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

Bach or holiday home | Whananaki North | #8502

9.8/10 (77 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.

Spa pool not available from 20th Dec to 31st March..

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.


  • 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


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 (92)

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  • What a wonderful property/setting

    What a wonderful property/setting. Superb location and such a comfortable house to stay in. Couldn't fault the property in any way. Would love to come back again and enjoy more of Whananaki another time. Very happy renters!

    RosemaryE 100%|40x Oct 2018

  • Only one word beautiful

    Only one word beautiful.

    rebeccaer1 100%|1x Oct 2018

  • Spectacular location looking out across the sea to the Poor Nights Islands,...

    Spectacular location looking out across the sea to the Poor Nights Islands, and just a few minute walk down to a glorious, private sandy bay. The spa pool was a treat after a kayak around the local rocky island or a bracing dip in the clear, winter sea. The house is spacious, well equipped, has a welcoming open fire for winter and panaramic views to die for!

    JonM5589 100%|5x Aug 2018

  • Honestly one of the more beautiful places we've ever stayed

    Honestly one of the more beautiful places we've ever stayed. The view is breathtaking, the house is beautifully kept and we had so much to do in Whananaki. We went for a hike, used the kayaks, went for swims and sat in the spa at night, looking at the insane amount of stars. It was the perfect weekend, and we would definitely come back again.

    LamaM 100%|1x Aug 2018

  • House was fantastic! Views are amazing and the house is renovated to...

    House was fantastic! Views are amazing and the house is renovated to a modern standard. The area is stunning and house is very secluded and private. We were there in the winter and loved relaxing with the view of the beautiful ocean and enjoyed using the lush spa.

    laurie624 100%|5x Aug 2018

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