The Library Bach - A special place people love!

Bach or holiday home | Pakawau Beach | #6755

9.8/10 (144 ratings)
  • 5 people
  • 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 adults. 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*

Available
Maybe booked
Booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $50.00 per stay (optional); Linen $POA (optional)
  • Last minute bookings: 10% off for stays over the next 7 nights

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
High Season
23-Jan-17 to 28-Feb-17
$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-17 to 30-Apr-17
$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-17 to 30-Sep-17
$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-17 to 15-Dec-17
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
High Season
16-Dec-17 to 23-Jan-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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (252)

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  • Awesome place

    Awesome place. Great design. We loved the 'close to nature' location, while also being cosy on a rainy day. The kayaks were wonderful for the kids - enjoyed that the inlet was safe for our younger boys. The kids played cricket when the tide went out, while we relaxed with a glass of wine listening to the fabulous record collection. We had a fantastic time, would love to return, and would not hesitate to recommend it to friends and family.

    DiC56213 new member Jan 2017

  • This is an amazing Bach abs especially wonderful for small children to...

    This is an amazing Bach abs especially wonderful for small children to safely kayak and play in the tidal inlet.

    rachaelb9 new member Jan 2017

  • What a fantastic Bach and what a fantastic location

    What a fantastic Bach and what a fantastic location. We had so much fun. The first thing our 6 year old said when she walked in was "I love it". They loved the loft and all the books. Evenings spent listening to records and playing scrabble and looking at the stars. Days spent at nearby whararaki beach, horse riding, kayaking and just exploring. 3 days was just not long enough so we will definitely be back. Thanks Anna for sharing your wonderful place

    MelindaAl1 100%|1x Dec 2016

  • What an amazing place!! The views and location right by the inlet...

    What an amazing place!! The views and location right by the inlet couldn't be better and the bach is so thoughtfully furnished with Kiwiana gems. Pipis and cockels from the beach around the corner - a holiday complete.

    corihei 100%|1x Dec 2016

  • Wonderful bach with just the right balance of rustic/modern to satisfy both...

    Wonderful bach with just the right balance of rustic/modern to satisfy both of us, in an ideal setting.

    SueJ24 100%|4x Nov 2016

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