Absolute harbourside beach frontage, best views of the water.

Bach or holiday home | Kawhia | #25729

9.6/10 (44 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Cottage on corner site, elevated and waterfront, just a wee walk to beach. A further stroll into the village to check out the Museum, Art and Craft shop, have a meal or a drink at one of the Cafes, Bars or Clubs. Maybe a spot of surfcasting off the wharf, harbour or ocean side? Or you may prefer to join a Fishing Charter Trip? Choice of walks, past boat ramp, lagoon out to harbour entrance and ocean beach or maybe along the walkway at Aotea beach, the adjoining harbour? Check out the ancient pohutukawas which are closeby, or the resting site of the Tainui canoe.

Enjoy a step back in time, life at a slower pace than what you are used to. Relax on the couch, read a book, lay on the beach. Enjoy an outdoor bath or shower. Fish cleaning facilities available outside behind carport.

Dig a hole at low tide and soak in the Te Puia Hot springs, especially good on a fine day watching a magnificent sunset.

You may choose to venture further afield and take a trip north to Raglan, an hours drive via the scenic coast road (some gravel) with a short detour to view the spectacular Bridal Veil Falls. A drive south around the harbour will take you to Te Waitere, Marakopa and beyond to Kiritihere where you may find a fossil or two. While in the area check out Piripiri Caves, Natural Bridge and another waterfall. Otorohanga Kiwi and Native Bird House is a 55km drive away, with Waitomo Caves, Blackwater rafting a little further down the road. Bring your four wheeler or four wheel drive and drive out to ocean beach at low tide, taking care to stay below high tide mark so as not to disturb the nesting dotterels.

Whatever you choose to do, enjoy this west coasts best kept secret and don't tell too many people!

Special conditions:

Smoking allowed outside only, pick up butts.

Linen charge, $25 per person, or bring your own.

You are expected to leave bach clean & tidy as you find it ie vacuumed, shower, toilet & handbasin, sink & benches cleaned, also fridge.

Optional cleaning fee of $100 & if bach is not cleaned this will be retained from security bond of $200.

Please note, adjoining accommodation next door for 6, see Pohutukawa 'Hutu' for more information.

Price for 2 people, $25 per extra adult and $15 per extra child

Extras: Cleaning (Optional, NZ$100.00 per stay); Linen (Optional, NZ$25.00 per person);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Single bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen 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 (44)

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  • Fantastic place to stay, stargazing in the outdoor bath was awesome

    Fantastic place to stay, stargazing in the outdoor bath was awesome. There are heaps of things to see and do in the area. An awesome holiday.

    SimonRu7 100%|1x Aug 2018

  • The property was very clean and had all the ammenities you need...

    The property was very clean and had all the ammenities you need in a holiday house. Lovely view across the harbour.

    markes126 100%|4x Jun 2018

  • Nice, clean and tidy Bach

    Nice, clean and tidy Bach. Highly recommend the cruising club for a good affordable feed too

    JamesMacVicar 100%|1x May 2018

  • Cottage has a wonderful view of the harbour and for us the...

    Cottage has a wonderful view of the harbour and for us the location is perfect for our stay.

    AndrewTh13 100%|3x Mar 2018

  • Perfect


    caroer710 100%|4x Feb 2018

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