The Sunset Shack

40 Moana Drive, Mahia Beach
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

A true beach front property in Mahia Beach community. The property is covered by reserve on two sides and there's about 20 meters of grass between the Shack and the beach. The sun sets into the sea directly in front of the Shack (which is totally unique to the east coast of New Zealand). The property has loads of charm and is ideal for 2 couples and can also take children. There are additional mattresses and a couch. There is another house on the property, but the Shack has its own space with private entrance and own deck area.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet: please enquire
Linen not provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Washing Machine
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cellphone coverage
Clothes line
Laundry Tub
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

2 Queen(s), 2 Mattress(es), 1 Mattress(es)

Special Amenities

Sunsets. Lots of sunsets.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Mahia is a mecca for outdoor activities, from fishing and crayfishing, to surfing, paddle boarding and so on. There are natural hot pools a short drive away. Fishing tours can be arranged for a fee.


Average Rating: 4
4 total reviews

We stayed in the "shack" this is shown in the adds but not identified as separate rental accommodation. we were expecting a batch but instead got a converted garage. there was no freezer no blinds in the lounge/kitchen area and everything was pretty well used. There is a layby area in front of the property and when we arrived a large truck and trailer unit was parked there blocking our view of the beach, thankfully this moved around 5am the next morning. The water pump is an old piston one and makes a lot of noise at night as does the fridge in the lounge kitchen area where we were sleeping. The house looked much nicer but I think that this is seldom available as the owner lives onsite. On the positive side the weather was good and it was nice to stay somewhere we could take our dog, exercising dogs on the beach from Dec will be restricted so beware of this.
Great location.. Loved the simple rustic setup. Was perfect for adult and 2x young children. We also enjoyed the company of child-friendly pet dog who was well behaved. Cafe across the road so coffee and snacks within walking distance. Would stay here again. Mary is a very helpful host.
grant petherick
A rustic but v comfortable classic NZ bach . It has all the appliances / amenities you need . Great beach front location and close to shops / cafe. An ideal beach side base for a couple .....or 4 close friends or small family . Friendly, helpful host ......would def stay again.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
14 Mar - 30 Nov $120 / Night for 2 guests$252 Nights
1 Dec - 30 Mar $120 / Night for 2 guests$252 Nights
Rest of year$140 / Night for 2 guests$252 Nights
14 Mar - 30 Nov
$120 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Dec - 30 Mar
$120 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$140 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 2 Nights
Guest numbers are shown as 2 pax, but can easily be extended to 6 with children.

Note that the first date rate shown excludes the xmas and NYE period. That is priced separately. For some reason this website makes you have a default year long range. Odd.

Cleaning is $30 per stay. Charged as an extra.

There will also be a small charge if the BBQ is used (for gas).




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