Private beach/headland, magnificent coastal views

Bach or holiday home | Whananaki North | #8502

9.8/10 (41 ratings)
  • 16 people
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 11 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Magnificent views of a world top rated coastline and to the Poor Knight Islands
  • Pvt penninsular. Small island gives great shelter+safe clear water swimming/snorkelling in the bay
  • Private sandy beach access, great fishing from the point and island.

This elevated absolute waterfront property enjoys spectacular sea views to the Poor Knight Islands and the 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 a seat on 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.

We charge a bond of $500 to cover any loss/damage - rarely charged - 3x in 7 yrs. This property has a Meths Detector tamper proof continuously monitored silent alarm which detects P labs and P smoking.

Special conditions: Dogs by arrangement. Leave the bach vacuumed, clean and tidy - we refund $70 of the cleaning fee as Fiona will do just the toilets and showers (so leave them for Fiona). If she does more (bar b q etc) we charge more - to the max of $100. If you prefer to "walk out" we can do the full clean for you for the $100. Blankets/duvets are provided on all beds as part of the general rental. Electric blankets on all beds aside from the 4 bunk beds. Electric fan heaters in each bedroom.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • SKY TV ® - BYO decoder
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bed 1 Master

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bed 2 upstairs

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Bed 3 downstairs

    1 x Double bed

  • Bed 4 downstairs

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Bedroom off internal garage

    4 x Bunk bed
    1 x Double bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $100.00 per stay (optional); Linen $12.00 per person (optional)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

  • Last minute bookings: 10% off for stays over the next 7 nights

  • Mates rates: 5% off for members with 10 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

  • Gifts & giveaways: 1 free night for every 3 nights booked if you are a repeat user of Kotari point. Not available 23rd Dec to 8th Feb period.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Pre season
25-Oct-16 to 01-Dec-16
$450/night $600/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder season
02-Dec-16 to 22-Dec-16
$550/night $800/night
2 night minimum stay
Peak season
23-Dec-16 to 05-Feb-17
$1000/night $1000/night
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder season
06-Feb-17 to 29-Apr-17
$550/night $800/night
2 night minimum stay
Low season
30-Apr-17 to 28-Sep-17
$300+/night $400+/night
For up to 8 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
Pre season
29-Sep-17 to 30-Nov-17
$450/night $600/night
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder season
01-Dec-17 to 21-Dec-17
$550/night $800/night
2 night minimum stay
Peak season
22-Dec-17 to 04-Jan-18
$1000/night $1000/night
3 night minimum stay
High season
05-Jan-18 to 25-Jan-18
$800/night $800/night
3 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 (55)

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  • Great views and surroundings

    Great views and surroundings. The access to the beach and the walks through the bush make this a very special place .

    Belinda Caulfield Oct 2016

  • Beautiful place to stay

    Beautiful place to stay. Views to die for. Huge well appointed house. Great for large family or groups.

    helese107 100%|1x Sep 2016

  • Very nice place to stay

    Very nice place to stay

    AaronHo4 100%|1x Sep 2016

  • Beautiful, well-appointed bach with magnificent views and its own beach just 5...

    Beautiful, well-appointed bach with magnificent views and its own beach just 5 minutes down the walkway. Was lucky to get a few days of good weather to fit in a spot of fishing! Would happily recommend, and hope to be back again someday!

    JimmyW13 100%|2x Sep 2016

  • Excellent location and amazing view! We didn't have good weather unfortunately but...

    Excellent location and amazing view! We didn't have good weather unfortunately but we relaxed at the property and we had lots of fun together.

    AkariM88 100%|1x Aug 2016

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