Large, Modern Beachfront Bach - Child/Dog Friendly

Bach or holiday home | Big Bay | #38614

9.2/10 (23 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking

Description

  • Big Bay - swim, paddle, fish, dive, walk, play and explore
  • 3G & 4G mobile coverage, Dish Washer, Widescreen TVs, Freeview, DVD player, BBQ & Smart Drive
  • Two separate living areas - large family lounge (downstairs) & adults retro lounge/bar (upstairs)

Big enough to fit the whole family including the dog!

Plus it's so close to Auckland & the airport which makes it perfect for short-stay & weekend getaways.

Oh and did we mention superb fishing, safe swimming, an eye-popping retro lounge bar and a beach that you'll barely have to share?

The Awhitu Peninsula is truly Auckland's best kept secret. It's close to the city but offers that raw, natural beauty and feeling of isolation and 'you're the only people here' that you'd expect to drive for hours to find and experience.

The Manukau Harbour is clean and clear and famous for snapper, scallops & flounder. There are boat ramps at either end of the beach, moorings across Big Bay and a boat launching service during summer.

The bach sits on a sheltered, full quarter-acre section and is surrounded by trees making it spacious & very private.

But don't take our word for it, read some of our latest feedback...

"We had not been to the Awhitu Peninsula before and were so impressed with the countryside and beaches. We loved the views and funky lounge upstairs." (Sharon)

"We had a lovely weekend. It sure is a beautiful spot and a cool house." (Karen)

"Beautiful place!" (Tony)

Explore the Awhitu Peninsula - take a low tide walk to Orua Bay & Graham's Beach, visit the historic Manukau Heads Lighthouse, check out the Awhitu Winery and Regional Park, see the huge sand dunes and wicked surf at Hamilton's Gap, swim (between the flags) in big west coast waves at Karioitahi Beach and buy fresh produce at the local farmer's market.

NEARBY:

Local dairy and takeaway in Big Bay

Superette with bottle store & takeaways plus petrol at Matakawau (10 mins drive away)

AVERAGE TIME BY CAR:

Waiuku - 30 min drive

Pukekohe - 45 min drive

Manukau - 1 hour

Auckland - 90 min drive

TIDE TIMES:

Cornwallis and Onehunga are the nearest published points to Big Bay for accurate tide times.

Special conditions: *CLEANING & KEY FEE - the standard fee is $85 and includes issuing the key, property inspection to return bond and cleaning. The fee increases to $100 if there are 6+ people staying or the stay is for 3 nights or longer. BOND - a $300 bond is required so the key can be released (just prior to arrival). PETS - allowed with prior approval.

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1 - Master/Ensuite (upstairs)

    The master bedroom is treat - it's elevated, large, north facing with sea views and an ensuite shower that also looks out over the beach.

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2 - Large Double (downstairs)

    Big double bedroom with a queen and a single slat bed. Enough room for an airbed or cot. It also has a large built-in wardrobe.

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 3 - Quiet Double (downstairs)

    Smaller double bedroom with one single slat bed and a single foam mattress stowed under the bed. This room is at the back of the house so it's always cool and very quiet.

    1 x Mattress/Futon/Air bed
    1 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

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Maybe booked
Booked

  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Extras: Cleaning $85.00 per stay (required)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

  • Mates rates: 10% off for members with 10 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 5 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes school & public holidays.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Standard + School Holidays
17-Dec-17 to 21-Dec-17
$200+/night $300+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $15/night;
Peak Season
22-Dec-17 to 13-Jan-18
$450/night $450/night
5 night minimum stay
MaxPax
14-Jan-18 to 25-Jan-18
$300+/night $300+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $40/night; Children: $40/night;
PubHol
26-Jan-18 to 30-Jan-18
$250+/night $300+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
MaxPax
31-Jan-18 to 31-Jan-18
$300+/night $300+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $40/night; Children: $40/night;
PubHol
01-Feb-18 to 11-Feb-18
$250+/night $300+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Standard + School Holidays
12-Feb-18 to 28-Mar-18
$200+/night $300+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $15/night;
PubHol
29-Mar-18 to 04-Apr-18
$250+/night $300+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Standard + School Holidays
05-Apr-18 to 29-Apr-18
$200+/night $300+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $15/night;
Off Peak
30-Apr-18 to 31-May-18
$160+/night $250+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
PubHol
01-Jun-18 to 04-Jun-18
$250+/night $300+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Off Peak
05-Jun-18 to 05-Jul-18
$160+/night $250+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
Standard + School Holidays
06-Jul-18 to 22-Jul-18
$200+/night $300+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $15/night;
Off Peak
23-Jul-18 to 27-Sep-18
$160+/night $250+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
Standard + School Holidays
28-Sep-18 to 18-Oct-18
$200+/night $300+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $15/night;
PubHol
19-Oct-18 to 22-Oct-18
$250+/night $300+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Standard + School Holidays
23-Oct-18 to 17-Dec-18
$200+/night $300+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $15/night;

*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 (23)

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  • Gorgeous view and beach walks on the doorstep

    Gorgeous view and beach walks on the doorstep. Outside area great for winding down in quiet surrounds. Well equipped bach, but beds in particular, were well past their use-by date so extra ‘padding’ recommended when bringing linen. Otherwise, a lovely place to stay.

    steffie63 100%|6x Nov 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you so much for your feedback... we will take a look and see what we can do to upgrade and improve the beds with urgency! Apologies for any discomfort. Cheers Di

    DiDixBigBayBach 100%|23x

  • Location was perfect, fact our dogs could come was amazing, but quality...

    Location was perfect, fact our dogs could come was amazing, but quality of furniture was average, ripped/mouldy curtains and cushions, rubbish left on the floor up in bar room, no hot water in upstairs en-suite, would def go back for a summer break with friends but not for a romantic weekend away again

    JessDa11 100%|1x Nov 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Hi Jess, thanks so much for your feedback, we will head out and sort out the curtain lining ASAP. I know the upholstery on the big couches in the lounge is a bit faded but they are so comfy and warm... we will get around to refurbishing them at some stage though. Cheers Di x

    DiDixBigBayBach 100%|23x

  • A beach front, private, well equipped bach with lovely views

    A beach front, private, well equipped bach with lovely views. Loved the bar room and beautiful bathrooms. Would happily book this bach again. Thank you Di for a lovely stay

    LizR6642 100%|9x Oct 2017

  • Beautiful location and it was awesome to be able to have our...

    Beautiful location and it was awesome to be able to have our digs with us. Loved this Bach

    nix117 100%|1x Oct 2017

  • Lovely getaway bach

    Lovely getaway bach. Superb location.

    RossF767 100%|5x Aug 2017

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