Uncle Gilbert's Bach

46 Motuhoa Road, Tairua, Tairua
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Looking for a real bach experience - well this is it. If you are seeking luxury and finesse this is not for you. However if you enjoy great views in a relaxed setting you just might have found your spot. The house has good cell phone reception but: No Dishwasher, No Laundry, No Internet and No Wifi. In true bach tradition you must clean before you leave and you will need to bring linen, towels, toilet paper etc (the house has pillows, blankets and duvets) If you are prepared for the above please contiue reading. Uncle Gilberts bach was built in the late 1970's to capture the views and Gilbert filled it with his travel memorabillia, we have had to cull some of it over time but the essence is still there. Every room upstairs enjoys water views and with decks to the East and West you can always find the ideal outdoor spot to soak up the atmosphere. The bach is compact but will comfortably accomodate 6 guests, more than that it will start to be a squeeze Sleeping: Upstairs Main Bdrm - queen bed, 2nd Bdrm - bunks and single bed, Captain's cabin - fold out couch. Port-a-cot on site, extra mattresses under beds ( there is also a Dbl bed in a downstairs rm, accessed from outside) How to find the Bach: The house is a down a R.O.W so it can be a bit tricky to find. Entrance to the ROW is between #40 (2 storey dark grey house) and the silver road barrier (looks like you are driving into #40's back yard - #50 letterbox on right of drive) we are the last house on the R.O.W Parking: There is parking for 2-3 vehicles at the house but it will be almost impossible to get a boat down the drive (bend in the drive with high block wall), we always park the boat on the road below the house and walk up the bush track to the house, a long hose will reach for cleaning down the boat. There is a varied selection of Books, DVD's and board games Family & Friends contact us for bookings

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen not provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Cot Available
Extra Bedding
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 1 Single(s), 1 Bunk(s), 1 Sofa bed(s), 1 Double(s)


Average Rating: 5
3 total reviews

If your looking for spectacular views of the Ocean and Harbour. This must stay clean and fully furnished bach on Mt Paku, has a 180 degree view of the Ocean and the Harbour, from indoors and from the outdoor decks. The view doesn't disappoint for picturesque sunsets and sunrise or of the distant mountains and view of the township.
Sofia Voudouris
Amazing place to stay!Great views all around. If you are wanting a traditional kiwi bach to relax and unwind, this is the place. It's peaceful and in a great location. Thanks for having us, we will be back 😊
Greg Finlayson
What an awesome little kiwi batch. The views over the inner harbour and up to the hills are breathtaking and the sunsets over the hills are amazing. The house has such character and the comfy sofas just invite you to sit back relax and enjoy a good book. The house was very clean & tidy and it had everything you need (who wants to do laundry on holiday anyway). A lot of fun had by young and old. We will be back!



Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 Mar - 30 May $150 / Night for 4 guests$202 Nights
6 Jun - 30 Sep $110 / Night for 4 guests$202 Nights
1 Oct - 30 Nov $150 / Night for 4 guests$202 Nights
1 Dec - 28 Feb $175 / Night for 4 guests$202 Nights
Rest of year$125 / Night for 4 guests$202 Nights
1 Mar - 30 May
$150 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
6 Jun - 30 Sep
$110 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Oct - 30 Nov
$150 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Dec - 28 Feb
$175 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$125 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights




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