Cosy penguin cottage / sheltered garden setting

Bach or holiday home | Waikanae Beach | #2488

9.4/10 (104 ratings)
  • 7 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


Picturesque revamped old-style Bach 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 almost fully fenced (with a pull across netting barrier if needed over the drive) and well back from the road. Parking well off the road. Very sheltered sunny outdoor dining area.

Special conditions:

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.

NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave; Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • bedroom 3

    1 x Narrow single 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 (203)

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  • Rustic charm, and great location

    Rustic charm, and great location.

    Julie-Anne L. Nov 2018

  • It was clean and had all the essentials

    It was clean and had all the essentials.

    Rebecca F. Nov 2018

  • We had a lovely relaxing time and despite the rain we managed...

    We had a lovely relaxing time and despite the rain we managed 3 walks down the beach. The beds were comfy and the house had everything we needed for a weekend away. The instuctions for the keys etc for easy to follow and the little bakery was a hit with us both. Thank you for the loan of your very special cottage. Regards Deborah

    Deborah W. Oct 2018

  • The whole place is just fab walk to beach ,great cafes etc

    The whole place is just fab walk to beach ,great cafes etc

    PamP8846 new member Oct 2018

  • We just loved it real cozy ,bed so comfortable ,grounds great will...

    We just loved it real cozy ,bed so comfortable ,grounds great will be back in october many thanks Pam Payne

    Pam P. Aug 2018

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