Iconic Kiwi Bach, magical Sea and Bush views

Bach or holiday home | Urquharts Bay | #9188

9.4/10 (53 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 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
26-Sep-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 26-Sep-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 (71)

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  • beautiful location and view

    beautiful location and view

    Rowland Moye Sep 2017

  • Love this spot, calming and invigorating with that REAL Kiwi bach feel!

    Love this spot, calming and invigorating with that REAL Kiwi bach feel!

    philon613 100%|7x Sep 2017

  • Fantastic place to stay

    Fantastic place to stay. A classic NZ bach. We booked for our anniversary weekend and we really enjoyed our time there. My daughter 2 yr old loved the backyard. The views were amazing. And its not that far from Whangeri city center. Will be going back again!!!

    AravindVS 100%|7x Sep 2017

  • great for a winter stay open fire and fabulous view just awesom

    great for a winter stay open fire and fabulous view just awesom

    joyon876 100%|7x Aug 2017

  • Excellent place! I highly recommend it

    Excellent place! I highly recommend it.

    AntonyS 100%|3x Jul 2017

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