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Member since: 2014
Speaks english

Schoolhouse Bay Cottage

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Mahurangi holiday house

Bach or holiday home, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 12)

Christmas/New Year booking priority for family group.You have just found a perfect holiday place.This renovated1860s historic cottage is ready to be enjoyed by people who love it as we do.With amazing North facing views of the Mahurangi Harbour it is less than an hour North of the Bridge yet it is so tranquil.Raise the blinds in the morning and absorb the wonderful views from your bed.Breakfast on the sun drenched deck,watch the boats make their way up the harbour,lunch in the shade of the 1000 year old Pohutukawa tree,watch the tuis and wood pigeons bathe in the birdbath and dine under the star spangled sky.A short walking track leads down to the water?s edge.The sandy beach is very safe for swimming and an ideal anchorage.On some days the water is like a mirror!There is a boat ramp 600 metres away at Scotts Landing at the end of the road.Get your holiday supplies from Snells Beach on your way up to kick start your stay.The Mahurangi Harbour is safe in all conditions.Great swimming,sailing,jetskiing,waterskiing and fishing.Historic Kawau Island is only 40 minutes away by power boat with wonderful fishing and diving.There are many things to do around the area, wineries, cafes, museums,antiques,Omaha,Leigh,Goat Island, historic Warkworth,and the Saturday morning Matakana Market.The cottage has a large main bedroom with queen size bed,a 2nd bedroom with a queen and single bed,large lounge/dining room is fully furnished with all mod cons,ceiling fans,open fire (subject to restrictions on its use),gas BBQ etc.There is also a sleep out with 4 sets of bunks that sleeps 8 people.This huge property has direct water access,all sorts of trees and has plenty of off-street parking (even for the boat!).This property is ideal for 2 or more families to holiday together. Not so toddler-proof for the very young though.It is ideal for a quiet winter retreat and is so close to Auckland.It truly is a slice of heaven. You?ll love it here.We do.

Special conditions:

Family bookings preferred.2 night minimum stay.1 night considered subject to $120 extra charge.Xmas/New Year 7 nights minimum.Holidays charged at rates on Calendar.Special deal $80 per night reduction if you only want to use cottage (sleeps 4 in 2 queen beds) and not the sleepout.Leave place tidy,stove wiped down.Extra cleaning fee may apply at owners discretion if the property is left in an unacceptable state. Mandatory refundable $500 damage bond applies to every booking.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$120.00 per stay); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bookabach (Property Manager)
Member since: 2014
Speaks english

What makes this house unique

Huge entertainers deck and prolific bird life


2 traveller reviews

Schoolhouse Bay Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

A lovely bach with a unique charm.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely bach with a unique charm. Beautifully positioned for views, privacy and enjoyment.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2010
  • Source: Bookabach
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Absolutely awesome place - we went as 2 families with kids aged 14 to 24 and the accommodation was p

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely awesome place - we went as 2 families with kids aged 14 to 24 and the accommodation was perfect. Kids had heaps of room out in the sleepout with beds each, couch and tv and own bathroom. The house had everything one needs and the view is amazing. Lovely big deck and BBQ.Magic!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2010
  • Source: Bookabach
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Mahurangi, New Zealand

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
New Zealand Dollar
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas/New Year
8 Dec 2016 - 6 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Mahurangi, New Zealand

Property Type:
  • house
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Back Bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Main Bedroom - 1 large double bed
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis