Fantastic, family-friendly retreat, say guests

Bach or holiday home | Big Bay | #20595

9.5/10 (127 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • 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.


  • 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 Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • bedroom 3

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Lounge

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $60.00 per stay (required); Linen $7.00 per person (optional)
  • Last minute bookings: 10% off for stays over the next 7 nights

  • 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.

*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 (134)

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  • 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

  • The house is fantastic

    The house is fantastic. It is large, clean and has everything you need. Would definitely recommend especially to families.

    AaronD 100%|3x Jan 2018

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