Idyllic bush and beach retreat

Bach or holiday home | Karekare | #20868

9.7/10 (34 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Only a short, flat walk to the beach
  • Close to the Hillary Trail
  • Bubbling stream runs through the property

Switch off your cell phones and recharge your batteries!

This sunny, architecturally-designed bach is a five-minute flat walk from spectacular Karekare beach. After a plunge in the surf, rinse off in the outdoor shower* and enjoy drinks on the deck in a private native bush setting. Or relax by the tranquil stream, surrounded by birdlife. Look up at the hills and plan your next day's bush walk or stroll down the road to the cascading Karekare waterfall.

This is a perfect location for just taking it easy. But it is also a fantastic spot for walkers. As well as being located just a stroll away from the Hillary Trail, there are walks in close proximity to suit most abilities.

Just 40 minutes from Auckland but a world away from the city. Piha is a convenient 10-minute drive over the hill if you want to enjoy a coffee or meal out or if you need to stock up on some basic groceries.

A bach not a beach house but with a welll-equipped kitchen, new bathroom and all you need to switch off for a short break or longer stay.

Special conditions: Property is best suited to one or two couples or a small family or group of friends. There is an unfenced deck and a stream running through the back of the property, so it is unsuitable for small children. Please discuss with us before confirming your booking. Property is not on main water supply and has tank water and septic tank. Minimum stay of two nights; three nights on public holidays, four nights at Easter and seven nights over the Christmas period.


  • Bath tub
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Annex

    1 x Double bed

  • Front room

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $60.00 per stay (optional); Linen $25.00 per person (optional)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Standard rate
26-May-17 to 30-Sep-17
$190+/night $190+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/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 (43)

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  • Lovely property, a real tonic

    Lovely property, a real tonic.

    ForestAndBird new member Apr 2017

  • Very close to the beach with a lovely river, tuis in the...

    Very close to the beach with a lovely river, tuis in the trees and morepork at night. Lovely and dark at night, very peaceful.

    AnnekeWi1 100%|2x Mar 2017

  • Super, funky bach wth comfy beds and in a nice setting

    Super, funky bach wth comfy beds and in a nice setting

    janll810 100%|9x Feb 2017

  • Love this place

    Love this place.

    brunomartelli 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • Wonderful bach -- comfortable, & great location

    Wonderful bach -- comfortable, & great location. Very easy to be there, and nice to come back to after some big Waitakere hikes and swims.

    maryer117 100%|2x Jan 2017

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