The Harbourmasters Cottage

Bach or holiday home | Opunake | #4814

9.4/10 (97 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
24-May-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 24-Aug-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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (204)

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  • Had a great stay at this bach

    Had a great stay at this bach. Very well equipped, cosy and rustic cottage. Right beside the beautiful coastal pathway, just a 5 minute walk to beach lookout. Car is required to get surfboards to the beach. Good outdoor area. Football table a highlight with the kids. Would stay again.

    RachelC new member Apr 2017

  • Fantastic place to stay – Nicely decorated and has a very cosy...

    Fantastic place to stay – Nicely decorated and has a very cosy feel. Highly recommended, we would definitely stay here again and a great location.

    MichelleLe26 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • Wonderful home and beachside community

    Wonderful home and beachside community

    DionStrombotneS 100%|4x Apr 2017

  • Lovely cottage with plenty of room for the four of us to...

    Lovely cottage with plenty of room for the four of us to spread out and have our own space. It had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The location was brilliant, so close to the walkway, beach and township. The only small disappointment for the kids was that the foosball table was missing its ball so they were unable to play. We loved that there was no internet and we got to spend some quality family time together! We would love to have a longer stay next time :-)

    TrudiAd1 100%|1x Mar 2017

  • Only problem we really had was trying to cook with the pans...

    Only problem we really had was trying to cook with the pans provided - made it very hard to clean them after cooking. Also, it would be more helpful to be able to dump the trash in the cans. We arrived on Wednesday late afternoon and left before the following Wednesday. We were told we could only dump garbage in the can if we were there on Wednesday after the garbage pick-up.

    NansiR22 100%|1x Mar 2017

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