Modern, Beachfront Aucklnd Bach Child/Dog Friendly

Bach or holiday home | Big Bay | #38614

9/10 (31 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


Big enough to fit the whole family including the dog!

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


Local dairy and takeaway in Big Bay

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


Waiuku - 30 min drive

Pukekohe - 45 min drive

Manukau - 1 hour

Auckland - 90 min drive


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


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1 - Master/Ensuite (upstairs)

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2 - Large Double (downstairs)

    1 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 3 - Quiet Double (downstairs)

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Narrow single 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 (31)

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  • Great location and Bach!

    Great location and Bach!

    RitishkaD 100%|1x Jun 2018

  • You can't go past this place

    You can't go past this place. Quite. Views for ever. Privacy. And just lovely. Already planning to go back

    PaulT294 new member May 2018

  • Beach was deserted - great to take the dog - kiwi bach...

    Beach was deserted - great to take the dog - kiwi bach experience enjoyed by us all!

    NadineSt2 100%|2x Mar 2018

  • Great location, great beach house

    Great location, great beach house. Take mozzie repellent though

    Shane123 100%|2x Mar 2018

  • Apart from location, there is nothing

    Apart from location, there is nothing. Property is quite run down. Terrible couches, all worn out and torn. Musty smell, mosquitoes, you name it. Shower was clogged terribly. Strangely you have to pay a bond for this experience. Won't recommend.

    MansinD1 100%|2x Feb 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Hi Mansin, I'm so disappointed to read this feedback and wished you had have told me directly so I may have tried to address it. We have since fixed the chair with torn upholstery. I am a little perplexed by the rest of your feedback, it is contrary to 99% of the feedback we get. I wondered whether you may have expected a 'beach house' even though you booked and paid for a 'bach'?

    DiDixBigBayBach 100%|31x

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