100 steps to the dunes 'Clunead'

Bach or holiday home | Ruakaka | #29259

9/10 (98 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Ideal for a relaxing holiday with family or friends in summer or winter.
  • Cosy family house with large flat section.
  • No roads to cross to the beach.

Clunead has a fabulous location – close to beautiful Bream Bay. You can swim, surf or play on the beach or walk for miles along the beach in either direction. If fishing is your thing, bring your gear. If it’s wet, there are games to play, jigsaws to puzzle over and an array of books for young and old. Or watch a DVD – we have a collection for all ages.

This is an historic area with fascinating places to visit in close driving proximity – Waipu Cove and township at the far end of Bream Bay, Waipu caves, Marsden refinery.

Marsden Village is about 100 minutes from Auckland (CBD) and 20 minutes from Whangerei.

The village centre is 2 minutes away by car. It includes a supermarket, bakery, takeaways, pharmacy and a café that makes great coffee.

The house is solid brick and tile with its own part in the interesting history of Marsden Village. The interior has recently been painted throughout and the floors polished. It is fresh, while retaining its original character.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher.

For coffee lovers, there is a Nespresso coffee machine. BYO Nespresso-compatible coffee pods.

The master and second bedrooms have electric blankets with wheatbags available in the third bedroom. All beds have mattress toppers and are very comfortable.

Please note that although the interior of the house has been recently redecorated and is comfortably furnished the exterior is still a work in progress. There is a large flat fenced back lawn suitable for playing on, but the fence may not be child-proof and the concrete paths are uneven.

Other than during the Christmas season, you can opt to do your own cleaning to cut costs. Please indicate if you would like this when booking.

NOTE: We may impose a minimum number of nights' stay over long public holiday weekends or the Christmas holidays - but please make your enquiry anyway.

Special conditions: Number of Guests: Although the house sleeps 7, due to limited facilities it is not suitable for large parties of adults. Maximum number of adults is 5; mixed adults and children is 7. Pets: Pets are only allowed with prior approval, but not during the peak Christmas period due to the tight turn around times between guests and the high number of children staying. If permitted, pets must stay outside, but if you bring their own shelter and clean up after them, they may stay outside. o


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • 2nd bedroom

    2 x Single bed

  • 3rd Bedroom

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Roll-away bed

  • Master

    1 x Double bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $25.00 per stay (required); Linen $10.00 per person (optional)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

  • Mates rates: 5% off for members with 5 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Christmas Holidays
24-Jan-18 to 31-Jan-18
$190/night $190/night
2 night minimum stay
Summer tariff
01-Feb-18 to 18-Mar-18
$130/night $150/night
Spring and Autumn tariff
19-Mar-18 to 28-Mar-18
$100/night $120/night
Summer tariff
29-Mar-18 to 02-Apr-18
$130/night $150/night
Spring and Autumn tariff
03-Apr-18 to 31-May-18
$100/night $120/night
Winter tariff
01-Jun-18 to 31-Aug-18
$80/night $100/night
Default Tariff
01-Sep-18 to 30-Nov-18
$100/night $120/night
Summer tariff
01-Dec-18 to 18-Dec-18
$130/night $150/night
Christmas Holidays
19-Dec-18 to 24-Jan-19
$190/night $190/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 (98)

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  • Lots of room for all of us

    Lots of room for all of us. Great location, close to a fabulous beach. Bach had everything we needed and more.

    felipe902 100%|9x Jan 2018

  • Needs an clean up

    Needs an clean up

    PatrickFl1 new member Jan 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    If there are any problems with the bach or if it is not up to standard in any way, please contact us when you arrive so we can do something about it. We do appreciate - and depend on - our guests letting us know about any issues.

    AnneL348 100%|92x

  • truly is 100 yards to the beach!!!

    truly is 100 yards to the beach!!!

    JamesKa2 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Lovely location

    Lovely location. Big clean house, very nice.

    BrendanSm5 100%|3x Jan 2018

  • We loved the house and will make sure to stay another time

    We loved the house and will make sure to stay another time.

    AnneBa19 new member Dec 2017

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