Peaceful cottage beside the Waitohu Stream

Bach or holiday home | Otaki Beach | #4591

9.4/10 (103 ratings)
  • 5 people
  • 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
22-Jan-17 to 22-Apr-18
$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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (255)

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  • Lovely house, comfortable and private

    Lovely house, comfortable and private.

    janeer925 100%|4x Dec 2016

  • Lovely house great location

    Lovely house great location. Very relaxing and well stocked with everything we need for a long weekend away. Thank you Bob we'll be back for another weekend sometime.

    tracng162 100%|6x Nov 2016

  • Comfortable, spacious, well appointed cottage in lovely private garden setting

    Comfortable, spacious, well appointed cottage in lovely private garden setting.

    tonyrt589 100%|13x Nov 2016

  • Bach is just as described - quiet, private, casual and great fun...

    Bach is just as described - quiet, private, casual and great fun to row down the stream! Has everything you need, nice and clean, and a spacious living area with tranquil garden outlook. There were lots of noisy doves next door when we arrived - I think the neighbour feeds them - but after a short while they quietened down and they didn't come on to the property.

    kateto933 100%|6x Nov 2016

  • The owners were so easy and delightful to work with

    The owners were so easy and delightful to work with. Very courteous and respectful. The facilities had everything that we needed for our staff retreat...internet, dishwasher, heatpump, privacy, television, Blu-Ray player proximity to town etc. Thank you and God bless.

    DanielT10 100%|7x Oct 2016

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