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Westcoast NZ Blue Penguin Bach

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Bach or holiday home, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 8)

This house is the host to its very own little blue penguins who live right underneath the kitchen floor.

It is only metres away from the beach and you can lay it bed at night and listen to the tide sweep in and out.

Make your morning coffee and walk 20 steps to the beach whilst the kids play with the sand and stones before breakfast.

5 mins drive or a 15 minute walk will take you to The charming creek walkway. Within 40 mins of the prestine bush walk you will find a swingbridge that looks over to the most amazing waterfall.

Take the kids to the local dairy to get an ice-cream and a $1 mixture then walk across the road to the Ngakwau river where you can have a go at whitebaiting (in the season Sept/Oct) or just fish for herrings off the bridge.

If your peckish grab a quick pint and some fish in chips from the local pub/café and head back to the river. 7 mins south head into Granity for your coffee fix at the local café, then take a look at the talent at the local arts and crafts gallery, then check for any bargains and meet the local ladies across the road at the Granity Op shop. Check out the local museum and admire some of the old historical buildings such as The Lyric Theatre which still runs theatre plays. Take a drive 8 kms up the Millerton Hill and explore Millertons tracks. Walk up the steps to the old bathhouse and get a sense of the old miners who used to trample this walk everyday rain, fog , snow or sunshine. Book the family in Outwest tours and take a tour of the largest open cast mine in the country. Tours are very informative, lots of fun and very cheap! Heading south you can explore the Denniston Hill (if you have read the Denniston Rose then this will give you an appreciate of the tough conditions of mining and pioneering of the past). Its a great place to take Moutain Bikes with panoramic views. If its raining (as it does on the coast) there is always the indoor pools and sports centre including squash courts. How bout hunting and fishing!

Special conditions:

Smoking allowed outside only

No Dogs due to endangered penguins andamp; wekas in area

Extras: Cleaning (Optional, NZ$25.00 per stay); Linen (Optional, NZ$5.00 per night);

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:
18 January, 2017

What makes this house unique

Walking distance to local dairy, pub/cafe, Charming Creek Walkway, andamp; Ngakwau river for whitebaitin

Reviews

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

Westcoast NZ Blue Penguin Bach
average rating of 4.214286 based on 14 reviews
3

Bach was as expected, Westcoast kiwiana.

  • 3 of 5

Bach was as expected, Westcoast kiwiana...which is why we booked it and overall happy with the configuration but was disappointed to see that there was no washing machine. We had packed light excepting to do washing but not hand-washing. Needs to be noted that this isn't available. Found it a bit pongy too (mainly in kitchen - due to penguins). Comfortable enough

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

The location is just wonderful - across the garden and on to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

The location is just wonderful - across the garden and on to the beach. The house was cosy, clean and warm (on the wettest NYE in years!) The penguins under the kitchen were a lovely sound - and the wekas wandering around the garden were pretty terrific too. I would **love** to return to the Penguin bach - many thanks Celeste and hope 2017 is great for you.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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Beautiful location and we heard the Penguins one night they give s lovely touch.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful location and we heard the Penguins one night they give s lovely touch.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

Fabulous location! Very comfortable family bach.

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous location! Very comfortable family bach. Enjoyed listening to the penguins, so many amazing day walks and mountain biking, lovely beach, rich history and friendly locals. Exhausted after six days of intense activities and we still didn't achieve it all!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

Our family had a wonderful Easter at this Bach.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful Easter at this Bach. It was a very chill out and relaxing location right on the beach and close to the Ghost Road. We all enjoyed the fire pit and especially the outside bath. We sat up listening to the Penguins chattering about their day under the house.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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Our family had a wonderful Easter at this Bach.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful Easter at this Bach. It was a very chill out and relaxing location right on the beach and close to the Ghost Road. We all enjoyed the fire pit and especially the outside bath. We sat up listening to the Penguins chattering about their day under the house.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Buller District, 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
18 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$119
From
A$124
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 7 people. NZ$5.00/adult and NZ$0.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Default Tariff
1 Feb 2017 - 18 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$115
From
A$115
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$5.00/adult and NZ$2.00/child for extra occupants.   
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Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Front Blue Room - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 double bed
    Front White Room - 1 large double bed , 1 child bed
    Master Room - Light - 1 large double bed
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming