Bach or holiday home | Kumeu | #30961

9.9/10 (9 ratings)
  • 3 people
  • Studio
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Right on the river with uninterupted views of boats to the tavern.Free wifi and sky tv
  • Fine linens and furnishings. Duck down duvets. Hidden combination safe.Flat off street parking .

This tranquil hideaway offers peace and solitude,. Definitely a feeling of being away from it all.

Sit on the north facing deck to watch the changing tides and see many types of boats as they berth at the HISTORIC RIVERHEAD TAVERN from this divine spot.

A quality and tasteful retreat with separate bathroom and separate fully functional kitchen with quality glass and crockery.We supply a nespresso coffee machine with pods; plunger and beans ; assortment of teas ;milk and bread ,butter and jams are complimentary. Breakfast requirements on demand.Please ask pricing when booking.

The large bedroom /dining and seating area all look out to the stunning views .You can even watch the boats dock from your bed!

The decor is stylish and has fine linens, duvet, and heated towel rail to add to your comfort. A third guest can use the comfortable foldaway bed for $35.00/night. NO SMOKING INSIDE !

There are two kayaks for you to use if you feel like exploring the river, or you can just dangle your feet in the water on the jetty and watch the fish jumping ! Boat ramp nearby.

There is a lot to do and see in the region ; wine trails ; Gannets nesting at Muriwai; Huapai golf club only 3 minutes drive ; Muriwai links golf course is 25 minutes away and playable even in the winter .Walk along the beach ; buy fish and chips at Muriwai and watch the sun go down...a real kiwi thing to do ! Cafes close by; Woodhill off road biking and tree adventures 25 minutes away.

The RIVERHEAD TAVERN is the oldest riverside tavern in NZ, and now hosts stylish weddings in the Boatshed; plus HALLERTAU BREWERY creating boutique beers (and food!) within a short drive... of around 3 minutes !

The studio is ideal for a romantic weekend , wedding.or stay for a while and relax in the peace and quiet. It is north facing for optimum sun and is extremely private .THE SITE IS COMPLETELY FLAT WITH OFF STREET PARKING AT YOUR DOOR. Do come.. we would love to meet you !

Special conditions: NO SMOKING IN STUDIO OR ON GROUNDS NO parties or additional guests NO tents NO pets No open fires ANY DAMAGE TO OR SMOKING IN THE STUDIO WILL BE CHARGED TO YOUR CREDIT CARD


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • SKY TV ® - BYO decoder
  • TV

Bed layouts


    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Roll-away bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • Gifts & giveaways: Free high quality coffee beans ; fruit; chocolates; bread and butter

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
23-Oct-16 to 15-Dec-16
$200+/night $250+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $35/night;
2 night minimum stay
CHRISTMAS NEW YEAR from Dec 16th to Jan 15th
16-Dec-16 to 23-Apr-17
$250+/night $300+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $35/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 (9)

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  • A wonderful spot to stay

    A wonderful spot to stay. Picturesque, private and immaculately presented.

    DerekLo1 100%|1x Aug 2016

  • was such a lovely spot and wished we could have stayed on...

    was such a lovely spot and wished we could have stayed on longer. such great hosts and will definitely be going back

    Timbojones 100%|1x Apr 2016

  • The spot is gorgeous too, I hope to return when I can...

    The spot is gorgeous too, I hope to return when I can more appreciate the gorgeous gardens. It was the perfect place to get ready for a Coatesville/Riverhead wedding and we got some great before snaps in the garden too.

    pennon432 100%|7x Apr 2016

  • Gorgeous property for a weekend away

    Gorgeous property for a weekend away. Every little detail has been thought of. The view is stunning and the property feels very private. We will certainly be heading back for another weekend! Would highly recommend the breakfast, it is delicious!

    JonoSo11 100%|1x Mar 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you . Your positive feedback is so important to me. I try to envisage the details I would like to have if I stayed somewhere, so it's good to know that I seem to have nailed it ! DO come again as those kayaks need a workout !


  • A great location, just on the edge of the river with breathtaking...

    A great location, just on the edge of the river with breathtaking views, a very special place. The cottage had all the necessities and was extremely clean and tidy. There is lots to do there, be it canoeing on the river or just lazing back with a book and glancing at the passing rowers. Mel was a helpful and kind host with a great sense of humour. She responded promptly to all requests both online and in person. Highly recommended

    Genevieve_We1 100%|5x Jun 2015

    Owner/manager responds:

    We loved meeting her and were really impressed with her warmth, honesty, and talents on the sporting field. She was respectful of our studio and we would recommend her for wherever she chose to stay.... hopefully with us again sometime !


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