The Library Bach - A special place people love!

Bach or holiday home | Pakawau Beach | #6755

9.8/10 (130 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

  • 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
Low Season
27-Sep-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 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 27-Sep-17
$125+/night $125+/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 (238)

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  • We love it! Our second stay

    We love it! Our second stay... even better than the first and we will be back hopefully in the summer...and we come from Australia to just stay here! 2 of many highlights: The outside bath under the Milky Way (be patient and plan ahead!), the comical and noisy penguins stumbling around outside...just kick back and let yourself fall into another slower peaceful time zone.

    Alan15 100%|2x Sep 2016

  • Memorable in every way

    Memorable in every way. Well designed, fabulous views, great location, comfortable and peaceful. Fresh Pipis in the sand almost outside your door. Short drive to Wharariki beach, couldn't be better!

    leslie lamos 100%|1x Sep 2016

  • A beautiful location and a cosy Bach that reflects the kiwi goal...

    A beautiful location and a cosy Bach that reflects the kiwi goal of relaxing by the sea with simple comforts. Thankyou. We highly recommend, and hope to be back.

    koffeeknut 100%|1x Aug 2016

  • Great location, modern and quirky space

    Great location, modern and quirky space.. warm inviting and relaxing!

    Louise 100%|4x Aug 2016

  • Awesome vinyl collection

    Awesome vinyl collection. Luvly bach to chill out in even if it is pissing down. Bush bath is worth the effort to fire up.

    SamFlewitt 100%|1x Aug 2016

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