1960's bach - right on the beach front

Bach or holiday home | Pakawau Beach | #2754

9.4/10 (23 ratings)
  • 5 people
  • 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 - Telecom
  • 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
Low Season
27-May-16 to 22-Sep-16
$100/night $100/night
2 night minimum stay
Mid Season
23-Sep-16 to 15-Dec-16
$120/night $120/night
2 night minimum stay
High Season
16-Dec-16 to 04-Mar-17
$150/night $150/night
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
05-Mar-17 to 30-Apr-17
$120/night $120/night
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
01-May-17 to 27-May-17
$100/night $100/night
2 night minimum stay

Reviews (106)

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  • SueH5913
    100%|1x May 2016

    The location is absolutely stunning. Having the open fire has always been a bonus to us, so it was a great disappointment that we were unable to have one on this occasion. We have been coming here since 2006, and as the comments in your visitors book will testify, the shower is of a very poor standard. Which is a shame. However on a positive note, the ambiance has always allowed us to completely relax and 'recharge our batteries'. For which we have always been extremely grateful.
  • PaddyMc3
    100%|1x Mar 2016

    Maarama was exactly what I was looking for - a kiwi bach right on the beach. We took my daughter and her partner from the UK and he could not believe that it was possible to have such a stunning beach with so very few people just outside the door. Great kitchen too, with everything we needed for easy meal preparation. Would very happily return - and probably will.
  • DHunter
    new member Mar 2016

    Peace.........perfect! We loved the sun rises (definitely worth getting up for), the din of the cicadas, the tuis and the delightful community of pukeko close by. Good coffee just along the road and great view.
  • MikeH438
    100%|1x Dec 2015

    The location on the beach and near walks and a cafe, with just enough facilities in the house, and a charming bach atmosphere.
  • ingrer244
    100%|3x Oct 2015

    Roomy, comfortable but not over the top, homely. Awesome view, nestled in amongst little modified natural dune landscape. Very private, domain next door. This was out fifth stay.


    Thanks for your lovely feedback.
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