Fantastic, family-friendly retreat, say guests

Bach or holiday home | Big Bay | #20595

9.5/10 (121 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 6 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 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

Availability & rates*

Available
Maybe booked
Booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $60.00 per stay (required); Linen $7.50 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.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Peak Season 2018
18-Dec-17 to 07-Feb-18
$160+/night $160+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $20/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 30-Nov-18
$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-18 to 18-Dec-18
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2018
19-Dec-18 to 27-Jan-19
$160+/night $160+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
28-Jan-19 to 18-Mar-19
$150+/night $150+/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 (128)

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  • Excellent location, close to Waiuku and beautiful beaches and Awhitu wines

    Excellent location, close to Waiuku and beautiful beaches and Awhitu wines

    TaraM917 100%|1x Oct 2017

  • Set across the road from the beach, the bach was well set...

    Set across the road from the beach, the bach was well set out for extended family with sleeping areas each side of the main living area and another sleeping area with an en-suite and kitchenette upstairs. The top of the stairs is gated so safe for smaller family members. The weather was not so good for our stay but we made the most of the space and had a great time. We will certainly be back to enjoy it in sunnier weather.

    DawnG7 100%|4x Oct 2017

  • We had a wonderful stay at Joanne and David's place! The house...

    We had a wonderful stay at Joanne and David's place! The house was light and bright and had everything we needed (vs another bach up the road where our friends stayed that was missing lots of basics!). Thoroughly recommend this lovely spot!

    KiriH825 100%|1x Oct 2017

  • What can I say, the holiday home was perfect

    What can I say, the holiday home was perfect. Upper level has breathtaking views, back and front. Open plan Lower level has wonderful indoor outdoor flow. The house itself has a very warm and calming vibe. We had family gathering and everyone loved the house and location, and wold definitely visit again, but for a much longer stay.

    PoeT8399 100%|3x Oct 2017

  • Clean and tidy, good location, and cosy on a rainy weekend

    Clean and tidy, good location, and cosy on a rainy weekend

    myrinn350 100%|6x Oct 2017

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