On The Beach Penguins Retreat

Bach or holiday home | Hokitika | #7665

9.5/10 (100 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking



We have divided our house to accommodate you.

Come here to just chill out and enjoy your immediate surroundings or day trip to a variety of West Coast activities and walks.

Spectacular views, beach fires and magnificent sunsets. Fish or beach comb for greenstone as far as you could wander. .

Centrally located on the West Coast to enjoy many attractions the Coast has to offer. Just 3 kms from Hokitika township for cafes, supermarkets, banks and jade shops, glass blowing and the museum.

The West Coast Wilderness BikeTrail is close by

Day trip from here to

Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers,

Punakaiki Pancake Rocks

Hokitika Gorge and Lake Kaniere

The Denniston Plateau

Gold Pan at Goldsborough

If Penguins Retreat is not available have a look at Oceanside Retreat and Whitebait Cottage which are on the same large property , also listed on Bookabach. Or, if you are a larger group than the main house can accommodate, book Whitebait Cottage and Oceanside

Find a special stone on the beach and have Ray make it into a pendant for you

We make stone mats and wood mats in our factory close by. If you want to purchase mats directly from us, you can buy when you are here.

Special conditions: Sleeps 6 comfortably but there are beds for 8. Smoking outside only. Three night minmum long weekends and 4 night minimum in Summer school holidays. Pets are by arrangement only.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • bedroom 3

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Peak Season
28-Mar-17 to 30-Apr-17
$250/night $250/night
Low Season
01-May-17 to 30-Sep-17
$220/night $220/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
01-Oct-17 to 14-Dec-17
$250/night $250/night
2 night minimum stay
Peak School Hols 2017 Xmas
15-Dec-17 to 31-Jan-18
$290/night $290/night
4 night minimum stay
Peak Season
01-Feb-18 to 30-Apr-18
$270/night $270/night
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
01-May-18 to 28-Jun-18
$220/night $220/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (227)

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  • Pretty much a real KiwiBach, a great place to chill out awaw...

    Pretty much a real KiwiBach, a great place to chill out awaw from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

    PeterHa6 100%|8x Mar 2017

  • Absolutely fantastic! We had a great time and being able to bring...

    Absolutely fantastic! We had a great time and being able to bring the dog (who had a ball of a time) was great. We loved the beach fires and being able to walk the dog along the beach in the morning. We will definitely be back and it made a wonderful and memorable holiday mainly because of the location! The hosts were also lovely and friendly. The back itself was basic but had everything you would need.

    LisaMc86 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • a clothes airer would be useful

    a clothes airer would be useful.

    petertw2 100%|3x Jan 2017

  • Perfect location with bonfire on the beach and able to kayak the...

    Perfect location with bonfire on the beach and able to kayak the river and walks on the beach, large basic bach which was comfortable and had everything that we needed. Was a great stay!

    J9White 100%|9x Jan 2017

  • Best little place on the coast

    Best little place on the coast

    DuaneS 100%|7x Jan 2017

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