Cute kiwi bach with wonderful views of Ocean Beach

Bach or holiday home | Raglan | #35112

9.4/10 (47 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.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Electric blankets
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • 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*

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  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Normal tariff
27-Mar-17 to 27-Sep-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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (47)

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  • A weekend of seascape bliss

    A weekend of seascape bliss. A true NZ bach weekend. thank you. thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the privacy. If you want to wind down and leave your stress behind - this is the place.

    seand889 100%|1x Mar 2017

  • A cute lil cottage perfectly situated in Raglan overlooking the harbour inlet

    A cute lil cottage perfectly situated in Raglan overlooking the harbour inlet. The view is simply gorgeous with stunning sunsets. Loved this Kiwi Bach - very clean, complete with NZ made crockery which added a nice touch. Our 4 year old twins had the most amazing time holidaying here. We were so lucky to witness a pod of Orcas swimming in the harbour on an outing in the Wahine Moe charter boat. Beautiful place to relax and enjoy everything that is so unique about Raglan.

    juleer326 new member Mar 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    You are making us all jealous! It's quite rare to see the orcas even though they visit the harbour several times a year. Glad you enjoyed the bach.

    Wendy_OBC 100%|41x

  • Not all te floorboards were intact, but the location was wonderful

    Not all te floorboards were intact, but the location was wonderful. So who cares? A parasol should has been perfect.

    Swetter new member Mar 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Glad you enjoyed your holiday. We are not sure what you meant about the floorboards, as all are very sound. There is a small crack in the lino covering near the front door, so perhaps this is what you meant? As for the sun umbrella ('parasol'), it is often very windy on top of the hill, which is why there isn't one supplied.

    Wendy_OBC 100%|41x

  • Great spot

    Great spot. Well equipped. Cosy and comfortable for our family of four.

    suean814 100%|3x Mar 2017

  • Stunning view over the harbour

    Stunning view over the harbour . A gorgeous kiwi Bach with everything you need , really private yet still quick and easy to get to centre of town. Found it had a lovely vibe about as soon as you walked in ??

    JackieV24 new member Mar 2017

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