The Dive Shack - Self Contained Apartment

Bach or holiday home | Whatuwhiwhi | #6259

6.4/10 (5 ratings)
  • 10 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 7 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Private, secluded and peaceful
  • Just a 5min walk to a safe swimming beach
  • All amenities within 5 mins

The Dive Shack is located in Whatuwhiwhi, on the Karikari Peninsula, Watersports Paradise, and has been designed to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible. It is only 5min walk from the stunning Perehipe Beach, which has safe swimming and fishing from the rocks. Listen to the relaxing sounds of the ocean, as you sit on your deck and enjoy a glass of wine, sampled from the local winery Karikari Estate, which is only 10mins away. Or perhaps go to the restaurant at Carrington Resort for dinner cooked with locally produced ingredients, that's if you don't fancy cooking for yourself on the BBQ provided. Also close by is a friendly cafe with great coffee, takeaway, bar, dairy with petrol pumps and a laundrette.

If adventure is your thing, this is the place for you. The Karikari Peninsula is a Watersports Paradise where diving, kitesurfing, kayaking, fishing, dolphin tours and stand-up paddle boarding are all available. If you just want to relax, there are many stunning, unspoiled beaches right here on the peninsula such as Matai Bay, Rangiputa and Tokerau Beach. The only problem is having enough time on your holiday to fit everything in!!

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only; LPG provided for BBQ; Guests are required to provide their own toiletries such as soap etc.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)

Bed layouts

  • Lounge - Living Room

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    3 x Single bed

  • Master Suite

    1 x Queen bed

  • Mezzanine

    Other sleeping area

    1 x King bed
    1 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included)
  • 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 public holidays. Does not apply for the period 15 December to 15 January

  • Last minute bookings: 10% off for stays over the next 7 nights

  • Mates rates: 5% off for members with 1 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
High Summer
23-Jan-17 to 31-Jan-17
$185+/night $185+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
4 night minimum stay
Low Summer
01-Feb-17 to 12-Apr-17
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
3 night minimum stay
13-Apr-17 to 17-Apr-17
$185+/night $185+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
3 night minimum stay
Easter School Holiday Special
18-Apr-17 to 30-Apr-17
$70+/night $70+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
5 night minimum stay
01-May-17 to 31-May-17
$100+/night $100+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Low Summer
01-Jun-17 to 12-Apr-18
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
3 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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (10)

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  • Property better for younger people

    Property better for younger people.

    agnesda2 100%|1x Feb 2016

  • Well where do I start - I have stayed in a lot...

    Well where do I start - I have stayed in a lot of accomadation in NZ and Overseas (and never had any issues - like I have experienced in this accomadation. Two families stayed here for 7 nights, totally disappointed as it was not what was advertised at all. It has a loft with a ladder not a mezzanine floor, king bed is a king mattress on the floor , queen bed is a queen base with a double mattress on it. This is a very dirty place we all caught bed bugs I would not recommend this place at all!!!

    daniellene3 50%|2x Feb 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Both Danielle and we, know this is slanderous feedback! Any texts or emails received from her, we replied to promptly. We stayed there ourselves with our children on the day they left, NO bed bugs!! Our cleaner is a professional with 10yrs experience in a 5 star resort and assures us our accommodation has zero issues with bed bugs. We have NEVER received negative feedback regarding cleanliness or bed bugs previously. We feel disappointed and offended by this feedback.

    gaylnz845 91%|12x

  • It was nice and isolated- quiet - we were on honeymoon

    It was nice and isolated- quiet - we were on honeymoon. Matai Beach, which is relatively close by, must be one of the nicest places in New Zealand

    DavidCu12 0%|1x Aug 2015

  • Great location, lovely bach

    Great location, lovely bach. The huge deck would be amazing in summer!

    ElsieJ65 100%|3x Jul 2015

    Owner/manager responds:

    Great you guys enjoyed your stay. Does this mean we will be seeing you again in the Summer :-)

    gaylnz845 91%|12x

  • Good location, Private but close to the shops

    Good location, Private but close to the shops. Close enough to both sides of the peninsula to choose the best spot to launch the boat based on the conditions

    pjmurphy 100%|3x Feb 2015

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