Peaceful cottage beside the Waitohu Stream

Bach or holiday home | Otaki Beach | #4591

9.5/10 (81 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
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Telecom
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ® - BYO card
  • 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
12-Feb-16 to 31-Jan-17
$120+/night $130+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay

Reviews (233)

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  • Lydmolen
    100%|1x Jan 2016

    The house was spacious with attractive and comfortable furniture, which matters to me. The stream was lovely to look at and fun to get Daisy, the dinghy on the water. A wooden swing from a tree by the stream was my perfect place. I hope we can get back there someday.
  • WilliamRe2
    100%|1x Jan 2016

    We found the Bach to be generously equipped with everything you could want to be comfortable. The location is fantastic, once you close the gate the place just becomes so private and secluded, a real dream. The beach was a short walk away and shops and cafe’s are not far to drive to. Will definitely return for another stay.
  • mahinaarangib
    100%|1x Dec 2015

    Very lovely and quiet place to have relaxing stay. Very clean and lots of room. Couldn't ask for better.
  • GlenR943
    100%|3x Dec 2015

    A nice, quiet location, nice to hear the birds. A very will equipped bach, good sleeping options with everything you need.
  • phyllislo1
    100%|3x Dec 2015

    It's a nice and comfortable bach with a fully equipped kitchen. Enjoyed lazing near the stream. Short drive to shops and restaurants. We enjoyed our stay, thanks Bob
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