The Library Bach - A special place people love!

Bach or holiday home | Pakawau Beach | #6755

9.8/10 (199 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking
  • Best Hospitality 2013


“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 w...


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Ground floor

    1 x Queen bed

  • Loft

    1 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Queen bed


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*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.

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  • A quirky and cosy place to stay - our family loved it!...

    A quirky and cosy place to stay - our family loved it! Has everything you need for a relaxing getaway and loved playing old records again.

    megaey425 100%|6x Jun 2018

  • A beautiful place to stay, very peaceful and loved how it was...

    A beautiful place to stay, very peaceful and loved how it was decorated....everything you needed for a relaxing stay!

    kimce410 100%|2x May 2018

  • Having grown up 'baching' out in golden bay, I love the area...

    Having grown up 'baching' out in golden bay, I love the area and the eco-friendly environment. I specifically choose places that have things like compost toilets and the like, and I loved the fireplace. I found it very clean, tidy & peaceful, had everything we needed, and more. Our friends from Melbourne, who stayed with us, are more 'city people' so they weren't crash hot on the compost toilet, but as long as you're not overly precious, its a great place to stay!

    amyng497 100%|1x May 2018

  • Great spot

    Great spot. Great stay

    sonjav3 100%|4x May 2018

  • I would rate "The Library Bach" 5 stars

    I would rate "The Library Bach" 5 stars. For us it had absolutely everything we needed for a rural getaway. The photos don't do it justice! It exceeded my expectations and made for a wonderful 25th birthday. We will be coming back 100%

    MarietteC 100%|1x May 2018

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