Beach house at magical inlet

Bach or holiday home | Purakanui Inlet | #34553

8.9/10 (16 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Lovely new wood burner and firewood provided
  • Internal flush toilet
  • canoe (single adult/2 children) provided with adult life-jacket

Ideal spot for a family holiday. Safe water activity: canoeing (canoe provided), swimming, fishing.

Interesting walks: well-maintained path to inlet mouth, Purakanui inlet walk.

Canoe or walk across the inlet at low tide to a pristine sandy beach and to Goat Island (Mapoutahi pa).

The Orokonui Ecosanctuary is a 10 minute drive away. Port Chalmers and the Dunedin Stadium aren't much further.

Large windows with a beautiful view out over the inlet. The afternoon sun streams in to warm the living area while on cold nights the house is kept cosy with a new wood burner.

Special conditions: Check in after 3 pm. Check out 11 am. There are two entrances; a rather overgrown path and a steep driveway suitable for 4WD vehicles, although other vehicles can use it to park off road. Entrance is NOT via the front door but using the North-facing slider. Guests are asked to be considerate in their use of water, as the rain-based supply is limited. No parties.No additional guests staying beyond those booked. No smoking inside. No tents. No open fires. No pets in the house.


  • Canoe(s)
  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Fridge
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bunk bedroom

    2 x Bunk bed

  • Living Room

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 6 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes public holidays. Stay 6 or 7 nights and pay for 5. Free nights apply to lowest priced nights.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
My Tariff
21-Mar-18 to 11-Jan-19
$110+/night $130+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
12-Jan-19 to 21-Jun-19
$110/night $130/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 (16)

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  • Very tidy, modern and warm little crib in a wonderful location

    Very tidy, modern and warm little crib in a wonderful location. Very well sorted with all the luxuries of home - everything you could possibly need to enjoy your stay :)

    MattW136 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • beautiful views and relaxing to the end the degree

    beautiful views and relaxing to the end the degree.,We couldn't get cellphone signal but that could've just been our phones

    NikiW5 100%|1x Dec 2016

  • Great location and nice, very clean old fashioned kiwi Bach

    Great location and nice, very clean old fashioned kiwi Bach.

    Kiwi_John 100%|5x Jul 2016

  • Beautiful location

    Beautiful location. Stunning view from living room window. Very comfortable double bed. Arrived quite late on a winter's night so cold and dark. Bring torch as dark up the driveway. Once we got the stove going was a cosy wee place. One match left so was a test of skill ha,ha. Plenty of dry wood. Woke to gorgeous views and birdsong. Highly recommended, very relaxing weekend. Great walk along the water, watching horses splashing in the shallows. Near Long Beach which is lovely too, white sand.

    julirr324 100%|4x Jun 2016

  • Nice place

    Nice place.

    deans879 100%|1x Apr 2016

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