The Black Bach - Tolaga Bay

Bach or holiday home | Tolaga Bay | #5536

9.5/10 (74 ratings)
  • 10 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 10 Beds
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • **NO BOOKING FEE** if you book with us directly, send your enquiry through.
  • Truly authentic comfortable kiwi bach, heated in winter, large garden and deck
  • Walk to the beach, river, shops,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, 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
14-Dec-17 to 22-Dec-17
$100+/night $100+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/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 22-Jan-18
$200+/night $200+/night
For up to 5 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
23-Jan-18 to 28-Feb-18
$100+/night $100+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
Shoulder Season
01-Mar-18 to 22-Apr-18
$80+/night $80+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
23-Apr-18 to 28-Apr-18
$100+/night $100+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
Shoulder Season
29-Apr-18 to 31-May-18
$80+/night $80+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
01-Jun-18 to 04-Jun-18
$100+/night $100+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
Shoulder Season
05-Jun-18 to 30-Sep-18
$80+/night $80+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
01-Oct-18 to 12-Dec-18
$100+/night $100+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
Shoulder Season
13-Dec-18 to 14-Dec-18
$80+/night $80+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
2 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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (143)

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  • Large, older property that is gradually being renovated

    Large, older property that is gradually being renovated. Already a new kitchen and bathroom have been installed. Large, secure grounds. Short walk of a couple of blocks to a nice beach.

    trevnt442 100%|1x Dec 2017

  • Cutest little kiwi batch

    Cutest little kiwi batch ... Perfect!

    Trina_17 100%|1x Dec 2017

  • Lovely property and fruit trees

    Lovely property and fruit trees

    MoniqueSt6 100%|1x Nov 2017

  • The bach is a few streets back off the main road which...

    The bach is a few streets back off the main road which is good as it is quite a busy road now. The beach is just a few minutes flat walk away and the wharf about 10 minutes drive. It is a comfy and clean bach with everything you would need to have a good old Kiwi holiday experience experience. Our dog, Lilly, was also very welcome. The section is flat with parking inside the gate. Can highly recommend this as a good stay. We found all the locals we dealt with to be very hospitable and helpful.

    Mykev229 100%|5x Nov 2017

  • The property was clean, warm and very relaxing

    The property was clean, warm and very relaxing. We loved the décor with its retro quirkiness, from the beachy elements, pink carpet, pineapple tea cosy and the Cat family portrait (which was my favourite!). We loved the feel of the place so much, we would have preferred to stay there rather than attend the event that we had travelled for! The grounds were immaculate although we did not get to enjoy them due to bad weather. We highly recommend this property, thank you.

    TeenaMaree 100%|1x Nov 2017

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