On The Beach Penguins Retreat

Bach or holiday home | Hokitika | #7665

9.5/10 (123 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 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 Bike Trail 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 Whitebait Cottage and Beach Haven 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 and Beach Haven

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

Two night minimum weekends

Three night minimum long weekends

4 night minimum in Summer school holidays.

Pets are by arrangement only.

Smoking outdoors only

Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • bedroom 3

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed


Maybe booked

*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 (250)

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  • Great beachfront spot with campfire and outdoor bubble bath!! priceless

    Great beachfront spot with campfire and outdoor bubble bath!! priceless

    sharonmi17 new member Oct 2018

  • Second trip back - brought family this time

    Second trip back - brought family this time. Just love it - best location for young kids with so much to do including Tree Top walk, the gorge and the glow worms. Watching the sun go down around by the bonfire is always such a highlight. Thank you for having us again!

    NicolaE2 100%|4x Sep 2018

  • Stunning location , wonderful stay

    Stunning location , wonderful stay .

    ChloeCO1 100%|2x Aug 2018

  • This is my third time staying here

    This is my third time staying here. I have stayed on a different bach each time. The location is perfect, close to glow worms, right on the beach. Colleen and Ray are incredible hosts. I cannot rate these baches or the owners highly enough. Hokitika has so much to offer and is central to all the great sights. I love that they are perfectly pet friendly! Cannot wait to return. Thank you so much for yet another memorable stay in sheer comfort.

    Georgethelentil 100%|3x Jul 2018

  • It was so lovely staying right on the beach - lots of...

    It was so lovely staying right on the beach - lots of opportunities for long walks, a glass of bubbles at sunset and some toasted marshmallows in the fire in the evening. The bach had everything we needed for a comfortable and enjoyable stay, I would certainly recommend Penguins Retreat as a fantastic holiday destination. Hopefully we'll get back there one day! Thank you so much Ray and Colleen.

    Sharon-Lee 100%|4x May 2018

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