Rua Totora Classic Kiwi Bach

Bach or holiday home | Raglan | #19108

8.7/10 (46 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Views of the harbour are framed by mature NZ natives and an abundance of birdlife.
  • 2 min walk down to delicious coffee, crafts, and fresh fish & chips on Raglan Wharf.
  • Lovingly designed and a true getaway

Rua Totara meaning 'A pair of Totara trees'. This is the theme which runs throughout the property and into the interiors where you will find many 'pairs of things'.

This property is not your modern bach of today. If you need inspiration or some much needed timeout, then this is the place for you.

Just 1hr 40mins drive from Auckland or 30 minutes from Hamilton city... Rua Totara is nestled amongst native trees on a hillside overlooking the beautiful Raglan Harbour.

Each item in the bach has been specially found, recycled and spruced up to create a true-to-life 1950s getaway.

Rua Totara is made up of a series of small separate rooms which you walk between, under a covered veranda. This is one of the many little quirks which make your stay super unique and enjoyable.

Rua Totara has no mod-cons. This allows you to unwind immediately from city-life; relax on the deck, read a book, write some music or bake some cheese scones in the best oven you have ever used.

This property is ideal for an artists retreat, couples, or a maximum gathering of 4 friends. There is an incredible garden spanning down from the property which has magical spots to relax, explore, read or play. Parental guidance is encouraged for the deck and garden.

She has plenty of sun in both summer and winter, where you can live with all the doors open or use one of the many woollen rugs available for outdoor sitting.

Rua Totara is the perfect place for artists to escape and she has become a favourite for many NZ musicians and writers to bunk down and enjoy the peace. This property is excellent for reconnecting with yourself, your family or just snuggling up to have those well-needed conversations with life, that we often don't make time for.

Special conditions: Smoking only allowed outside and butts to be collected. The deck and wild gardens require parental guidence for small children. Pets potentially accepted with prior approval.


  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom

    Queen sized double bed

    1 x Queen bed

  • Kitchen

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Studio Room

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Extras: Cleaning $60.00 per stay (required)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

  • Mates rates: 10% off for members with 10 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
22-Jan-18 to 22-Jan-19
$110+/night $125+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $10/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 (61)

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  • Lovely bach with everything we needed

    Lovely bach with everything we needed. Enjoyed the balcony/outdoor space.

    CourtneyCa6 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Awesome spot and true kiwi bach

    Awesome spot and true kiwi bach

    ScottLi6 new member Jan 2018

  • Great location and loved the large deck which is well lit

    Great location and loved the large deck which is well lit . Both bedrooms have a nice outlook. Master bedroom is lovely and quite spacious. Living area and kitchen a bit small and dimly lit but it is accurately advertised as a 50’s batch and is well priced . Roomy enough for up to 4 people. Lovely comfy beds and linen. NB: both rooms now have a queen bed no single beds . Devan couch in living area has seen better days and is not very comfortable . May benefit from being re-sprung? Love Raglan!

    Aldersgate1 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Great place

    Great place. Quirky Bach. Very comfy. Nice views. Relaxing on the deck. Had everything you need. Locals friendly. Handy to everything. Driveway a bit challenging otherwise great wee place.

    valhilton 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Great location, clean interior and out, beautiful views and lovely decor

    Great location, clean interior and out, beautiful views and lovely decor

    JRan 100%|1x Dec 2017

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