Classic Kiwi Cottage with additional 'Boatshed'

Bach or holiday home | Mahia Beach | #34224

8.9/10 (7 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) Duvets, 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
10-Dec-16 to 15-Dec-16
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
5 night minimum stay
Peak Season
16-Dec-16 to 07-Jan-17
$300/night $300/night
5 night minimum stay
Summer Season
08-Jan-17 to 12-Apr-17
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
5 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 10-Mar-18
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
5 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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (7)

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  • 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%|4x Mar 2016

  • Private and quiet

    Private and quiet.Cottage has everything we needed

    fleues839 100%|5x Mar 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Another happy guest, after a return visit. Come again!

    HowardP9 100%|7x

  • What a wonderful place

    What a wonderful place. Quaint, cosy and well set up with everything you need. We would definitely come and stay again. Though it would be nice to have access to a freezer. Especially if staying for longer periods.

    NaomiEu1 100%|1x Feb 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Guests booking only the cottage can have access to the freezer in the boatshed just by asking Des our helpful local manager.

    HowardP9 100%|7x

  • This bach had everything we required for our time away

    This bach had everything we required for our time away.It was quite and private yet only a stone throw away from the beach.Would highly recommend this property.

    fleues839 100%|5x Feb 2016

  • Beautifully private and homely

    Beautifully private and homely.Lovely to be able to use fresh garden produce and peruse quality books and magazines too.Very well equipped.Thank you!

    StephTe1 100%|4x Jan 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    We are glad you found so much to enjoy about our place. Come again!

    HowardP9 100%|7x

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