Classic Kiwi Cottage with additional 'Boatshed'

Bach or holiday home | Mahia Beach | #34224

8.9/10 (11 ratings)
  • 8 people
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking

Description

  • Oraka is the jewel of Mahia! 2 min walk to child-friendly river mouth lagoon and 7km surf beach.
  • Book the affordable cottage only, or cottage & boatshed for 2 families, 3 generations or 3 couples
  • Quiet, secluded garden setting with two large pohutukawas, nikau palms and colourful hydrangeas

Oraka is the lesser-known ‘gem’ of a destination at Mahia. With only 20 baches and a quiet no-exit road, it is being discovered by families all around Mahia for its safe swimming and kayaking for small children in its generous lagoon, at the river mouth of the Kopuawhara River. For adults and more adventurous kids there is the 7 kilometre-long Pukenui surf beach across the river mouth. It has a peaceful tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle of Mahia at New Year, and the sunsets from the beach are a highlight. You may even discover the Ross’s Havana coffee caravan at the end of the Oraka Road!

‘Rua Pohutukawa’ is the oldest and original Oraka cottage built here in the 1940s when there was nothing more than a dirt track to the beach! The cottage and restored boatshed sit in a secluded garden setting; however it does not have a seaview from the property.

The beauty of this bach is its versatility: book the cottage on its own for an affordable holiday for a small family of up to 4 people; or book the cottage and the charming ‘boatshed’ quarters (sleeps another 4) together for that extra generation or another family to share your holiday! The ‘boatshed’ offers a separate generous living space, fridge-freezer, kettle, toaster and crockery. Enjoy separate rising times and breakfasts or take time-out from each other in private retreat spaces.

From Oraka it is only a short drive to the store, café/pub and summer farmers’ market at Mahia Beach. Or discover other stunning beaches around the Peninsula: Mahanga, Whangawehi, Taylors Bay, Mahia Beach and Kaiuku (there’s usually one that isn’t windy).

Special conditions: Families and responsible adults only. Our bach will appeal to discerning guests attracted by its simplicity and character. We want this place to be loved as if it were your own. Minimum 2 nights stay. Please note: 1) Linen and towels are not provided. 2) The cottage has a laundry tub but no washing-machine on account of the rain water supply being limited in summer.

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • Toddler safe

Bed layouts

  • Boatshed Living Room

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Queen bed

  • Boatshed Sunroom

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Cottage Living Room

    Combined living/sleeping area

    2 x Single bed

  • Cottage Sunroom

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Available
Maybe booked
Booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • 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.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Summer Season
24-Mar-17 to 12-Apr-17
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
Easter School Break
13-Apr-17 to 29-Apr-17
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
3 night minimum stay
Off Season
30-Apr-17 to 01-Jun-17
$125+/night $125+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
School Holidays
02-Jun-17 to 05-Jun-17
$125+/night $125+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
3 night minimum stay
Off Season
06-Jun-17 to 06-Jul-17
$125+/night $125+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
School Holidays
07-Jul-17 to 29-Jul-17
$125+/night $125+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
3 night minimum stay
Off Season
30-Jul-17 to 28-Sep-17
$125+/night $125+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
School Holidays
29-Sep-17 to 23-Oct-17
$125+/night $125+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
3 night minimum stay
Summer Season
24-Oct-17 to 24-Jun-18
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay

*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 (11)

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  • Beautiful location, great family holiday Bach, would love to come back again

    Beautiful location, great family holiday Bach, would love to come back again

    PaulaPi7 new member Mar 2017

  • Very cute cottage and boat shed

    Very cute cottage and boat shed. Nice garden. Very close to a swimming inlet, but there are some beautiful, uninhabited beaches a short drive away. Mahia is stunning! Parking off street was good...all in all, a true glimpse back to what a real quality NZ bach used to be like. Highly recommended.

    GregWo19 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • Great location, Quaint little Bach

    Great location, Quaint little Bach. Very cosy and welcoming. Really clean and tidy. Loved this place.

    malcolm rowson 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • This cottage and boat-shed accommodation was so perfect for our 2 families

    This cottage and boat-shed accommodation was so perfect for our 2 families. A very quick walk to the beach where we swam every day, and lots to explore just short drives away - Mahanga, rock pools, Morere hot pools. The house had everything we needed, and we really loved the garden to relax in during the heat of the day. Thank you!

    claier161 100%|2x Jan 2017

  • Beautiful little bach

    Beautiful little bach. Well appointed and super cute. Just right for a weekend away. So close to the beach! Would definitely recommend.

    elleng463 100%|5x Mar 2016

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