Waterfront retreat on Kaipara Harbour

Cottage | Kaipara District | #34315

9.6/10 (34 ratings)
  • 3 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


Retreat at Batley on the edge of the Kaipara Harbour. Protected from the prevailing wind and includes everything for your stay - kitchen equipment, fridge, cooking facilities, gas-heated shower. You'll be on a peninsula that's a sheep and beef farm and near historic Batley House - we think it's the oldest home on the harbour. You can enjoy coastal walks up and downriver and it's safe to swim (best near high tide). Fishing's great - off the beach or nearby point and there's a boat launching ramp. The harbour's a snapper hatchery - we rarely come home without a feed. There's parking space for your boat. Negotiable: tent for extra guests; dogs if they meet certain conditions. The area is rich with history - the house, built in stages from 1866, was a store, post office, and boarding house. There were fish factories and a flour mill here. You can walk upriver to Tanoa and an historic church where there are more historic yarns to be told. Rae's book, 'Love at the End of the Road' (a copy's in the cabin) tells the area's story. You may have seen the farm on Country Calendar and Marcus Lush's 'North' programme - he's a descendant of the first settlers. And you need to know this: Cellphone coverage is patchy. Wifi - you might need to come up to the house. Linen provided. Separate shower with gas hot water. Spotlessly clean public toilets nearby (think glamping). Batley is about an hour and 40 minutes from Auckland, 30 minutes from the Brynderwyn intersection on SH1, 18km/20 mins from Maungaturoto, and about an hour from Whangarei, Dargarville and Warkworth. Special conditions: Pets okay with prior approval, e.g. your dog needs to be friendly (our elderly dog will visit), live outside all the time and be vaccinated - our kennel has indoor/outdoor flow. Fold out bed for child or extra adult. One tent okay with prior approval. Public toilets 40m. Wifi patchy but good at the hous...


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

  • Sleepout

    1 x Queen bed


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*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.

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  • Always a nice place to come chill n catch a feed

    Always a nice place to come chill n catch a feed. Recommend this place to get away for a a few days

    Blockz 100%|2x Jun 2018

  • Mighty fine place, mighty fine people

    Mighty fine place, mighty fine people

    AdamSh17 100%|10x Jun 2018

  • Nice and cozy

    Nice and cozy.

    ChrisPh3 100%|1x May 2018

  • The perfect place for a getaway - lovely tidy dwelling and lovely...

    The perfect place for a getaway - lovely tidy dwelling and lovely hosts

    AdamSh17 100%|10x May 2018

  • What an amazing little paradise, perfect place to relax and unwind

    What an amazing little paradise, perfect place to relax and unwind. It has everything you need, what a beautiful, beautiful place. Thank you so much for sharing your space with us! We will definitely be back to visit.

    KumiP473 100%|1x Apr 2018

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