The Library Bach - A special place people love!

Bach or holiday home | Pakawau Beach | #6755

9.8/10 (147 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*

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  • Extras: Cleaning $50.00 per stay (optional); Linen $20.00 per person (optional)
  • Last minute bookings: 10% off for stays over the next 7 nights

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
2015 mid season
27-Feb-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 27-Feb-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 (255)

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  • Tolles Haus mit einmaliger Lage

    Tolles Haus mit einmaliger Lage. Schoenstes Haus unserer Neuseelandreise. Im Schlafzimmer hat man das Gefuehl man schlaeft in der Natur, durch die Fenster ringsum das Bett. Sensationally.

    stefanm9 new member Feb 2017

  • Our stay at The Library was wonderful! The property is set in...

    Our stay at The Library was wonderful! The property is set in a beautiful location and was very peaceful. The bach was also well decorated and well equipped, allowing for a comfortable stay, and there was also a good selection of books/magazines to keep the whole family entertained during quiet moments. Thank you so much Anna for the lovely bach!

    shokta462 100%|2x Feb 2017

  • The house was exactly what we had hoped for, very comfortable with...

    The house was exactly what we had hoped for, very comfortable with great views of the hills. We loved watching the tides in the salt marshes and the wonderful birdlife .

    AnneG574 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • 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 100%|1x 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 100%|1x Jan 2017

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