Cute kiwi bach with wonderful views of Ocean Beach

Bach or holiday home | Raglan | #35112

9.6/10 (31 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Stunning views over the bar and up the coast, and only a short walk to the beach for a surf or swim.
  • A cute and cosy little bach set among the wild west coast vegetation. Private and secluded spot.
  • A five minute drive to town or 30 min walk along the harbour's edge to Raglan's busy shops and cafes

Experience an authentic kiwi bach (with style), set in a magical spot at the harbour's entrance. The perfect place to relax, enjoy the surf, or watch the dazzling kite surfers at play. The view changes by the hour and with the tides. At low tide dogs and kids will love the rock pools and huge expanses of sand to run, fly a kite, or just enjoy the invigorating west coast air. Surfers are close to Raglan's famous surfing spots. In the evening from the deck, watch the sun slide into the Tasman sea as the sea birds head home to nest. Ocean Beach Cottage is a little gem, set into the hillside overlooking the open sea and unspoiled coastline.

Raglan offers great restaurants, a lively music scene with frequent visits from touring musicians as well as locals, and a wide variety of arts and crafts from the various galleries and monthly Craft and Farmers' market. There are interesting treks for bush walkers - from gentle strolls through Wainui Reserve, to the demanding climb up Mt Karioi, an extinct bush-clad volcano with views from the top of three harbors: Kawhia, Aotea and Raglan. Raglan caters for many interests: not far away is Bridal Falls, our famous waterfall, or you can take a trip to remote and beautiful Ruapuke Beach, swim at Waingaro hot spring pools, go horse riding along the beach, or hire a mountain bike and head for the hills. In summer the surf beach is regularly patrolled by life savers, or there is the safe harbour swimming by the Te Kopua camp ground and the town footbridge, where local and visiting kids jump gleefully from its deck to the sea below.

Ocean Beach Cottage offers all basic amenities for a restful and casual holiday, where you can escape the pressures of town and wind down to a simpler life and slower pace. Summer or winter, the views and walks will blow you away.

Special conditions: Deck not suitable for small children. Pets allowed with prior approval, but site is unfenced. Smoking allowed outside only. Not suitable for more than 4 people.


  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Electric blankets
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    Main bedroom, with chair, shelves and wardrobe hanging space. Stunning views over the beach.

    1 x Double bed

  • Lounge

    Combined living/sleeping area,Spacious open plan living room/kitchen area, with fold-out sofa bed (double).

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Normal tariff
08-Dec-16 to 08-Jun-17
$130+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $10/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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (31)

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  • Ocean and river views brilliant

    Ocean and river views brilliant. Homely. Thoughtfully well equipped. Already told other people about it.

    PamS8395 new member Dec 2016

  • Amazing view

    Amazing view. Beutiful spot. V tranquil

    NickR879 100%|1x Dec 2016

  • We loved the two nights we had here - such beautiful views...

    We loved the two nights we had here - such beautiful views down to the sea. We came for my partners birthday weekend and had a lovely relaxing time. The cottage is cute, simple kiwi bach style with everything you need. It felt just like home. I didn't want to leave, and would recommend it to anyone. Thanks!

    Eileen87 100%|2x Nov 2016

  • I'd rate this place with 5 stars because it is a real...

    I'd rate this place with 5 stars because it is a real bach in a fantastic location. We loved the nostalgia of the mismatched crockery and furniture, the books and paintings and the rugs on the painted floorboards. The bed was comfortable, the linen fresh and of good quality, and the kitchen was well appointed. We really liked that the basics were provided, and loved our couple of days without TV or radio. The bach itself, and Raglan town and environs a hidden treasure! Thank you for sharing!

    glores582 100%|45x Nov 2016

  • Incredible spot with amazing view

    Incredible spot with amazing view. Such a nice simple kiwi bach. Everything we needed and very comfortable bed. Thank you.

    cherme131 100%|2x Nov 2016

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