Vintage Pohutukawa - Whangamata Bach

Bach or holiday home | Whangamata | #26441

9/10 (6 ratings)
  • 10 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 8 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


This original 4-bedroom 1940s bach (one of the first in Whangamata!) with all the charm of real old Kiwi summer baches, and with plenty of living indoors and out. Low key, warm and friendly, it's been a magnet for families for over 35 years.

The Whangamata bach features a generous deck in front that catches glimpses of the sea and is shaded by the ancient pohutukawa tree for outdoor meals or lounging, while a smaller porch with sofa is the perfect napping spot. A deck off the kitchen is the sunset cocktail centre, easy to supervise the barbecue chef. Under the pohutukawa tree there's room for all the deck chairs, a chair hammock and regular one, so there is no arguing over lounging pozzies.

The stainless steel and rimu kitchen has enough room for two cooks to work happily together, with a modern stove and fridge freezer, plenty of good pots and pans, and a microwave. No dishwasher, that's the family-bonding time for the kids. In summer there is a herb garden going for family and guests.

Living room and four indoor bedrooms have charming vintage style. Master double bedroom has en-suite bathroom with a tub for bathing small folks plus laundry. Second bathroom includes shower and separate toilet. Guest accommodation includes a second double bedroom, a bedroom with 3 singles and 2 rollaways, and a cosy single room.

The shelves are stacked with games, books (including vintage sets of Agatha Christie and Dick Francis), toys for the kids and a radio. The garage has boogie boards,sand and fishing toys, boules and croquet, and the most novel beer fridge in town. Outdoor shower, solar powered (that's a hose, in the sun) for rinsing off, and plenty of room on the double section to fit both cars and the essential cricket games. Park the car and jump on the two old-fashioned bicycles to pedal around town (plus one kid's bike).

Cross the road to the beach, wander 100 m to the Surf Club or Blackie's coffee. Head over to the estuary for quiet paddle. It's t...

Special conditions: Dogs allowed outside but must be tied up as property not fenced. There are no more than 8 adults at all times with remainder to be children 17 yrs and under. The ramp leading in to the property is not suitable for wheelchairs and the front ranch slider door entrance has a lip also not suitable for wheelchairs. Please note there is a cap on data usage for the wifi service: 4 GB per night stayed. Bookings that go over the allocated data by 1 - 10 GB during their stay will be charged a $20.00 top up fee. Further charges will apply to bookings that go over the allocated data by more than 10 GB . Minimum nights, cleaning costs, a service fee and other special conditions may apply. Visit the Bachcare website to get an instant and accurate quote for your stay.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Double bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Double bed

  • Bedroom 3

    5 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 4

    1 x Single bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $POA (required); Linen $25.00 per person (optional)

*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 (6)

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  • Great place, good location

    Great place, good location

    JordonW6 100%|1x Oct 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    We’re so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review, and we hope to see you back again soon! - Scotty

    Bachcare 97%|6137x

  • The retro bach was fantastic with everything you needed and the location...

    The retro bach was fantastic with everything you needed and the location was awesome too

    TonyNe14 new member May 2017

  • What a perfect little slice of Kiwiana heaven! This bach is also...

    What a perfect little slice of Kiwiana heaven! This bach is also like the Tardis in that it's amazing just how much space is in there! The kitchen is incredibly well stocked with every implement you're likely to need, and there are so many great books I have to go back again soon just to read more. The second bathroom was really just the icing on the cake. Only seconds from the beach - it's really hard to fault this wonderful spot.

    GalateaMissy 100%|9x Apr 2017

  • Terrific location for our family and dogs - bach had everything you...

    Terrific location for our family and dogs - bach had everything you needed and plenty of beds for all. Great value in the off season.

    annesi344 100%|7x Apr 2016

  • We absolutely loved our stay

    We absolutely loved our stay. The bach is quintessentially kiwi and full of charm - things may be a little old and tired but we found everything that we needed and enjoyed being in a home that is obviously so well loved. The location is brilliant, just a hop skip and a jump to the beach. We hope we can book this bach again in the future.

    joanie659 100%|2x Jul 2015

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks for the great feedback, Joanie! We're looking forward to seeing you again in the summer!

    Bachcare 97%|6137x

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