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Rua Totara 1950s Bach Retreat

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Bach or holiday home, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 4)

Rua Totara meaning 'A pair of Totara trees'. This is the theme which runs throughout the property and into the interiors where you will find many 'pairs of things'.

This property is not your modern bach of today. If you need inspiration or some much needed timeout, then this is the place for you. Just 1hr 40mins drive from Auckland or 30 minutes from Hamilton city... Rua Totara is nestled amongst native trees on a hillside overlooking the beautiful Raglan Harbour.

She's been lovingly put together by designer, Kathryn Taylor, who brought this 1950s bach in 2005. Each item in the bach has been specially found, recycled and spruced up to create a true-to-life 1950s getaway. Rua Totara is made up of a series of small separate rooms which you walk between, under a covered veranda. This is one of the many little quirks which make your stay super unique and enjoyable.

Rua Totara has no mod-cons. This allows you to unwind immediately from city-life; relax on the deck, read a book, write some music or bake some cheese scones in the best oven you have ever used. You will find a great little music collection and an extensive range of books, both old and new.

This property is ideal for an artists retreat, couples, small families or a maximum gathering of 4-5 friends. There is an incredible garden spanning down from the property which has magical spots to relax, explore, read or play. Parental guidance is encouraged for the deck and garden.

She has plenty of sun in both summer and winter, where you can live with all the doors open or use one of the many woollen rugs available for outdoor sitting.

Rua Totara is the perfect place for artists to escape and she has become a favourite for many NZ musicians and writers to bunk down and enjoy the peace. This property is excellent for reconnecting with yourself, your family or just snuggling up to have those well-needed conversations with life, that we often don't make time for.

Special conditions:

Smoking only allowed outside and butts to be collected. The deck and wild gardens require parental guidence for small children. Pets potentially accepted with prior approval.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$60.00 per stay); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: 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:
28 February, 2017

What makes this house unique

Lovingly designed in 1950s style.

Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Rua Totara 1950s Bach Retreat
average rating of 4.2 based on 20 reviews
4

Clean traditional 1950s bach.

  • 4 of 5

Clean traditional 1950s bach. Had very relaxing break.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

Beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location. Handy to the township. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

A lovely place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely place to stay. Perfect if you're looking for an old fashioned escape from modern life. Beautifully presented house, very tidy.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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4

lovely, quirky bach.

  • 4 of 5

lovely, quirky bach. Wasn't expecting the layout of isolated rooms but actually worked well. The bedrooms especially with the deck having great sunshine and views!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

We absolutely loved our stay at Rua Totara.

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Rua Totara. It was soo peaceful and relaxing... we loved everything about the bach... from the amazing artwork, the retro furnishings, the taps in the kitchen..(supa cool!), we would love to come back again!! The bach was spotless as well with very nice linen. A perfect weekend away.. Thank you so much :)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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4

Perfect location - easy access to town and the wharf.

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location - easy access to town and the wharf. Beautiful views, stunning on a rainy Sunday morning. I found myself spending a lot of time on the deck. The unusual layout is a plus in my opinion - Nothing like something a little bit different :)

The only wee issue I had was getting in/out of the drive - wasn't expecting it to be so steep, and my little manual vehicle found reversing out of it quite challenging!

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Raglan, 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
 
Peak season
27 Feb 2017 - 27 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$94
From
A$94
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$20.00/adult and NZ$10.00/child for extra occupants.   
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Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Kitchen - 1 sofa bed/futon
    Studio Room - 1 large double bed , 1 child bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis