One of a kind Family getaway at the Beach

Bach or holiday home | Snells Beach | #35242

8.8/10 (5 ratings)
  • 10 people
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 8 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Plenty for all to do without even leaving the house
  • Close to all the tourist attractions this area has to offer
  • Very safe swimming beach 100 metres down the track at the more private end of the Bay

Woodkins Retreat is a lovely 1980s architecturally designed 5 bedroom home, in a unique bush and beachside setting at the southern end of Snells Beach.

Comprising of two bedrooms, bathroom and laundry on the entrance level and two bedrooms and office nook on a split level down from the entrance. An open plan kitchen, dining and lounge out to a large sunny deck on the main level. The home also includes a master bedroom and bathroom on a split-level above the main living area.

A perfect space for families and larger groups to enjoy. Features lovely wooden graduating ceilings, mid-century and kiwiana inspired décor and a large deck provide a relaxed and fun feeling throughout the open plan living.

The fabulous entertainers deck on the main level with 6 Burner BBQ and outdoor dining make the most of the stunning bush and water views. The kitchen is well appointed with its easy workspace, which includes all the appliances (incl. dbl dish draw) and crockery you’ll need to cook up a storm.

There are many fantastic features including underfloor heating in the bathrooms, heat pumps, fireplace, bookshelf full of books, large raspberry patch, chickens, trampoline, sandpit and play fort with hammocks. There is ample off street parking with an extra parking space suitable for a boat.

Woodkins Retreat is a perfect match for families or large groups wanting to enjoy the seaside lifestyle and take advantage of close access to the beach (100m) down a track directly across the road. You will also be within close proximity of local cafes, restaurants, vineyards, Kawau Is. Ferries, Brick Bay Sculpture Trail, Sheep World, Matakana Cinemas & Farmer’s Market, Morris & James pottery, Boat Ramps and much, much more. Also, well within a commutable distance to Auckland for everything the city has to offer too.

Special conditions: Families preferred. No smoking on the property at all. We advise nothing is left near the deck railing that children might climb on e.g. bench seats & chairs. Chickens are onsite within a self-contained area with a self feeder, please enjoy them respectfully. Owners live nearby and will greet you on arrival.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • 1st Bedroom

    1 x King bed

  • 2nd Bedroom

    1 x King single bed
    1 x Single bed

  • 3rd Bedroom

    1 x King single bed
    1 x Single bed

  • 4th Bedroom

    1 x Bunk bed

  • 5th Bedroom

    NOTE: Single bed uses a foam mattress

    1 x King single bed
    1 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $40.00 per stay (required); Linen $15.00 per person (optional)
  • Last minute bookings: 20% off for stays over the next 14 nights

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
27-Feb-17 to 27-May-18
$350+/night $350+/night
For up to 6 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $5/night;
3 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 (5)

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  • Location is great inbeteeen great beaches and handy to shopping too

    Location is great inbeteeen great beaches and handy to shopping too.

    PeterRa4 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • Such an awesome house for children, high chairs, cots, safety gates all...

    Such an awesome house for children, high chairs, cots, safety gates all available. Books and toys galore. Child locks on cupboards in the kitchen. A water table, sand pit, trampoline, loads of outdoor toys there. We had a great time!

    IngridWellacott 100%|2x Jan 2017

  • Great place for a family holiday

    Great place for a family holiday.

    PeterandAntheaA 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • I'd like to say we enjoyed the property

    I'd like to say we enjoyed the property. It has a rustic charm and is in a lovely location. It would be ideal for families with young children. The only let downs are that the shower pressure is dismal in both bathrooms unless you're willing to have cold showers. Also two of the downstairs bedrooms have no doors which should really have been advertised.

    Kal_11 0%|1x Jan 2017

  • Exactly as stated - great place especially for your ones

    Exactly as stated - great place especially for your ones.

    billthollins 100%|5x Jan 2017

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