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Joie de Vivre. Stunning and unique.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Bach or holiday home, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 4)

This home frontage is in the Pacific Ocean at high tide.

Situated on the southern side of the northern arm,

of North /Moana Cove, on Kawau Island. North Facing.

The jetty, attached to the house, can be used for arrivals and departures approximately one to two hours either side of the high tide. It would be advisable to co-ordinate the tide and the ferry for arrivals and departures.

Our neighbour, Dave Jeffrey's operates a boat service between Sandspit and Kawau. Dave is also available, (on most occasions) for drop off and pick ups, on other parts of the Island, for a small fee. We are happy to assist you with your getting to and fro, as we are dependent on tides....

We have a maximum of four guests at any one time. Take advantage of our winter special till the 31 Aug 2016. Only $99 per night, (Instead of $120), for first two adults. Extra adults (up to two), are $15 each. If the extra one or two are children, (but not toddlers), who are 15 or under, they are free.

Please Note. The upper deck is not suitable for toddlers,

If you are arriving by your own water transport, please be aware of the tidal nature of Moana Cove. We have a mooring for your boat. Please let us know.

Have a look at kawawisland org. A very informative website If you would like to know more about the Island. Also look on 'You Tube', at "Briars suprise birthday trip to Kawau Island'. Thanks to Matt and Briar.

Once there, you are virtually in another time and place. There are walking tracks up to the ridge behind the house, then along the ridge to Vivian Bay and beyond.

Just feel and soak up the peace and the quiet, and completely forget about whatever it was that bothered you in Auckland. Listen to the sound of the tui's, wood pigeons, weka's, seagulls, and the odd distant call of the kookaburras. Feed the sprats off the balcony at high tide, and watch the stingrays glide up the cove and back with the ebb and flow of the tide.

Special conditions:

No smoking inside. Outside tolerated, but please be careful.

Total respect for our neighbours at all times!

Please leave the place as you would expect to find it. We have attempted to price the offering on a 'guest clean up basis' to eliminate any cleaning fees for the stay

Please do not use any of the other jettys on the Island, (except in emergencies), as they are all privately owned, and respect for this fact, is valued and appreciated.

NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave; Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);

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:
21 January, 2017

What makes this house unique

Clean and comfortable

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(80 traveller reviews)

Joie de Vivre. Stunning and unique.
average rating of 4.6625 based on 80 reviews
4

Wonderful, comfortable place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful, comfortable place to stay. Plenty to do or just relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. Just make sure you arrive at high tide ??

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Bookabach
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4

Really lovely location, with everything you need to have a lovely holiday.

  • 4 of 5

Really lovely location, with everything you need to have a lovely holiday. Kitchen is equipped with everything you might need and all the instructions to find everything were great.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

Piece of heaven .

  • 5 of 5

Piece of heaven .Couldn't be any closer to the water.

So serene. Amazing spot.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
Owner's Response: So happy that you liked it so much. It is an amazing place, and you are very welcome to return anytime..... Thanks Rach215
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Joie_de_Vivre a French phrase often used in English to express a cheerful enjoyment of life, I cant

  • 4 of 5

Joie_de_Vivre a French phrase often used in English to express a cheerful enjoyment of life, I cant say it better myself. This place is a peace of Nz paradise we will defiantly be heading back in the not so distant future, I have a very stress full job and going to Kawau has reset my mind and soul very very beautiful place with the sound of Tui's as your alarm clock absolutely amazing A+ location.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
Owner's Response: Wow, J. many thanks for your very kind words, and so glad you enjoyed it so much. You know where to find us, should your desire bring you back to our lil place on the water...
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4

Very tranquil position with the water right on your doorstep.

  • 4 of 5

Very tranquil position with the water right on your doorstep. Rustic amenities and a tiny bit tricky to get to, (having to work with tides) but well worth it if you're after a complete escape.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
Owner's Response: Yes agree being a bit tricky, but as we all know the tides come in and they go out ! Nothing we say or do will change that. Plus, as you say, once there you forget about having to deal with it, cos when the tide is out, well thats another vista as well. So glad you enjoyed it tho, and very happy to have you back again.
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5

The peace and tranquility found at this bach is unmatched.

  • 5 of 5

The peace and tranquility found at this bach is unmatched. Highly recomended!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, and hope to see you again sometime..
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Kawau Island, 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
 
Spring/Summer
18 Jan 2017 - 18 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$94
From
A$94
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$20.00/adult and NZ$0.00/child for extra occupants.   
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Kawau Island

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom, Upstairs. (1) - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Downstairs bedroom (2) - 1 large double bed , 1 double bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming