The Waterfront Sundowner

Bach or holiday home | McLeod Bay | #24571

9.6/10 (25 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Great for families - safe swimming beach and popular playground just across the road.
  • Panoramic views of bay afford superb sunsets. Great walking tracks up Mt Manaia and Mt Aubrey.
  • Fishing off the nearby jetty, perfect windsurfing spot, nearby golf and tennis

This is a comfortable, tastefully furnished kiwi bach with polished Rimu floors throughout.

Sit on the deck and watch the world go by and toast the spectacular sunsets at the end of an action packed day.

Enjoy sea views from the front deck or relax by the stream in the tranquil back garden. The detached sleepout and reading room out back can be a welcome retreat as well.

From every room enjoy splendid views of Mt Manaia and Mt Aubrey towering majestically over historic McLeod Bay. Both provide challenging walking opportunities, but there are plenty of easier walks in the area too.

This is a great spot for families as there is a safe swimming beach and a popular playground on your doorstep. The shallow creek and back garden will also keep children (supervised!) entertained for hours.

A ten minute drive will take you to spectacular Ocean Beach which is a renowned surfing destination in the area where dolphins can often be sighted.

It is a great base for fishing as you can beach-launch the boat across the road and Marsden Cove Marina is only a short burst across the bay for refuelling, and the Hen and Chickens is within easy reach. Or just bring your fishing rod and drop a line off the jetty at the end of the bay. We also have our own mooring in the bay which is available for guests' use.

In this long established settlement you will find the oldest church in New Zealand still on its original site , and further up the road is one of the oldest schools which now serves as a very picturesque community library.

A short walk at low tide will take you to the fascinating pioneer cemetery where some of the original Scottish immigrants are buried beneath the cypress, whilst a 10 minute walk in the other direction will take you to 'The Deck' for your morning coffee and other essentials - or lunch or dinner.

There is a substantial DVD collection which you are welcome to browse and an extensive library and board games should you strike a wet day!

Special conditions: There is a shallow stream running through the property which is fairly shallow in normal conditions but toddlers should be closely watched especially in the event of torrential rain which can make the level rise.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Boat ramp
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Main bedroom

    The blue room - gets the morning sun over Mt Manaia

    1 x Queen bed

  • Potting Shed

    Cute converted potting shed - small bed but very cosy

    1 x Narrow single bed

  • Second Bedroom

    Twin Room - garden aspect

    1 x Split King bed

  • Sleepout

    The Green Room - secluded garden sleepout with ensuite. Garden and mountain views

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $80.00 per stay (required); Linen $60.00 per stay (optional)

*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 (25)

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  • Great property and really great place to stay

    Great property and really great place to stay. Thanks

    RebekahD1979 100%|1x Mar 2018

  • Fantastic spot in McLeod Bay

    Fantastic spot in McLeod Bay. House was clean and quiet with everything we needed - I wish we had more time to relax there! Would definitely stay again.

    Leeebling 100%|2x Mar 2018

  • Great Bach in great location

    Great Bach in great location. Shame about all the rain but the Bach was lovely and warm and dry. Would definitely come back (hopefully in better weather!)

    JackieWi10 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • What a beautiful spot

    What a beautiful spot. I have never been to this part of our lovely country but will be back. The water is a stones throw and the outlook from the house very peaceful. The house is tastefully decorated, clean very well equipped.

    GwendaRe1 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • Magnificently placed bach with the water nearly at your doorstep

    Magnificently placed bach with the water nearly at your doorstep. The sunrise and sunsets watched from the deck were spectacular. The bach was well laid out and beautifully maintained. Thanks so much for sharing it with our family.

    PaulBo15 100%|1x Apr 2017

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