Bach or holiday home, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 6)
I grew up at Kina, near Motueka, and attended Tasman school with lots of cousins. We had an apple orchard and ponies to ride on the beach - so idyllic! Though my extended family stayed in the district, I moved to Australia in my 20s, and met my American husband while kayaking down the Murumbidgee. After living in the US for many years my three children and I returned for a year in NZ in 2002, so they could get to know their kiwi roots. We found Starfish that year, and have been thrilled to have it as our base in NZ ever since. Our youngest daughter has lived in NZ for the last 5 years and our son lives in Sydney, and we spend as much time as we can at Starfish. We hope to spend 6 months of each year there in a few years.
RobynTa4 purchased this House in 2002
Why RobynTa4 chose Pakawau
We are happy to share this beautiful piece of paradise with our guests. Many come back year after year and love it as much as we do! As a young child I remember the excitement and delight at being included in my father and uncles white baiting trips to Anatori - further down the west coast from Pakawau. We would drive all the way from Tasman, sometimes staying for a few days in Paturau during the white bait season. We would always drive through Pakawau to get there, so when I started to look for a place in Golden Bay in 2002 I was drawn to the west side of the bay, its beautiful calm beaches and proximity to the wildness of Whaririki and my much beloved Anatori. My husband and children and I camped at the Pakawau motor camp, Easter 2002. We did the Spit tour and fell in love with the remoteness and beauty of Pakawau.
What makes this House unique
The front gate leads right onto a lovely safe swimming beach, a perfect playground for families.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Peaceful, sunny, warm and relaxed
Clean, bright, classic kiwi bach with the surf lapping at the boundary. A perfect weekend, thank you.
So glad you had a nice time at Starfish. Thanks for coming.
perfect bach in an amazing location!
Brilliantly set up bach sitting right by the beach. The amazing Farewell Spit, and Wharariki Beach close by. Would love to stay there again.
Thank you for your great review. So glad you had a great time and enjoyed wonderful Wharariki and the Spit. Please do cone again.
A fantastic holiday retreat
Very clean, great location, a wonderful spot to relax but lots to do in the vicinity if desired.
Thank you - glad to hear you had a relaxing time and enjoyed our lovely locale!
We absolutely loved Starfish Bach. It was right on the water so the views were awesome.
Thank you so much Robyn for letting us stay. We came down from Auckland with our 10 and 7 year old boys. Called in to the Legendary Mussel Inn on the way to Pakawau for dinner. Our kids had so much fun at Whakariki Beach playing on the sand dunes and swimming in the little bay. The Starfish Bach was so cosy, really comfortable beds and everything we needed. Loved sitting on the deck in the sun while the kids played in the garden and on the beach. Played board games in front of the fire at night. We didn’t want to leave! Jo and Mike, Pt Chev
I am very glad you and your family had such a lovely time. It really is a great spot for a holiday. Come again!
The house is a very nicely furnished and decorated place direct at the beach. Sunrise above the sea wakes you in the morning and the wood stove warms in the evening. We loved it!
Thank you for reviewing Starfish. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Do come again.
Relaxing next to the sea
This an absolutely stunning little cottage with direct access to a beautiful beach. You wake up to the sound of waves and wish you could stay longer in this magical place. We’ll definitely want to come back.
We are so happy that you had a wonderful time at Starfish. It truly is a magical place. Come back anytime.