Stylish beach front house with stunning views

Bach or holiday home | Te Horo Beach | #5197

9.7/10 (10 ratings)
  • 9 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 10 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Our family holiday home is a unique architect designed "bure" style bach with comfortable new furniture and interesting artworks in the house and garden. We recommend the house for mature couples and groups, and families with older children. The house may not be suitable for younger children.

Visitors can enjoy the newly installed kitchen with views to the mountain tops and the beach. Quality linen, towels and cleaning service (payment required) - all you need do is arrive and enjoy.

Walk across the front lawn to the beach; go swimming, take a stroll along the unspoiled coastline, or relax and enjoy the beachfront views from the spacious open plan kitchen/dining/ living area and decks. Then go to sleep with the sound of the waves.

Te Horo Beach is an undiscovered gem, less than 1 hour from central Wellington or Palmerston North and 10 minutes north of Waikanae. (train access) Easy access to bush walks, Otaki's shopping villages, restaurants, cafes.

Cosy in winter with a woodburner stove. In summer, enjoy the tree clad landscaped garden with sheltered outdoor dining and living area with outdoor fire and BBQ.

Plenty of activities: table tennis table and pool table in the garage. A petanque court (French style outdoor bowls) provides for those with a competitive spirit! Books and magazines, DVDs and CDs to enjoy with a large curved screen TV. Wi Fi with Lightbox. The beach provides a sandy playground and enough waves for kids of all ages to enjoy; beach toys are available and 2 kayaks for experienced kayakers.

Accomodates up to 9 in can accommodate two families. Bedroom 4 is sleepout attached to garage, about 20m from the main house; uses bathroom facilities in the house.

The Beach Retreat opens directly to the beach and there are open stairs

Special conditions:

Happy to answer questions - just get in touch.

Usually 7 night min stay Dec/ Jan/ early Feb .

Rest of year: 2 night min or 3/4 nights on holiday weekends.

2 night minimum applies to extra person charge.

Maximum occupancy is 9.

Fee of $99 per stay includes provision of quality linen and towels and cleaning after your departure.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$99.00 per stay); Linen (included);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pool table
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Queen bed

  • Sleepout

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Queen bed
    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 (33)

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  • Great family house to rent with plenty of outside activities onsite

    Great family house to rent with plenty of outside activities onsite. Also plenty of games and books to read, and a piano provided lots of interest and fun. the area has a real country feel and being beach front is wonderful. Well equipped. Otaki's factory outlets close by. Would rent again.

    dianan792 100%|11x Oct 2008

  • Loved the location and beach settting

    Loved the location and beach settting. Just what the doctor ordered for a weekend away. Great facilities for the team with the tramp, pool table and ping pong. Thanks so much for letting us stay at your bach. We'll be back again.

    jayon25 100%|1x Aug 2008

  • Really enjoyed our stay – what a find!!!

    Really enjoyed our stay – what a find!!!. Loved being right on the beach. Private well established garden a great place for lunch. Lots of places to relax, both in/out of the sun. Well appointed kitchen, great open plan layout, comfy bedroom and immaculate en-suite. Great views, both out to sea and to the Tararuas. Te Horo beach an undiscovered treasure, nice sand, great swimming beach, interesting walks with lots to see. Peaceful quiet area. Close to Otaki/Waikanae for shopping, dining out.

    judyen238 100%|5x Dec 2007

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