The Black Bach - Tolaga Bay

Bach or holiday home | Tolaga Bay | #5536

9.5/10 (81 ratings)
  • 10 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 12 Beds
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


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, coastie style.

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 provided in winter, renovated contemporary large kitchen and bathroom, super friendly hosts. This is a comfortable and super clean family bach where everyone is very welcome, however if you are expecting to stay in a hotel style accommodation please book elsewhere.

The large private garden has a laundry/storage building, a third toilet facility, 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 is available by arrangement (email tolagababe("at")yah00(dot)com). 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, 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 intensive 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.


The main house has three bedrooms including a main bedroom with a king size bed and a sofa bed, also available on request is a folding bed for a child and a baby cot, the second bedroom has a queen size bed and the bunk room is fitted with a single over a queen bed.

The adjacent self contained, wholly equipped cabin with ensuite can be configured with either twin beds or a superking bed. The cabin can be rented as a fourth bedroom together with the bach or on its own for a cosy nest on a budget. The bach and the cabin will not be rented separately to different groups at the same time to respect privacy.

PETS: Every dog owner claims to have a well behaved, well loved family dog. However dogs are not accepted by right and pets stay are negotiable by request at the time of booking. The property is fully fenced and private but dogs can escape if they are so minded. Please note that pets are NOT allowed in the bedrooms. If they sleep on your bed at home, then stay at home. Otherwise we welcome responsible owners who follow the rules and clean after their dog. Our cleaning fee still apply to vacuum extra hair and to sanitise the premises after departure. No pets will be accepted after the booking has been confirmed.

WiFi is free but limited due to remote location.

NOTE: There is a single night seasonal supplement of NZ$20.00 per stay (does not apply in winter and if staying two or more nights). Discounted rates are available through our own website. Ask for our Winter/Mid season rates for 2 people which start at $60 for the cabin or $80 for the bach per night, additional guests $20 each. Long term rates and contract/crew rates are also available. Check our personal website for direct quotes or email tolagababe(arroba)yah00(dot)com)

WHAT TO BRING: The bach is self-catering, this means you bring your own sh...


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Double room

    1 x Queen bed

  • Master bedroom

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

  • Self contained cabin

    1 x King bed
    3 x Single bed

  • Small bunk room

    1 x Double bed
    2 x Single bed


Maybe booked

*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 (154)

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  • Beatrice and Hugh were great hosts and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay...

    Beatrice and Hugh were great hosts and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Black Bach. We're a family of four exploring the East Cape so it was a treat to have three comfortable bedrooms. The whole place was charming and our favourite spot was out on the patio, enjoying the garden and the peace. We were a short walk to the beach or up to the village and Beatrice and Hugh were next door and happy to help with queries. We highly recommend a visit.

    Matt S. Jan 2019

  • Fantastic Bach with everything you need and just a short walk to...

    Fantastic Bach with everything you need and just a short walk to the beach. Loved the decorations and the cozy atmosphere, great garden too and super friendly owner. Would definitely rent again!!!

    Birgit P. Dec 2018

  • lovely friendly hosts,good amenities and peaceful night

    lovely friendly hosts,good amenities and peaceful night

    sandra w. Dec 2018

  • Compact,but had everything we needed

    Compact,but had everything we needed. Very comfortable indeed. Beatrice was charming, and very helpful, and left us some delicious muffins.

    Jan K. Nov 2018

  • Good location for our needs

    Good location for our needs.

    GeorgeWi1 100%|4x Jul 2018

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