~ Whare Nikau ~ Little Bay

Bach or holiday home | Little Bay | #23801

9.1/10 (29 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Cute, cozy, coastal cottage nestled in native forest and a short stroll (under 2 minutes) to the white sandy shores of Little Bay beach.

The 2 level pole house has 2 bedrooms, the master upstairs with a small Juliette balcony and ocean views down to Little Bay. Lower level with compact open plan living, galley style **kitchen with walk in pantry, good bench space and breakfast bar. This area leads onto spacious wooden deck – an ideal “outdoor” room for alfresco summer dining and a cool drink or two over the summer months. Combined bathroom (shub and shower), toilet and vanity and laundry. Ideal for small family groups or couples.

Never heard of Little Bay well your in for a treat - pristine beaches, green and clean native bush surroundings, fishing, swimming, beachcombing or just laze around on the deck and do nothing!

Located approximately 40 minutes drive north east from Coromandel Town, Little Bay has a sprinkling of permanent residents and the remainder of houses are used as holiday homes. All things aquatic with nearby swimming and surf beaches, fishing (boats can be launched off the beach) or try your luck off the rocks, native flora+fauna. Some great walking tracks also in the vicinity.

Petrol and Provisions - no shops out this way. The pantry is stocked with basics for guest use and to replace with like. During the summer season there is a camp store at the DOC Campground just down the road or it's back to Colville Store or Coro Town.

**Please note for cooking there is a small bench top convection oven + 2 gas rings and microwave for cooking. Gas BBQ located on the deck. Good selection of board games for family fun and DVD player and DVD's, Freeview TV.

Mobile phone network connections can be somewhat sporadic in this area. Able to get vodafone network in the upstairs bedroom :). There is a Telecom phone box nearby at the Waikawau DOC campground for emergencies.

Special conditions:

Non-refundable booking/letting fee applies

*2 night minimum stay

**Cleaning fee required

***Peak rates apply to all public andamp; school holidays.

Linen hire available at $15pp

Families preferred.

Site not suitable for small children.

Sorry no dogs - this is a Kiwi Conservation location.

PLEASE remember to bring all you need - Toilet paper + your own oil/vinegar/condiments in case not enough left there.

Extras: Cleaning - 7 Night Stay (Required, NZ$75.00 per stay); Linen (Optional, NZ$15.00 per person); Cleaning Required (Required, NZ$50.00 per stay); Non refundable Booking Fee (Required, NZ$34.50 per stay); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom off living area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    2 x Single bed

  • Fold out sofa bed

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Narrow single 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 (29)

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  • This is a beautiful little Kiwi bach

    This is a beautiful little Kiwi bach. Not fancy - but clean, comfortable and character-filled. It is accurately described. A short walk down to Little Bay, or a few minutes drive to access the surf of Waikawau Bay. Highly recommended - we would go again any day. Thank you to the owners of Whare Nikau for making this special place available.

    AnnaRi14 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • We were disappointed

    We were disappointed. Dark and no views except from top bedroom. Had to haul heavy furniture and dirty bbq in and out of the house. We paid extra for linen but the beds were not made, the linen when we found it was unironed. Little Bay is a fantastic location and there are much nicer places to rent than this one.

    lindth473 100%|2x Feb 2017

  • This place has a very sweet, cosy vibe! It is nestled in...

    This place has a very sweet, cosy vibe! It is nestled in amongst beautiful NZ bush (Nikau palms, Tea tree etc) and being on poles, almost feels like a tree house when you look out the window. The master bedroom even has sea views which was a treat. A little gem of a place! My one suggestion would be to replace the single mattresses at some stage as they are uncomfortable, the springs can be felt. Though most likely be no problem for children :-) All in all its pretty idyllic - thank you!

    DanaG979 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • Lovely bach located near a beautiful beach look forward to heading back...

    Lovely bach located near a beautiful beach look forward to heading back in the not too distant future.

    renees198 100%|16x Jan 2017

  • Fabulous kiwi bach in a stunning location

    Fabulous kiwi bach in a stunning location. A great place to 'get away' and relax. Comfy with everything you need & easy care. Surrounded by stunning native bush and bird life. We really enjoyed our time here. Many thanks to the owners for sharing this place.

    VirginiaBr2 100%|3x Jan 2017

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