About Cathy Turner
I was born in Australia and came to live in New Zealand when I married my Kiwi hubby. Our family has spent so much time over 35 years here at the bach at Little Huia. Our grandkids now know it back to front as their grandfather did when he was growing up.
Cathy Turner purchased this House in 1889
Why Cathy Turner chose Huia
In 1889 my husband's great grandfather, Edward Turner, purchased the whole valley of Little Huia. He was a market gardener and orchardist from Cambridge, England. They built their house in the 1890's just back from Little Huia beach where the paddock is today, however it was burnt down in 1898. Their family began with the birth of a girl, who died, and then 9 boys followed. The boys went to school in what is now the Huia Lodge. Fruit trees were planted and thrived and the produce was sent up to Auckland by boat to the city markets to be auctioned. Two of the original pear trees are still growing in our back garden.
What makes this House unique
In the 1940's a small market gardener's workers cottage was brought onto the property from South Auckland. This now the annex bedroom at Little Huia Bach. Throughout the 1950's my husband's family travelled up for their farm in the Waikato to holiday here over the summer months. Many house extensions later, we now have the current Little Huia Bach. The stream in the backyard delights children of all ages. The native bush, out every window, is home to kereru, kingfishers, morepork owls, shining cuckoos, fantails, parrots and more. A perfect place to slow down and relax.
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Really lovely, well kept family bach! A real highlight was sitting out on the deck with a book listening to the stream and going for a walk to the caves at Whatipu. Highly recommend, looking forward to coming back soon!
idyllic family holiday home
Little Huia Bach is a peaceful and well appionted family Bach. With the babbling stream in the back yard and the short stroll to the beach this bach feels like home and provides plenty of entertainment for the kids whilst being a base for day trips around the fabulous west coast beaches. the big table and well resourced kitchen make for leisurely family meals and the well stocked games cupboard DVDs and book shelf mean you are never bored.
Thank you Rebecca for the lovely review and your generous addition to our dvd collection which other families will benefit from. You are welcome to come for another stay.
We loved our stay here, serene with a wonderful view off the back deck of the mountains in behind. The stream sounds lovely and the proximity to the ocean is fantastic. Whatipu just around the corner. Thanks Cathy, cheers Scott
So glad that you enjoyed relaxing in the simple but beautiful surroundings of our bach. This is what we keep going out to stay there for, too.
Great little place
Clean and welcoming, well equipped. Just lovely. Booking again!
Thanks Tooki, Glad you had a comfortable stay over the weekend. Thank you for booking again later in the year.
Quiet and peaceful
We really enjoyed our couple of days at the batch. The location was ideal for us, with great access to Whatipu, Cornwallis and othe West Coast Beaches. The property and house were pretty, well mantained and peaceful and there was even a good selection of dvd's to watch in the evening. Enjoyed a couple of brunches at the Huia Food Store and there a more comprehensive shopping area was easily available at Titirangi. Very quick recovery of bond following stay and good communication from the owner. A highly recommended venue.
Glad you enjoyed your stay at our bach and the area, John. Thank you for placing feedback. You are welcome to stay again.
It is a wonderful batch tucked away from the busyiness of Auckland
It is a wonderful place to stay, perfect for larger groups too. The scenery is wonderful.
Glad your group enjoyed staying, Callum. Thanks for the feedback.