Beach house at magical inlet

Bach or holiday home | Purakanui Inlet | #34553

8.7/10 (18 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


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.

Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;


  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bunk bedroom

    2 x Single bed

  • Living Room

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

*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 (18)

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  • Great property, suitable for our needs

    Great property, suitable for our needs

    KarinaJo2 100%|1x May 2018

  • The property was ok

    The property was ok. Trees needed removed for viewing. The kayak that was mentioned didn't fit the two of us. It just sunk even with one of us in it. I think the kayak may have been a kids kayak. We had to borrow the neighbours we were really disappointed about that.

    JessicaMi16 100%|1x Apr 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Sorry to hear of your problems with the kayak. We have often used it to cross the inlet, with two people in it. However, we don't do this if the wind or waves are high and you do need to be careful stepping into it, as it wobbles quite badly. It is an adult kayak. We have been thinking about the trees for some time and plan to remove the remaining macrocarpas. Our reluctance is mainly due to the fact that the trees protect the bach from strong southerlies.

    LaurieCh2 100%|18x

  • The location is great

    The location is great. The property is a bach as described. Had everything we needed for a very pleasant stay.

    SarahTr13 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • Great place to stay, everything you need, peaceful & quiet

    Great place to stay, everything you need, peaceful & quiet. Excellent value for money. The area is a well kept secret and so close to good eating, beaches, watersports, ecology reserve and history. Dunedin less than half an hour but you get that away from the city feeling. highly recommended.

    PeterFu5 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Our only comment: returning home overseas, disposing of the rubbish was not...

    Our only comment: returning home overseas, disposing of the rubbish was not very clear as no obvious rubbish bins to put it in. We ended up putting our recycle rubbish in a neighbours bin across the street, which had been emptied very early that morning.

    ElaineMe3 100%|1x Jan 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    I appreciate that things are not ideal regarding rubbish. We have a recycling bin but the trouble is that people put non-recyclable stuff in it and are not there on collection day. But we could be clearer on where the official rubbish bags are. Thanks for the feedback.

    LaurieCh2 100%|18x

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