Classic Kiwi Bach at Water's Edge

Bach or holiday home | Mahurangi | #2586

9.5/10 (26 ratings)
  • 10 people
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 8 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Beach is at the bottom of the property
  • Strong native bird population (Kereru, Tui etc.)
  • Views over harbour from most rooms

Mahurangi Peninsula is the ideal place for a holiday. Secluded and peaceful, this much loved family bach is on a 1 acre property right on the water's edge.

The three bedroom open plan, sun-soaked house is classic kiwi bach style and overlooks the harbour. There are stunning views from the house and the large veranda.

There's plenty of lawn for kids to run around and the trees surrounding the property and the quiet bay mean that you will feel completely removed from it all.

A beautifully restored two bedroom 1870s kauri cottage next to the house is also available for additional bedroom space (not rented separately - no kitchen or bathroom facilities in cottage).

There's good swimming from half tide and above, and lots of great walks around the coastline or the quiet road. There is a private boat ramp and you are welcome to borrow a dinghy. You are close to several regional parks and lots of other great beaches. Close to the Kawau ferry. Algies Bay, Snells and Martins Bay are 5mins drive away, and Warkworth or Matakana 15mins. Sandspit, Goat Island, Scandretts, Tawhanui and Leigh are also easily accessible.

The property is close to Scotts Landing for boat launching facilities. If you're looking for a base to do boat trips from you can't beat this. In front of the house is very sheltered for anchoring, and there's easy access to loads of magical places that are only accessible by boat including Dairy Bay, Saddle Island, Sullivans Bay, Motuora Island, Motuketekete Island, Moturekareka Island, Kawau Island and many more. And the trip up the river to Warkworth by boat is fantastic.

There is also VDSL Internet with WiFi over most of the property, so it's a great place to hide away for a work project.

Just 1 hour's drive north of Auckland harbour bridge. Thanks for your interest.

ps - we love this place, but so do our visitors - click on the 'guest comments' button.

Special conditions: Listed prices are indicative only, depending on number of people staying & dates. They cover the 3brm house - the cottage (see description above) is available for additional charge. Minimum charge 2 nights. Public holidays charged at peak rates. Add a Thursday or Sunday night to a weekend booking for half price (offer not available on public holidays or peak holiday times).


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • Canoe(s)
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dinghy
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Cottage bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Cottage bedroom 2

    1 x Narrow single bed

  • House bedroom 1

    1 x Double bed

  • House bedroom 2

    1 x Bunk bed
    2 x Single bed

  • House bedroom 3

    2 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Extras: Cleaning $70.00 per stay (required)
  • 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. Excludes school & public holidays.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Peak season
24-Oct-16 to 24-Oct-16
$230/night $230/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
25-Oct-16 to 30-Nov-16
$200/night $200/night
2 night minimum stay
Peak season
01-Dec-16 to 18-Dec-16
$230/night $230/night
2 night minimum stay
High Season
19-Dec-16 to 05-Feb-17
$260/night $260/night
2 night minimum stay
Peak season
06-Feb-17 to 31-Mar-17
$230/night $230/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
01-Apr-17 to 12-Apr-17
$200/night $200/night
2 night minimum stay
Peak season
13-Apr-17 to 30-Apr-17
$230/night $230/night
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
01-May-17 to 01-Jun-17
$170/night $170/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
02-Jun-17 to 05-Jun-17
$200/night $200/night
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
06-Jun-17 to 07-Jul-17
$170/night $170/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
08-Jul-17 to 23-Jul-17
$200/night $200/night
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
24-Jul-17 to 28-Sep-17
$170/night $170/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
29-Sep-17 to 30-Nov-17
$200/night $200/night
2 night minimum stay
Peak season
01-Dec-17 to 13-Dec-17
$230/night $230/night
2 night minimum stay
High Season
14-Dec-17 to 31-Dec-17
$260/night $260/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 (111)

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  • What a wonderful property

    What a wonderful property. Quiet, beautiful view, great amenities. I would highly recommend

    wisconsinjohnson new member Aug 2016

  • Such a neat property

    Such a neat property. We had a wonderful stay there. The kids loved the little jetty and skimming rocks. The swing was also a big hit with them too - as were the native birds! Location is excellent if you want to pop to Matakana markets, however, the bach was also the perfect spot for bunkering down in winter and watching the rain! Loved it!

    GailVB 100%|2x Jul 2016

  • The property was beautiful! Such a wonderful view, and the house itself...

    The property was beautiful! Such a wonderful view, and the house itself is adorable. Our family had a lovely stay there together.

    AlixW425 100%|2x Jul 2016

  • The beds the house are small

    The beds the house are small.

    allirt8 100%|8x Jun 2016

  • This really is a piece of paradise

    This really is a piece of paradise. Well equipped, an easy drive from Auckland, it doesn't get much better than this.

    Jackie Pope 100%|2x May 2016

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