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Starfish - special beach front retreat

Pakawau, New Zealand
  • House
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

Bach or holiday home, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 6)

Starfish is a perfect Kiwi bach on the beach, any time of year. Feel the sand under your toes and let the stress of daily life slip into the waves. Let go of deadlines and schedules as you adapt to the rhythms of the tides, relax your mind as the sounds of the sea lull you to sleep.

The owner has recently started managing Starfish herself. From our visitors' book: "Simply the best", "Paradise again - better each year, but so much harder to leave", "Another relaxing holiday at the best place in New Zealand", "Our 6th year at Starfish, beautiful weather", "Brilliant place, great holiday".

At Starfish, enjoy lazy days sunning and playing on the beach, and long walks along the tideline. Peaceful Pakawau beach is on the northern side of Golden Bay, sheltered by the 26 km long arm of Farewell Spit.

When you want to go exploring, there's beaches, caves, cafes and artists' studios, all nearby. A contrast to gentle Pakawau Beach is nearby Wharariki Beach, with its wild west coast breakers rolling in, lots of caves, and tidal pools of playing seal pups. Farewell Spit, by foot or safari, is a bird watchers dream, and there's a cafe at its base with good binoculars and whale stranding history. Right in Pakawau, the camp shop is open again for icecreams or bait, and the Schoolhouse Cafe is just across the road. Pop into Collingwood to the Courthouse Cafe for a delicious breakfast, or check out a live Gig with dinner and a house made brew at the Mussel Inn.

In winter, cozy up around the woodstove and enjoy our collection of board games and our wide selection of DVD's.

The farmer's macropcarpas across the road block the famed Pakwau westerly beautifully: a pool of calm.

For when you need to connect, the cell phone coverage is good in the sunroom. Play your own favorite tunes through the stereo, and relax!

Extras: Linen (Optional, NZ$25.00 per person); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;

Owner

Bookabach

Member Since 2014
Response time:
within one hour
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
What makes this House unique

The front gate leads right onto a lovely safe swimming beach, a perfect playground for families.

Amenities

    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Master Bedroom
        1 queen

        Bathrooms

        • 1 Bathroom

            General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Washing Machine

                Kitchen

                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator

                    Entertainment

                      • DVD Player
                      • Stereo
                      • Television

                        Outside

                          • Outdoor Grill

                            Attractions

                              • restaurants

                                Leisure Activities

                                  • horseback riding

                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                      • fishing
                                      • golf
                                      • hiking
                                      • mountain biking
                                      • surfing
                                      • swimming
                                      • tennis

                                        House Rules

                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                        Cancellation Policy

                                        Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                        7 Reviews

                                        Excellent4.6/5

                                        Latest reviews

                                        Charismatic and beautifully positioned property overlooking the sea with lovely views to Farewell Sp

                                        Heather B.

                                        Charismatic and beautifully positioned property overlooking the sea with lovely views to Farewell Spit. A home away from home, Robyn has added lots of personal touches and kindnesses like the offer to use basics and foodstuffs from her pantry and the open use of herbs from her herb garden and lemons from her lemon tree.

                                        Owner's Response:

                                        So glad you enjoyed your time at Starfish. We are really happy to share this bit of paradise.

                                        Superb bach as is location, really well setup

                                        Andrew N.

                                        Superb bach as is location, really well setup

                                        Owner's Response:

                                        So happy you enjoyed your stay.

                                        Nice spot on the beach in a great "kiwi bach".

                                        MICHAL M.

                                        Nice spot on the beach in a great "kiwi bach".

                                        Owner's Response:

                                        Glad you enjoyed our bach on the beach - Robyn

                                        Beautifully set up beach house on a peaceful stretch of beach paradise.

                                        rachee237

                                        Beautifully set up beach house on a peaceful stretch of beach paradise. Everything we needed was here, including a great bookcase, games and movie collection for wet days. Fresh herbs in the lovely garden were a bonus. Loved this place!

                                        An amazing little slice of heaven!

                                        Eva K.

                                        An amazing little slice of heaven! We absolutely loved it! It's such a lovely, very well equipped and super clean traditional bach! Super easy beachy holidays. Perfect for families. There's even a cafe/restaurant and a wee shop close by.

                                        Owner's Response:

                                        I am glad you and your family had a lovely time. We are very happy to share our little piece of paradise with you.

                                        Great location for access to Farewell Spit.

                                        Rachel N.

                                        Great location for access to Farewell Spit. Right on the coast with easy access to the beach. Property well maintained with lawn and outdoor table. Surprised there was no microwave. Used the stove instead. Overall a great place to unwind or explore.

                                        Owner's Response:

                                        So glad you enjoyed your time at Starfish. Sorry about no microwave. I like being "microwave free" on holiday, but the stove can take a bit longer. Thanks for watering the new grass seed spots on the lawn.

                                        Location

                                        Pakawau, New Zealand

                                        Rates & Availability

                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                        Additional Guest Fee
                                        $14
                                        $87avg/night
                                        7 Reviews
                                        Excellent 4.6/5
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                                        Property # 20041237

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