Stylish beach front house with stunning views

Bach or holiday home | Te Horo Beach | #5197

9.7/10 (10 ratings)
  • 9 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 10 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Our family holiday home is a unique architect designed "bure" style bach with comfortable new furniture and interesting artworks in the house and garden. We recommend the house for mature couples and groups, and families with older children. The house may not be suitable for younger children.

Visitors can enjoy the newly installed kitchen with views to the mountain tops and the beach. Quality linen, towels and cleaning service (payment required) - all you need do is arrive and enjoy.

Walk across the front lawn to the beach; go swimming, take a stroll along the unspoiled coastline, or relax and enjoy the beachfront views from the spacious open plan kitchen/dining/ living area and decks. Then go to sleep with the sound of the waves.

Te Horo Beach is an undiscovered gem, less than 1 hour from central Wellington or Palmerston North and 10 minutes north of Waikanae. (train access) Easy access to bush walks, Otaki's shopping villages, restaurants, cafes.

Cosy in winter with a woodburner stove. In summer, enjoy the tree clad landscaped garden with sheltered outdoor dining and living area with outdoor fire and BBQ.

Plenty of activities: table tennis table and pool table in the garage. A petanque court (French style outdoor bowls) provides for those with a competitive spirit! Books and magazines, DVDs and CDs to enjoy with a large curved screen TV. Wi Fi with Lightbox. The beach provides a sandy playground and enough waves for kids of all ages to enjoy; beach toys are available and 2 kayaks for experienced kayakers.

Accomodates up to 8; can accommodate two families. Bedroom 4 is sleepout attached to garage, about 20m from the main house; uses bathroom facilities in the house.

The Beach Retreat opens directly to the beach and there are open stairs

Special conditions:

Happy to answer questions - just get in touch.

Usually 7 night min stay Dec/ Jan/ early Feb .

Rest of year: 2 night min or 3/4 nights on holiday weekends.

2 night minimum applies to extra person charge.

Maximum occupancy is 9.

Fee of $99 per stay includes provision of quality linen and towels and cleaning after your departure.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$99.00 per stay); Linen (included);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pool table
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Sleepout

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed


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*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 (33)

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  • My wife and I stayed there in November for a book writing...

    My wife and I stayed there in November for a book writing retreat. It was he perfect spot. Smells clean. Ocean view. Wood fire. High ceilings. The host Denise was really helpful. Highly recommended.

    Michael K S. Dec 2018

  • Amazing location and an amazing property! We totally enjoyed our stay with...

    Amazing location and an amazing property! We totally enjoyed our stay with extended family. Hosts were great and the house was big, warm and included everything we needed. Would love to come back again!

    RachaelBu10 100%|2x Aug 2018

  • This batch is a luxury house and is fabulous and extremely comfortable

    This batch is a luxury house and is fabulous and extremely comfortable. It is right on the beachfront and the view is great from the upstairs living areas. The gardens are lovely and are full of tui. It is very well equipped, with everything we needed and more. Linen was good and the kitchen had everything. There are supermarkets at Otaki and Waikanae about 10 minutes north or south. Fabulous place to stay and thoroughly recommenced.

    GavinFr3 100%|1x Dec 2017

  • Wow what a great place to stay

    Wow what a great place to stay. It is right on the beach front and you can watch amazing sunsets from the living space. The fire makes is cosy and there is plenty of room. It is very appointed with everything you need. Highly recommend. :-)

    Kath Scrim new member Nov 2017

  • Fantastic location, wonderful upstairs area with great views

    Fantastic location, wonderful upstairs area with great views. Well equipped and comfortable.

    AndrewWe15 100%|2x Oct 2017

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