Classic Kiwi Bach at Water's Edge

Bach or holiday home | Mahurangi | #2586

9.4/10 (37 ratings)
  • 10 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 8 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Beach is at the bottom of the property
  • Strong native bird population (Kereru, Tui etc.)
  • Views over harbour from most rooms

Mahurangi Peninsula is the ideal place for a holiday. Secluded and peaceful, this much loved family bach is on a 1 acre property right on the water's edge.

The three bedroom open plan, sun-soaked house is classic kiwi bach style and overlooks the harbour. There are stunning views from the house and the large veranda.

There's plenty of lawn for kids to run around and the trees surrounding the property and the quiet bay mean that you will feel completely removed from it all.

A beautifully restored two bedroom 1870s kauri cottage next to the house is also available for additional bedroom space (not rented separately - no kitchen or bathroom facilities in cottage).

There's good swimming from half tide and above, and lots of great walks around the coastline or the quiet road. There is a private boat ramp and you are welcome to borrow a dinghy. You are close to several regional parks and lots of other great beaches. Close to the Kawau ferry. Algies Bay, Snells and Martins Bay are 5mins drive away, and Warkworth or Matakana 15mins. Sandspit, Goat Island, Scandretts, Tawhanui and Leigh are also easily accessible.

The property is close to Scotts Landing for boat launching facilities. If you're looking for a base to do boat trips from you can't beat this. In front of the house is very sheltered for anchoring, and there's easy access to loads of magical places that are only accessible by boat including Dairy Bay, Saddle Island, Sullivans Bay, Motuora Island, Motuketekete Island, Moturekareka Island, Kawau Island and many more. And the trip up the river to Warkworth by boat is fantastic.

There is also VDSL Internet with WiFi over most of the property, so it's a great place to hide away for a work project.

Just 1 hour's drive north of Auckland harbour bridge. Thanks for your interest.

ps - we love this place, but so do our visitors - click on the 'guest comments' button.

Special conditions: Listed prices are indicative only, depending on number of people staying & dates. They cover the 3brm house - the cottage (see description above) is available for additional charge. Minimum charge 2 nights. Public holidays charged at peak rates. Add a Thursday or Sunday night to a weekend booking for half price (offer not available on public holidays or peak holiday times).


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • Canoe(s)
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dinghy
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Cottage bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Cottage bedroom 2

    1 x Narrow single bed

  • House bedroom 1

    1 x Double bed

  • House bedroom 2

    1 x Bunk bed
    2 x Single bed

  • House bedroom 3

    2 x Single bed


Maybe booked

  • Linen: Bring your own linen.
  • Extras: Cleaning $70.00 per stay (required)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes school & public holidays.

*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 (122)

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  • This was a delightful place for my family and close friends to...

    This was a delightful place for my family and close friends to gather for a special birthday celebration. Everyone who came said they would hire the place themselves in another situation.

    JulieAl5 100%|1x Nov 2017

  • A classic Kiwi bach

    A classic Kiwi bach. Lovely views and access to the water. We had a great time playing with our water toys in the bay at the bottom of the backyard. We'd love to come back in Summer.

    joc95924 100%|2x May 2017

  • Great property, very peaceful and private

    Great property, very peaceful and private. Enjoyed having access to the jetty at the bottom of the section for fishing etc. Beautiful Views :)

    chriay514 100%|2x May 2017

  • A beautiful spot, definitely a good value holiday location in sunny weather!

    A beautiful spot, definitely a good value holiday location in sunny weather!

    DylanTheWebb new member Nov 2016

  • Great place, lovely wee Kiwi bach

    Great place, lovely wee Kiwi bach

    HenryWi2 100%|4x Nov 2016

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