Back to the basics cottage

Bach or holiday home | Oakura Bay | #19008

9.4/10 (9 ratings)
  • 5 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking

Description

  • Woodcutter's cottage with no power, long drop toilet, woodburning, wetback stove to heat water
  • 5 minutes walk from the beach
  • Large lawn area, with oak tree for shade, surrounded by native bush

The cottage is a self contained cottage used by the woodcutters back in the days when our barn was a saw mill. We enjoyed it for holidays during the years when our children were young - they could dam the stream, fish for eels, catch fresh water crayfish in the evenings. Lighting in the evening is by candle light and gas light. No TV, no computers, no noise! It is a peaceful haven and we loved being there. There is a large lawn out the front for playing petanque or croquet, and a long drop toilet sheltered by banana palms at the back.

There is a neat kitchen with a gas hob, although most of our evening meals were cooked outside on the barbeque. The fridge is a very small 42L camping fridge, so bring a chilly bin if needed. There is ice available at the local dairy.

You can lie out under the stars in the evening, and count the satellites going past. There are tuis, woodpigeons, kingfisher, pheasants, quail, and even wild peacocks ... this place is a small paradise.

Special conditions: Very young children would need to be closely supervised due to the adjacent stream.

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Shower

Bed layouts

  • Bunk Room

    1 x Bunk bed (single over double)

  • Double bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Available
Maybe booked
Booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Peak Season
04-Dec-16 to 31-Dec-17
$100/night $100/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 (11)

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  • The cottage is rustic in a good way

    The cottage is rustic in a good way. Very comfortable and set in a peaceful and scenic setting, with some entertaining wild life e.g. peacocks, pheasants, pukekos and ducks. There is a lovely bush walk on the property and a relaxed stroll to the beach, dairy and fish and chip shop.

    wendylb3 100%|3x Apr 2016

  • Hidden gem by the beach

    Hidden gem by the beach

    Raggy68 100%|2x Jan 2016

  • Very relaxing get away

    Very relaxing get away. Peaceful and charming character cottage.

    RochelleAl1 100%|2x Dec 2015

  • Quaint, private and a beautiful clearing amongst the bush

    Quaint, private and a beautiful clearing amongst the bush. A great place for peace and quiet, and lazing about...and NO ELECTRICITY!. The best way to escape. I hope to be back. :) Thanks

    RochelleAl1 100%|2x Apr 2015

  • Quaint, private and a beautiful clearing amongst the bush

    Quaint, private and a beautiful clearing amongst the bush. A great place for peace and quiet, and lazing about...and NO ELECTRICITY!. The best way to escape. I hope to be back. :) Thanks

    RochelleAl1 100%|2x Apr 2015

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