A Waterfront Hideaway - Only 45 mins from Auckland

Bach or holiday home | Clarks Beach (NZ) | #19485

9.6/10 (31 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Relax on the sunny deck just five paces from water's edge.
  • 3 minutes' drive to Clarks Beach Golf Course & Chinwags Award-winning restaurant
  • Beat the traffic - be at the beach in under an hour from Auckland's CBD

Looking for a peaceful waterside retreat for a few days from the hustle and bustle? You’ve found it! This is Auckland’s best-kept secret, the tranquil beachside area of Clarks Beach & Waiau Pa, only 45 minutes’ drive south from Auckland’s CBD, with the Waiuku River estuary lapping at your door. The serenity is amazing - you'll not want to leave!

•You want to get away from Auckland for the weekend but not drive for hours in crazy traffic?.

•Or you need a ‘chill-out’ spot – a ‘do-nothing’ weekend (or week) all by yourself

•Maybe you’re like me, a writer, and you hanker for calm and serenity. It's my home so you’ll find many homely touches, including kids' toys and books. I'm away a lot so my lovely haven is often available. (Plenty of room for your clothes and food though.)

It’s all set up for you to be either creative or just to blob out and read, snooze, play – or enjoy the delights of the region.

If you want activity, explore Clevedon’s country market, the hikes in the Hunua Ranges, play golf at the very popular Clarks Beach course, get out on the water if you’ve got your own boat …. the choices are many.

The self-contained flat with private access, occupied by a very quiet long-term tenant, adjoins the family home which you're reading about.

The kitchen is fully equipped. Dry goods supplied - just replace what you’ve used. Think of it as a high-class motel with all the conveniences of home.

If you want to cook (but why would you with Chinwags round the corner?) there’s a well-stocked kitchen.

Books galore for use while there. Music – heaps of CD's or bring your IPod and plug into the Bose player.

Amazing sunsets, wader birds (even rare Royal Spoonbills occasionally), fishing boats heading down the Waiuku River channel, and hardly any people!

Bring your fishing boat and lines. Launch your boat from the ramp beside your driveway or a 24-hour ramp is 2 minutes’ drive away.

Special conditions: A cot and high chair are available and also an inflated double mattress. You'll have to watch kids at high tide - there is no fence by the sea wall but the roll-down blinds on the deck can contain little ones if you're busy. You're welcome to use my food, books and music. I just respectfully request that you replace supplies and leave the books and music when you depart.


  • Bath tub
  • Boat ramp
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Huge master bedroom with ensuite

    1 x Queen bed

  • Second bedroom - downstairs near 2nd bathroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • TV room/office with foldout

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $75.00 per stay (required); Extra people above 2 $20.00 per person (required); Linen $15.00 per person (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Price band 1
27-Oct-16 to 30-Nov-16
$250+/night $250+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Dec 1st - Feb 28th
01-Dec-16 to 28-Feb-17
$300+/night $300+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Price band 1
01-Mar-17 to 30-Nov-17
$250+/night $250+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/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 (43)

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  • Great location, right on the water

    Great location, right on the water. Everything provided, we cooked onsite all meals and there was good bedding. Watching the sunset over the water and waking up to the waves gently lapping at your doorstep was a treat, while still be safe enough for our toddler to explore safely. The office room was also very handy when I felt inspired to write a blog or two, do a conference call and so many beautiful books to read. What a treat!

    erinet483 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • What a beeautiful home and quiet location! Already told my friends and...

    What a beeautiful home and quiet location! Already told my friends and family about it and would definitely book again!

    MayK2939 100%|1x Jul 2016

  • Lovely clean home with warmth and character

    Lovely clean home with warmth and character. Stunning views to enjoy all day long. What a perfect start to the day to step outside and take in the tranquil views and beautiful surroundings. Highly recommend.

    MeganWa16 100%|1x Apr 2016

  • Beautiful location

    Beautiful location. Only disappointment was that we didn't have longer to enjoy it. Would love to stay again sometime.

    peterfree333 100%|1x Jan 2016

  • Property itself was excellent, very well kept, excellent standard throughout, great location...

    Property itself was excellent, very well kept, excellent standard throughout, great location right on the waterfront. One minor negative (hence only 4 stars) was that it is also on the flight path for auckland airport so planes came overhead relatively regularly (say between 30-60mins) which was not ideal. Self contained flat is separated by only an internal door - didn't affect us at all (they are very quiet) but is next to the study/spare room if you plan to use it.

    davile248 100%|11x Jun 2015

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