The Little Cottage...Short walk to beach

Bach or holiday home | Henderson Bay | #17963

9.5/10 (69 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking

Description

  • 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. This type of accommodation is a step

up from camping (and you are welcome to bring tents) but still pretty basic.

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 @ 20pp per night. *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. *Strict adherence to the departure and arrival times please. (in at 4pm, out at 11am)

Facilities

  • 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

    Combined living/sleeping area,This room has no door or curtain but it can be an extra space if required.

    1 x Single bed

  • Bunk Room

    1 x Bunk bed

  • Lounge

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

Availability

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  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen.
  • Extras: Refundable Bond $100.00 per stay (required)

*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 (86)

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  • Basic little batch close to the beach, we love it

    Basic little batch close to the beach, we love it.

    timum721 100%|7x May 2018

  • What a treasure! Surrounded by bush

    What a treasure! Surrounded by bush. A hop and skip to the most beautiful beach. Had everything we needed. Would have loved an outside light to eat outside or a table lamp to dim the lights inside. But even without these things, it wouldn't stop us from coming back!

    Kerren 100%|4x Apr 2018

  • The cottage is super cute but basic which adds to the feeling...

    The cottage is super cute but basic which adds to the feeling of a classic kiwi Bach holiday from childhood memories. Relaxing and private and just a quick walk to a perfect white sandy bay. Bliss.

    sarane266 100%|13x Apr 2018

  • Basic but lovely old bach in a peaceful spot - we loved...

    Basic but lovely old bach in a peaceful spot - we loved it. The beach is lovely and worth the small climb back up the hill to the bach. Safe swimming in beautiful clear water. Bed was comfortable and we were lucky the mozzies were subdued during our visit late February

    PaulSalmond 100%|2x Mar 2018

  • A lovely bach, we really enjoyed our stay

    A lovely bach, we really enjoyed our stay. Close to a wonderful beach and we loved the peace and tranquillity!

    NatalieRo4 100%|7x Mar 2018

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