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Getaway by the sea,fishing, surfing,swimming and a happy safe place to stay.

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Entire homePrivate host

Getaway by the sea,fishing, surfing,swimming and a happy safe place to stay.

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

1 bathroomSleeps 5

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
Whangarei Heads, Northland

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTaurikura Bay2 min drive
  • Popular LocationMount Manaia4 min drive
  • Popular LocationOcean Beach5 min drive
  • AirportWhangarei (WRE)28 min drive

Space details

1 bathroom, sleeps 5
861 sq ft
Common area
    1 queen bed
    3 single beds
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Getaway by the sea,fishing, surfing,swimming and a happy safe place to stay.

Family-friendly holiday home in Whangarei Heads
A 35 minute scenic drive from Whangarei CBD will bring you to Urquharts Bay. Once there go over the bridge and veer left and 300m up the hill on the right you will find our accomodation awaits you.
You will pass a golf course, a great pub and local cafes. The closest store is the 4square in Parua Bay, which is small but very well stocked. You can refuel your car / boat and get your bait at Parua Bay shops on your way out to us. There is easy access to the harbour from Urquhart's Bay boat ramp.
Our local wharf will entertain you and the kids with some hand fishing if you don't have a boat.
Safe swimming beaches and surf are just on our doorstep. For those of you who like to walk, we have some of Northland's best coastal tracks.
The property has ample parking for boats and vehicles.
Near by at Taurikura Bay there are tennis courts. And further back at McLeod Bay is McLeod Bay fish and chips / takeaways and the Mania Club.
We live near by and are always happy to help you out with information or anything you may require to make your stay an enjoyable one.
Special conditions: .
If you require Linen we have a small fee of $50.00 per stay . (Payable to owner) Please advise after booking. We would supply bath towels and bath mat, tea towels and sheets . No sleeping bags. Bring your own beach towels please.There are pillows, duvets and blankets supplied. We also have electric blankets for each bed if you require them
We do not charge a cleaning fee.
Crack open a cold drink and kick back and relax at Getaway by the sea.

NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave; Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers a hairdryer. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Mark and Barb
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Close to skiing


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car required


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Paper towels
  • Spices
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Hairdryer


  • TV
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue


  • Washing machine


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • In a rural location
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Boating on site
  • Hiking nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 5
  • Unit size: 861 sq ft (80 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is required for transport to and from this property

About this area

Whangarei Heads

Located in Whangarei Heads, this holiday home is in a rural area and by the sea. Camera Obscura Timatatanga Hou is a local attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Taurikura Bay and Ocean Beach. Discover the area's water adventures with jet skiing and scuba diving nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking and ecotours.

What's nearby

  • Taurikura Bay - 2 min drive
  • Mount Manaia - 4 min drive
  • Ocean Beach - 5 min drive
  • Mcleod Bay - 5 min drive
  • Reotahi Bay - 8 min drive


  • The Deck - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Whangarei (WRE) - 28 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 28 out of 33 reviews
5 - Excellent 85%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 33 reviews
4 - Good 12%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 33 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 33 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 33 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%






Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Lovely hosts,very nice stay
Close to the beach and boat ramp.Mark and barb are fantastic hosts.the bach has everything you need for either a relaxing getaway or a fishing experience.nice and close to the harbour entrance.plenty or room in the bach and good facilities to wash down boats and clean fish.overall great spot

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
While this was one big open plan space, appliances were new and clean, outside amenities pleasant and position to Ocean's beach and walks spot on. Could not fault the hosts. We pulled our campervan up outside and joined the kids for a weekend. Price good, single mattresses could be firmer. Otherwise highly recommended.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Awesome spot
My family rented this place. Superb location close to many beautiful beaches and walking tracks. Lovely clean and well appointed place to stay with awesome hosts. Highly recommend to others visiting the area😀

5/5 Excellent

Great place for family stay!
Thank you for Barb and Mark! They are great hosts very kind and friendly. Our family really enjoyed our stay. In great location! Beautiful beach, good trekking place. We will definitely back!

5/5 Excellent

An amazing bach in a beautiful location. Great fishing. Mark and Barb are wonderful hosts. Enjoyed our stay very much and hope to stay again