The Waterfront Sundowner

Bach or holiday home | McLeod Bay | #24571

9.6/10 (22 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

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $80.00 per stay (required); Linen $60.00 per stay (optional)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 3 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes public holidays.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
High season tariff
21-Nov-17 to 14-Dec-17
$300/night $320/night
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season
15-Dec-17 to 31-Jan-18
$300/night $350/night
3 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Feb-18 to 21-May-18
$220+/night $250+/night
For up to 5 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $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 (22)

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  • 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

  • Felt relaxed as soon as we walked in the door

    Felt relaxed as soon as we walked in the door... Fabulous spot, and the house had everything we needed and more. Great adventures to be had in the garden by my 5 year old boys!

    AvrilPe1 100%|5x Feb 2017

  • The location of the property is fabulous and it had everything we...

    The location of the property is fabulous and it had everything we required.

    Dawnie60 100%|1x Nov 2016

  • Wow, what a lovely spot! Thanks for sharing your stunning bach with...

    Wow, what a lovely spot! Thanks for sharing your stunning bach with others. It made our precious and rare family get together all the more special. Would definitely stay again!. ..With everything and more in the cupboards also :) Nicely modernised, white, but not too starky just fresh :) Thanks again

    samaral5 100%|2x Apr 2016

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