The Boatshed. Eco Modern Bach. "The Best Beach in the Planet"

Awaroa Inlet, Abel Tasman National Park, Golden Bay
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Welcome to The Boatshed. A stunning iconic architecturally designed home in Awaroa, close to the renowned Abel Tasman National Park walking tracks. Enjoy fishing or boating off your own private jetty, relaxing in your private garden or swimming in beautiful turquoise water at the exquisite white sandy beach. The unique bach is spacious, light and well-appointed and hosts up to 8 guests. In a remote location surrounded by national park, There is no road access, it is entirely solar powered. It’s the perfect place to switch off from it all, a technology escape, emerse yourself in the raw beauty of this very very special place.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet: please enquire
Linen provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Fire place
Extra Bedding
Boat parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
Outdoor furniture
Outdoor Shower
Wood stove

Bed layout

2 Queen(s), 2 Double(s), 2 Single(s)


Average Rating: 5
10 total reviews

My partner and I stayed at The Boatshed for 5 nights. It is a superb location for experiencing the Abel Tasman as you are absolutely immersed in it. Having the Awaroa Lodge and the Pizzeria only a 10 minute walk away was fantastic as it gives you another dining option during your stay. The Boatshed is a modern slice of architecture tucked away from the beach which is just a minutes stroll away. The facilities are basic; there was no oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer which is what I expected from a bach holiday in a national park. The fridge is run off gas and is quite small which we did struggle with. There is another fridge available outside but I would imagine with maximum capacity (8 people are able to stay here) it would be a struggle catering for everyone whilst keeping essential items cold. There is a huge selection of cooking equipment available along with plenty of cups, plates, mugs and glasses. There was even a stock of oil, sauces and jams for us to use left from previous visitors. Washing facilities on offer are a bath, shower and two toilets split over two floors. What we didn't realise was that to access one of the bathrooms you have to venture outside the house using a walkway suspended above the ground on the first floor which is open and exposed to the elements. This was both fun and no so fun, especially since we had a lot of rain during our stay - it was quite an awakening to venture to the toilet at 3:00am when it was dark and pouring with rain, it would have been quite exhilarating if we weren't half asleep :) the downstairs shower room/wet room and toilet are also situated outside, this time going around the house and into the garden. It was a welcome relief after walking some of the Abel Tasman Track. There are two log burners for use both downstairs and upstairs. We only used the downstairs one to dry our wet weather gear but it made the house feel very cosy indeed. In fact, we both commented on how warm the place felt even before we used the fire. The beds were extremely comfortable and there were also mosquito nets provided. There are a selection of games for guests to use (we now love Sequence!) and plenty of books to read. There are comfortable arm chairs and beanbags for lazy afternoons. This all made for a very restful and relaxing holiday away from the hustle and bustle. We would recommend people stay at The Boatshed, it made for an unforgettable experience
We had a fantastic holiday. Private and sheltered location with options galore. We walked parts of the Able Tasman track, took dips in the sea and used the canoe. We even ventured up to Awaroa Lodge for some pizza and a cool drink or two. The bach is run off the grid. We had no problems with plenty of hot water for showers, gas for cooking and flush toilets. The wood fired Pizza oven was an experience as I had never used one before. We joined the local Wifi and googled how to use the pizza oven :) Worked a treat. Suzy and Bernie who look after the bach were great. Any questions we had were answered quickly and they were happy to offer suggestion when needed. Really nice people. We suggested a bigger fridge would be good but managed with the refrigerated cooler box. We would definitely recommend the Boasted to all of our friends. Peter and Caroline
I have never visited somewhere as special as Awaroa - it is heaven on earth. The Boatshed was the perfect place to stay, it's just gorgeous! Forget 'bach', this is modern luxury living. I stayed with friends for two nights and despite it being winter enjoyed meals cooked on the BBQ and walks around the secluded bay during the day and board games in front of the roaring fire in the evening. The interior is beautifully decorated using fabrics that compliment the beach location and has loads of comfy spaces for reading. We even watched planes land to bring people in for a party at a neighbouring bach, oh how the other half live! It all just so lovely, you HAVE to go there.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
30 Jan - 12 Apr $450 / Night for 6 guests$504 Nights
13 Apr - 28 Apr $455 / Night for 6 guests$504 Nights
29 Apr - 27 Oct $375 / Night for 6 guests$504 Nights
28 Oct - 19 Dec $455 / Night for 6 guests$504 Nights
20 Dec - 20 Jan $495 / Night for 6 guests$506 Nights
Rest of year$375 / Night for 6 guests$504 Nights
30 Jan - 12 Apr
$450 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 4 Nights
13 Apr - 28 Apr
$455 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 4 Nights
29 Apr - 27 Oct
$375 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 4 Nights
28 Oct - 19 Dec
$455 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 4 Nights
20 Dec - 20 Jan
$495 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 6 Nights
Rest of year
$375 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 4 Nights
House sleeps 8 maximum. Bed linen is provided. A deposit of 20% of your stay is required to secure your reservation. Balance of payment and bond of $350 to be made no later than 21 days before arrival. Bond refundable after inspection of the property


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