Bach or holiday home | Opononi | #4147
Hop across the road to fish or explore the shoreline from this well equipped home away from home. Alternatively stretch out on the couch with a glass of wine and indulge in the breathtaking seascape and dramatic golden sand mountains . You may spot Orca whales, see gulls diving on schools of fish or watch the Waka Ama / Outrigger Canoe 'teams practising in the harbour. Use the telescope to spot the famous Maori Pou (totem) who guards the harbour! If you tire of watching sea and sands, walk along the beach ten minutes to the waterfront Opononi Hotel and wharf. Have a beer with the local characters then dinner at the Thai restaurant - best food in the north! If you prefer to cook at home, organic herbs and salad greens are in the garden. This comfortable retro house has an interesting history - built by one of NZ's All Blacks in the 1940's; Peter Smith.. The open plan house is spacious and exceptionally warm and sunny. Bedrooms are large and bathroom has shower and bath with separate toilet. A large deck with outdoor dining facility overlooks the harbour and there is a small sheltered deck at the rear with morning tea table and BBQ.
# Cross the harbour by water taxi and go sliding down the dunes. $25.00 p.p. boat /sand board.
# Visit the ancient kauri tree giants by day or the glow worms by night.
# Drive out to Signal Station to see the pounding surf or walk down to the beach to enjoy the tidal rock pools
# Follow the Hokianga artisan trail, check out Toi Box at Opononi , No 1 Gallery at Rawene and Village Arts at Kohukohu.
# Soak in the healing natural waters of Ngawha Springs 40 minutes away.
# Immerse yourself in 800 years of history or enjoy coffee at local cafes
# Take the kids to the Rawene Puzzle Shop
But wait.. there's more. For those wanting adventure, cross the harbour on the Rawene Ferry and step back in time. Visit historical Kohukohu or head west into the maori world. Check out wild Mitimiti beach, the magical Warawara mountains, Motuti Marae or tramp the Golden Stairway to Pawarenga. Come and explore this isolated and unique natural environment.
Prices quoted are to bring own linen/towels/pillowcases. We supply dry pantry goods, (BYO wine and coffee!), t. towels, bathmats,cleaning products, toilet paper.
Beds for 5. Full size couch for extra person / small foam mattress or camp stretcher.
We prefer people to leave house clean but there is an optional cleaning service available.
Smoking allowed outside only .
Pets allowed with prior approval
BYO mobile broadband. No on site WFI.
Extras: Cleaning (Optional, NZ$60.00 per stay); Linen (Optional, NZ$10.00 per person); Dog or other pet (Optional, NZ$10.00 per night);
1 x Queen bed
1 x Double bed
1 x Single bed
1 x Fold-out sofa bed
*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.
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Great amenities and ‘base camp’ for a break away, or to explore the awesome Hokianga region!! Thanks Wendy!!
The owners have aimed to keep the character of this older bach and its garden and it has a laid-back and quirky feel. We liked it very much. There is a big comfortable living space and good kitchen, bathroom etc. which is well supplied, including some basic food stocks. Location and view are fantastic - so beautiful and you can sit out on the deck and just enjoy. Lots of lovely places within reach too. The only issue for us (and I mention it only because it might be a problem for others) was that although the house does sleep 6, it is with a queen in one room, a double and a single bed in another, and a sofa. Our group was not quite this cosy, so we had to think laterally. But we originally had booked for 3 and then added more people, and should have asked more at the time. We had a great time and were very happy with the bach and lovely Opononi. Recommended.
The property & location was awesome, walking distance to the Café, Hotel & grocery shop. Fantastic water views, plenty room to park. Great just taking bedding/towels/food and knowing that all facilities were there to use if wanted.
Great location in Opononi, just across the road from the beach and a short walk along to the information centre, a nice cafe and a good shop. The property is very cosy and welcoming with lots of personal touches and a very usable kitchen. There's also a small enclosed garden at the back which is lovely for children and dogs. The house is surprisingly warm for the time of year - we didn't use the heater at all. We have stayed here twice now and would happily come again.
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