The Black Bach - Tolaga Bay

Bach or holiday home | Tolaga Bay | #5536

9.5/10 (60 ratings)
  • 10 people
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 10 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Truly authentic comfortable kiwi bach, heated in winter, large garden and deck,
  • Walk to the beach, river, golf and bowling clubs, and friendly cafes
  • Slow down a few paces, your experience of the East Coast starts here

Be transported to another time and place where the horses are still ridden road-side, where a friendly nod of the head will return a wave of the hand and a knowing smile. Stay in our truly authentic scuffed and weathered quintessential kiwi bach, 4mn walk to the beautiful Tolaga Bay beach and river, shops, pub and cafes. Iconic building in Tolaga Bay, modernised and comfortably furnished, fully heated in winter, fully equipped, up to 4 bedrooms with good clean bedding and electric blankets in winter, renovated contemporary large kitchen and bathroom, friendly hosts. Self contained, wholly equipped cabin to rent together with the bach for large groups or on its own for a cosy nest. Pets welcome on request. Large private garden with lots of fruit trees which can be picked in season, deck, bbq and outdoor furniture. Extra breakfast and table d'hôte with delicious cooking with fresh local and garden products available by arrangement. Or get back to basic and munch on fish and chips on the beach bought from a choice of eating out options. Safe swimming, kayaking and good fishing from the beach at the end of the street or further at the wharf. Launch your boat from the ramp behind the house or hire a local charter for tuna, groper, snapper, terakihi, bluenose and kingfish. You can even swim with the dolphins on a lucky day. Try your hand at feeding wild stingrays (under the supervision of a guide). Surf the local beach break with a short fast wave, good for surfers of all levels, better for more experienced surfers. Hunting, historical tours, bowling club, golf course, skatepark and bush walking all within easy access. Gaze at the milky way, wake up early so you can be the first to see the dawn, or stay indoors wrap yourself in a book from the bach selection, listen to the ocean crashing waves or the absence of man-made noise, watch the world go by and appreciate a very relaxing holiday at its best. Oh happy days. This is Kiwi living, raw and real.

Special conditions: House and cabin can be rented separately or together for large groups. Once either is rented the other accommodation will not be rented to another party at the same time to respect privacy. Pets welcome on request, strictly no pets in the bedrooms. Winter/Mid season rates are for 2 people per night and start at $60 for the cabin, $80 for the bach, additional guests $20 each. The bach is heated in winter. WiFi is subject to a fair use policy. Long term rates and contract rates available.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Double room

    Queen size slate bed

    1 x Queen bed

  • Master bedroom

    King size bed (with room to add a single bed or a cot)

    1 x Cot
    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x King bed

  • Self contained cabin

    Combined living/sleeping area,Independent self contained cabin with King split bed that can be unzipped to make two King single beds. Additional trundler also available.

    2 x King single bed
    1 x Roll-away bed
    1 x Super king bed

  • Small bunk room

    Comfortable slate double bed with single bunk on top

    2 x Bunk bed (single over double)

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $60.00 per stay (optional); Linen $POA (optional); Single night seasonal supplement (does not apply if staying 2 or more nights) $20.00 per stay (optional)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes school & public holidays. $45 per night for stays of 14 nights or more in the cabin, excludes high season. Enquiries welcome for Bach long stays, special contractors rates. Please email or call.

  • Gifts & giveaways: AVAILABLE LAST MINUTE BOOKING: B&B in a quiet, freshly presented private room with ensuite bathroom and secluded deck, free Wi-Fi, fresh daily breakfast. http//

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Shoulder Season
28-Mar-17 to 31-Dec-17
$80+/night $80+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
Christmas NewYear
01-Jan-18 to 06-Jan-18
$400+/night $400+/night
For up to 8 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
High Season Prime
07-Jan-18 to 06-Feb-18
$200+/night $200+/night
For up to 5 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
07-Feb-18 to 28-Mar-18
$100+/night $100+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/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 (129)

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  • Brilliant 60s New Zealand Batch

    Brilliant 60s New Zealand Batch

    Rogerva3 new member Mar 2017

  • A wonderful bach - well equipped, spacious and had everything we needed

    A wonderful bach - well equipped, spacious and had everything we needed

    JohnRi11 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • The bach was charming, clean, and set up with everything we needed

    The bach was charming, clean, and set up with everything we needed. We appreciated being able to bring our dog, and also the set up for recycling rubbish. Having a fenced section was good with a toddler. Delicious grapefruit on the trees in the garden. We loved having an extended family holiday here, and hope to come back.

    katean193 100%|5x Jan 2017

  • Beautifully clean, very functional for our large family and just a great...

    Beautifully clean, very functional for our large family and just a great vibe. A perfect resting spot.

    jodirs807 100%|2x Dec 2016

  • Bach was great, clean and everything you could need, good location, definitely...

    Bach was great, clean and everything you could need, good location, definitely recommend

    janeon358 100%|2x Nov 2016

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