100 steps to the dunes 'Clunead'

Bach or holiday home | Ruakaka | #29259

9/10 (102 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


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $25.00 per stay (required); Linen $10.00 per person (optional)
  • 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
Spring and Autumn tariff
21-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 31-Jan-19
$190/night $190/night
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Feb-19 to 21-Apr-19
$100/night $120/night

*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 (102)

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  • Location to the beach is as good as it gets

    Location to the beach is as good as it gets. And the quiet was restful The property has everything and more you can think of.

    patrickga4 new member Mar 2018

  • Great location, lovely quiet street with a two minute walk to the...

    Great location, lovely quiet street with a two minute walk to the beach out the front and off street parking and a fully fenced yard out the back

    DebbieS8 100%|1x Mar 2018

  • This was our second visit and we had a blast

    This was our second visit and we had a blast. The house is so convenient to the beach and shopping centre and very comfortable. We'd love to come back again!

    KateH182 100%|2x Mar 2018

  • Great access east to find good for children

    Great access east to find good for children

    HerbertWa2 100%|3x Feb 2018

  • 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

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