The Library Bach - A special place people love!

Bach or holiday home | Pakawau Beach | #6755

9.8/10 (176 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking
  • Best Hospitality 2013

Description

  • 'The Library' is an award-winning bach and a sleepout (a small relocated country library).
  • Located beside an estuary and excellent swimming beach with mountain views
  • Close to Wharariki, Farewell Spit and other stunning beaches

“2013 Silver Winner Golden Piwa Awards" BEST IN HOSPITALITY!

'The Library' refers to the original bach on this property, a small relocated country library. This now serves as a characterful sleepout and sits behind the main bach which is located beside an estuary. The large section is quiet, bush-clad, bird-filled and has superb inlet and mountain views.

The bach is private and open plan - think designer retro-pacific styled tramping hut! Beds are in the loft and on the ground floor with no doors between. The bach's size, character and proximity to stunning beaches help make it a wonderful holiday destination for couples or small families.

Extra features include nearby migratory godwits and other wonderful bird life, including little blue penguins who are rarely seen but often heard and nest under the library sleep-out or wood pile. Plentiful cockles and pipi are a short stroll away at low tide. There are also a superb selection of natural history, children's and other fiction books, a large record collection, gas hot water and stove top, a trampoline, 3 kayaks, 1 bike, an outside bath and a composting indoor toilet.

The bach is a few steps away from a safe swimming beach and in 2006 won an NZIA Resene Local Award for Architecture.

Please email me for more details, including making payment via direct credit.

For every night The Library Bach is booked, a $5.00 donation will be made to the Nelson ARK, a Charitable Trust. The Nelson ARK rescues unwanted and abused dogs and pairs them up with young people who are perhaps losing their way, for an eight week training course. This combination has proven to be truly transformative for the lives of both the young people and the rescued dogs, and has repercussions throughout the entire community. So far The Library Bach has raised over $4,500.00 for ARK. Find out more about The Nelson ARK on their website and which is unable to be referenced here!

Special conditions: A minimum of four nights applies for bookings during NZ school holidays and a minimum of three nights applies for NZ long weekends. Otherwise a minimum of two nights. Rental is for a maximum of 4 people. Each additional adult guest per night is $20.00 and each child is $10.00. Smoking allowed outside only. If you do not have the time or inclination to clean the bach before you leave, cleaning can be arranged for $50.00. Towels and 100% cotton sheets can be provided for $20.00 a bed.

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Canoe(s)
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • Trampoline
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Ground floor

    1 x Queen bed

  • Loft

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

  • The Library sleepout

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Cleaning $50.00 per stay (optional); Linen $20.00 per person (optional)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

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

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
High Season
17-Dec-17 to 28-Feb-18
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
2015 mid season
01-Mar-18 to 30-Apr-18
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
01-May-18 to 30-Sep-18
$125+/night $125+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
2015 mid season
01-Oct-18 to 30-Nov-18
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
High Season
01-Dec-18 to 17-Dec-18
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/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 (284)

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  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay , stunning location ! Many thanks !

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay , stunning location ! Many thanks !

    SarahBarker 100%|1x Nov 2017

  • 3rd time and our visits keep getting longer-just a wonderful place and...

    3rd time and our visits keep getting longer-just a wonderful place and a quintessential NZ experience-we love the Bach..the birds..the rain..the tides..the books...the fire...etc..looking forward to next year. Thanks Anna

    Alan15 100%|5x Nov 2017

  • fantastic allround , lovely location - a gem

    fantastic allround , lovely location - a gem .

    TerryBo6 100%|2x Nov 2017

  • fantastic allround , lovely location - a gem

    fantastic allround , lovely location - a gem .

    TerryBo6 100%|2x Nov 2017

  • The Library is a beautifully presented bach with a retro/Pacific theme

    The Library is a beautifully presented bach with a retro/Pacific theme. Anna has gone to a lot of trouble to decorate it tastefully and keep it looking nice. It was really clean and tidy which was so great as this is so often not the case with rented baches. The open plan design may not suit everyone but it is as described in the listing. It was very sunny inside for much of the day and has a pleasant outlook across the estuary to the forested hills behind the road. A very peaceful spot.

    WendyBa18 100%|1x Oct 2017

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