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Harbour Views, only 60 seconds to the beach!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Bach or holiday home, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 7)

Located at Taurikura, a quiet settlement on a sandy bay, beneath majestic Mt Manaia, only a half hour drive (about 30kms - 20 miles) from down-town Whangarei.

Our family bach is a basic three bedroom house with generations of mix and match furniture, but it overlooks the beach and has a different view from every window - mountain, forest, beach or farmland, with stunning views of the harbour from the deck.

The large deck is equipped with a BBQ and an eight seat outdoor setting with umbrella.

The lounge has a huge couch, wide-screen TV and DVD player, the kitchen is fully equipped.

Children are welcome and will love the place, but please see 'Special Conditions' regarding young children.

Taurikura offers arguably the best/safest swimming beach on the harbour, which also makes it a great place to kayak, snorkel etc.

The diving and spear fishing is good, there's plenty of scallops to be had.

Bring your boat (the bach has its own mooring - please ask) or there are plenty of spots to fish from the rocks within a few minutes walk.

Rental of the bach kayak is available as an optional extra for $50 for the duration of your stay. It's a quality, stable design, ideal for fishing, or exploring the coastline. Alternatively, Whangarei based companies can also rent and deliver kayaks for $60-120/day.

Ocean beach is nearby, offering surfing and miles of sandy beach.

Tennis courts are just across the road - visitors are welcome.

The bush walk to the top of Mt Manaia is an unforgettable experience, with views that have to be experienced to be believed, while Mt Aubrey and the Heads Reserve also offer terrific walks and views.

The Parua Bay shopping center, about 10 minutes away, has fuel, groceries, a bottle store, cafe and takeaways.

The Deck cafe in nearby McLeod Bay (5 mins) does great food, takeaways and basic groceries.

You may bring your own linen, or we can supply it at an additional charge upon request.

Special conditions:

Please note:

While children are welcome, care is required with young children.

The house dates from an earlier era, and was not built with young children in mind - consequently there are a number of hazards.

For example, there are a number of 'drop-offs' on the sloping (terraced) site and the deck is very high.

Caregivers are responsible for assessing the suitability of the property for the children in their care.

Extras: Linen (Optional, NZ$20.00 per person); Kayak Hire (Optional, NZ$50.00 per stay); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;

More Details

Property Manager
Bookabach
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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 2 days
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

What makes this house unique

Mountain and bush tracks abound, with Ocean Beach nearby and tennis courts just across the road.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Harbour Views, only 60 seconds to the beach!
average rating of 4.5 based on 22 reviews
3

So handy to the local beach and other great beaches and activities around Whangarei Heads, lovely

  • 3 of 5

So handy to the local beach and other great beaches and activities around Whangarei Heads, lovely views, spacious enough for our family of 6, a typical old-fashioned kiwi bach with that feeling of yesteryear.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Bookabach
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location was great, nice view

  • 3 of 5

location was great, nice view

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

Fantastic location & everything needed is at the Bach - perfect for kids.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location & everything needed is at the Bach - perfect for kids. We'll be going back!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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the bach is a great place to stay with the family.

  • 3 of 5

the bach is a great place to stay with the family. it is close to a sheltered beach and handy to some great walks and places to explore at Whangarei Heads. Our family loved our 3 days there

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Loved it! Beautiful views, very comfortable and well stocked pantry! We enjoyed the board games and DVDs, as we struck a wet weekend in April! Will plan a trip back to this bach in summer to enjoy the outdoors more! For those who are comtemplating doing The Wild Kiwi run - the event base is right across the road! It was perfect!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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Great location, very central to everything we did.

  • 4 of 5

Great location, very central to everything we did.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Amenities

Whangarei Heads House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Kids Room - 1 child bed , 1 child bed
    Main Bedroom - 1 queen
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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