Bach or holiday home | Bland Bay | #29073
Located 1 1/4 hours north of Whangarei on the east coast this 15 year old well-maintained family bach offers the convenience, beauty and peace of a beachfront location and spectacular views of Bland Bay from the 360 degree deck. Stroll 15 metres to main beach or take a 2 minute walk to Whangaruru Harbour. Wake up to stunning sunrises from the main bedroom, brew a coffee in the espresso machine and get that caffeine fix while sitting on the east-facing deck in the morning sun and follow the sun around the 360 degree deck all day. Enjoy a BBQ on the west facing deck in the afternoon while taking in the stunning sea views. It is not unusual to be the only person on the beach and dolphins are often seen (and swum with) in the bay. Fantastic fishing, swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, diving, windsurfing and kitesurfing in the bay and several beautiful bush walks to choose from. If you are into surfing, Elliot Bay is great surf beach 10 minutes away, and is quite a swell magnet, often surfable when it is flat at Bland Bay. Pop up to Russell for a nice meal (40 minutes) or cross the ferry to Paihia for more Bay of Islands' activities. Please note that the nearest shop is in Oakura (30 minutes away), which really only caters for essentials. For more luxurious treats, you need to go to Russell or Whangarei, so we recommend you take all the supplies you think you will need for your stay (and a little more, just in case), as once there you won't want to have to leave for groceries! Special conditions: Pets allowed with prior approval NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave; Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);
1 x Queen bed
1 x Single bed
*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.
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This is an amazing location right on the beach with views to die for. The locals were so friendly and helped us with the local information. The weather was not on our side but we made the most of it with some diving outside the bay and caught fresh fish and crayfish and even hooked up on some nice Kingi's off Danger rock. The Bay of Islands was close and had an awesome dive off the Canterbury. Great walks around the peninsula and surfing/boogie boarding around the coast (fun in the rain)!
It was a great house! Lovely view but got a bad review sadly when we thought we left it in the best state possible. One disappointing thing was getting blamed for the ants that were there when we got there and not taking off pillow cases when we did not know we had to. - would’ve been nice to have owner contact us privately so we could pay cleaning costs instead of not telling us at all till posting on here. Other then that lovely stay.
Apologies, our property manager passed on the information and we didn't realise that there were ants when you got there and in hindsight, you wouldn't have known about the pillowcases, except that the listing says to bring your own linen and to clean and leave the bach as you find it. We haven't had any guests not clean before so thank-you for your suggestion and we will message directly next time. Likewise, if you had let us know at the time, we could have organised a cleaner.
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