Bach or holiday home, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, (Sleeps 9)
Our family has owned this property since the early 1960s. The cottage was built from mature macrocarpa trees planted by our dad on his farm. We would spend most of our summers staying at Mangakuri, dad coming and going a bit with haymaking, shearing and pea harvests demanding attention. Blissful summers - the days were ruled by the low tides when we would explore the rock pools, splash widly in the warm tidal pools, catch reef fish, crayfish and snorkel for paua. It hasnt changed for us except for the depletion of seafood. We love the beach and the bach - it is our family's gathering place as often as we can.
What makes this House unique
Sandy beach, safe swimming and snorkeling in front of bach, fishing, surfing, walking.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Relaxing and charming
A charming and relaxing bach in a beautiful location that offers a get away any time of year. We loved our stay!
A wonderful break as usual.
Space and beauty
Loved this whare, the beach, the land, the comfy spaces in the house. Thank you for sharing what is clearly a loved family home. We would definitely come again.!!
Nice weekend away
Lovely genuine kiwi Bach, fire was great to have. Even managed to catch some kahawai off the beach. Thanks for letting us stay.
Serene autumn holiday
Comfortable beach house, one of the best locations, desirable weather, what more can we wish for! :)
We stayed here with my friend, my in-laws, our two teenage sons and two dogs in April and had a wonderful time. It was the perfect place to get away from everything for a few days.
Thank you for your response. We love it too and it is only by sharing it with others using that we can keep up with the minimum maintenance required!
Remote. Magical. Bring all the food you need - closest shop is 40km away!
Stay two nights and feel like you've been away a week! Swim. Talk. Fish. Eat. Curl up in a beanbag in the sun & get lost in that good book you've been waiting to read. Play board games. Explore rock pools at low tide with your kids - and great snorkeling: be careful of the marine life and turn every rock back over the way you found it! Walk to Pyramid Rock at the south end of the beach. Snug up to the fire in winter and have a toasty-hot bath outside under the stars. Not many places on the planet where you can do all this with no interruptions!
The kitchen is stocked with the usual utensils and there is a fridge-freezer and an oven (the solid old kind!).
Note that this is a well-loved family beach cottage built in the 60s and iconic for the era. It is a bach in the kiwi sense rather than a modern day apartment or town house!
Please don't wander in the paddock at the back (it is private farmland) and if you have a dog please make sure she/he doesn't!