Woodpecker Bay Bach - Life on the edge

Bach or holiday home | Punakaiki | #23594

9.6/10 (203 ratings)
  • 3 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking
  • Best Setting 2014

Description

  • This unique location so close to the crashing surf will have you captivated!
  • Beautiful on a warm summer day - Even better during a wild winter storm.
  • Soak in a hot bath and watch the waves come rolling in and dolphins swim by.

It doesn't get any better than this, built on solid rock just out of reach of the breaking surf and just a one minute walk to a white sandy beach... this iconic kiwi bach has braved the elements since the 1940s. Little has changed, the view is still breath-taking, the interior is still very 'bachy' - albeit with a few more modern conveniences. A trip to the loo is still a dash down the garden path although this is now a flush toilet. This is the great kiwi bach experience from yesteryear. With no neighbours looking in, you have total privacy... though you may have to share the rocky shore line with the occasional seal or penguin.

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Free WIFI broadband. Bach telephone for local and incoming calls (no mobile coverage)

Located just 15 mins north of Punakaiki... or 30 mins south of Westport.

Westport is your nearest place to buy groceries and petrol - stock up before you arrive.

Winner of the Bookabach 2014 Gold Piwa Award for 'Best Setting"

Cleaning: Please do your dishes and leave the bach tidy, we will do the rest. Linen and towels are included.

Free tea, coffee and pantry basics provided.

*There is a sofa bed to accommodate 1 extra guest (in same room as the bed) however the bach is more comfortable with two guests (see photos)

A 2-night minimum stay unless indicated.

Help SAVE THE PENGUINS: A portion of every booking is donated to the West Coast Penguin Trust - $1,817 donated so far (to Jan '18). There is also a West Coast Penguin Trust donation box in the bach if you can spare any change for the Penguins - The Penguins thank you! :-)

*If this bach is booked for the dates that you want... please see my other waterfront property 'Waihaha Bach' - located just 2 kms from Woodpecker Bay Bach.

Special conditions: The flush loo is outside (down a short garden path) At night use a torch (provided) This stunning location is DOC conservation land and therefore restrictions apply, PETS ARE PROHIBITED. Due to the obvious terrain around the bach - small children would need constant supervision. Smoking outside only. *Nearest towns for supplies/petrol are Westport 30 mins north or Greymouth 45 mins south - stock up before you arrive.

Facilities

  • Bath tub
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Studio layout, Queen bed and sofa bed.

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Queen bed

Availability

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  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $40.00 per stay (required)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Standard Rate - All Year - One Price
26-Feb-18 to 12-Mar-18
$170+/night $170+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Standard Rate - All Year - Single Night Permitted
13-Mar-18 to 13-Mar-18
$170+/night $170+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $20/night;
Standard Rate - All Year - One Price
14-Mar-18 to 09-Apr-18
$170+/night $170+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Standard Rate - All Year - Single Night Permitted
10-Apr-18 to 26-Apr-18
$170+/night $170+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $20/night;
Standard Rate - All Year - One Price
27-Apr-18 to 26-May-19
$170+/night $170+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $20/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 (204)

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  • Yes, yes, yes! One of the best places we have ever stayed...

    Yes, yes, yes! One of the best places we have ever stayed in NZ and abroad! Amazing location, very clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated with everything practical you will need for your stay. Classic kiwiana style bach in the most beautiful setting.

    harron592 100%|13x Jan 2018

  • We just loved it but the lawn hasn't been mowed and I...

    We just loved it but the lawn hasn't been mowed and I would have loved to have sat out there

    lorrainecr4 100%|2x Jan 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks Lorraine for your feedback :-) Woodpecker Bay Bach doesn't actually have any lawns, I think the grassy area you refer to is the drainage field for the eco-septic sewerage treatment plant - I don't think you would enjoy sitting there... Seed has been sown (Flax and Nikau Palm) and soon the area will revert to beautiful west coast bush :-)

    Daniel Beetham 100%|242x

  • This place is pure magic in every way

    This place is pure magic in every way.

    LisaPa12 100%|1x Dec 2017

  • This place is pure magic in every way

    This place is pure magic in every way.

    LisaPa12 100%|1x Dec 2017

  • For our (long) trip through NZ the Woodpecker Bay Bach was one...

    For our (long) trip through NZ the Woodpecker Bay Bach was one of the first cottages that we had booked. We were really looking forward to our stay in this, as it looked on the internet, super cozy and special cottage. In reality it was even better. What a beautiful place to spend four nights. The cottage offered everything you need and was very comfortable.The impressive coastal landscape and beautiful views were breathtaking. Thank you Daniel for sharing this bach with us. We hope to come back

    NicoZ171 100%|5x Dec 2017

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