Western Lake Bach on the Rimutaka Cycle Trail

Bach or holiday home | Martinborough | #30533

7.1/10 (55 ratings)
  • 10 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Spectacular views of the ocean and Wairarapa valley farmland and lakes
  • Half hour drive from Martinborough or Featherston
  • Motocross track Hairy Hills just minutes away

Historical farm house with a character and recently reconditioned original wooden floors. The name of the house is 'The Shearers Quarters' and it's one of the oldest houses in the area. It's a place to relax and enjoy the outdoors all around. The beach is only 10 minutes drive away and offers good surfing, fishing etc.

The house is on the bottom of 'Battery Hill', also known as Kakahimakatea Hill, wich is one of the archaeological sites of Wairarapa Moana and offers spectacular views of the whole Wairarapa Valley.

Enjoy the peace and quite and forget the city stress, make the most of the great outdoors and relax by the cozy fireplace in the evening. Have the place to yourselves and make it your home for a night or many.

DOC walking track into the Rimutaka forest (approx 2 hour return walk) start point is close by, about 1 km from the house towards town on the left side of the road.

Special conditions: $90 per couple per night extra adults $45 per night extra children $20 per night


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Kayak(s)
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Blue Room

    1 x Double bed

  • Lounge

    Combined living/sleeping area

    2 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x Cot
    1 x Queen bed

  • Yellow Room

    1 x Double bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen $10.00 per person (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Summer 2018
18-Oct-17 to 30-Apr-18
$90+/night $90+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $45/night; Children: $25/night;
01-May-18 to 31-Oct-18
$70+/night $70+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $35/night; Children: $20/night;
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01-Nov-18 to 18-Jan-19
$90+/night $90+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $45/night; Children: $25/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 (55)

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  • Very nice location,

    Very nice location,

    uskulli new member Oct 2017

  • In hindsight, I should have read all the reviews before booking

    In hindsight, I should have read all the reviews before booking. We turned up to find the fire lit for us (thanks) & someone inside who told us he lived there when people weren't staying, and then he walked off in the rain, which made us feel a little intrusive. The only heating was the fire with just enough wood for the night, the duvet and pillows are a bit cheap & old. I don't mind 'rough & rustic', but $90 a night in early Sept did not seem like very good value for money.

    NicolaJa6 100%|2x Sep 2017

  • nice rural location

    nice rural location. about 30 mins out of town. good fireplace. a few flies about.

    ElijahL5 100%|1x Jul 2017

  • Great location if you are doing the Rimataka cycle trail

    Great location if you are doing the Rimataka cycle trail. Right on route. It's a pretty rough and ready sort of a place which is reflected in the price, just don't expect luxury. Once you get the fire lit and the place warmed up it's a comfortable and and convenient place to stay.

    KurtBradley 100%|4x Jul 2017

  • Great location for a relaxing weekend away

    Great location for a relaxing weekend away

    AlexMorris 100%|1x Jul 2017

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