Best Setting Bronze Winner Bookabach awards, Private beach, incredible views

Bach or holiday home | Whananaki North | #8502

9.8/10 (78 ratings)
  • 16 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 14 Beds
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking
  • Best Setting 2016


Note. Sorry but we have taken our max 100 bookings nights already for this year so you can now book ahead only for dates from April 2019.

WINNER of Bronze Best Setting 2016 in the NZ wide Bookabach awards this elevated absolute waterfront property enjoys spectacular sea views to the Poor Knight Islands / Whananaki coastline from nearly every room in the house. Set on 5 acres, fringed by pohutukawas and native bush along the shoreline this unique property enjoys two private beaches and its own mooring in a sheltered, all weather sandy bay.

Breakfast at the outside table with sea views to die for, recline on the deck and soak up the all day sun, play volleyball or cricket on the massive front lawn, wander along a loop track through native bush to the point - a special place to sit and contemplate above the ocean, check out on a side track what was once a small Maori pa, walk down our private track with steps to the beach to swim, fish off the point, snorkel or dive for crays, take our two kayaks for a paddle around the bay or along the coast or take your boat off the mooring and out for a day's fishing. The fish and cray in the photos were caught from the offshore reef just out from the beach. Winter fishing is best here.

Take one of the local walks: by the estuary to the old wharf and bar entrance, around the Whananaki sand spit, to the DOC headland reserve, stroll across the footbridge to Whananaki South beach or just walk down the road to beautiful Otamure Bay.

We are two and a half hrs from Auckland, 35 min from Whangarei, 5 minutes to a great surf beach, 2 minutes to a boat launching ramp in the Whananaki estuary and 3 minutes to the local general store (no fuel).

Dining table seats 10 to 12. Tiled ensuite plus separate upstairs and downstairs bathrooms, 3 fridges plus a stand alone chest freezer. Fish cleaning bench, bait freezer. Table tennis and a volleyball net. Parking for boats, cars and trailers.

Bond of $500 to cover any loss/damage.

Special conditions:

Dogs by arrangement.

Blankets/duvets/pillows are provided on all beds as part of the general rental.

Electric blankets on all beds aside from the 4 bunk beds.

Electric fan/oil heaters in each bedroom.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$100.00 per stay); Linen (Optional - pay me directly - NZ$15.00 per person includes sheets, pillowcases, towels, hand and tea towels and shower mats);

We let all our potential guests know that our house is equipped with two (one upstairs and one downstairs) Meths Detector continuously monitored, silent alarm systems. These detect when a house is being used as a P lab or when P is being smoked and send a message via the cell phone network to a monitoring centre which notifies me and I ring the police. We want our home to remain P free. We installed this system not because we have had problems in the past but because we wish to avoid them and have a place safe for our guests, ours grandchildren and ourselves.

I offer free cancellation (aside from the Homeaway fee) if the weather looks bad . However, of the 7 groups I have offered this to over 5 years none have cancelled and 6/7 found the weather far better than forecast. A line of hills behind us funnels a lot of rain away so we are far drier than say Whangarei.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Spa pool
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1 Master upstairs

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2 upstairs

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 3 downstairs

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 4 downstairs

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 5 downstairs (4 bunk beds plus a double)

    1 x Double bed
    7 x Single bed


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*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 (98)

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  • Amazing property with lots to do, even if the weather isn't good...

    Amazing property with lots to do, even if the weather isn't good you can still enjoy this place and if you do get some good weather you're in for a real treat.

    StevenSc6 100%|1x Jan 2019

  • Amazing place

    Amazing place. The house was beautiful and the area was lovely.. the views were amazing.. the private beach down below was good.. would highly recommend.. Thanks for letting us stay..

    KaseyT97 100%|1x Dec 2018

  • We had a great family weekend with lots of fun

    We had a great family weekend with lots of fun. The house was spacious. It had everything we needed. Many thanks

    Jilly A. Nov 2018

  • This place is just beautiful, amazing views, private beach, spacious house and...

    This place is just beautiful, amazing views, private beach, spacious house and the owners are just great to deal with! Was a really great, relaxing holiday!

    edi j. Nov 2018

  • The view sold us on this holiday home and it certainly impressed...

    The view sold us on this holiday home and it certainly impressed us when we arrived. A stunning location with lots to do on-site and near by. The kids loved playing on the front lawn, we ventured down to the beach for some exploring around the rocks and a spot of fishing. Unfortunately we ran out of time to use the Kayaks. Back at the house we enjoyed time in the spa and loved sitting in front of the fire looking out at the amazing view. It was very easy to access nearby walks and other beaches too. I highly recommend this holiday home. We were a family group ranging from 80 years to 6 years old and it suited us perfectly.

    Sandra C. Oct 2018

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