The Little Cottage...Short walk to beach

Bach or holiday home | Henderson Bay | #17963

9.5/10 (64 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 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. 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)


  • 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


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
21-Feb-18 to 30-Apr-18
$120/night $120/night
2 night minimum stay
Not Available
01-May-18 to 30-Sep-18
$120/night $120/night
Low season tariff
01-Oct-18 to 19-Dec-18
$120/night $120/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder season tariff
20-Dec-18 to 26-Dec-18
$160/night $160/night
5 night minimum stay
New Years
27-Dec-18 to 02-Jan-19
$200/night $200/night
5 night minimum stay
Shoulder season tariff
03-Jan-19 to 06-Feb-19
$160/night $160/night
5 night minimum stay
Low season tariff
07-Feb-19 to 21-Feb-19
$120/night $120/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (81)

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  • For a "step above camping" the Little Cottage far exceeded expectations

    For a "step above camping" the Little Cottage far exceeded expectations. Great quiet and secluded property only a couple of minutes from the also very quiet but beautiful beach. House is small but has everything you need. Lovely deck to relax on and BBQ your feasts.

    BridgetMu5 new member Feb 2018

  • Superb location - short walk to great beach

    Superb location - short walk to great beach. Great cottage - clean, tidy, comfortable (this was a return visit - must be OK!)

    johnw new member Feb 2018

  • great spot with everything you need, We will be back ASAP!

    great spot with everything you need, We will be back ASAP!

    GarthNi2 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Loved our stay

    Loved our stay. Very basic Bach so if you like your luxuries don’t come here. Beach is beyond beautiful and a close walk away from cottage. Because the bugs come out en-force around 8pm you have to lock up the cottage. It got really hot! Would be great if there were screens on windows or ceiling fans to keep it cool. We took our own little fan because we have small children and it was really useful. Surrounded by Bush so lovely tranquil setting. Best holiday in NZ! We will definitely be back!

    nicopy735 100%|2x Jan 2018

  • Great place to stay

    Great place to stay. Very private and everything we wanted.

    henniej7 100%|5x Jan 2018

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