This original 4-bedroom 1940s bach (one of the first in Whangamata!) with all the charm of real old Kiwi summer baches, and with plenty of living indoors and out. Low key, warm and friendly, it's been a magnet for families for over 35 years.
The Whangamata bach features a generous deck in front that catches glimpses of the sea and is shaded by the ancient pohutukawa tree for outdoor meals or lounging, while a smaller porch with sofa is the perfect napping spot. A deck off the kitchen is the sunset cocktail centre, easy to supervise the barbecue chef. Under the pohutukawa tree there's room for all the deck chairs, a chair hammock and regular one, so there is no arguing over lounging pozzies.
The stainless steel and rimu kitchen has enough room for two cooks to work happily together, with a modern stove and fridge freezer, plenty of good pots and pans, and a microwave. No dishwasher, that's the family-bonding time for the kids. In summer there is a herb garden going for family and guests.
Living room and four indoor bedrooms have charming vintage style. Master double bedroom has en-suite bathroom with a tub for bathing small folks plus laundry. Second bathroom includes shower and separate toilet. Guest accommodation includes a second double bedroom, a bedroom with 3 singles and 2 rollaways, and a cosy single room.
The shelves are stacked with games, books (including vintage sets of Agatha Christie and Dick Francis), toys for the kids and a radio. The garage has boogie boards,sand and fishing toys, boules and croquet, and the most novel beer fridge in town. Outdoor shower, solar powered (that's a hose, in the sun) for rinsing off, and plenty of room on the double section to fit both cars and the essential cricket games. Park the car and jump on the two old-fashioned bicycles to pedal around town (plus one kid's bike).
Cross the road to the beach, wander 100 m to the Surf Club or Blackie's coffee. Head over to the estuary for quiet paddle. It's t...
Dogs allowed outside but must be tied up as property not fenced.
There are no more than 8 adults at all times with remainder to be children 17 yrs and under.
The ramp leading in to the property is not suitable for wheelchairs and the front ranch slider door entrance has a lip also not suitable for wheelchairs.
Please note there is a cap on data usage for the wifi service: 4 GB per night stayed. Bookings that go over the allocated data by 1 - 10 GB during their stay will be charged a $20.00 top up fee. Further charges will apply to bookings that go over the allocated data by more than 10 GB .
Minimum nights, cleaning costs, a service fee and other special conditions may apply. Visit the Bachcare website to get an instant and accurate quote for your stay.
Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$0.00 per stay); Linen (Optional, NZ$25.00 per person);