Fantastic, family-friendly retreat, say guests

Bach or holiday home | Big Bay | #20595

9.4/10 (116 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking

Description

  • Exceptionally comfortable family home with all mod cons and lovely views
  • Long, safe, white sand beach across the road - 50m away
  • Ideal layout for two couples or extended family - two separate living areas guarantee privacy

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 & 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 on the back lawn due to irrigation field. - Careful use of tank water would be appreciated.

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1 (upstairs)

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • bedroom 3

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Cleaning $60.00 per stay (required); Linen $7.50 per person (optional)
  • Mates rates: 5% off for members with 3 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 6 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
Low season
22-Aug-17 to 31-Aug-17
$125+/night $125+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
01-Sep-17 to 19-Oct-17
$135+/night $135+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
shoulder season extra
20-Oct-17 to 23-Oct-17
$135+/night $135+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
24-Oct-17 to 30-Nov-17
$135+/night $135+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season
01-Dec-17 to 17-Dec-17
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2018
18-Dec-17 to 07-Feb-18
$160+/night $160+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season
08-Feb-18 to 30-Apr-18
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
01-May-18 to 30-Jun-18
$135+/night $135+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Low season
01-Jul-18 to 31-Aug-18
$125+/night $125+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
01-Sep-18 to 22-Nov-18
$135+/night $135+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (123)

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  • A great property that allows privacy if you want or six adults...

    A great property that allows privacy if you want or six adults can entertain themselves without feeling crowded....either inside or out. Just enough to do in the area for a quiet winters weekend.....no doubt in summer, water activities too will come into play. Not going to rave about it any more.....don't want anyone else knowing about our little find to be fair. Actually if you're reading this, go to Pauanui instead. Lovely beach I'm told and plenty of 'people' to converse with.... ??

    JeremyTr3 100%|2x Jul 2017

  • Lovely house in such a peaceful place

    Lovely house in such a peaceful place. A real getaway to relax and a stone's throw from the beach. Love staying here!

    J_Wadsworth 100%|5x Jul 2017

  • Great large house and lovely location

    Great large house and lovely location.

    MarkO248 100%|1x Jun 2017

  • The house was a lovely place to stay at and a good...

    The house was a lovely place to stay at and a good location for us. A great place for a family holiday.

    Kathy Hewgill 100%|2x Apr 2017

  • We enjoyed our short stay at this property

    We enjoyed our short stay at this property. It was kept clean and tidy, with very comfortable beds and a warm, sunny aspect. The kids enjoyed kicking a soccer ball around on the front lawn and the location is very handy to the local beach as well as being a good base to explore the peninsula.

    CarolineOrr 100%|1x Apr 2017

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