Awhitu - Fantastic, family-friendly retreat

Bach or holiday home | Big Bay | #20595

9.5/10 (130 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 on the back lawn due to irrigation field.

- Careful use of tank water would be appreciated.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$60.00 per stay); Linen (Optional, NZ$7.00 per person);


  • 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 (138)

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  • Lovely property

    Lovely property. Great location on fantastic beach.

    Rebecca_He1 100%|5x Jan 2019

  • Comfortable home in a lovely quiet spot

    Comfortable home in a lovely quiet spot. Clean, very well equiped and conveniently set up for 6 independent friends to stay for a get together. Joanne gave us a very warm welcome, shared knowledge of the area and was very helpful. We had an excellent few days. Thank you Joanne

    Trish O. Oct 2018

  • The house remains one of my favourite places to escape to!

    The house remains one of my favourite places to escape to!

    J_Wadsworth 100%|6x Jul 2018

  • 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

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