The Post Office/Te Poutapeta

8 Waimana St., Tokomaru Bay
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Nau mai! Haere mai! Welcome to Te Poutapeta/The Post Office, a Historic Places Trust listed building situated in a delightful Maori seaside village. Situated only 50 metres from the beach, our quality home is fully self-contained. There is a large, comfortable, warm family living area to relax in with three tastefully decorated bedrooms. Take long relaxing walks or a horse trek along our sandy bay and over the surrounding hills. Go fishing off the beach or from the historic Tokomaru Bay wharf or just retreat and read in a perfectly relaxing environment. Peka mai!

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet outside only
Linen provided
No smoking
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Gas heating
High Chair
Cot Available
Extra Bedding
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Extra Toilet
Internet available
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

2 Queen(s), 3 Single(s), 1 Cot(s)

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Beach is 50 metre walk away. Wharf for fishing at the northern end of bay. 2 minute walk to supermarket, dairy and centre of village. Kayak and horses available at an extra charge. Lots of books to read including local history and literature. Opportunities to experience local Maori culture in natural setting when available.


Average Rating: 5
11 total reviews

Richard Brooks
Lovely people to deal with. Left a watch behind and they contacted us before we knew we had lost it! Returned rapidly. An interesting home.
Barbara Morris
Delightful house. Delightful owners. A privilege to stay, a privilege to meet. We loved the house - tastefully and thoughtfully furnished to suit its era. Clean, comfortable, well appointed but also with its surprises like the original walk-in safe. Would happily stay again and we all regretted our stay was for only one night. We very much appreciated the fresh feijoas and farm eggs. The house is close to the fish and chip shop and the Pukka tavern is within walking distance. We opted for the former as we wanted to stay in and enjoy the house. Thanks Jan and Bill for a most congenial stay in your lovely house. And sincere thanks for the transport offer when bad weather threatened our cycle trip. Fortunately for us, not required and we were able to pedal on. Nga mihi nui.
Response from Owner
No matou te honore! Me hoki mai ano! Visit again the priviledge was all ours!
My husband and I really enjoyed the accommodation - we had the whole place to ourselves and it was like stepping back in time. Very comfortable with everything you need. Loved the fresh fruit, farm eggs and baked cookies provided. Look out for local honey available to buy - we came away with a jar. We didn't get to meet our hosts in person but they were very friendly and prompt with communications.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
Dec - Jan $200 / Night for 2 guests$252 Nights
Feb - Nov $140 / Night for 2 guests$251 Night
Rest of year$140 / Night for 2 guests$251 Night
Dec - Jan
$200 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 2 Nights
Feb - Nov
$140 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 1 Night
Rest of year
$140 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 1 Night
Please feel free to contact us for weekly or long term rates.
5 night minimum stay for 2 week period after Christmas. Easter weekend and Labour weekend is charged at the peak rate of $180 with a minimum 2 night stay.
There is a $50 cleaning bond, if the house is left clean and tidy then the bond is returned.
We do not charge for children under 5
If a cancellation is made within 7 days of check-in, you'll lose 100% of the total booking price.
A booking service charge of $75 applies to all cancellation refunds.


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