Perfect seclusion at Shelly Beach

Bach or holiday home | Shelly Beach (Kaipara) | #20483

9.8/10 (30 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Absolute beachfront
  • Stunning views
  • Privacy and seclusion

This beautiful beachfront property located at Shelly Beach, north of Auckland, is situated on a secluded inlet off Kaipara Harbour. It features a delightful log cabin-style home set in a landscaped garden and surrounded by native bushland, with the house directly overlooking the beach below. The property offers complete privacy, as it adjoins a wooded nature reserve and is screened by trees, with no other houses in sight.

The house features an impressive deck on three sides, ensuring the stunning views are fully maximised. Imagine relaxing with a drink at sunset, preparing a meal with the Weber barbecue, wandering along the beach or helping yourself to fruit from the orchard, including apples, plums, figs, tangelos and avocados.

Shelly Beach has long been a lifestyle mecca. With its mix of quaint baches and quality homes, it offers all the delights of harbourside living in a rural setting, still within easy commuting distance of central Auckland. And if you need to stay connected, we now offer free wifi.

Here you have Kaipara Harbour at your back door, with an all tide boat ramp giving you access to excellent fishing. The wharf is a favourite fishing spot and charter operators pick up from here for excursions out to the secret spots. The Jetty Café is perfect for coffee or a meal from the range of delicious food on offer and also stocks grocery items.

The coastline has many secluded beaches and is great for walks with family and friends (please note dogs are welcome with prior approval - outside only). The harbour is shallow and the beaches are very safe for families. Along with the waterfront beach there are reserves and two playground areas – one on the waterfront and the other on the reserve adjacent to Shelly Beach Volunteer Fire Force Station.

Other attractions in the area include various lakes, forests and west coast beaches such as Muriwai. Just 10 minutes drive north of Shelly Beach is the beautiful South Head golf course.

Special conditions: ~ Early check-in (11.00am) and late check-out (3.00pm) so you can enjoy your stay for longer ~ Dogs allowed with prior approval (outside only) ~ Supervision of children required on deck and garden area, which has direct beach access


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Bath tub
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Special events venue
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Double Bedroom

    1 x Double bed

  • Lounge

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Mattress/Futon/Air bed

  • Twin Bedroom

    2 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $50.00 per stay (required); Security Bond $200.00 per stay (required); Linen $15.00 per person (optional)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 4 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes school & public holidays.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
High season tariff
22-Feb-17 to 28-Feb-17
$220/night $220/night
2 night minimum stay
Low season tariff
01-Mar-17 to 19-Oct-17
$190/night $190/night
2 night minimum stay
Labour Weekend
20-Oct-17 to 22-Oct-17
$220/night $220/night
2 night minimum stay
Low season tariff
23-Oct-17 to 31-Oct-17
$190/night $190/night
2 night minimum stay
High season tariff
01-Nov-17 to 28-Feb-18
$220/night $220/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 (32)

Stayed here? Add a Review

  • Totally stunning bach and location

    Totally stunning bach and location. Private beach,kayaks and ( at low tide ) just a stroll to main beach ,cafe and play ground.

    wnslowchris 100%|4x Dec 2016

  • A unique and beautiful place - superb period decoration, immaculately kept and...

    A unique and beautiful place - superb period decoration, immaculately kept and easy to use. A serene and stunning location.

    DaveEa14 100%|1x Dec 2016

  • Fabulous place to stay had everything we needed

    Fabulous place to stay had everything we needed. Just wish we could have stayed for longer. We all want to come again.

    joaner271 100%|6x Nov 2016

  • Amazing bach and beautiful location

    Amazing bach and beautiful location. Hope to come back for longer next time.

    EmmaVJ 100%|13x Oct 2016

  • Superb situation, so private and peaceful

    Superb situation, so private and peaceful. Lovely outlook, cosy fire, best shower ever. Good DVD collection and board games as it rained all weekend we utilised these. Enjoyed bumping into old friends at Parakai hot pools and mountain biking in the mud at Woodhill on the way home. Can't wait to go back in better weather so we could use the kayaks. Love all the mid century furniture and the architecture of the log cabin. Fantastic!

    GabyM9 100%|6x Sep 2016

From $190 NZD per night*
Select your dates for a quote

Traveller Protection

You are protected by our
Basic Rental Guarantee

More info

About the Owner/Manager, DMortimer

Member since Sep 2012
Responds within 48 hours

Profile image
View profile
Open in Google Maps