBER 2016 AND WE WILL ONLY CHARGE $320 A WEEK. FREE NIGHTS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THIS DEAL.

  • Last minute bookings: 10% off for stays over the next 7 nights

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Peak season post Christmas
25-Jan-17 to 31-Jan-17
$100+/night $100+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $5/night;
Rest of year 2017
01-Feb-17 to 31-Aug-17
$92+/night $92+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $5/night; Children: $5/night;
Peak season post Christmas
01-Sep-17 to 31-Jan-18
$100+/night $100+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $5/night;

*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 (23)

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  • Real fun quirky comfortable cottage

    Real fun quirky comfortable cottage. Loved staying there.

    jennrs125 100%|2x Jan 2017

  • The bach is in a lovely rural setting close to the city

    The bach is in a lovely rural setting close to the city. There is a lot of space in the bach to stretch out in the sofa and also have dinner however a bed is located in the shared area and would require a heavy sleeper who won't wake when people go to the bathroom or kitchen.

    Ultimax new member Dec 2016

  • Very pleasant bach - simple but all conveniences provided

    Very pleasant bach - simple but all conveniences provided. Quiet and relaxing but only 10 minutes drive from Gisborne city centre. Would be happy to stay again.

    JohnG868 100%|3x Dec 2016

  • Lovely little Bach

    Lovely little Bach. However, I would make a recommendation that a non slip surface is applied to the wooden steps though (I noted they were a little slippery when we arrived) as I slipped on them, and hurt myself.(quite extensive bruising to both my legs, and right foot!) . Would also recommend a toaster, iron(this was available at the house) and ironing board be made available to tenants also. Proper mattresses on the mezzanine floors would also be a bonus! - Kind Regards, Helena Graat

    HelenaGraat 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • It was a nice Bach

    It was a nice Bach. Just to far out for cell reception

    KristenHa3 new member Sep 2016

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