A Waterfront Hideaway - Only 45 mins from Auckland

Bach or holiday home | Clarks Beach (NZ) | #19485

9.6/10 (52 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Looking for a peaceful waterside retreat for a few days from the hustle and bustle? You’ve found it! This is Auckland’s best-kept secret, the tranquil beachside area of Clarks Beach and Waiau Pa, only 45 minutes’ drive south from Auckland’s CBD, with the Waiuku River estuary lapping at your door. The serenity is amazing - you'll not want to leave!

•You want to get away from Auckland for the weekend but not drive for hours in crazy traffic?.

•Or you need a ‘chill-out’ spot – a ‘do-nothing’ weekend (or week) all by yourself

•Maybe you’re like me, a writer, and you hanker for calm and serenity. It's my home so you’ll find many homely touches, including kids' toys and books. I'm away a lot so my lovely haven is often available. (Plenty of room for your clothes and food though.)

It’s all set up for you to be either creative or just to blob out and read, snooze, play – or enjoy the delights of the region.

If you want activity, explore Clevedon’s country market, the hikes in the Hunua Ranges, play golf at the very popular Clarks Beach course, get out on the water if you’ve got your own boat …. the choices are many.

The self-contained flat with private access, occupied by a very quiet long-term tenant, adjoins the family home which you're reading about.

The kitchen is fully equipped. Dry goods supplied - just replace what you’ve used. Think of it as a high-class motel with all the conveniences of home.

If you want to cook (but why would you with Chinwags round the corner?) there’s a well-stocked kitchen.

Books galore for use while there. Music – heaps of CD's or bring your IPod and plug into the Bose player.

Amazing sunsets, wader birds (even rare Royal Spoonbills occasionally), fishing boats heading down the Waiuku River channel, and hardly any people!

Bring your fishing boat and lines. Launch your boat from the ramp beside your driveway or a 24-hour ramp is 2 minutes’ drive away.

Special conditions:

A cot and high chair are available and also an inflated double mattress. You'll have to watch kids at high tide - there is no fence by the sea wall but the roll-down blinds on the deck can contain little ones if you're busy.

You're welcome to use my food, books and music. I just respectfully request that you replace supplies and leave the books and music when you depart.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$75.00 per stay)

If you don't need the whole house, or you want to stay just one night, and you're happy to share with me (if I'm home), two bedrooms at a very competitive rate are available through another rental agency (I'll probably get blocked if I say the name but it starts with Air.... ). Look for the same cover photo to find my listing.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Huge master bedroom with ensuite

    1 x Queen bed

  • Second bedroom - downstairs near 2nd bathroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • TV room/office with foldout

    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 (65)

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  • Fantastic! Awesome setting and amazing views

    Fantastic! Awesome setting and amazing views. So peaceful and relaxing, we'll be back for sure.

    waynefausett 100%|2x Nov 2012

  • Beautiful spot, highly recommend it to anyone for a getaway

    Beautiful spot, highly recommend it to anyone for a getaway. Brilliant sunset.

    PeterDo4 100%|1x Nov 2012

  • We much enjoyed our stay

    We much enjoyed our stay. The "bach" - in truth a well set up apartment for two - was very comfortable and the outlook (over the Manukau) delightful. We found the stay very restful and the pricing was just right for what was on offer.

    rodece835 100%|10x Nov 2012

  • The property was very warm & cosy, clean & tidy

    The property was very warm & cosy, clean & tidy.. we didn't want to leave.. a lovely retreat to get away.. we will definitely stay again thank you.

    LucriciaT 100%|2x Oct 2012

  • What a stunning place in such a stunning spot

    What a stunning place in such a stunning spot. We had a lovely relaxing time & did not want to pack up and leave. We just wanted to stay sitting on the deck soaking up the views. We highly recommend this book a batch. It is modern, stylish, has lovely linen, nice personal touches/artwork etc, very comfy firm bed & the best thing is the location being right on the waterfront. Nice spot for walks along the beach at low tide etc. We hope to come back and bring the kids next time to join us!

    laurns795 100%|2x Oct 2012

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