The Harbourmasters Cottage

Bach or holiday home | Opunake | #4814

9.4/10 (89 ratings)
  • 8 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Sea views
  • Only a short walk to the beach
  • fantastic sunsets

Once the home of the Opunake Harbourmaster during the 1930s this house sits on the headlands overlooking the South Taranaki coastline with Opunake Beach and Middleton Bay Beach less than 2 minutes walk in either direction. World class surf breaks can be seen to the south and a safe boat ramp is situated in Middleton Bay to the north. The town which has a supermarket, two pubs, surf shop and and more than one award winning cafe (amongst other things) is a 10 minute stroll along Pohutukawa covered cliffs. The house has recently been upgraded with two new bathrooms and dining room to make the most of the sea views and evening sunsets.

Special conditions: Smoking outside only please


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Boat ramp
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Last minute bookings: 20% off for stays over the next 7 nights

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
High Season
23-Feb-17 to 09-Dec-17
$130/night $140/night
High Season
10-Dec-17 to 10-Feb-18
$180/night $180/night
High Season
11-Feb-18 to 23-May-18
$130/night $140/night

*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 (196)

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  • Location is great - 50 metres from the clifftops and the only...

    Location is great - 50 metres from the clifftops and the only house on the seaward side of the road, so a great view, but also nicely sheltered and pretty quiet; 5-10 minutes' walking distance to the centre of Opunake and the same to the beach. The house is the original harbourmaster's cottage with a more recent extension on the seaward side, and a deck beyond - making for a well-equipped, functional and comfortable bach with lots of room in once of the best bits of Opunake.

    BenK15 100%|5x Jan 2017

  • Great location and cottage is very well equipped

    Great location and cottage is very well equipped. Excellent value and very comfortable.

    raewry109 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • Great property, well appointed but still with that lovely bach feel

    Great property, well appointed but still with that lovely bach feel. Great, safe beach for swimming and excellent coffee at the Sugar Juice cafe. Great bach, great beach and great coffee, can't ask for much more than that.

    RachaelSh3 100%|2x Jan 2017

  • This lovely cottage is such a gem! We had our second stay...

    This lovely cottage is such a gem! We had our second stay there and loved it as much as the first time, we will definitely be back again.

    kareey962 100%|6x Jan 2017

  • lovely home, everything you need

    lovely home, everything you need. Big rooms, awesome deck with views out to sea, definitely go back :-)

    tarann587 100%|2x Jan 2017

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