The Little Cottage...Short walk to beach

Bach or holiday home | Henderson Bay | #17963

9.5/10 (46 ratings)
  • 5 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Only a short walk to the beach. Excellent fishing, surfing and safe swimming.
  • Henderson Bay is a stunning beach known well to locals but a well kept secret elsewhere.
  • Cape Reinga, Te Paki Stream a drive away makes it a perfect location for sightseeing the Far North.

The Little Cottage is an old but comfortable weatherboard house with polished floors set in amongst palms and succulents. The lounge opens out onto a spacious deck, ideal for evening barbies and relaxing. It is not flash but everything works. We don't use it so you do need to be prepared to bring what you need.

A short 2 minute walk down the road is Henderson Bay beach. Henderson Bay is a 5km long white sand beach with surf but also rocks and lagoons for families. This makes it an ideal family beach with a little bit of something for everyone.

The walk is 100m down a road then down a steepish sand dune track.

A superb feature of Henderson Bay is its lack of beachfront houses (this house is the 3rd from the beach) or camping grounds which means accomodation here is pretty hard to get and keeps the beach relatively unpopulated in summer.

If fishing is your thing, this place is a paradise. Fish off the rocks/surf or launch your boat at Houhora or nearby Rarawa Beach.

Henderson Bay is 50 mins north of Kaitaia and is 20 minutes drive from the Pukenui shops which include a 4 Square shop, Bakery, Café/Takeaway and Liquor Store. Pukenui is also the home of the Houhora Fishing Club Restaurant & Bar. Opposite the store is the Pukenui Wharf, where you can use to put your boat in on the East Coast.

There are many places to see in the Far North.. Cape Reinga, Tapotupotu Bay, Spirits Bay or Te Paki Stream famous for its giant sand dunes.

It is a kiwi bach and not a motel so please don't expect flash or perfection but it is comfortable and a great place to relax and as hosts we will do our best to make sure you have what you need for your getaway.

*Freeview now available.

Special conditions: *Total occupancy is 5. More by prior approval. *50% non-refundable deposit to confirm booking. *A cleaning bond will apply and be refunded when bach is left as found. *All bedding needs to be brought. *2 night minimum stay. 5 nights minimum during peak times. *Conserve water. Short showers... *No outside fires *Smoking outside only. *Pets allowed with prior approval.


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

Bed layouts

  • Alcove

    1 x Single bed

  • Bunk Room

    1 x Bunk bed

  • Lounge

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Extras: Refundable Bond $100.00 per stay (required)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Low season tariff
28-Feb-17 to 21-Dec-17
$110+/night $110+/night
For up to 5 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder season tariff
22-Dec-17 to 28-Dec-17
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 5 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
5 night minimum stay
New Years
29-Dec-17 to 02-Jan-18
$200/night $200/night
5 night minimum stay
Shoulder season tariff
03-Jan-18 to 05-Feb-18
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 5 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
5 night minimum stay
Low season tariff
06-Feb-18 to 28-Feb-18
$110+/night $110+/night
For up to 5 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/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 (63)

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  • The bach had everything we needed for our stay at Henderson Bay

    The bach had everything we needed for our stay at Henderson Bay. I loved walking the length of the beach daily & only seeing one set of footprints - MINE !! It was very comfortable & we loved the big covered deck. We had bought deckchairs & a sunloungr so spent a good deal of our time lazing on the deck reading while listening to the waves . It felt very private & was super quiet, a great respite from the city. We came away feeling refreshed & energised.

    lisair157 100%|183x Feb 2017

  • Cute property in a great location

    Cute property in a great location

    elainevo1 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • Decent bach near a beautiful beach

    Decent bach near a beautiful beach. Lots of freedom campers must pass though so watch what they may have left on the paths down to the beach!

    TiffanyJo1 100%|3x Jan 2017

  • Compact but well laid out cottage with good sized deck with picnic...

    Compact but well laid out cottage with good sized deck with picnic table and shelter. We had a lovely stay. Location is walking distance from beautiful beach.

    RebeccaMc16 100%|2x Jan 2017

  • Great place

    Great place. It is exactly as it says "Little Cottage" but isn't unusable as there was plenty of room for 3 adults, 2 kids and 2 dogs. Beach is a little hard to get back from because of the climb, but nothing more than a bit of push to get back up, or you can go for a 10 minute drive to Rarawa which has very easy access. Great place and location highly recommend.

    simontux 100%|1x Jan 2017

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