Idyllic Waterfront Kiwi Beach House

Bach or holiday home | Parekura Bay | #36153

10/10 (2 ratings)
  • 11 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 9 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


This stunning beach house is unique in terms of position and amenities. Built in the 1950's, it has been extensively renovated over the years, however still retains its iconic 'Kiwi Bach' vibe.

With two living spaces, huge decks, flat lawns and the sea almost at the doorstep, there is everything here for a truly memorable family holiday. The playroom is equipped with beanbags, TV and toys, a place for the children to hang out and make a mess. Just shut the door and leave them to it!

The house is well equipped with Sky TV, Wifi, Stereo system, BBQ, Nespresso machine ( bring your own capsules), bread-maker, and a family selection of DVD's, books and board-games.

Outdoor dining funiture, sun loungers, beanbags, a dingy and 2 kayaks ensure there is something for everyone.

The bedrooms all have linen and towels provided and are ready for you to walk in and enjoy.

The beach and water is totally safe for children; access is direct from the lawn, with no roads or dunes to cross. There is enough sand to make the biggest sand castle or dig the deepest hole. And there is a climbing tree and treehouse for when the children have had enough of the water.

If you enjoy a bit of kiwi back-yard cricket, then there is ample space on the large flat lawn to have a good bash. Or bring your croquet set and play to your own house rules!

From the huge sun umbrella, under which the outdoor table seats 12, to the freshwater outdoor shower, the amenities provided will leave you thinking that you may never leave!

At night, the outdoor fire provides a wonderful ambience; sit out under the stars and marvel at the Milky Way.

Totara Lodge is superbly situated as a base for exploring the wider Bay of Islands. Fishing diving, surfing, picnicking are all on your doorstep. Swim with the Dolphins, play golf at Waitangi, explore the kauri forest, or indulge in wine- tasting at nearby vineyards.

Or just relax in the sun on a lounger!

Russell with it's history, shopping, cafes and restaurants is 20 minutes away by either boat or car.

This is a much loved forth-generation family holiday home; we hope you will love it too.

Special conditions:

Visitors to clean up and leave the house as found.

Strictly no camping.

Smoking allowed outside only.

Pets may be allowed with prior approval.

Suitable for two family groups.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$210.00); Linen (included);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • SKY TV ®
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Childrens' Bedroom 4

    4 x Single bed

  • Downstairs Front Bedroom 3

    1 x Queen bed

  • Infants Bedroom 5

    1 x Cot
    1 x Single bed

  • Master Bedroom 1

    1 x King bed

  • Upstairs Bedroom 2

    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 (2)

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  • We selected Totara Lodge for our annual family get-together and couldn't have...

    We selected Totara Lodge for our annual family get-together and couldn't have been more delighted with our choice! Mary and Mike were fantastic to deal with, they provided lots of information on the area and the local knowledge was invaluable! The lodge is perfect for families with plenty of space - the outdoor fireplace was a big hit with everyone, we loved our evenings outside around the fire and under the stars. Being right on the beach and able to moor our boat was a huge plus. Thank you!!!

    kiwiinmaine 100%|1x Mar 2018

  • The property is extremely well and lovingly maintained, and has everything you...

    The property is extremely well and lovingly maintained, and has everything you could possibly need. The location is outstanding. We chose Totara Lodge for it's spaciousness and primo location, and it more than lived up to our expectations.

    EstherHe1 100%|6x Jan 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    This large family group were superb guests and our house was left in perfect order. Communication was always easy & there were no problems along the way. Totally recommend and would love to host them again sometime in the future.

    MaryK-2011 100%|2x

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