Quiet, peaceful accommodation on Ohiwa Harbour

Bach or holiday home | Ohiwa Harbour | #26223

9.5/10 (13 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Stunning views over Ohiwa harbour and Whale Island
  • Tranquil and secluded accommodation surrounded by birdsong
  • Walkways through native bush and flora

Family friendly or great for a peaceful retreat and time away...

Sit on the deck with a glass of wine and relax, watching the amazing sunsets over the horizon and enjoy the ever changing moods of the tidal harbour, listening to the sounds of the tui, herons other birdlife.

There is a sheltered outdoor area with a barbecue and picnic table.

We have a grassed area on the front lawn where you can relax or the kids can play games.

Fabulous short bush walks where you can sit in the swing seat and listen to nature.

Large organic gardens and free range chooks.

There is a Canadian canoe for your use - we supply the paddles and life jackets. Paddle across the harbour and watch the migratory birds feeding as the tides change, or take a walk around Tern Island.

This is a very safe harbour for swimming at high tide; take a bucket and gather pipis or other shellfish.

Horse trek around the harbour.

Local fishing for flounder, snapper or kahawai; a short walk and you can surf cast in the channel at the end of the road.

A short walk along the road is Ohiwa Reserve where you may see glowworms and can walk up to the Pa site for the most amazing views.

Further along the beach is another little settlement called Bryans Beach.

If you have a boat, a short distance is the boat ramp where you can launch your boat and spend a few hours in the harbour.

A 10 minute drive into historic Opotiki which has a New World Supermarket for all your supplies, an interesting Museum where you can go back in time, and a assortment of great local shops and cafes.

Bring your bike to explore the Motu Trails cycleways; ride along the beach on the sand dunes on the eastern side of Opotiki.

Visit the Information Centre for all the local attractions.

Ohope is 20mins drive and Whakatane is 30mins drive, a thriving coastal town with all amenities, great cafes, movie theatre and you can purchase tickets to go to White Island.

Special conditions: Wheelchair accessible studio and bathroom (Studio No1). Smoking allowed outside only.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • Canoe(s)
  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fridge
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Studio Unit

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Low season
28-Jun-17 to 30-Sep-17
$90/night $90/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder season
01-Oct-17 to 13-Dec-17
$100/night $100/night
2 night minimum stay
Summer season
14-Dec-17 to 11-Feb-18
$130/night $130/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder season
12-Feb-18 to 30-Apr-18
$100/night $100/night
2 night minimum stay
Low season
01-May-18 to 28-Jun-18
$90/night $90/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (13)

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  • Good location nice and peaceful great views

    Good location nice and peaceful great views

    ClaireN4 100%|9x May 2017

  • Property was just perfect! Could wake up and look straight out across...

    Property was just perfect! Could wake up and look straight out across the Harbour, what a great start to the day. Everything we needed was there and you could tell that there was much love an kindness in the little details like fresh fruits and vegetables in the fridge and plenty of blankets and pillows on the beds. I would stay here again in a heartbeat and highly recommend!

    RochelleMc1 100%|2x Mar 2017

  • Unit very clean and well laid out; property immaculate; and situation the...

    Unit very clean and well laid out; property immaculate; and situation the best! Loved staying here with wonderful views and proximity to harbour, ocean beach and bush walks. Would stay again without hesitation.

    DonnaD4 100%|5x Mar 2017

  • Very clean, simple and comfortable

    Very clean, simple and comfortable. A perfect retreat; natural beauty disturbed only by the call of the birds, the distant sound of the ocean, the rush of the wind. Excellent walks in the grounds themselves and also close to hand, including a beautiful beach with good sea bathing and a safe harbour for kayaking.

    SueB7987 100%|3x Jan 2017

  • A wonderful private setting amongst native bush with enchanting bird life

    A wonderful private setting amongst native bush with enchanting bird life. Superb outlook over the lagoon toward Ohope. A studio with simple ammenities ideal for a couples romantic retreat. Cooking facilities are a gas BBQ, microwave and an electric element. Fairly steep driveway to access property and a 5 min drive to the beach. Loved the local walks and cycle trails. We would book to stay again if we return to this area.

    andrwn931 100%|4x Jan 2017

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