The Mint House - Waitarere Beach

Bach or holiday home | Waitarere Beach | #20475

9.5/10 (40 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


'The Mint House' is a classic Waitarere Beach Bach - a real home away from home.

500 metres from the beach and 500 metres from the 4 Square and Cafe. Four bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1950's bach all on one level with easy access. Open plan kitchen/dining and large living room that opens out through french doors onto the flat, fully fenced, generous backyard. We have a well equipped kitchen for the chef in the family.

Quiet cul-de-sac location.

We have lovely neighbours on either side whom we have known for the last 15+ years.

This property is ideal for two families of 4 to share or have it all to yourself.

Waitarere Beach has a swim between the flags area over the summer months, there is also the peaceful Waitarere Forest for walks or cycling.

For winter guests there are heaters in all the bedrooms and an efficient woodburner to keep you warm in winter after a long walk on the beach, plenty of books and board games available also.

Locally, there is a Fish n Chip shop, Four Square store, and two cafes nearby, plus the Waitarere Bowling Club and the Hydrabad shipwreck in the dunes to the south of the surf club. The Four Square sell freshly baked breads and pastries as well as L'affare Coffee.

Levin is 15km away and a great place to shop and play, especially at the Aquatic Centre. There are movie theatres too.

Foxton is 18km, make sure you visit the Wind Mill.

Otaki is only 35km away for the Outlet shopping experience.

Waitarere Beach is easily accessible from Wellington (109km), Palmerston North / Feilding (60km), and Wanganui (100km).

(Please note: no linen supplied except for Tea Towels).

Special conditions:

Families preferred, no large groups.

No smoking on the property.

No parties.

Maximum of 8 including children.

Minimum stay 2 nights.

Minimum stay over Christmas and New Year 6 nights.

Most suited to families.

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
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom Four

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom One

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom Three

    2 x Single bed

  • Bedroom Two

    2 x Single bed


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*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 (48)

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  • Fantastic house with plenty of room and comfy furniture

    Fantastic house with plenty of room and comfy furniture. Great location. Cosy fireplace. Only tiny down side was the bathrooms not having ventilation.But it wouldn't stop me going back there. Highly recommend and the price was fantastic.

    MarieMa10 100%|1x Jul 2018

  • Amazing home, great facilities and very clean

    Amazing home, great facilities and very clean. Bedrooms are well set up and have heaters to keep warm in the winter. Toys for the kids were well used and highly appreciated. Recommended for families

    SeanOSullivan 100%|14x Jul 2018

  • This is a great property, like a home away from home

    This is a great property, like a home away from home. Very comfortable

    TraceyHi8 100%|1x May 2018

  • Comfortable and versatile bach

    Comfortable and versatile bach. We had a great time

    AnneHu19 100%|3x Apr 2018

  • We loved staying at "The Mint House"

    We loved staying at "The Mint House". It was warm and cozy (loved the fireplace). So bright and sunny with a fully fenced yard so the kids could play and we didn't have to watch them constantly. Great games and toys, kids loved them. Nice walk to the beach and through the Forrest. Bread at the 4 Square was amazing. This place had absolutely everything we needed. Thank you so much for sharing your Bach with us :-)

    SamV6674 100%|1x Apr 2018

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