Gunado - a cosy kiwi bach.

Bach or holiday home | Pakawau Beach | #19236

9.6/10 (108 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • A cute kiwi bach kept clean and authentic in a unique landscape.
  • You will be woken by the dawn chorus of tui and korimako.
  • A perfect stepping stone to beautiful and iconic New Zealand attractions such as Wharariki beach.

The bach is nestled among mature totara trees and is home to many native birds. It has a lovely open garden and an extensive view across the estuary which will fill up during spring high tides. It is only a 30 second walk across the other side of the road to a very safe swimming beach.

There are two kayaks to use and the garden and estuary are interesting safe places for children to play while parents sit and relax on the deck.

Currently, the Bach is undergoing renovations and will be back in use in September, with a new bathroom and the living area will be extended. My apologies for the current lack of availability but the Bach will be better but still retain its present charm.

The living area is very small and cosy with an efficient wood burner to keep the house warm in the winter months. There are two good sized bedrooms that look across the estuary and are both light and well insulated; the larger bedroom has double glazing.

It is a great place to escape and relax and offers long beach walks where you can observe the many wading birds, collect shellfish or just beach fossick. There are many beautiful natural locations nearby to visit by car including Wharariki beach which is only a 20 minute drive. Whatever you choose to do you will come home feeling better for taking the time to stay here.

Special conditions: The house is very suitable for couples or a small family. The deck is less than a meter high and has not got railings, therefore would not be suitable for a toddler or baby without supervision. During the peak summer season a minimum booking for 4 nights is required.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • 2nd bedroom

    Trolley bed that can be used as two Single beds or put together to make a King.

    1 x Split King

  • Master suite

    1 x Double bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $50.00 per stay (optional); Linen $20.00 per person (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Shoulder Season
23-Oct-17 to 14-Dec-17
$110/night $125/night
2 night minimum stay
High season tariff
15-Dec-17 to 04-Mar-18
$125/night $145/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
05-Mar-18 to 23-Oct-18
$110/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 (124)

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  • Awesome

    Awesome. Private peaceful comfortable. Lovely spot.

    sandrabe6 100%|7x Oct 2017

  • Location nice and handly to attractions

    Location nice and handly to attractions.

    JaneandAndyB new member Oct 2017

  • A lovely, comfortable bach which was enjoyed by our children as much...

    A lovely, comfortable bach which was enjoyed by our children as much as it was by us. Beautiful surroundings perfect for investigating the estuary.

    IngridMc3 100%|3x May 2017

  • Gunado is clean, comfortable, warm and well equipped

    Gunado is clean, comfortable, warm and well equipped. It has a wonderful outlook onto the inlet and easy access to the front beach. The view of the stars at night from the beach is amazing and we were lucky enough to see the Aurora Australis. A little gem.

    IanL9517 100%|2x May 2017

  • Bush clad section by the inlet in Golden Bay

    Bush clad section by the inlet in Golden Bay. Songbirds and sunny spot. Easy to get to. Only down point is the road traffic across the estuary can be heard at times, but in general a amazing place for rest and relaxation. Lovely and tranquil.

    Gaylenev 100%|1x Apr 2017

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