ANKAR HOUSE - Affordable Beachside Holiday

Bach or holiday home | Paihia | #24259

9.4/10 (26 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Welcome to Ankar House, Paihia (Andrew and Karen's). Here you will experience a relaxing holiday in the beautiful Bay of Islands without having to pay top dollar for sea views!

Spectacular beaches, picturesque islands, world-class golf courses and award-winning wineries are just a glimpse of what is on offer. Create your fun-packed holiday with Boat and Dive charters, Dolphin Cruises, Scenic Flights all located only 5 minutes away.

For those Mountain Bike enthusiasts check out our new World-Class Waitangi Mountain Bike Park at - "Register to Ride" to enjoy great discounts at many tourist attractions and restaurants. Only a 15 min ride or 5 min drive to main entrance.

Ankar House is modern, spacious and tastefully furnished including a fully equipped kitchen and BBQ for alfresco dining. Also now with Air-Conditioning.

This is the ideal spot for one or two families or up to three couples.

If you are bringing your boat up to try out our awesome fishing spots, then this is the place for you. We have lots of off-street parking and you are only a 5 minute drive to the boat ramp.

Ankar House is fully fenced making it completely safe for the little ones (and relaxing for the parents!). A fully enclosed SuperTramp will keep the kids occupied for hours when they have had enough of the beach. If you don't want to load up the car, a beautiful fresh water swimming spot is only a 2 minute walk around the corner. Be sure to pack the cricket gear and rugby balls as there is lots of grassy Reserve areas for all that outdoor fun. The kids will also enjoy riding their scooters and bikes within the safety of the quiet sub-division.

- Lounge, dining and family area

- Large flat screen TV's in the main lounge plus in family room and main bedroom including Freeview, DVD and Stereo

- Large outdoor patio area with BBQ

- Separate shower room with full bath, separate toilet and vanity area

- Laundry facilities

- Free Wireless internet

Special conditions:

andquot;Smoking allowed outside onlyandquot;

Extras: Cleaning (Optional, NZ$80.00 per stay); Linen (Optional, NZ$10.00 per person);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

  • Beige Room

    1 x Queen bed

  • Blue Room

    2 x Narrow single bed

  • Main Room

    1 x King 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 (26)

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  • The house had everything needed to make a Bach stay comfortable

    The house had everything needed to make a Bach stay comfortable. It was in a lovely quiet area with easy access to walking tracks. Beaches within a hrs drive are amazing

    nicll481 100%|4x Jan 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    So pleased to hear you all enjoyed your time spent exploring the Bay of Islands area including the many great walking tracks and spectacular beaches further north of Paihia. Hopefully you will get a chance to visit this way another time to return to your favourite spots and find new places to explore! All the best :-)

    Karen- 100%|128x

  • Fabulous house just outside Paihia

    Fabulous house just outside Paihia. Very spacious and beautifully decorated. We were very comfortable here and had everything we needed.

    KateR477 100%|3x Jan 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    So pleased to hear you and your family all enjoyed their time at Ankar House and found it to provide all the comforts required while on holiday. We really appreciate you taking the time to post your great feedback and hopefully we might be able to accommodate you another time (possibly in a new house to be built just around the corner!).

    Karen- 100%|128x

  • Great house in a great spot

    Great house in a great spot

    libertyevecook 100%|2x Jan 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    So glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Ankar House and got to explore our area. We would love to have you stay again if you get the chance to visit this way another time - all the best

    Karen- 100%|128x

  • Lovely comfortable home near Paihia

    Lovely comfortable home near Paihia. The spacious living room was especially good for our group of seven adults. The only thing lacking was a few more wine glasses and coffee mugs to have enough for all of us.

    DerekBa4 100%|10x Jan 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Many thanks for taking the time to post your feedback on your recent stay with us. I am pleased to hear you all enjoyed your stay. I am sorry there weren't enough mugs and glasses for you. There are always 8 coffee mugs at the property and you may not have seen the extra wine glasses in the wooden cabinet. We have found we have less breakage with "stem-less" wine glasses which are alongside the stemmed ones so there are at least 10 in total including these :-)

    Karen- 100%|128x

  • Perfect place for the family - safe for kids, enough space for...

    Perfect place for the family - safe for kids, enough space for the 8 of us... Very close to Action World so the kids were happy!

    wendns36 100%|2x Jan 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    So pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay at Ankar House and found it a great place to relax with the children. We would love to have you stay again with us if you get the chance to visit the Bay of Islands again another time :-)

    Karen- 100%|128x

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