Bach or holiday home, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 6)
What makes this House unique
Great section for kids to ride bikes and play
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Sheets, towels and pillow cases must be supplied. All rubbish must be removed on departure. Please leave the place clean and tidy for the next guests.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
It was as described.
It had plum trees! with fruit! and a tree hut...
Very disappointing. Messy, dirty, dog poo, cigarette butts and beer bottle caps
On arrival, the deck was messy, we found newspaper, beer bottle caps, a bra pad, other rubbish, tea towels and pillow cases that had fallen from the line. On the lawn, there were dog poo, cigarette butts and bottle caps everywhere. And rubbish (chippy packet, tinsel, newspaper, fireworks) here and there. Essentially, everything was just not as clean as how you'd expect it to be seeing as people are being charged for it. We even found a cigarette butt in one of the bedroom closet. And some of the beds had visible dust and bits on it.
Some of the photos online are old as the lawn area isn't kept so tidy as it shows in the photo. Overgrown in areas. The floors are old and terrible with what looks like water damage. The whole place could really do with a renovation.
We had to wash any dishes, cups, cutlery - everything before we used it, as it was not clean. Everything needs a decent scrub down, a proper clean and vacuum. Even if you ask guests to tidy before they go, if you are charging people for it, if the guests didn't do a good job - it is the responsibility of the owners.
It was also unfortunate that the previous guests broke the window in the bathroom, though it was strange that they had to be the ones boarding it up not the owner. Strange because it was nailed down and duct taped with x2 ply boards that were smaller than the window, and because the ply was too small, an old sign. I wondered why they would let the guest do such a job, it almost looks like it had been boarded up for a while but this is just speculation. This also gives us the impression that the owners barely come by or have not come by to check and make sure the bach was all spic and span for the next guests (us). My partner also stepped on a small piece of broken glass which was most likely from the broken window.
We could communicate with the owner fine. Check-in was fine. Owner was not there but had already communicated how to get in the house etc.
Thank you for your feedback Ly and very sorry you found the bach untidy. We were in after you to get the window sorted and I did find cigarette butts and bottle caps left on the lawn disconcerting. Rubbish blown around again can be hard to contain given the current windy weather we are experiencing. The property has no gate so dogs do leave their business occasionally, unfortunately out of our control. The lawns get done monthly- the grass we felt is not long currently. We do have a guy that checks the place, and, to keep the price manageable for family holidays choose to ask guests to clean. We spent significant time cleaning this time so appreciate your comment, again we offer our apologies. We will also ask the guy who checks to check cupboards and beds. We may now look at putting on a cleaning charge and cleaner given your feedback. We did communciate about the window to you and the window/house had to be secured . The previous guest + the guy we use to check the house, did the best they could over the public holiday period. I would like to comment that in our description the bach is outlined as being a basic bach and we think priced accordingly for 4 people at $100. While the paint colour is not on trend the condition of the paint work we think is not bad and the floors are polished particle board with no water damage since we listed the bach many years ago. We strive to share our bach where we have had many happy holidays for others to use for a reasonable price . We endorse the kiwi tradition of classic retro bach without being too precious , however we do take note about the cleaning issues you experienced and will re look at how we manage the cleaning.
Love this house
We love the environment we love that we could celebrate with our family, also we loved how homie the house is despice the dog smell but understanding as we have dogs too, all in all I love our stay my family was so grateful. I will be back
Great property for a weekend away - basic set up but plenty of comfy beds and everything you need in the kitchen and lounge plus a sheltered deck off the lounge.
Everything we needed
Basic accommodation but it had everything we needed. Definitely tired throughout, but we expected that for the price we paid and it was generally clean and tidy. Beds were comfortable and the lounge/kitchen/dining area was spacious enough for our family of five.
Kids enjoyed the treehouse, board games, and the visits from a friendly neighbourhood cat!
Nice quiet spot. Could do with a little tlc here and there, some carpet/more rugs on the chipboard floor would cosy it up, but the fire worked a treat on a particularly chilly night.
We left the place as clean and tidy as we found it, but a last minute check under the beds for forgotten items before we left revealed a build up of dust and rubbish and the need for a good thorough vacuum, and the mildew around the shower was a bit off putting. On the other hand, we were pleasantly surprised at the strength of the ‘low pressure’ shower!
Close to beach ideal for a get away
Quick and easy communication.
No issues around getting assess to the place.