Cosy penguin cottage / sheltered garden setting

Bach or holiday home | Waikanae Beach | #2488

9.4/10 (70 ratings)
  • 7 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Less than 1 min walk to the safe, expansive Waikanae Beach and the great Waimea Cafe
  • Several more cafes, 4 Square store, tennis courts, playground, boat ramp- all within 5 min walk
  • Peaceful, private, sheltered garden hideaway

Picturesque revamped old-style cottage set in a sheltered garden setting, 1 min walk from expansive safe swimming beach, Waikanae boatclub and cafe, 3 min walk from dairy, tennis courts and playground and more cafes! Most suitable for families and couples. Good supply of books, games, puzzles, CDs and DVDs. This family bach offers most home comforts with a touch of kiwiana, as a peaceful getaway with the prospect of long, long beach walks in the early morning or under the setting sun. Duvets and pillows supplied. The section is fully fenced and well back from the road.

Special conditions: During May- July we may not be able to response quite as quickly as we would like. Two nights minimum stay in weekends; higher charges for more than 4 people staying: high season $200 per night. Weekly discounts upon request. Longer stays for several weeks/months maybe possible during the year on reduced rates.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • bedroom 3

    1 x Single bed

  • lounge

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • 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.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Mid season
23-Oct-16 to 14-Dec-16
$130+/night $130+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
High season
15-Dec-16 to 12-Feb-17
$170+/night $170+/night
For up to 3 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Mid season
14-Feb-17 to 30-Apr-17
$130+/night $130+/night
For up to 4 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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (164)

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  • Great location

    Great location. And very roomy, for a bach.

    granes616 100%|19x Oct 2016

  • Cute little cottage

    Cute little cottage. Even though it is small there is everything you would need and lots of wooden toys and puzzle and curios to keep the kids engaged as soon as you arrive. Would definitely stay again.

    mrsis464 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • Fabulous and cosy place to stay,handy to local shops and cafe

    Fabulous and cosy place to stay,handy to local shops and cafe.,a few minutes walk to the beach.A true cosy kiwi bach with that something extra??Our dogs dozed happily in their beds and we in ours which was so comfy I was sad to leave it behind!! Plenty to read here as well.Just a delightful place all round.Would definitely stay again

    SusanSh2 100%|7x Sep 2016

  • This has all the charm of a traditional New Zealand bach

    This has all the charm of a traditional New Zealand bach. The location is fantastic - just a short walk to the beach - and the facilities etc are everything you would want.

    sallll856 100%|2x Sep 2016

  • Funky, casual, glorious, relaxing-relaxing-relaxing

    Funky, casual, glorious, relaxing-relaxing-relaxing...a true bach.

    kenll15 100%|2x Sep 2016

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