1960's bach - right on the beach front

Bach or holiday home | Pakawau Beach | #2754

9.3/10 (39 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Beach front location among native trees and lawns with fabulous bird life and soft sandy seaside
  • 1960's style house with modern and retro furnishings and beautiful views to the sea and spit
  • Close to Farewell Spit, Wharariki Beach, Whanganui inlet, the West Coast and Aorere Valley

Our beachfront house is a 1960's open-plan design with oiled timber floors.It is lovely when it is warm and cosy when its raining. There are views straight out to the beach and up to Farewell Spit. The beach is soft and sandy, with a shallow gradient so very safe swimming and good for kayaking. Native trees around the house invite tuis, wood pigeons and shining cuckoos... The living room opens onto a deck and the garden has sheltered spots so there are nice places for reading or relaxing.

A tennis court and cafe are 2 minutes walk away. Collingwood is 15 minutes drive for groceries, a local museum, or fresh fish 'n chips at the Pub. Farewell Spit is 15 minutes drive, and Wharariki beach a further 5 minutes, through to the west coast. The Whanganui inlet is 15 minutes drive and you can continue down the west coast to Maungarakau Swamp Cafe, Patarau River, Anatori river and beyond. The Aorere Valley which ends at the start of the Heaphy Track has the Kaituna Walkway and Naked Possum Cafe, Devils Boots, goldfields, and the Bainham Shop.

Special conditions: During NZ school holidays - 4 night minimum booking applies. For long weekends - 3 night minimum. For high season a minimum of 7 nights or less by arrangement. Otherwise a minimum of 2 nights. Pets by arrangement.


  • Bath tub
  • Easy access
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Double bed

  • Bedroom 3/gallery

    1 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
High Season
14-Dec-17 to 03-Mar-18
$150/night $150/night
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
04-Mar-18 to 29-Apr-18
$120/night $120/night
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
30-Apr-18 to 28-Sep-18
$100/night $100/night
2 night minimum stay
Mid Season
29-Sep-18 to 14-Dec-18
$120/night $120/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 (122)

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  • Exactly what it says on the tin, 60's but comfortable and in...

    Exactly what it says on the tin, 60's but comfortable and in a fantastic location, beach over the dune and a family friendly one at that which we had all to ourselves. Relaxing atmosphere and I wish I was still there.

    NickC7 100%|1x Dec 2017

  • Property is tidy and well equipped

    Property is tidy and well equipped. Location is excellent for exploring golden bay. Great place for familoes to stay at.

    rachelne3 100%|5x Oct 2017

  • The bach is in a great location and is the quintessential kiwi...

    The bach is in a great location and is the quintessential kiwi bach, it has everything you need and has a good outside area where you can banish the kids

    RayandPaulaC new member Jun 2017

  • Perfect


    AndrewGr31 100%|1x Jun 2017

  • Great beach cottage

    Great beach cottage. Would definitely stay here again.

    AndrewMi29 100%|1x Apr 2017

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