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Woodpecker Bay Bach - Life on the edge

People3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

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.

Spoiler alert: to watch the video search 'Woodpecker Bay Bach Punakaiki"

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 your dishes and leave the bach tidy, we will do the rest. Linen and towels are included.

Free tea, coffee and pantry basics provided.

*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)

A 2-night minimum stay unless indicated.

Help SAVE THE PENGUINS: A portion of every booking is donated to the West Coast Penguin Trust - $1,937 donated so far (to April '18). 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 waterfront property 'Waihaha Bach' - located just 2 kms from Woodpecker Bay Bach.

Special conditions:

The flush loo is outside (down a short garden path) At night use a torch (provided)

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.

*No shops! - Nearest towns for supplies/petrol are Westport 30 mins north or Greymouth 45 mins south - stock up before you arrive.

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

More Details

Owner
Bookabach
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Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 2 days
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

What makes this house unique

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

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Runanga in Grey District

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
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
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.7619047 based on 147 reviews
5

Beautiful location, could not top the views.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location, could not top the views. Comfortable and cosy, highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

This property was the highlight of our visit to NZ.

  • 5 of 5

This property was the highlight of our visit to NZ. Great location and the views were spectacular even from the outdoor loo. Loved it :)

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

This was the best place we stayed in New Zealand for character, homeliness, atmosphere and authentic

  • 5 of 5

This was the best place we stayed in New Zealand for character, homeliness, atmosphere and authenticity.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

This place is so unique that you can’t really rate it in stars.

  • 5 of 5

This place is so unique that you can’t really rate it in stars. The views are just “wow” And the quirky old school kiwi Bach is very much alive here!! We absolutely loved staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

Stepping back in time and out onto the edge of the Tasman.

  • 5 of 5

Stepping back in time and out onto the edge of the Tasman. Wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

A real kiwi bach experience including an outdoor loo (flushable).

  • 5 of 5

A real kiwi bach experience including an outdoor loo (flushable). Great views and well set out bach. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Bookabach
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  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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