Iconic Kiwi Bach, magical Sea and Bush views

Bach or holiday home | Urquharts Bay | #9188

9.3/10 (44 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets


  • Expansive bay view
  • Historic traditional bach
  • Short stroll to beach

Welcome to Pen Bryn, the "house on the hill" over looking the majestic Whangarei Harbour.

If you seek a real traditional Kiwi bach, minutes walk to beach, uninterrupted views and all day sun, this is for you.

Fully self contained, this slice of history oozes holiday and is available all year round.

Situated in sheltered Urquhart's Bay on the Whangarei Heads peninsula, 35 minutes from Whangarei CBD.

Only 3km from Ocean Beach, famous for it's clean white sand, surf and sun. Beach patrolled during Summer months.

The surrounding hills and native bush reserves offer fantastic walking tracks, taking you to some world class views and serene beaches. Whatever your fitness level there's something for everyone.

The Whangarei Harbour is a large aquatic playground, perfect for fishing, diving, swimming boating and more extreme water sports. It is also the gateway to the outer Islands and an endless coastline.

Boats can be launched from most beaches and most tides.

Close by there is a tennis court and general store, affiliated Mania club, cafe and takeaway and boat hire.

At Parua Bay is a fuel station with gas and dive fills, a small shopping complex, medical center and salon, tavern, boat club, refuse station and golf course.

NOTE: There is limited off street parking for multiple vehicles/large boats during Xmas, just chat with the neighbours and they will ensure there is easy access for you.

This is not the environment to sit inside with video games, get out there, this is baching at its best.

Any time spent here will be too short!

*** At Heads Holidays we have other great holiday homes for rent, please visit our website, or "view all their properties" top left of this page. ***

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only. Cleaning fee of $45 or $90 applies (dependant on numbers staying and/or length of tenure, or linen reqested). A deposit of 50% is required to confirm booking, balance to be paid 14 days prior to tenure. Pets ONLY allowed with prior approval. NOTE: There is a rubbish transfer station in Parua Bay. Rubbish is to be removed from property if leaving when regular pick up is not due.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master B/room

    1 x Queen bed

  • Second B/room

    2 x Single bed

  • Sunroom

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $45.00 per stay (required); Linen $45.00 per stay (optional)
  • Mates rates: 5% off for members with 1 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Tariff 3 Off Peak Season
30-May-17 to 26-Oct-17
$80+/night $80+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Tariff 2 Shoulder Season
27-Oct-17 to 14-Dec-17
$150/night $150/night
2 night minimum stay
Tariff 1 Peak Season
15-Dec-17 to 06-Feb-18
$190/night $190/night
3 night minimum stay
Tariff 2 Shoulder Season
07-Feb-18 to 30-Apr-18
$150/night $150/night
2 night minimum stay
Tariff 3 Off Peak Season
01-May-18 to 30-May-18
$80+/night $80+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $10/night; Children: $10/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 (62)

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  • The house is a basic clean and traditional Bach

    The house is a basic clean and traditional Bach. It has amazing views and lots of light inside the house. At Easter it was a quiet getaway. We just loved it.

    BridgetKe1 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • We loved every bit of our stay infact we spent most of...

    We loved every bit of our stay infact we spent most of our time at the bach because the beach was only a 1 minute walk. The sea views are absolutely beautiful, we stayed outside most of the time just embracing the views. I will most definately be booking this again and i recommend this bach to anyone and everyone. Kerry thankyou so much for accomodating us last minute and you quick responses. Next time i will bring some fishing rods for some kaimoana.

    TaniaTo2 100%|1x Mar 2017

  • Excellent place to chill thoroughly loved it

    Excellent place to chill thoroughly loved it. I would rate it 9 out of ten. What would make it 10/10 would be if it had sky sport but otherwise faultless.. will be back ??

    MikeW962 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • Great bach and beautiful location

    Great bach and beautiful location. Look forward to returning for another visit :)

    ElinJones 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • Fantastic bach with everything you need

    Fantastic bach with everything you need. More than 5 star views and location is superb. Highly recommend.

    bethrk786 100%|4x Feb 2017

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