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Member since: 2014
Speaks english

The Family Bach - Cable Bay

17 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Taipa holiday house

Bach or holiday home, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 6)

The Wrathall family were amongst the first European settlers in Doubtless Bay. Mangonui Streets and historic buildings bear their name. After many prosperous years, when the whalers moved on and the demand for kauri gum waned, the family and their business interests moved to Auckland.

Generations on, the Wrathall?s connection with their family?s Northland heritage grew stronger. In the early 1950s a section near the top of Cable Bay?s Seaview Road was selected as the site for the family?s new holiday bach.

Still owned today by descendants of the original Wrathall settler family, they recently faced a dilemma. Bulldoze the old bach and build a big flash house like the homes it sits amongst or work with the shell of the 50?s place? A place loaded with memories of laughter, tall fishing tales and sweltering family Christmases.

Fortunately she wasn?t flattened but she is a shadow of her former self. The practical aspects of the design were retained. Original features were given a new life. The character hasn?t been filled and sanded out of the repolished native timber floors.

The gutted bach interior has been rebuilt with the appointments you might expect to find in a brand new luxury apartment. With details that hark back to the 50?s like quality vintage furniture recovered in fresh modern fabrics. There are clip on transparent vinyl panels to child-proof the deck railings.

60 years ago, the site for The Family Bach was selected for 2 reasons. It was a short safe walk from the ice-creams and pink sand of Cable Bay and had a grandstand panoramic view out over sparkling Doubtless Bay. That hasn?t changed.

There?s a flat screen TV, Sky, a strong telescope, modern appliances, chrome and glass bathroom, crisp clean linen, all that stuff, the luxury stuff. But there is also a really neat original Kiwi bach feel going on too. I?m sure you?ll sense it.

Managed by Bach Man

Special conditions:

The base tariff is for 2 people. Additional people: an extra $20 each per night

Bedroom/Bathroom linen is available: $15 per person

Pets by Negotiation

Smoking outside only

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$50.00 per stay); Linen (Optional, NZ$15.00 per person);

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Bookabach (Property Manager)
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Member since: 2014
Speaks english

What makes this house unique

A walk from the pink sand of Cable Bay

Reviews

4.6
based on 17 traveller reviews

The Family Bach - Cable Bay
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 17 reviews
4

We really enjoyed our long weekend.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our long weekend. The views from the balcony were fantastic! Many thanks

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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5

Fantastic property.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property. Amazing views, would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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5

This batch is a spectacular place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

This batch is a spectacular place to stay. The views over doubtless bay are world class and incredible. We so enjoyed our stay at this batch and felt so at home. The place was spotless and furnished so nicely. This is a great batch to relax in and really unwind.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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4

Clean, well equipped bach with good outdoors eating, fish cleaning and bbq set up.

  • 4 of 5

Clean, well equipped bach with good outdoors eating, fish cleaning and bbq set up. Excellent views of the coast. Good location - a short walk down to the beach with a playground, a dairy with good fish & chips and ice cream, and with shops a short drive away.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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5

The Family Bach provided us with the perfect base for exploring Doubtless Bay and the Far North and

  • 5 of 5

The Family Bach provided us with the perfect base for exploring Doubtless Bay and the Far North and had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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5

The perfect spot for us .

  • 5 of 5

The perfect spot for us . We spent 8 fabulous January days in Cable Bay with our very special 11 year old grand-daughter . Plenty to do , not a moment of boredom . We will return !

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Taipa, 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
 
Tariff 3
10 Dec 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
A$173
From
A$173
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$20.00/adult and NZ$20.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Christmas Peak
16 Dec 2016 - 15 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$225
From
A$225
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$20.00/adult and NZ$20.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Tariff 1
16 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$192
From
A$192
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$20.00/adult and NZ$20.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Tariff 3
1 Mar 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$173
From
A$173
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$20.00/adult and NZ$20.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Tariff 2
14 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$192
From
A$192
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$20.00/adult and NZ$20.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Tariff 4
18 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$153
From
A$153
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$20.00/adult and NZ$20.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Tariff 5
1 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$134
From
A$134
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$20.00/adult and NZ$20.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Tariff 4
2 Jun 2017 - 5 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$153
From
A$153
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$20.00/adult and NZ$20.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Tariff 6
6 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$115
From
A$115
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$20.00/adult and NZ$20.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Tariff 5
7 Jul 2017 - 23 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$134
From
A$134
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$20.00/adult and NZ$20.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Tariff 6
24 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$115
From
A$115
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$20.00/adult and NZ$20.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Tariff 5
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$134
From
A$134
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$20.00/adult and NZ$20.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Tariff 4
1 Oct 2017 - 18 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$153
From
A$153
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$20.00/adult and NZ$20.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Tariff 2
19 Oct 2017 - 23 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$192
From
A$192
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$20.00/adult and NZ$20.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Tariff 4
24 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$153
From
A$153
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$20.00/adult and NZ$20.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Tariff 3
1 Dec 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$173
From
A$173
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$20.00/adult and NZ$20.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Christmas Peak
15 Dec 2017 - 21 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$225
From
A$225
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$20.00/adult and NZ$20.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Tariff 1
22 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$192
From
A$192
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$20.00/adult and NZ$20.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Tariff 3
1 Mar 2018 - 10 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$173
From
A$173
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$20.00/adult and NZ$20.00/child for extra occupants.   
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Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 child bed , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 child bed , 1 child bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis