Absolute harbourside beach frontage, best views of the water.

Bach or holiday home | Kawhia | #25729

9.6/10 (45 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 (53)

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  • We really enjoyed our stay in Kawhia, the house was beautifully positioned...

    We really enjoyed our stay in Kawhia, the house was beautifully positioned with fabulous views, with indoor and outdoor areas to enjoy the view. Our accommodation was very comfortable and clean and I would recommend this property to my friends.

    Craig R. Mar 2019

  • great location overlooking the harbour, and with all the home comforts, well...

    great location overlooking the harbour, and with all the home comforts, well equipped. We would happily stay there again

    Dennis M. Feb 2019

  • Absolutely great, lovely lovely Batch, with a lovely feel to it

    Absolutely great, lovely lovely Batch, with a lovely feel to it. Clean, warm, dry, modern, close to all amenities a really functional batch with everything that you need. Highly recommend this Batch. Thankyou.

    Denise B. Feb 2019

  • Paradise


    caroer710 100%|5x Feb 2019

  • What a lovely house in an awesome location

    What a lovely house in an awesome location. Everything you could possibly need. Thanks for letting us use your house & make some lovely family memories ??

    Tania G. Jan 2019

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