100 steps to the dunes 'Clunead'

Bach or holiday home | Ruakaka | #29259

9/10 (88 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*

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  • 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.

  • 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-17 to 30-Nov-17
$100/night $120/night
Summer tariff
01-Dec-17 to 22-Dec-17
$130/night $150/night
Christmas Holidays
23-Dec-17 to 31-Jan-18
$190/night $190/night
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 24-Oct-18
$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 (88)

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  • Nice and clean

    Nice and clean. Near the beach a plus. Close to loval shops and supermarket.

    LatoaN76 new member Oct 2017

  • Excellent location and had everything you need for a classic bach experience

    Excellent location and had everything you need for a classic bach experience.

    daimes137 new member Sep 2017

  • good and quite area ,good size house with everything that we needed...

    good and quite area ,good size house with everything that we needed plenty of room to park 2 vehicles,warm house, and tidy ,had clothes dryer which was good on the rainy days for us.

    davidga22 new member Aug 2017

  • Very nice, only 1 minutes walk to the beach

    Very nice, only 1 minutes walk to the beach.

    DanielSt14 100%|1x Aug 2017

  • Great place to stay

    Great place to stay

    lukeRo16 100%|1x Jul 2017

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