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.
awesome place to stay lovely bach highly recommended.
lovelly spot wonderful veiw off the sea the birds tui s yes heaps of them impression on property we wanta go back.
GREAT! We just love it too and we can only keep it with financial help from other users!
Total relaxation and time out from the world - would love to go again!!!
We have been going there since before the bach was built some 50+ years ago and still feel the same! We are happy to be able to share it with others, rent from which all goes towards maintanace and annual costs.
Like a magic bandaid
If you’re looking for peace and a kind of magic to alleviate your day to day worries and stresses, then this is your place!
An elixir of health for body and soul.
Thank you so much for sharing paradise with us.
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.!!
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!