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Waihau Pacific Retreat

586a Waihau Rd, Tolaga Bay, East Coast, Gisborne
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A contemporary, architecturally designed bach (2004) perched on an elevated section directly above Waihau Beach, Tolaga Bay (East Coast), 45 km north of Gisborne City. (This beach is known locally as 'Loisels Beach', and is different from 'Waihau Bay' at the northern end of East Coast). A recent bunkhouse addition (2013) means that 8 people can be comfortably accommodated. Direct beach access ...

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A contemporary, architecturally designed bach (2004) perched on an elevated section directly above Waihau Beach, Tolaga Bay (East Coast), 45 km north of Gisborne City. (This beach is known locally as 'Loisels Beach', and is different from 'Waihau Bay' at the northern end of East Coast). A recent bunkhouse addition (2013) means that 8 people can be comfortably accommodated. Direct beach access down a track, or a short walk down the road...paradise!

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11 Jan-28 Feb
$245.00/Night for 5 guests
$25.00 per extra guest
2 Night minimum
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1 Mar-31 May
$210.00/Night for 5 guests
$25.00 per extra guest
2 Night minimum
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1 Jun-31 Aug
$175.00/Night for 5 guests
$25.00 per extra guest
2 Night minimum
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1 Sep-1 Nov
$210.00/Night for 5 guests
$25.00 per extra guest
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2 Nov-19 Dec
$225.00/Night for 5 guests
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20 Dec-10 Jan
$350.00/Night for 5 guests
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3 Night minimum
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Rest of year
$175.00/Night for 5 guests
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Discount rates available for small groups (eg couples) and longer stays (beyond 2 days).
Easter Weekend 3 nights minimum.
Well behaved dogs no problem.

Reviews (13 Reviews)
The Downie's
Stayed March 2017
Awesome accommodation, clean, tidy and suitable even with little children. Owner Nisbet was a really nice guy who was there to meet us on arrival and show us around the Bach. We had a lovely family holiday even if half of it was in the rain!... Read more
Awesome accommodation, clean, tidy and suitable even with little children. Owner Nisbet was a really nice guy who was there to meet us on arrival and show us around the Bach. We had a lovely family holiday even if half of it was in the rain! Would definitely recommend thank you.
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Michaelfairburn
Stayed December 2016
Fantastic location, with glorious views over Waihau Bay. The property is located at the end of a 5km gravel track, which the listing should note. As motorcyclists it would have been good to know about the gravel road while we still had an... Read more
Fantastic location, with glorious views over Waihau Bay. The property is located at the end of a 5km gravel track, which the listing should note. As motorcyclists it would have been good to know about the gravel road while we still had an opportunity to change our booking. That said, Nis is a great host and our stay here was very pleasant.
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Michaelfairburn
Stayed December 2016
Fantastic location, with glorious views over Waihau Bay. The property is located at the end of a 5km gravel track, which the listing should note. As motorcyclists it would have been good to know about the gravel road while we still had an... Read more
Fantastic location, with glorious views over Waihau Bay. The property is located at the end of a 5km gravel track, which the listing should note. As motorcyclists it would have been good to know about the gravel road while we still had an opportunity to change our booking. That said, Nis is a great host and our stay here was very pleasant.
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LHauraki
Stayed October 2016
What a fabulous location, Nisbet welcomed us all in a warm friendly manner, the lodge was clean and felt very homely, great place to unwind and relax with family and friends, amazing views, highly recommended...Thank you Nisbet Smith
What a fabulous location, Nisbet welcomed us all in a warm friendly manner, the lodge was clean and felt very homely, great place to unwind and relax with family and friends, amazing views, highly recommended...Thank you Nisbet Smith
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mebernot
Stayed February 2016
This house and its location are a wonderful experience. It is a personal house that is beautifully designed to take advantage of its oceanside setting and decorated with great taste. It is a little remote but that is what we like. We... Read more
This house and its location are a wonderful experience. It is a personal house that is beautifully designed to take advantage of its oceanside setting and decorated with great taste. It is a little remote but that is what we like. We wanted the beach and opportunities to hike through the countryside and we found all that at Waihau Pacific Retreat. If you crave the town experience, Gisborne is not too far away. And you will not find a more generous host than Nisbet Smith. He was exceptionally attentive to every need and went out of his way to quickly address any small repair. We live in the U.S. but have a lot of experience renting houses all over NZ and would rank this property in the top 5.
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nelly2000
Stayed January 2016
What a beautiful house in what must be the most beautiful part of New Zealand. We had a fantastic holiday with so much to do. Loisels Beach is amazing itself and we drove to other interesting places eg, Rere rock slides (fantastic)... Read more
What a beautiful house in what must be the most beautiful part of New Zealand. We had a fantastic holiday with so much to do. Loisels Beach is amazing itself and we drove to other interesting places eg, Rere rock slides (fantastic). Snorkeling and surfing was great at Loisels and nearby beaches. The house itself was immaculate with top quality linen provided. This was a holiday of a lifetime.
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BrandonL
Stayed November 2015
The road there was a little rough, but at the end it was all worth it as you're greeted with a fantastic bach nestled aloft on a hill. Not only do you get the magnificent views from an elevated position, but you're also close enough... Read more
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Thanks, Brandon, for such an excellent review. It was a pleasure working with you and your friends to make your stay at Waihau Pacific Retreat a fun weekend.
You're very welcome to return any time.
Best regards
Nisbet Smith
The road there was a little rough, but at the end it was all worth it as you're greeted with a fantastic bach nestled aloft on a hill. Not only do you get the magnificent views from an elevated position, but you're also close enough where the beach is within walking distance. Despite its remote location, the bach is relatively modern, packed with a surprisingly good sound system setup along with pretty decent wifi. Mr Nisbet was very helpful and gracious as a host, answering a whole host of questions which allowed us to get the most out of our stay at the bach. Pleasure to communicate with, and it goes without saying that the bach is highly recommended. Personally I might come visit another time, as 2 nights definitely wasn't enough. Thanks once again Niz!
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Thanks, Brandon, for such an excellent review. It was a pleasure working with you and your friends to make your stay at Waihau Pacific Retreat a fun weekend.
You're very welcome to return any time.
Best regards
Nisbet Smith
kaslopamela
Stayed March 2015
Glorious views, grand house, gracious host: a near perfect stay. Heartily recommended in every aspect.
Pamela & Peter, Kaslo BC, Canada
Owner's reply
Thanks Pam & Peter - really nice of you to leave a message on the Holiday Houses site - hope to see you again down here in NZ sometime soon CHEERS Nisbet Smith
Glorious views, grand house, gracious host: a near perfect stay. Heartily recommended in every aspect.
Pamela & Peter, Kaslo BC, Canada
Owner's reply
Thanks Pam & Peter - really nice of you to leave a message on the Holiday Houses site - hope to see you again down here in NZ sometime soon CHEERS Nisbet Smith
Alexm12
Stayed November 2014
The perfect place to relax. My wife and I spent 4 wonderfully relaxed nights here after our wedding. Nisbet made sure everything was as it should be. A truly special place.
Owner's reply
Alex, thank you so much for your very kind comments. I'm truly glad you enjoyed your stay. Best Regards, Nisbet Smith
The perfect place to relax. My wife and I spent 4 wonderfully relaxed nights here after our wedding. Nisbet made sure everything was as it should be. A truly special place.
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Alex, thank you so much for your very kind comments. I'm truly glad you enjoyed your stay. Best Regards, Nisbet Smith
fred flintstone
Stayed August 2014
I would have to rate the waihau pacific retreat as one of the best places I've ever rented. I was extremely pleased with the location - quiet, sedate and remote. I couldn't fault the accomodation in the slightest - the owner (Niz)... Read more
Owner's reply
Thanks for your very kind comments - I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Waihau Pacific Retreat - hope to see you back here sometime. Best regards, Nisbet Smith
I would have to rate the waihau pacific retreat as one of the best places I've ever rented. I was extremely pleased with the location - quiet, sedate and remote. I couldn't fault the accomodation in the slightest - the owner (Niz) has obviously put plenty of TLC into the place - extremenly functional living space, though without being at all utilitarian. The indoor - outdoor flow is perfect for maximising the experience of the stunning views and scenery. The household facilities are all there, great layout - it's all easy to figure out.
Thanks Niz, hope to return one day and see how its progressed.
Owner's reply
Thanks for your very kind comments - I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Waihau Pacific Retreat - hope to see you back here sometime. Best regards, Nisbet Smith
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Stayed April 2014
We had such a great time in this tranquil house, it felt like home. The house is equipped with everything one needs. Wonderful walks, stunning views, solitude and such a warm and helpful host! Nisbeth we still rave about our stay and wished... Read more
We had such a great time in this tranquil house, it felt like home. The house is equipped with everything one needs. Wonderful walks, stunning views, solitude and such a warm and helpful host! Nisbeth we still rave about our stay and wished it would be nearer to home, so we could stay more often! Thanks a lot!
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stiffknee
Stayed April 2014
This is the most amazing house in the most amazingly gorgeous seaside town. I stayed here for a few nights with an old friend of mine and we could not have been happier. The host Niz was so very helpful and accommodating to us, really... Read more
Owner's reply
So kind! Thanks so much for those lovel comments!
Glad you enjoyed your stay.
Regards
Niz
(Nisbet Smith)
Waihau Pacific Retreat
This is the most amazing house in the most amazingly gorgeous seaside town. I stayed here for a few nights with an old friend of mine and we could not have been happier. The host Niz was so very helpful and accommodating to us, really ensuring that we had a great stay.
Here are some of the best features of Waihau Pacific Retreat:
1. The beds - so comfortable and large with luxurious bedding perfect for the weather at the time. My bedroom was up in the loft with views over the sea and of tuis in the flax bushes.
2. The kitchen - we made some fantastic meals here with the gas hobs, dishwasher and all the pots and pans you could ever need.
3. The views - the house is situated up on a hill above the small bay with views from the sitting area and large outside deck areas right onto the beach.

Anyway, I fully intend to come back here someday and bring my whole family next time. Thanks Niz!
Owner's reply
So kind! Thanks so much for those lovel comments!
Glad you enjoyed your stay.
Regards
Niz
(Nisbet Smith)
Waihau Pacific Retreat
Welly27
Stayed February 2014
I loved this house, it was an amazing place to relax. It had everything we needed; the deck was great for having our meals outside and it had the best location as we could walk down to the beautiful beach in less than 5 mins. Thank you to... Read more
I loved this house, it was an amazing place to relax. It had everything we needed; the deck was great for having our meals outside and it had the best location as we could walk down to the beautiful beach in less than 5 mins. Thank you to Nisbet, you were a warm and friendly host. Cheers :)
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