The Beach Retreat

Max Guests

About this Holiday House

The Beach Retreat is a well appointed, fully insulated 2 bedroom bach with log burner fire. The perfect winter get away with the fire easily heating the whole house. Affordable couple or family accommodation with modern and clean facilities. Watch SKY (including movies) or snuggle up with a book feeling cosy and warm. The house is situated at the end of a quiet cul-de- sac just 3 streets back from the beach. It's the perfect location if you crave peace and quiet, a safe area for kids to ride their bikes and an easy pedestrian access to the shoreline. The bach has a new kitchen and modern bathroom, continuous hot water system, water filter/softener and alarmed security system. The deck can be made secure with a slide in gate to keep young children contained and safe. Relax in the outdoor dining area under the sunshade and listen to the rolling surf. Fire up the barbie, sit back and relax! Everyone needs a break from their busy lives so we are pleased to be able to share our 'home away from home' with others. We are sure you will love the peaceful atmosphere and relaxed pace of life at Waitarere Beach. We are a short stroll to the Four Square, 2 local Cafe/Restaurants and a takeaway outlet. Waitarere has 2 large forestry areas which are ideal for leisurely walks & mountain bike rides. Vehicles can easily access and are permitted on the beach. Public Reserve with children's playground/half pipe, BBQ facilities and tennis courts within walking distance. During the summer holiday season extra attractions such as pony rides and the Big Dig can be enjoyed. Surf patrols operate over summer. Waitarere Beach is 90 mins drive from Wellington, 50 minutes from Palmerston North and 13 kms from Levin. Heat Panels in both bedrooms. Filtered Bore Water. Fresh water supplied for drinking if preferred. Late check out available with prior arrangement. Board games, Books, DVDs and a large range of toys available for use during your stay Sky TV Phone coverage (Telecom)

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet: please enquire
Linen not provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Sky TV
Heating & cooling
Fire place
High Chair
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Off Street Parking
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Fire wood supplied
iPod Dock
Laundry Tub
Outdoor furniture
Wood stove

Bed layout

1 King(s), 1 Single(s), 1 Bunk(s), 1 Trundler bed(s)


Average Rating: 5
20 total reviews

John or Sarah
Thanks Lisa, we had a wonderful 3 day break. Very impressed that you have thought of every detail in terms of presentation and facilities! Beautifully done. We suggest that you include on the website a note to say that you expect departing guests to clean the cottage - this was not clear to us. This is usually mentioned so that guests are aware of cleaning expectations. Otherwise, highly recommend. John & Sarah
Had a great stay with my husband and our two girls. This bach has the best toys for 4-6 year old girls! Plus lots of other but my two played with the extensive polly pockets, Barbie and little pet shop things for hours. Loads of puzzles, even crayons. Really cool. Only reason I didn't rate it a 5 is because we found the bed pretty soft for our liking but it's a personal preference thing. Had everything you could want, great communication from Lisa, it was all very easy and smooth. Also good value. Thanks loads Lisa! - Jane
Response from Owner
Thanks for the feedback. Yes definitely toys galore! As you say, beds are a preference thing. Other guests have told us they thought it so comfortable that they checked the brand!! Glad you had a great stay. Bach left beautifully clean and tidy. Hope to have you again 😊
The Beach Retreat was super cosy and warm, perfect for a Father's Day weekend getaway! A quick walk down to the beach found us beach combing for exciting treasure and adventuring back the long way with sand in our shoes and pockets. The hidden playground at Waiterere was a wee bit further but still an easy wander. The board games and kids activities were well stocked as was the wood basket (although once we turned it on we found out how well insulated the place was!) Thanks once again!
Response from Owner
Thanks for taking the time to comment. Mini breaks are so necessary to take time out from busy lives to search for treasures, have adventures with our kids and wander rather than rush! So pleased you had a great time. 😊
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 Feb - 28 Feb $115 / Night for 4 guests$202 Nights
1 Feb - 28 Feb $690 / Week for 4 guests$201 Week
1 Mar - 21 Dec $110 / Night for 4 guests$202 Nights
1 Mar - 21 Dec $660 / Week for 4 guests$201 Week
13 Apr - 17 Apr (Weekends)$115 / Night for 4 guests$203 Nights
22 Dec - 31 Jan $125 / Night for 2 guests$204 Nights
Rest of year$110 / Night for 4 guests$202 Nights
1 Feb - 28 Feb
$115 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Feb - 28 Feb
$690 / Week for 4 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 1 Week
1 Mar - 21 Dec
$110 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Mar - 21 Dec
$660 / Week for 4 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 1 Week
13 Apr - 17 Apr (Weekends)
$115 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 3 Nights
22 Dec - 31 Jan
$125 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 4 Nights
Rest of year
$110 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
PLEASE NOTE....NIGHTLY RATE: 1 March to 21 Dec - Rate per night (4 guests) based on 2 adults with up to 2 children free. This is to enable a family of 4 to stay at a reasonable cost. eg 4 Adults would be base rate plus $40 per night. Each additional child $10/ adult $20 per night
22 Dec - 31 Jan: Rate per night based on 2 adults. Each additional child $5/ adult $20 per night

Easter - Min 3 night booking
Peak Season - Min 4 night booking Xmas season
7 night stay - 1 night free. Not available during Peak Season

Please enquire for extended stay rates.


Guests are required to supply their own linen ie sheets, pillowcases, towels, tea towels etc. Please contact us for more details.

Guests are also required to thoroughly clean and tidy the bach on departure

Minimum booking of 2 nights (but this is negotiable in the Winter months )


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