Beach house at magical inlet

Bach or holiday home | Purakanui Inlet | #34553

8.8/10 (12 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Lovely new wood burner and firewood provided
  • Internal flush toilet
  • canoe (single adult/2 children) provided with adult life-jacket

Ideal spot for a family holiday. Safe water activity: canoeing (canoe provided), swimming, fishing.

Interesting walks: well-maintained path to inlet mouth, Purakanui inlet walk.

Canoe or walk across the inlet at low tide to a pristine sandy beach and to Goat Island (Mapoutahi pa).

The Orokonui Ecosanctuary is a 10 minute drive away. Port Chalmers and the Dunedin Stadium aren't much further.

Large windows with a beautiful view out over the inlet. The afternoon sun streams in to warm the living area while on cold nights the house is kept cosy with a new wood burner.

Special conditions: Check in after 3 pm. Check out 11 am. There are two entrances; a rather overgrown path and a steep driveway suitable for 4WD vehicles, although other vehicles can use it to park off road. Entrance is NOT via the front door but using the North-facing slider. Guests are asked to be considerate in their use of water, as the rain-based supply is limited. No parties.No additional guests staying beyond those booked. No smoking inside. No tents. No open fires. No pets in the house.


  • Canoe(s)
  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Fridge
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bunk bedroom

    2 x Bunk bed

  • Living Room

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 6 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes public holidays. Stay 6 or 7 nights and pay for 5. Free nights apply to lowest priced nights.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
My Tariff
23-Nov-17 to 11-Jan-19
$110+/night $130+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
12-Jan-19 to 23-Feb-19
$110/night $130/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 (12)

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  • Beautiful tranquil location

    Beautiful tranquil location. Lovely walks near by.

    rayc4365 100%|2x Sep 2017

  • Lovely views over inlet

    Lovely views over inlet. Issues with oven which we were told about after booking. Entrance overgrown and slippery.

    BronwynDon 100%|1x May 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks for the feedback. I have cut back vegetation, dug out plants and swept and sprayed the path. Things grow like crazy at Purakaunui. Hopefully the path will be better for future guests.

    LaurieCh2 100%|12x

  • Lovely location, close to Dunedin and with wonderful across the inlet

    Lovely location, close to Dunedin and with wonderful across the inlet.

    Morgoth 100%|4x Apr 2017

  • Stunning view and very comfortable bach

    Stunning view and very comfortable bach. A few maintenance issues to be addressed (eg leaking toilet cistern).

    Paulguard 100%|4x Feb 2017

  • Had a wonderful time in a cosy and very comfortable bach that...

    Had a wonderful time in a cosy and very comfortable bach that had everything we needed. Would happily recommend to others and would love to come back and spend more time exploring and relaxing in such a beautufull spot. Is just far enough away from everything but was still an easy trip into Dunedin for any excursions. We'll be back!

    ShonaRe1 100%|1x Jan 2017

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