Iconic Kiwi Bach, magical Sea and Bush views

Cottage | Urquharts Bay | #9188

9.4/10 (68 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


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!

Special conditions:

Smoking allowed outside only.

Refer to provided Terms andamp; Conds/ Invoice for rules of bach use.

Cleaning fee of $45 or $90 applies (dependent on numbers staying and/or length of tenure, or linen requested).

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.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$45.00 per stay); Linen (Optional, NZ$45.00 per stay);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • SKY TV ®
  • 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


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 (87)

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  • Beautiful


    SarahSm7 100%|6x Aug 2018

  • Will be back

    Will be back

    Sarah S. Aug 2018

  • Great sunny location, cute old house, loved the fireplace

    Great sunny location, cute old house, loved the fireplace.

    PaulineKl1 100%|1x Jun 2018

  • What is portrayed online is pretty accurate

    What is portrayed online is pretty accurate. While we had terrible weather the entire time the wee bach was warm, dry and cozy.

    MargoA 100%|3x Jun 2018

  • We had the most wonderful time at Pen Bryn - an amazingly...

    We had the most wonderful time at Pen Bryn - an amazingly preserved traditional kiwi bach, with a rich history and fantastic view. We loved just relaxing at the bach, as well as exploring the hills, the beautiful near by Oceans Beach and popping in to Whangarei for dinner one night. The kitchen was a joy to cook in, having breakfast on the picnic table outside was a dream - we star gazed and enjoyed the calls of the kiwi and morepork/ruru. We loved it and hope to return.

    kateas519 100%|2x May 2018

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