1950's Bach - close to beach - kayaking and family time!
GREENOCK BEACH and how it got started --We first laid eyes on this property, located in the Greenock area of Awhitu, while hiking from Kariotahi to the Manukau heads and then back around the bays during the 1979 holidays. The property was a rather run down mess with a old shed and a old bus near the bottom house and a rubbish dump next to the top house, but it still had something "special" about it. We then decided to get up to ten like - minded families to have a share in what had become a dream. How did Greenock get its name? As the prospective shareholders gathered together it became clear that their new Company would be requiring a name. Eventually an old lands and survey was produced, which showed that the particular area of land had once been known as Greenock, having been named after a village in Scotland. Being a very old map with poor faded print the name appeared to read as Greehock and after much discussion that name was agreed on as a suitable one for the company. Even once the mistake was eventually discovered so we decided to keep the original name of Greehock Farms and it remained for 40 years . After 40 years our chosen name for our holiday accommodation is now Greenock Beach. The top house was built in the 1950's and has fantastic views over the Manukau Harbour and the house near the beach was bought over from Onehunga on a barge.
phylen997 purchased this House in 1980
Why phylen997 chose Awhitu
To have a great family time, including grandchildren and great grandchildren. They will all love to kayak, go sprat fishing as the tide is just coming in up the creek, then set a net to catch some flounder for breakfast. There is a tyre swing on the beach for the kids to swing on as they pass, to go crab hunting. This area is a magical place for families! A story from a share holders Grandaughter when she was 10 years old --- My great Nana spent many long hours spear fishing up Brooks creek and around Dickey's bay. Late one night while fishing in Dickey's bay my Great Nana suddenly saw a sparkle near the water edge. My Great Nana had found a fairy pool that fairies bathe in at night and the water seeps from the bank into the fairy pool. When I first went to see the fairy pool, I did see something sparkle and when I put my fingers into the water it tingled right up my arm. It felt magical! Each time I go to Greehock, I walk or kayak to the fairy pool to make sure during the summer months, there is enough water for the fairies to bathe in. My great Nana showed my Grandma who also showed my mother, and now it is my turn to take care of the fairy pool. The area is known for its privacy and seclusion for anyone that wants time out with their family and friends.
What makes this House unique
Close to beach - secluded - awesome views - Great family time - fishing - netting - crabing .
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 7
- No vehicles allowed on the beach for the safety of the public and endangered birds
- No additional overnight guests allowed without prior permission
- No open fires on the property and beach
A Step Back In Time
Phyllis contacted me the day before to let me know that the " Top House with Fantastic views" was unavaiable due to Windows beibg installed.
Instead of cancelling she relocated us & offered us an extra night to stay in "The Shareholders Beach House Bach" which is not usually rented out. Therefore i cannot review the "Top House*
The bottom beach house has fabulous views both from the kitchen, lounge & large deck being on the waters edge!
Spacious carpeted with 2 double bedrms, 1 twin single & 2 single twin beds in lounge. Slept in sooo comfortable!
Modern bathrm with bath, Separate toilet with shower. Washhouse with storage & washing mach. Lounge, dining & kitchen are dated, no doubt awaiting renovations but fully functional. Two Fridge freezers, stove & microwave.
Shareholders bring their own BBQ so we used Elecric Frying Pan.
Large lawn area for kids to play cricket etc outside fish bench, swimmimg & fishing at your doorstep.
Was a privilege to stay here, very peacefull & relaxing. Much appreciated Phyllis 😉�
Hi Malia, thank you for being so great about going down to the beach house at a moments notice. You were very easy to communicate with and thank you for
giving the beach house such a lovely write up. We highly recommend you to other hosts. AA++
What a spot!
The lovely manager got in touch after one of 2 nights as new windows were arriving to be installed in the top house (the booking for this is the top house which is up a hill, a 300m walk from the beach) and we were very fortunate to be offered the amazing beach house. What a majestic spot.
Really enjoyable, clean, good communication .
A little relaxing holiday away.
This house is in a "magic" spot on the Awhitu Peninsular. The views from the house are amazing and the peace is also amazing. We had plenty of time to rest, and visit rellies.
It is a magic spot, and thank you for leaving the place lovely for the next person. Great communication and you are welcome back at anytime. AA++
What a view!
We had a lovely weekend at this beautiful spot. Bach was very clean and tidy, and the view was spectacular. We will be back.
Thank you for leaving the place spotless It is a great place for kids to enjoy and relaxed family time. Your family are welcome back. A+
Great location with everything you need in a good Spectacular views, safe beach a minute down the hill. Private and relaxing. Phyllis and Jim the hosts were so friendly and accomodating. A small superette 5 mins away for anything you might forget. Highly recommend as a great place to stay. This is our third year and we will definitely be back!
Thank you, for returning each year and leaving the place spotless for the next family. It was great to see your family spending quality time swimming, paddle boarding, and snorkeling. Maybe a founder net to set on your next holiday.It is a slice of paradise with the wonderful views. You are welcome back!
Our property is located on the beautiful Awhitu Peninsular surrounded by beaches.
Visit the famous Awhitu light house and see where the where the waters meet from Coast to Harbour.
Take a walk on the black sand at the end of West Coast road Awhitu.
A beautiful 9 hole golf course with awesome views of the Manukau Harbour and beaches.
Take a picnic lunch then have a look around the Brooks Homestead on the ARA Park.
Return on a Friday evening for a Britro meal at the Awhitu golf club from 5,30pm to 8.30pm.