The Family Bach - Cable Bay

Bach or holiday home | Cable Bay | #11358

9.4/10 (34 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking

Description

  • Stylish revamped bach
  • Broad views of Doubtless Bay
  • A walk from the pink sand of Cable Bay

The Wrathall family were amongst the first European settlers in Doubtless Bay. Mangonui Streets and historic buildings bear their name. After many prosperous years, when the whalers moved on and the demand for kauri gum waned, the family and their business interests moved to Auckland.

Generations on, the Wrathall’s connection with their family’s Northland heritage grew stronger. In the early 1950s a section near the top of Cable Bay’s Seaview Road was selected as the site for the family’s new holiday bach.

Still owned today by descendants of the original Wrathall settler family, they recently faced a dilemma. Bulldoze the old bach and build a big flash house like the homes it sits amongst or work with the shell of the 50’s place? A place loaded with memories of laughter, tall fishing tales and sweltering family Christmases.

Fortunately she wasn’t flattened but she is a shadow of her former self. The practical aspects of the design were retained. Original features were given a new life. The character hasn’t been filled and sanded out of the repolished native timber floors.

The gutted bach interior has been rebuilt with the appointments you might expect to find in a brand new luxury apartment. With details that hark back to the 50’s like quality vintage furniture recovered in fresh modern fabrics. There are clip on transparent vinyl panels to child-proof the deck railings.

60 years ago, the site for The Family Bach was selected for 2 reasons. It was a short safe walk from the ice-creams and pink sand of Cable Bay and had a grandstand panoramic view out over sparkling Doubtless Bay. That hasn’t changed.

There’s a flat screen TV, Sky, a strong telescope, modern appliances, chrome and glass bathroom, crisp clean linen, all that stuff, the luxury stuff. But there is also a really neat original Kiwi bach feel going on too. I’m sure you’ll sense it.

Unlimited Wi-Fi Broadband.

Special conditions: The base tariff is for 2 people. Additional people: an extra $25 each per night Pets by Negotiation - Please advise when enquiring Smoking outside only

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x King single bed

  • Bedroom 3

    2 x King single bed

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Available
Maybe booked
Booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $50.00 per stay (required)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Tariff 4
23-Nov-17 to 30-Nov-17
$185+/night $185+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Tariff 3
01-Dec-17 to 14-Dec-17
$205+/night $205+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Peak
15-Dec-17 to 21-Jan-18
$260+/night $260+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
5 night minimum stay
Tariff 1
22-Jan-18 to 28-Feb-18
$225+/night $225+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
4 night minimum stay
Tariff 3
01-Mar-18 to 29-Mar-18
$205+/night $205+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Tariff 2
30-Mar-18 to 03-Apr-18
$225+/night $225+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Tariff 3
04-Apr-18 to 30-Apr-18
$205+/night $205+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Tariff 4
01-May-18 to 31-May-18
$185+/night $185+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Tariff 2
01-Jun-18 to 04-Jun-18
$225+/night $225+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Tariff 6
05-Jun-18 to 18-Oct-18
$145+/night $145+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Tariff 2
19-Oct-18 to 22-Oct-18
$225+/night $225+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Tariff 4
23-Oct-18 to 11-Nov-18
$185+/night $185+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Tariff 3
12-Nov-18 to 30-Nov-18
$205+/night $205+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay
Tariff 1
01-Dec-18 to 20-Dec-18
$225+/night $225+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
4 night minimum stay
Christmas Peak
21-Dec-18 to 13-Jan-19
$260+/night $260+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
5 night minimum stay
Tariff 1
14-Jan-19 to 31-Jan-19
$225+/night $225+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/night;
4 night minimum stay
Tariff 2
01-Feb-19 to 23-Feb-19
$225+/night $225+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $20/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 (43)

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  • This property was in excellent order, as neat as a pin

    This property was in excellent order, as neat as a pin. It is about a 5 minute walk via a steep road to the beach. Lovely views from deck and well equipped, though it would have been nice to have had a few more wine glasses!

    craier602 100%|2x Feb 2012

  • Really comfortable and great to sit on the deck in the evenings

    Really comfortable and great to sit on the deck in the evenings. Pleanty to see and do inthe area

    bevke767 100%|3x Mar 2011

  • great house with amazing views!! A great place to relax and unwind...

    great house with amazing views!! A great place to relax and unwind and enjoy the beautiful local beaches

    berntt795 100%|2x Jan 2011

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