Peaceful harbourside self contained unit

Apartment | Kawhia | #25710

9.8/10 (17 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • Studio
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Self contained private studio unit in garden setting, good harbour views
  • Close to Kawhia village, 3km, Hot Pools at ocean beach (low tide) 7km
  • Bring your horse! Paddock supplied, $25.00 per day per horse. Good riding at low tide on ocean beach

Te Wharu Bay Self contained Unit is situated on a lifestyle block on the harbour edge in a peaceful garden setting well off the road up a long driveway separate from the house. It is 3km to the village of Kawhia where you will find a Museum, cafe, Local Arts & Crafts Shops, Fish & Chip Shop, Service Station Superette, General Store, Hotel, Boating Club, Sports Club. You may wish to bring your horse, (check first, more suitable in summer.)We can supply a paddock for $25.00 per night per horse & parking for your float or truck. There is excellent riding just 3kms away at low tide with parking at boat ramp for your float Send hubby off on a Fishing Charter for the day & ride to your hearts content!.Fish off the wharf or surfcast off the beach, harbour or ocean. Enjoy a soak in the Hot Pools (Te Puia Springs) you have dug at low tide at the ocean beach (7kms) & watch a spectacular sunset. Kawhia Ocean beach is a great place for a long beach walk. Aotea Beach & harbour also offers good fishing, nice walks & is 8km drive. Horse Treks are available here (Aotea) also.Swimming at the jetty along Kaora Street is a favourite pastime of the locals in the summer or watch the youngsters jumping off the wharf.

Should you wish to venture further afield you will find Waitomo Caves & Blackwater rafting 60 minutes drive away, also Raglan with Bridal Veil Falls a short detour, an hour away. Otorohanga Kiwi & Native Bird House is a 45 minute drive.

Kawhia has often been described as our west coast secret, where time stands still, removed from the stresses of modern life of big towns & cities. A good place to chill, relax & enjoy at a slower pace.

Special conditions: Couples preferred. Optional with prior approval, bring your own horse $25.00 per night for paddock supplied. Room to park float, truck. Pets allowed with prior approval. Bring pets own bedding as not permitted on furniture please. Smoking allowed outside only. Preference given to bookings of at least 5 days over Christmas/New Year period. Breakfast supplied option (cook yourself), bacon & eggs, bread for toast, cereals, baked beans or spaghetti. $7.50 per person per day.


  • Canoe(s)
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Studio (no separate bedroom)

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Rest of year
17-Dec-17 to 31-Jan-19
$150/night $150/night
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Feb-19 to 17-Mar-19
$150/night $150/night

*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 (17)

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  • Tidy, clean and well presented self contained unit in backyard of the...

    Tidy, clean and well presented self contained unit in backyard of the family home surrounded by gorgeous gardens, overlooking the mudflats. Sunrise on the deck.

    Sh'y 100%|2x Nov 2017

  • Great quiet private location

    Great quiet private location. Handy to town, lovely views. Great clean well presented property, 5 star. Will return.

    StephenLa5 100%|1x Mar 2017

  • Exactly as described, heavenly location!

    Exactly as described, heavenly location!

    hrybowicz 100%|5x Feb 2017

  • super accommodation , everything you would possibly need , have told all...

    super accommodation , everything you would possibly need , have told all my friends.

    LyndaLi3 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • Perfect, just out of town with stunning views

    Perfect, just out of town with stunning views.

    emmaer16 100%|1x Nov 2016

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