The lodge that isn't a lodge! The Laidback Lodge!

Bach or holiday home | Onekaka Beach | #3915

8.7/10 (19 ratings)
  • 8 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking

Description

  • A ten minute walk to The Mussel Inn for it's boutique beer and live music open seven days a week!
  • A quick drive to Onekaka Beach for a lovely walk all the way to Tukarua Beach for a picnic or swim!
  • A large grassy yard area for play, a hammock in the rimu grove, or how about a wood fired bush bath!

Nestled in the foothills of the Kahurangi National Park and centrally located in beautiful Golden Bay, the Laidback Lodge offers the privacy and peace you want from a holiday experience. Enjoy the enchanting sounds of birdsong, the wind blowing gently through the Rimu and Eucalyptus trees, or your favourite music playing on a top- notch stereo sound system. An outdoor bush bath under a starry sky or how about an easy walk to the world renowned Mussel Inn, famous for its boutique beers, delicious meals and live music. Two kilometres or an easy three minute drive, will get you to Onekaka Beach, once the sight of the Onekaka Wharf, where iron ore from the nearby hills was shipped off to distant locations. The remains of this iconic wharf can still be seen. The Laidback Lodge is located on Ironworks Road, across the main highway from the old settlement schoolhouse, which is now our little community hall, complete with a tennis court!

The Laidback Lodge consists of three components: the Main Cottage has the kitchen, lounge and dining areas, a king size bed, and the bathroom/toilet. It's fully insulated and stylishly decorated in a funky bach sort of way. It gets all day sun year round. The "Kiwi Caravan" is a classic 50's style caravan which has been converted to a cozy bedroom with a double bed. It's attached to the deck, under cover, very funky, amazingly warm in winter and cool in the summer. "The Bunkhouse" is fully insulated and just big enough for a bunkbed. The kids will love it...it's sort of like "camping out" in the yard! There is also a large grassy area with a mountain view, perfect for games, or tents for larger groups. Of course, every structure has a TDC building permit. All are warm and cozy in winter, with heating and extra blankets provided. There's also an extra refrigerator/freezer in the barn.

The Lodge is ideal for a romantic getaway, a quiet retreat, a shared holiday with friends, or a rambunctious family vacation!

Special conditions: Two night minimum stay or a one night surcharge will apply. This charge is dependent upon number of guests/season. High season: two guests one bed = $15 charge. Thereafter..approx $6.50 per person. Minimum stay of five nights from 28th of December to the 3rd of January with a minimum of four guests. Smoking allowed outside only There is a shallow pond further up on the property (out of sight), so parents need to keep on eye on their children if they are inclined to wander.

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Cottage

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x King bed

  • Kiwi Caravan

    1 x Double bed

  • The Bunkhouse

    1 x Bunk bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Applies only to the seasonal rate for two people. Does not apply from December 20th to the end of January.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Low Season
09-Dec-16 to 31-Dec-16
$125+/night $125+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (26)

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  • Great main bach, well equipped

    Great main bach, well equipped. Great bath with plenty of towels! Quiet, peaceful and close to beaches, cafes etc. Owners obviously go to a lot of trouble to create a nice bach. Didn't stay in sleepout or caravan, so cant comment on those.

    fionab149 100%|5x Oct 2016

  • Lovely to hear all the birdsong including a Morepork at night

    Lovely to hear all the birdsong including a Morepork at night. Great bach.

    CarissaP 100%|1x Jan 2016

  • wonderful quiet location with three stand alone sleeping options

    wonderful quiet location with three stand alone sleeping options. Particularly suited for guests who like quiet, nature and sustainable.

    godutchy 100%|2x Jan 2016

  • We loved the Laidback Lodge! Especially the main living area, the caravan,...

    We loved the Laidback Lodge! Especially the main living area, the caravan, and the outside social space between them. Also conveniently located next to The Mussel Inn! The owners were very friendly and helpful - highly recommend!

    RebeccaJ 100%|1x Nov 2015

  • Lodge is clean and spacious

    Lodge is clean and spacious. It is about 10minutes dive to Takaka and close to bush-walks and the sea.

    davidoa1 100%|2x Oct 2015

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