Great Barrier Island Retreat

Bach or holiday home | Blind Bay | #34856

9.5/10 (2 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


The property was settled in the 1860's by the Sanderson family and the beach house built in 1905. It has it's own beach and 2 streams with a historic Pa site which was in constant use before the 'treaty of Waitangi.' The family home sits in it's own beautiful bay and is often quoted as 'one of the best spots on The Barrier.' It is approximately a 20 minute drive from Claris Airport, store, cafe, golf club and social club along a windy gravel road lined with native trees and coastal views. The boat shed has been converted into an additional sleeping area with 1x double bed and 2x single beds (great for summer use). The house runs on solar electricity with a back up generator. There is gas for hot water and cooking. A Webber Q series BBQ is provided and recommended for cooking as the gas oven is slow. There is a pot belly wood fire for heating (no electricity on Great Barrier Island). We would recommend hiring a car No parties please There is a caretaker who will open up the house and ensure all is running well prior to your stay Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$100.00 per stay); Linen (included);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

  • Bedroom 4

  • Boat house

    1 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Guest

    1 x King bed

  • Master

    1 x Queen bed

  • Pull out area

    1 x Fold-out sofa 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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  • such a special place on a special island, loved everything about it!

    such a special place on a special island, loved everything about it!

    claion78 100%|7x Feb 2017

  • Important family time for 5 adults and a border terrier dog spent...

    Important family time for 5 adults and a border terrier dog spent last three nights in a magical away from it all environment . We had a taste of Great Barrier Island, back to nature eco friendly living with solar heating and water sourced from a stream. House well equipped and comfortable. Loved the fact we could move around the various decks off the house following the sun. A peaceful restorative ambiance for us all to enjoy. We will definitely be returning

    2bPemberReevesStreet 100%|3x Oct 2016

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