Ocean Beach Family Retreat

Bach or holiday home | Ocean Beach | #5060

8.9/10 (16 ratings)
  • 12 people
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 8 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Full scale, industrial quality playground in the backyard
  • 100m walk from deck to water's edge
  • 3 decks and entertainment areas. 2 massive internal living spaces.

This character freshly renovated beach home is less than 100 metres from one of Northland's most beautiful beaches. Ocean Beach is just down from the Tutukaka coast, 2 beaches south of Patua. To get to the beach from the bach, you don't even cross a road, instead simply follow a 20m private path across sand dunes. The area provides a touch of old school NZ bach life, with numerous leisure activities including surfing, great boating and fishing, coastal walks though the nearby DOC reserve and a variety of additional beaches to accommodate every weather variation. Ocean Beach is only 30 mins from Whangarei or 2 1/2 hours drive from Auckland. This well equiped home has 4 double bedrooms plus children's bunkroom, 2 large living areas, 2 new bathrooms and a large kitchen with features 2 fridge freezers and is set in a 1000sqm section with luxurious tropical gardens. Enjoy great sea views from the top floor- you can lie in bed and check on the surf! One deck provides breakfast sun overlooking the sea, while you can BBQ on the rear deck to the setting sun. Great views of the reserve and Bream Head complete the tranquil setting. There is ample onsite parking.

Special conditions: 2 nights minimum stay year round. Except long weekends - 3 night min, and 7 nights min stay in peak season mid Dec to end of Jan. Families are preferred (comfortably sleeps 6 adults & 6 kids - 8 adults max). Smoking allowed outside only. Arrival after 3pm, depart by 11am. FOR BOOKINGS OVER NEW YEAR - booking must be for 7 nights minimum. Bookings must be booked adjacent to existing bookings.


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

Bed layouts

  • Downstairs Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Downstairs Bedroom 2

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Cot
    1 x Queen bed

  • Upstairs Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Upstairs Bunkroom - children only

    2 x Bunk bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Extras: Cleaning $100.00 per stay (required)
  • Last minute bookings: 20% off for stays over the next 7 nights

  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 3 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes school & public holidays.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Shoulder Season 2014/2015/2016
28-Oct-16 to 31-Oct-16
$400/night $400/night
2 night minimum stay
High Season 2014/2015/2016
01-Nov-16 to 24-Dec-16
$450/night $450/night
2 night minimum stay
Peak season 7 nights 2014/2015/2016/2017
25-Dec-16 to 31-Jan-17
$500/night $500/night
7 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 (57)

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  • Fantastic location but the batch was very disappointing

    Fantastic location but the batch was very disappointing. Was not very clean, mattress underlays were dirty, BBQ gas bottles were empty and BBQ plates were greasy with old food, fridges had old food, freezer had old fish bait etc. Rain on the last day made steps slippery with green slime leading to three people slipping over with the last person requiring an ambulance to be called with a severe lacerations to an arm requiring micro surgery to the cut muscle. Steps and deck furniture filthy.

    RuthS958 new member Oct 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    We apologise that you had such a negative experience- due to the wet winter we had not been up to check on the Bach like we usually do.

    sandck219 100%|36x

  • This Bach has a really lovely get back to basics feel

    This Bach has a really lovely get back to basics feel. Brilliant location. Quick walk to the beach for hours of sand dune fun. Kids thoroughly enjoyed the playground out the back too. The fire was wonderful for making this winter getaway a warm cosy one. No technology (due to no wifi/3G) was incredibly refreshing and a great reminder of what loving life and what nature has to offer even in the cold! I would definitely book again soon. Highly recommend ocean beach magic!

    nikott135 100%|10x Jun 2016

  • What a gem! Stunning location

    What a gem! Stunning location. Love the easy (and safe) path to the beautiful beach. The house comfortably fit our two large families and had everything we needed. Didn't even put the TV on once! Kids were constantly amused with endless surfing, swimming, bush walks and playing in the sand dunes. We feel like we had a real holiday. Would definately stay again.

    AngelaRo18 100%|1x Apr 2016

  • Awesome house, with loads of space - suits a big group really...

    Awesome house, with loads of space - suits a big group really well, but did get a bit warm at times. Nice and close to the beach as well.

    hollch630 100%|2x Mar 2016

  • Always look forward to staying here

    Always look forward to staying here. Perfect for groups with 2 or 3 families with kids. Will be back again.

    michrg168 100%|2x Jan 2016

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