Sweet bach in prime location (incl. linen)

Bach or holiday home | Surfdale | #24837

8.4/10 (26 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • Studio
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Only 4 min walk to beach, 5 min walk to dairy, pizzeria, pub (live sports/bands) bakery, cafe
  • Easy access to property and to all amenities including bus-stop (1 minute walk)
  • Minimal style and basic furnishings make this an off the grid style place (but with WiFi).

** UPDATED OCTOBER 2017 for 2017/18 summer**

This clean bach is simple & clutter free - just what you need for relaxation. There's great natural light and an open-plan design.

Sleeps MAXIMUM 4 people (due to septic tank max. capability).

There are 3 separate bedding options:

* 1 queen-sized bed (for 2)/ * 1 average fold-down double bed (for 1) / *1 single floor mattress (for 1)

* Linen is provided (however, please bring your own beach towel)

* There's a dishwasher, washing machine and a sun-filled deck with outdoor furniture (tables, chairs).

* There are games, books and magazines for your enjoyment.

On Waiheke, rainwater is stored in tanks and wastewater (bathroom/toilet) is treated on the property (septic tank). Islanders are very eco-conscious with resources, and it will be helpful and respectful if you are, too.

This bach is in an excellent easily accessed part of Surfdale. Turn right and @ the end of the road are steps to the beach (with the best sunsets). 5 minutes walk and you're at the Irish pub, the dairy, the vege supermarket, an Italian pizzeria, bakery and a French patisserie. There's also the local bowling (lawn bowls) club to get in with the locals as well as enjoy cheap eats (try the Sunday roast). You don't really have to go far (or spend money to get there) to find some island 'action'.

Walk the opposite direction to visit a couple of vineyards (Kennedy Point, Goldie) with beautiful grounds, award-winning wines for tasting, and eating onsite.

This bach is great for it's only a 1 minute, flat walk to bus stops (both directions). Buses run on the hour. There's also plenty of parking/turnaraound space for your car.

The whole bach is yours to use and the usual kitchen appliances include a toastie sandwich maker (!) and any everyday food items on hand (coffee tea, sugar, oil, vinegar, seasonings).

Special conditions: ** For cancellation policies and other clauses, PLEASE READ RENTAL TERMS. * Two nights minimum stay. One night stay enquiries possible. * No smoking indoors. No drugs. * No parties. * Please bring your own beach towel. * Please leave the house tidy. A local will clean up after you (launder, clean bathroom & ready accomm. for next guest) & appreciates your co-operation. ** NOTE: This is a 1970s bach. It is not perfect. If you want perfection, please choose elsewhere.


  • Dishwasher
  • Easy access
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bed alcove

    Other sleeping area

    1 x Queen bed

  • Living room

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Mattress/Futon/Air bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes school & public holidays.

  • Mates rates: 5% off for members with 4 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
High season tariff
15-Dec-17 to 27-Jan-18
$155/night $175/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder season tariff
28-Jan-18 to 01-Feb-18
$130/night $155/night
2 night minimum stay
High season tariff
02-Feb-18 to 06-Feb-18
$155/night $175/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder season tariff
07-Feb-18 to 12-Apr-18
$130/night $155/night
2 night minimum stay
High season tariff
13-Apr-18 to 30-Apr-18
$155/night $175/night
2 night minimum stay
Low season tariff
01-May-18 to 31-May-18
$105/night $130/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder season tariff
01-Jun-18 to 15-Jun-18
$130/night $155/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 (26)

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  • Bach is as the photos describe, nothing flash but gets the job...

    Bach is as the photos describe, nothing flash but gets the job done. You are in one big room with separate toilet and shower. I would recommend bringing bug spray/repellant as we got eaten alive at night even with the windows and doors closed! Also, the futon/couch bed is not great to sleep on, so would sleep on the bed or single mattress if possible! Easy access to the bus to town.

    ReneeHe5 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • A cost effective but quite small bach

    A cost effective but quite small bach. It's basically one small room, with kitchenette (no oven) and saggy futon for the couch sitting area. Would advise friends to spend a little extra cash for something a bit nicer. No smoke alarms, no screened windows- was hot but had to keep doors closed as tons of mozzies. No extraction- windows very condensed. Dirty, greasy, rusty old fan to circulate air. Old pots/pans- one already dirty. Boggy grass, shoes left sopping walking to bus stop.

    johnie138 100%|3x Apr 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    The listing is as it is pictured - no window screens, a kitchenette, small 'room' (a studio). Nature is here, too: rain & mozzies. Got coils, candles and insect spray onsite (I travel w/ repellent, myself). Yes, I mix up the modern with the 'still able to use - not throw away' items (the greenie quirky in me) - the slouchy couch, old fan, odd pots/pans (I'll tell cleaner to check pots guests return to drawers - thanks) but all do their job just fine. It's a simple bach. That's all.

    SweetBach 100%|28x

  • The bach was as described, in a great location accessible to buses...

    The bach was as described, in a great location accessible to buses and walking distance to several nice eating spots. The basic nature of the bach made it the perfect place to unwind.

    WendyEn2 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • Location is great, close to shops and beach

    Location is great, close to shops and beach. Easy to find and the place is comfy.

    MichaelS 100%|1x Mar 2017

  • There is no longer beach access at the end of the lane...

    There is no longer beach access at the end of the lane opposite this batch (trespass sign has been erected) which makes it quite a bit further to the beach. The batch was fine, though very basic, and several glitches such as doors being very difficult to close and Windows too ... This is probably already reflected in the price though.

    MariahM7 100%|1x Mar 2017

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