Peaceful cottage beside the Waitohu Stream

Bach or holiday home | Otaki Beach | #4591

9.4/10 (134 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Comfortable modern cottage in a sheltered garden with its own streamfront. In a quiet suburban setting, 5-10 minutes walk to Otaki Beach, our bach has generous outdoor living areas looking over the Waitohu Stream and onto a reserve. We chose it as our retreat because it is warm, private and sheltered from coastal winds, while still within the sound of the sea. For winter nights there's a woodburner and firewood. It's casual but tidy, fully furnished, and equipped as we would hope to find a bach we rent.

From the bach you'll be able to visit Otaki's outlet stores, explore the Tararuas, or take the rowboat for a lazy row down the stream to the beautiful, wide north end of Otaki Beach.

Special conditions:

Two night minimum stay. Most suited to a couple or small family (without toddlers, because of the stream), but additional adults can be catered for at $20 per person per night, $15 per child.

NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave; Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x Narrow single bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Single 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 (300)

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  • Lovely, quiet cottage by the stream

    Lovely, quiet cottage by the stream. Comfortably equipped. Great place to relax and listen to the birds. The apricots on the tree were delicious! Thanks for a great stay!

    Beverly M. Jan 2019

  • Perfect place for a quiet getaway

    Perfect place for a quiet getaway. Would stay again

    Daniel M. Jan 2019

  • This house was an hidden oasis in the trees

    This house was an hidden oasis in the trees. It had everything you needed and then some! Lovely to hear the birds and play on the stream in the dingy. A short walk to the beach. Bob was an excellent host. Great communication. We would stay again.

    Sharon H. Jan 2019

  • This bach was a very clean and comfortable place to stay

    This bach was a very clean and comfortable place to stay. We loved the privacy and serenity and also the bird life and little stream beside the bach. We would recommend this place to anyone, and are hoping to stay there again in the near future. The bach as very well set up, with lots of crockery, cutlery, pots and pans and the dishwasher was a great feature, even though there was only 4 of us. The outside deck is a lovely place to spend time in the evenings.

    annO8588 100%|2x Jan 2019

  • Really appreciated the good communication with the owner

    Really appreciated the good communication with the owner. Loved the home and its environs, especially the stream running alongside the property, and the local birds in the surrounding trees.

    Jo A. Dec 2018

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