Bach or holiday home, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 4, possibly 5)
Welcome, in advance, to Two Tides at Parapara inlet. We hope it provides a relaxing, restful haven during your stay. We have been coming to the area for more than 25 years. We love its rugged beauty, its isolation, the wildlife, the creativity of its artists, the friendly people and the relaxed nature and pace of life it affords. We conceived Two Tides to reflect some of the essence of Golden Bay, and unable to be here permanently at present, we are very happy to share this special place with appreciative and like-minded guests. We hope you find it a peaceful base from which to explore and experience the area; or simply in which to put your feet up, read a good book and enjoy the view.
simonc purchased this House in 2011
Why simonc chose Parapara
Located in Parapara Beach Road, it is a few minutes drive from the famous Mussel Inn at Onekaka and, equally, a short distance by car from the Courthouse Cafe, shops, the pub and Rosy Glow chocolates in Collingwood. It is an ideal situation from which to explore the many attractions Golden Bay has to offer: from Farewell Spit and Wharariki Beach to Pupu Springs and Wainui Falls. Or to rest up after one of the many tramps the area offers including, of course, the Heaphy Track. It boasts a number of artists’ and potters’ studios in the near vicinity including Tim Jessup, Anatoth, Rinopai, Estuary Arts, Margaret Maloney and Paul Winspear, among others. Windsurfing and kayaking is popular on the estuary and boards and boats can be hired from a neighbouring local boating trust. Golden Bay is celebrated for its beaches – Parapara beach is a mere 200-metre stroll – for its isolation and wild beauty, its wildlife and birds, its original and vibrant arts scene, its off-beat but compelling eateries, and the friendliness of its people. Two Tides is ideally placed for an introduction to all of these. But it is also the perfect, peaceful bach in which to curl up with a good book and admire the view.
What makes this House unique
Uninterrupted, peaceful view of the estuary and to hills/mountains beyond; very private; 200 metre stroll to beach. Two Tides provides the relaxing benefits of a beach/Golden Bay stay, but with lodge-like style and comfort at holiday home prices.
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 5 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Comfortable, perfect view, excellent communication
The host was very kind to accommodate our party of five, and was quick and friendly in communication. The loft served as the extra room.
The view is fantastic and the style of the home makes you want to spend your entire stay enjoying the atmosphere. It was filled with local art and pottery. It has everything you need for a great stay.
Perfect Bach with even better outlook
Lovely architectural design, sighted for the sun, privacy and beautiful views of the tidal wetlands. Bird life abounds. Fully loaded in terms of kitchen/house equipment. And Nz’s hippiest area with numerous short walks and swimming adventures. Bring books, the Tv is tiny with poor sound!
Awesome stay. Beautiful area, loved the weka that came to visit. Beautiful home.
A stunning view and well-designed place. Such a pleasure to stay in...
Best bach in Golden Bay!
We loved staying in this bach! Great location, very clean, sunny and modern. The bach has everything you need with nice touches like quality linen, art, books, and pantry supplies.
Simon was fantastic to deal with and very helpful when I initially booked. Another bonus for our family was having access to the kayaks and paddle boards which we had a lot of fun using in the estuary. We hope to stay again!
Very nice place, a little paradise
Additional information including recommendations for local activities, cafes, days out etc provided on booking.