Kaitoke Beach Barn

26 Oceanview Rd, Claris, Great Barrier Island
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

The most homely barn on the most beautiful beach in New Zealand. A few steps to an 8km long white sand beach lined with spectacular sand dunes, native birds, empty surf peaks, rocks covered with mussels, sand filled with Pipis, and more often than not, not a human in sight. We are the only road that accesses the beach. To the north is land protected by DOC and to the south is private farm land. Surfing, fishing, kite surfing, spearfishing...we are on the doorstep to a quintessential adventurer's playground. Also a great place to soak in Great Barrier's Dark Sky Sanctuary Status A classic bach/ barn most appreciated by families and friends who love big group meals, board games, getting lost in books or National Geographics (we have tons), and lounging around after long days in the sun. No TV in sight; the focal point is the person sitting across from you at our 10 person table or chatting with you from the kitchen while you float in the hammock. (Note: if you need "screen time" you'll appreciate we have some of the best reception on the island. Hotspot your phone and streaming Netflix is not a problem.) A genuine bach. It would not fit in at Omaha nor would any of its amenities. However, there is a gas stove/ oven, hot water shower, BBQ, fridge/ freezer, and solar power. It's pretty darn comfortable for what it is. This is our little utopia and love to share it with good people. Not a party house.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen not provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cellphone coverage
Clothes line
iPod Dock

Bed layout

3 Queen(s)


Average Rating: 5
2 total reviews

Great house for your Great Barrier Island escape. The house itself is open and sunny, the beds are comfy, everything was clean and tidy, a real classic kiwi Bach with everything you need. The location is epic, it's all of a 2min walk across the sand dunes to a lovely surf beach with hardly another soul in sight. It's a 5min walk to the burger shack which has the tastiest burgers and it only took us 10min to walk to the house from the airport. With everything you need located in Claris, and within a short walk away, such as the car rental, good coffee and pizza at Fat Puku and the info centre we found it a great spot to stay and discover the Barrier. Can't wait to stay at this place again.
Fantastic house and location. A couple min walk over the sand dunes to Kaitoke beach. Bach is easy to walk to from Claris airfield if you don't have transport. It's another easy walk back to the cafe in Claris which is great in the evenings for woodfired pizza and craft beer... house itself is classic kiwi summer holiday material, really open and light but lots of different spaces to hang out too. We stayed out in the garage bedroom (with a toddler too) - cute, tidy and peaceful. Thanks for the awesome stay, we'll be back!!



Date rangeRatesMinimum stay
1 Apr - 30 Nov $200 / Night for 6 guests2 Nights
1 Dec - 31 Mar $1600 / Week for 6 guests1 Week
Rest of year$250 / Night for 6 guests2 Nights
1 Apr - 30 Nov
$200 / Night for 6 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Dec - 31 Mar
$1600 / Week for 6 guests
Min. stay: 1 Week
Rest of year
$250 / Night for 6 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights




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