Peaceful cottage beside the Waitohu Stream

Bach or holiday home | Otaki Beach | #4591

9.4/10 (133 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 (288)

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  • The garden was beautiful

    The garden was beautiful . Unfortunately we ran out of time to try the boats on the stream!

    ruthes564 100%|5x May 2018

  • Very secluded and relaxing

    Very secluded and relaxing.

    joedy892 100%|7x May 2018

  • Great location right on the banks of the creek and had lovely...

    Great location right on the banks of the creek and had lovely bird life. Even though it was in a suburban setting, the layout was well situated with a beautiful garden and outside areas that made it feel rural and private. Would recommend.

    thomon244 100%|4x May 2018

  • The house was in a quiet location, had a beautiful property and...

    The house was in a quiet location, had a beautiful property and is located near a picturesque river. The house is lovely and had everything we could possible need - including very comfortable beds!

    Jude McLaren 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Lovely place, beautiful property

    Lovely place, beautiful property. The row boat trip down the stream was like a dream!

    AmberRobertson 100%|1x Apr 2018

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