Peaceful cottage beside the Waitohu Stream

Bach or holiday home | Otaki Beach | #4591

9.4/10 (119 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Comfortable modern cottage in a sheltered garden with its own streamfront. In a quiet suburban setting, 5-10 minutes walk to Otaki Beach, our bach has generous outdoor living areas looking over the Waitohu Stream and onto farmland. We chose it as our retreat because it is warm, private and sheltered from coastal winds, while still within the sound of the sea. For winter nights there's a woodburner and firewood. It's casual but tidy, fully furnished, and equipped as we would hope to find a bach we rent.

From the bach you'll be able to visit Otaki's outlet stores, explore the Tararuas, or take the rowboat for a lazy row down the stream to the beautiful, wide north end of Otaki Beach.

Special conditions: Two night minimum stay. Most suited to a couple or small family (without toddlers, because of the stream), but additional adults can be catered for at $20 per person per night, $15 per child.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dinghy
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Bunk bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Year Round
24-Jan-18 to 24-Apr-19
$120+/night $130+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $15/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (271)

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  • It was such a pleasure to return to Waitohu and experience the...

    It was such a pleasure to return to Waitohu and experience the tranquility and peace which surrounds this property. Loved the birds including the doves, fantails flitting about and Tuis singing. Saw a few eels in the river which was my daily meditation spot. We were to busy relaxing to get the boat out this time but hoping to return soon and do this as it was so much fun previous stays. Great indoor, outdoor flow and a short walk down to our favourite beach. Thank you Bob!

    melaly187 100%|20x Jan 2018

  • Wonderful, tranquil property

    Wonderful, tranquil property. We were so relaxed. Lovely little tire swing, rowboat & river location. Close to Otaki Beach & a great playground. Would highly recommend this bach & would love to stay here again! Thank you, Bob!!!

    nicoke33 100%|5x Dec 2017

  • Beautiful private and quiet property

    Beautiful private and quiet property. Perfect for a weekend getaway. House well equipped for all your needs.

    LizAP04 100%|1x Nov 2017

  • A perfect place to relax and enjoy the birdsong in the garden

    A perfect place to relax and enjoy the birdsong in the garden.

    CarolineKe4 100%|4x Nov 2017

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    StuartMc17 100%|2x Jul 2017

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