The Library Bach - A special place people love!

Bach or holiday home | Pakawau Beach | #6755

9.8/10 (102 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 by an estuary
  • Close to 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.

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 $3,500.00 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 - Telecom
  • 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

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen $POA (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
High Season
14-Feb-16 to 29-Feb-16
$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-16 to 30-Apr-16
$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-16 to 30-Sep-16
$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-16 to 15-Dec-16
$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-16 to 14-Feb-17
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay

Reviews (210)

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  • SamEves
    100%|2x Feb 2016

    Loved loved loved our stay!!! We didn't want to leave. It was the most beautiful setting and such a great Bach with everything you needed. Loved the record collection! We hope to be back really soon. Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us.
  • SamEves
    100%|2x Feb 2016

    Loved loved loved our stay!!! We didn't want to leave. It was the most beautiful setting and such a great Bach with everything you needed. Loved the record collection! We hope to be back really soon. Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us.
  • SusanMu12
    new member Feb 2016

    You can walk on the beach for miles! I have never seen/heard so many Tuis! Really appreciated all the extra touches to be found in the bach/ property. Highly recommended.
  • AmandaAb1
    100%|2x Jan 2016

    We loved staying in this house - it was airy, spacious, modern and very well designed and equipped. We loved the books and records and nice places to sit inside and outside. The location was fantastic on the inlet, loved the tide coming right up to the house and the ever-changing outlook. The kids loved kayaking at high tide and the short stroll via the inlet to the beach. Great base to explore the north-west part of Golden Bay too. We will definitely return, next time for longer.
  • KathrynGr4
    100%|2x Jan 2016

    Beautiful Bach with everything we needed, in a superb spot facing onto the estuary. We had so much fun kayaking at high tide right off the deck and paddling about in the warm pools as the tide went out. Great sunsets to be enjoyed from the outside bath. An easy drive to Collingwood, Mussel Inn, art and pottery studios, and Farewell Spit. Also loved running along Pakawau Beach. But really there was no need to leave the Bach as there were so many good books to read.
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