The Black Bach - Tolaga Bay

Bach or holiday home | Tolaga Bay | #5536

9.5/10 (65 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 $POA (optional); Linen $POA (optional); Single night seasonal supplement (does not apply in winter and 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
29-Jun-17 to 30-Nov-17
$80+/night $80+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
01-Dec-17 to 22-Dec-17
$100+/night $100+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
Christmas NewYear
23-Dec-17 to 06-Jan-18
$400+/night $400+/night
For up to 8 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
7 night minimum stay
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 30-Apr-18
$100+/night $100+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
Shoulder Season
01-May-18 to 29-Jun-18
$80+/night $80+/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 (134)

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  • A sweet little bach with a retro feel it was great for...

    A sweet little bach with a retro feel it was great for our family.

    MicheleMo3 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • This is a great location to stay and close to the beach

    This is a great location to stay and close to the beach. Tologa Bay isn't huge so you make your own entertainment and the both properties have enough room for the whole extended family if you want. This is a must stay place if your visiting the area.

    Paul_Robyn 100%|2x Apr 2017

  • Easy enough to find

    Easy enough to find. Far enough from the main road as not to hear the traffic and only a few streets back from the beach. The wharf is only a few minutes drive away and the shops are close by. The setting of the bach was nice... a flat section with fruit trees, a good seating and barbeque area, off street parking and good all round facilities. The bach itself was very clean with everything you could possibly need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Our dog was welcome too. Highly recom.

    Mykev229 100%|4x Apr 2017

  • The black batch is a unique home that captures what beach living...

    The black batch is a unique home that captures what beach living used to be like, I called it a time capsule from the past beautifully presented and furnished by Beatrice, to a very high standard with all the modern conveniences and more, that you need to make your stay an enjoyable one, the batch is handily located to both beach and town, and will be back for another stay, Also the beach at the end of the road is great for Kontiki fishing.

    BobM6496 100%|1x Mar 2017

  • a very clean and tidy batch with EVERY thing you could want...

    a very clean and tidy batch with EVERY thing you could want , interesting art , nick nacks and books , love love loved it , would stay again xxxxxxxxxx thanks Beatrice and Hugh

    tiggywood 100%|1x Mar 2017

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