100 steps to the dunes 'Clunead'

Bach or holiday home | Ruakaka | #29259

9/10 (107 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)
  • 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

*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 (107)

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  • Fantastic location

    Fantastic location. Supermarkets are near by. Clean and tidy house . It was very. Comfortable staying there with family . Would recommend to anyone .

    jinwonjo-84 100%|8x Jul 2018

  • Great place, great price! Its our second time staying here as a...

    Great place, great price! Its our second time staying here as a family, and we will stay again.

    Doug Hoon 100%|1x Jun 2018

  • Great beach Bach ,house

    Great beach Bach ,house

    CliveMe1 100%|1x Jun 2018

  • House has been well maintained and is close to the beach

    House has been well maintained and is close to the beach. Enjoyed biking with the family as well.

    tryung 100%|13x May 2018

  • Amazing value for money

    Amazing value for money. Loved to close proximity to the beach and extras available for use i.e. boogie boards, dvds, games.

    BrydieL9 100%|1x May 2018

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