Perfect seclusion at Shelly Beach

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

9.7/10 (45 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 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) 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
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Special events venue
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Double Bedroom

    1 x Double bed

  • Lounge

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Mattress/Futon/Air bed
    1 x Roll-away bed

  • Twin Bedroom

    1 x Double bed


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 5 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes public holidays.

*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 (47)

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  • Excellent secluded location with own beach and plenty of garden for the...

    Excellent secluded location with own beach and plenty of garden for the kids to explore. House has everything you need and the kayaks were enjoyed by the kids. Nice walk to the jetty and two playgrounds nearby.

    ToshaB61 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Absolutely gorgeous place to stay

    Absolutely gorgeous place to stay. We did not expect such an awesome location. House was very clean and facilities well maintained and cared for. Thank you for the opportunity Debbie, we will definitely be keen to stay again. Eve Steenson

    shayleT2 100%|2x Apr 2018

  • Always love coming back here, the view is spectacular, the location is...

    Always love coming back here, the view is spectacular, the location is peaceful, and we love to watch so many variety of birds flying about. See you again. Joanna I

    Venew26 100%|8x Apr 2018

  • Absolutely stunning location and the house is set up with everything you...

    Absolutely stunning location and the house is set up with everything you could possibly need

    NikkiTa16 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • This property was a dream come true

    This property was a dream come true. We were looking for somewhere to relax for a few days over Christmas and the property is secluded in a small bay with an excellent view over the water and good amenities. We enjoyed spending time relaxing on the veranda enjoying the view and changing light n the water and bay especially at sunrise and making use of the kayaks. We could not have found a better place. The communication was excellent throughout. Hope to come back again in the future.

    JohnCa18 100%|1x Jan 2018

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