Back to the basics cottage

Bach or holiday home | Oakura Bay | #19008

9.5/10 (17 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


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.

Please note that we DO NOT allow pets - we have peacocks, and two pekin ducks who would be displeased with any four legged creatures in their space.

Special conditions:

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

NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave; Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge

Bed layouts

  • Bunk Room

    1 x Single bed

  • Double bedroom

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

*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 (20)

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  • We really enjoyed our stay at this cottage, be nice to have...

    We really enjoyed our stay at this cottage, be nice to have some led solar / battery lighting but the use of candles was a unique touch that we also enjoyed. Great location, wet back was very efficient. Thanks

    Chris M. Feb 2019

  • The cottage was very peaceful, we loved sitting outside and enjoying the...

    The cottage was very peaceful, we loved sitting outside and enjoying the bush and farmland. We didn't mind not having power as the cottage has everything you needed and is well set up. The kids especially enjoyed feeding the peacocks and exploring. Location is great with the beach nearby as well as other beaches to explore.

    tanytt535 100%|17x Jan 2019

  • We loved staying here

    We loved staying here. The fact that there was no power was a bonus. The location felt like you were a world away from everyone but it was only a 10 min walk or 2 min drive to the beach. The cottage is very well set up with an adequate sized gas fridge/freezer and a wet back to heat water. We would definitely stay again.

    tracle447 100%|7x Jan 2019

  • Everything we needed was on hand

    Everything we needed was on hand. Amazing private space. We would definitely love to come back.

    bagsysmrs 100%|3x Jan 2018

  • Beautiful location

    Beautiful location.

    HannaWo1 100%|2x Apr 2017

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