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Woodpecker Bay Bach - Life on the edge

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview


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

About the property

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

It doesn't get any better than this, built on solid rock just out of reach of the breaking surf and just a one minute walk to a white sandy beach... this iconic kiwi bach has braved the elements since the 1940s. Little has changed, the view is still breath-taking, the interior is still very 'bachy' - albeit with a few more modern conveniences. A trip to the loo is still a dash down the garden path although this is now a flush toilet. This is the great kiwi bach experience from yesteryear. With no neighbours looking in, you have total privacy... though you may have to share the rocky shore line with the occasional seal or penguin.

Free WIFI broadband. Bach telephone for local and incoming calls (no mobile coverage)

Located just 15 mins north of Punakaiki... or 30 mins south of Westport.

Westport is your nearest place to buy groceries and petrol - stock up before you arrive.

Winner of the Bookabach 2014 Gold Piwa Award for 'Best Setting"

Cleaning: Please do the dishes and we will do the rest. Linen included.

*There is a sofa bed to accommodate 1 extra guest (in same room as the bed) however the bach is more comfortable with two guests (see photos)

2 night minimum stay, unless indicated.

Help SAVE THE PENGUINS: A portion of every booking is donated to the West Coast Penguin Trust - $1,040 raised and donated so far. There is also a West Coast Penguin Trust donation box in the bach if you can spare any change for the Penguins - The penguins thank you! :-)

*If this bach is booked for the dates that you want... please see my other listing 'Waihaha Bach' - located just 2 kms from Woodpecker Bay Bach.

Special conditions:

The flush loo is outside (down a short garden path)

This stunning location is DOC conservation land and therefore restrictions apply, PETS ARE PROHIBITED.

Due to the obvious terrain around the bach - small children would need constant supervision.

Smoking outside only.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$40.00 per stay); Linen (included);

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:
20 January, 2017

What makes this house unique

Soak in a hot bath and watch the waves come rolling in and dolphins swim by.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(104 traveller reviews)

Woodpecker Bay Bach - Life on the edge
average rating of 4.6826925 based on 104 reviews
5

This is a unique place that delivers what it promises.

  • 5 of 5

This is a unique place that delivers what it promises. Loved it. Did I mention I loved it?

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

If you're looking for "generic" luxury, this isn't for you.

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for "generic" luxury, this isn't for you. If you're looking for a unique,pleasant memory for the rest of your life, book now! Even having seen the photos on the website,which don't do it justice, we actually said aloud: "Wow". Unless you sleep on a boat, this is about as close as you'll ever get to safely sleeping by the sea. A view from every room, even the toilet outside.

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

We loved our couple of days at the Woodpecker Bay Bach, it has definitely been a highlight of our So

  • 5 of 5

We loved our couple of days at the Woodpecker Bay Bach, it has definitely been a highlight of our South Island holiday. The Bach is so rustic and cosy, even though it rained most of the ime we were there it didn't matter at all. We even spotted a seal from the window! We can't wait to recommend this bach to people we know :)

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

What an amazing bach.

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing bach....very very special and very 'New Zealand'. You couldn't get any better, right on the waterfront and soooo relaxing - we loved every minute, thank you Daniel for sharing your bach with us all...

MERRY XMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR - we will definitely be back when we need to relax and revive again! :)

  • Review Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

This Bach is "as good as it gets", I can not rate it highly enough.

  • 5 of 5

This Bach is "as good as it gets", I can not rate it highly enough. Thank you very much Daniel for sharing it. Its location is dramatic, charming and quaint. The bed is very comfortable. I didn't move for three days. Flagged the biking and just chilled out.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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the location is absolutely superb.

  • 4 of 5

the location is absolutely superb....wonderfully wild. The view is marvellous, especially from the the bath. Even the outside loo is part of the original-kiwi-bach authenticity. but is a little hazardous at night.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Punakaiki, 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
 
Single Night Permitted
18 Jan 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$161
From
A$161
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$15.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Standard Rate
31 Mar 2017 - 18 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$161
From
A$161
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$15.00/child for extra occupants.   
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Available stay (no arrival)
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Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Studio layout, Queen bed and sofa bed. - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming