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 (294)

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  • A quiet get away back from the beach

    A quiet get away back from the beach. Very private, sheltered and sunny. Good for indoor and outdoor relaxation. Would be happy to return.

    raewan538 100%|5x Dec 2007

  • We had a wonderful time

    We had a wonderful time. The house is neat, tidy and well kept. The outdoor area is relaxing and very private with a fabulous outlook. It's like being at your own private retreat. We would definitely go back and would recommend the place to our friends.

    helean190 100%|1x Nov 2007

  • Loved the bach, it was definitely a homey cosy feeling when entered,...

    Loved the bach, it was definitely a homey cosy feeling when entered, did not know what to expect really, kids really enjoyed the river with the kayak and boat, loved the large decks and enjoyed the sunny views, definitely recommend to all families or for that special getaway! Will definitely be back. Thank you for sharing your holiday home with us :D

    stargo918 100%|1x Oct 2007

  • A modern, fresh, clean, well appointed property with modern appliances and fittings

    A modern, fresh, clean, well appointed property with modern appliances and fittings. Walk in and relax. Excellent indoor outdoor flow in a quiet sheltered location.

    davise558 100%|9x Sep 2007

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