Gunado - a cosy kiwi bach.

Bach or holiday home | Pakawau Beach | #19236

9.6/10 (86 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 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.

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
28-Oct-16 to 22-Dec-16
$100/night $120/night
2 night minimum stay
High season tariff
23-Dec-16 to 05-Mar-17
$115/night $140/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
06-Mar-17 to 28-Oct-17
$100/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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (102)

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  • A special place

    A special place. Just as advertised. Lovely authentic Kiwi bach with many comfortable features. We loved the tui's, location, and serenity. Hope to return someday!

    nikautrampr new member Oct 2016

  • A very comfortable kiwi batch in a great location in stunning golden...

    A very comfortable kiwi batch in a great location in stunning golden bay

    ChrisHa53 100%|2x Oct 2016

  • Bach was in very clean and tidy condition

    Bach was in very clean and tidy condition. Had everything we needed. It overlooks a very pretty estuary.

    kathey579 100%|5x Oct 2016

  • Beautiful wee batch only wish our stay was longer thanks Jennifer ??

    Beautiful wee batch only wish our stay was longer thanks Jennifer ??

    BrendaWa7 new member Sep 2016

  • The combination of estuary and ocean beach so near to each other...

    The combination of estuary and ocean beach so near to each other is for me what made the setting so special. The garden was visited regularly by tui feeding on the bottlebush - the sound of bellbird was all about. The full tide coming up to the back lawn was magical

    MatuB565 100%|2x Sep 2016

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