100 steps to the dunes

Bach or holiday home | Ruakaka | #29259

9/10 (59 ratings)
  • 7 people
  • 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.

This house has a fabulous location – close to beautiful Bream Bay. You can swim or play on the beach or walk for miles (literally) along the beach in either direction. If fishing is your thing, bring your gear and try your luck. The surrounding streets are quiet and flat – there is much to explore and discover in the area.

There is a village centre 2 minutes away by car that includes a supermarket and a dairy, a 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. We recently had the interior painted throughout and the floors polished. It is fresh, while retaining its original character.

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.

There is a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher.

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

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.

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. We have priced to take account of this.

Pets are not welcome indoors, but outside the peak Christmas period if you bring their own shelter and clean up after them, they may stay outside.

There are electric blankets on the beds in the master and second bedroom. (And wheatbags in the third bedroom.)

Optional cleaning is available: $15 for a weekend; $30 for a longer stay.

Special conditions: Pets allowed with prior approval. (However, we do not allow pets over the Christmas holiday period due to the tight turn around times between guests and the high number of children staying.)


  • 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*

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  • Extras: Cleaning $30.00 per stay (optional); 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.

  • Last minute bookings: 10% off for stays over the next 7 nights

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

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Spring and Autumn tariff
24-Oct-16 to 30-Nov-16
$100/night $120/night
Summer tariff
01-Dec-16 to 22-Dec-16
$130/night $150/night
Christmas Holidays
23-Dec-16 to 30-Jan-17
$195/night $195/night
2 night minimum stay
Summer tariff
31-Jan-17 to 28-Feb-17
$130/night $150/night
Spring and Autumn tariff
01-Mar-17 to 18-Apr-17
$100/night $120/night
School holidays
19-Apr-17 to 30-Apr-17
$120/night $120/night
Spring and Autumn tariff
01-May-17 to 31-May-17
$100/night $120/night
Winter tariff
01-Jun-17 to 07-Jul-17
$80/night $100/night
Winter School Holidays
08-Jul-17 to 23-Jul-17
$100/night $100/night
Winter tariff
24-Jul-17 to 31-Aug-17
$80/night $100/night
Spring and Autumn tariff
01-Sep-17 to 28-Sep-17
$100/night $120/night
School holidays
29-Sep-17 to 15-Oct-17
$120/night $120/night
Spring and Autumn tariff
16-Oct-17 to 24-Oct-17
$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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (59)

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  • Great place to stay!

    Great place to stay!

    JessicaAl3 new member Oct 2016

  • The bach is really well equipped (including the kitchen)

    The bach is really well equipped (including the kitchen). We appreciated the effort that has gone into making this a comfortable place to stay in. The closeness to the beach is a real bonus - it's such a great beach. We hope to come back again.

    heatad18 100%|6x Sep 2016

  • Location was lovely - it really was only 100 steps to the...

    Location was lovely - it really was only 100 steps to the dunes. Really quiet which was just what we wanted. Beach was beautiful too (but only if you walk the opposite way from the oil refinery). The house was great for our needs and the beds were comfortable. However, there was sand on the living room floor when we arrived, presumably from the previous people, which we had to sweep up. Would recommend to others.

    HarryBl0 100%|1x Sep 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    I'm sorry about the sand. We have followed up with the cleaner.

    AnneL348 100%|57x

  • Very clean and tidy and comfortable bach within easy walking distance to...

    Very clean and tidy and comfortable bach within easy walking distance to beach

    DeanS163 new member Aug 2016

  • The property was very clean & well-equipped

    The property was very clean & well-equipped. The beds were comfortable. Loved being very close to the beach.

    lynell72 new member Aug 2016

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