The Nest - a simple and affordable rural retreat

Bach or holiday home | Kaipara Harbour | #24058

7.8/10 (14 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


Just 100 minutes away from Auckland, our charming little cottage is surrounded by tranquil gardens and nesting birds - the ideal place for a quiet getaway or a stress free family holiday.

There is a tennis court and playground situated across the road. The golf course is located 5 to 7 minutes drive down the road.

Tapora has a very safe beach and abundance of peace. Great fishing too - launch your own boat at the harbour wharf.

We are located 15 minutes from Port Albert and 10 minutes from Atiu Creek Regional Park where there are some lovely walking / horse trails and beautiful views of the coast.

Our holiday home is best suited for a small family / group. It is provided with bedding (duvets / pillows) and sleeps 4 comfortably (with a spare double mattress available for 2 additional, if required - bedding on request)

The kitchen is fully equipped with crockery and cutlery and all the necessary cookware to make a meal. A small selection of books, toys, music and games are provided for the rainy day.

The cottage has all the necessities to enjoy a lovely quiet break

Note: There are no cafes, stores, petrol pumps or public transport in the area. The closest town is Wellsford, located 30 minutes away.

Home is available for fixed long term bookings on weekly rate. POA

Special conditions:

Smoking allowed only outside

Minimum 2 nights stay

Pets allowed only on request please

Linen can be provided if requested - advance notice is required and a separate fee will be charged

Above rates do not apply for weekly and long term bookings - please inquire

Extras: Cleaning (Optional, NZ$80.00 per stay); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);


  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • 2nd Bedroom

    2 x Single bed

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x Queen 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 (14)

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  • Peaceful location with everything you need at the property

    Peaceful location with everything you need at the property

    GlenHH 100%|2x Jan 2018

  • Pros: Children's park across the road School across do have a swimming pool and...

    Pros: Children's park across the road School across do have a swimming pool and vice principle allowed us to use it free of change Lots of bird noises all day along In house books, games and puzzles Cons: Ants (Lots of ants, If you spill some food, clean asap, if not with-in 5 min ants will be there) Nearby beaches are full of mud, so no swimming (At least we didn't spend more than 10 mins on the beach) Have to carry all the garbage (Even they covered with ants) Closest shop 30min drive away

    AnjanaDK 100%|2x Feb 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Your feedback on the area is sadly disappointing . The Kaipara is know for its beautiful coastline. In case you aren't aware, being a harbour at low tide, the water does go right out and while it is not white sand, it's certainly sand and not "full of mud Apologies for the ants. Being a country home and especially in summer, there will always be some ants and caution needs to be taken with food spillage. The website did advise you regarding the nearest shops and garbage disposal.

    thenest04 94%|18x

  • Tranquil and Peaceful - I would highly recommend this place to families/anyone...

    Tranquil and Peaceful - I would highly recommend this place to families/anyone who is wanting to get away from it all and relax. My kids really enjoyed the backyard and park across the road - we had such a great time here and the locals are very friendly too, coming back again to escape :)

    EvangelineT 100%|2x Dec 2016

  • It was a very nice, quiet bach in a beautiful area

    It was a very nice, quiet bach in a beautiful area. The house was tidy and had all the essentials. It was a perfect location for a quiet weekend away from the city.

    akp713 100%|4x Jan 2016

  • Basic but cheap

    Basic but cheap. Handy to where we needed to be , friendly locals. Would be nict to try in Summer and take advantage of the outdoor area and BBQ

    maryon15 100%|5x Aug 2015

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