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;