Fantastic, family-friendly retreat, say guests

Bach or holiday home | Big Bay | #20595

9.5/10 (128 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 7 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


This spacious, light filled home - only 90 minutes easy drive from central Auckland - has been lovingly built with comfort in mind. It is the perfect location for friends or extended family wishing to holiday together as the open plan upstairs level is completely self contained, with its own kitchenette, fridge and bathroom. Large ranchsliders open up the home to the outdoors from all the living areas and downstairs bedrooms.

There is a fabulous, roomy upstairs deck for enjoying long summer evenings over a bottle of wine (or two). Enjoy a BBQ downstairs, watching the magical sunsets over the expansive fenced lake at the bottom of the garden.

The section is large and flat, ideal for kids to safely burn off excess energy while the adults kick back and relax. Superb indoor / outdoor living with our own unique garden furniture provided.

This location is a virtually undiscovered gem. The beach is uncrowded and at low tide there are leisurely walks to neighbouring bays to be savoured, exploring rock pools and watching the shorebirds as they fish at water's edge.

Bring your boat and fishing rods and launch from the beach (tractor arranged on request). Or walk east round the bay and fish from the rocks.

Within a 20 minute drive you can experience the wild surf pounding on the majestic Tasman west coast, or travel east to the historic Brooks homestead, gentle wetlands and rare bird life of the Awhitu Regional Park (you can even play a game of 9-hole golf while you're there). Or journey to the top of the Peninsula and experience some of the most stunning views in Auckland from from the ancient lighthouse overlooking the treacherous Manukau Bar.

A compulsory bond will apply per our terms and conditions, calculated on number of guests and length of stay. One night stays available at owners descretion.

Special conditions:

- Smoking allowed only outside.

- No tents...


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1 (upstairs)

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • bedroom 3

    1 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Lounge

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed


Maybe booked

*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 (135)

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  • Great location, very tidy and comfortable house

    Great location, very tidy and comfortable house. Well equipped with everything you need on a weekend away. Look forward to visiting again.

    DuncanRo7 100%|1x Jun 2018

  • Excellent place to detox from the busyness of Auckland!

    Excellent place to detox from the busyness of Auckland!

    NicholasCa4 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Great house which is perfect for family time

    Great house which is perfect for family time. The kids love the yard for playing outside.

    100%|2x Mar 2018

  • Very nice bach, big house, big garden, couple of minutes walk to...

    Very nice bach, big house, big garden, couple of minutes walk to the beach. House is in great condition and has everything you need. The Awhitu Peninsula is beautiful and definitely worth a visit. Recommend trips to Orua Bay and the lighthouse.

    annaie211 100%|12x Feb 2018

  • Enjoyed our stay

    Enjoyed our stay. Thanks

    nickes782 100%|8x Feb 2018

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