1950's Bach - close to beach - kayaking and family time!
GREEHOCK FARM 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 Greehock 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 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 Farm and it remains then and still today. Our chosen name for our holiday accommodation is now Greenock Farms. 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 Granma 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.
Very Peaceful. Excellent views and location.
Lovely Laid Back Couple of Days
We thoroughly enjoyed our two days at this spot. The house was beautifully situated overlooking the inner harbour below and afforded very pleasant views of same. The sheltered front porch was an ideal position to do this from while we ate our evening meal.
The house was an easy 200 m stroll from the beach and sand spit below.
It contained very well resourced kitchen facilities and the bathroom had an excellent shower.
The section was contained and would be very child-friendly. This was a very quiet and tranquil setting.
Thanks for the great hospitality and support. Looking forward to the next stay.
Thank you Keith and I hope your stay bought back a lot of memories. A great guest, who communicated well and left the place clean and ready for the next tenant. I recommend Keith to any host and we welcome them back at any time.
We loved our few days away.The grandchildren spent a lot of time playing on the beach and it was safe.The bach had everything we needed.We will definitely book again.It is a beautiful location.
Thank you John for leaving the place great for the next tenant. Definitely a great place to enjoy time with your grand children.. You are welcome back at anytime. and we highly recommend you to other hosts. A++
Very relaxing and private
Phyllis is amazingly friendly and helpful and went out of her way to be of assistance.
We love the views and relaxed privacy of this property and the area. A nice clean and tidy, old school, kiwi bach.
Rob and his family has been coming to the Greenock 1950's house for many years and they are always welcome back. Great communication and went the extra mile and fixed the tap and the BBQ looks amazing. Caught 3 fish from his kayak and enjoyed them smoked. Thank you Rob and your wife for leaving the place spotless. AA++
Really enjoyed the bach. Everything you need and evenings on the deck with that stunning view were sensational.
Thank you John , for leaving the place great for the next tenant. Your family are welcome back to Greenock at anytime. A++
Great you had time to relax and enjoy our 360 degree view across the Manukau Harbour. The view is also great on a stormy day.
Everything you need for a relaxing time away!! Awesome view and beach was beautiful. Thank you!!
Thank you! Joanne was great to communicate with. Awesome that you all enjoyed our beach and views. The house was left spotless! and I would recommend your family as responsible tenants A+
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.