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Come and Relax @ Rose's Retreat (with WIFI)

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Beach nearby, beach towels
Beach nearby, beach towels
Beach nearby, beach towels

Overview of Come and Relax @ Rose's Retreat (with WIFI)

Entire homePrivate host

Come and Relax @ Rose's Retreat (with WIFI)

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
Whangarei Heads, Northland

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTaurikura Bay1 min walk
  • AirportWhangarei (WRE)25 min drive
  • Popular LocationWaipu Cove Beach62 min drive
  • Popular LocationMangawhai Heads Beach82 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6
969 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    2 bunk beds
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Common area
    1 single bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
    No shower or bath

About this property

Entire place

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

Come and Relax @ Rose's Retreat (with WIFI)

Holiday home in Whangarei Heads with kitchen and balcony
Only 2.5 hours mostly scenic drive from Auckland, or 30 minutes from Whangarei, Taurikura Bay is located near the end of the Whangarei Heads peninsula. The house is in a prime elevated location, opposite to the Bays beaches and many popular hiking trails.
Taurikura Bay is truly an awesome spot to vacation and has so much to offer. You can do as much or as little as you like and the weather is rarely an issue. Whangarei Heads is a kiwi sanctuary.

Stunning water views over the bay and up to the magnificent Mt Manaia. Safe swimming beaches only just metres away. Watch the sun set and/or the lights of the oil refinery light up on the other side of the harbour from the deck or your bed.
Bach is a traditional 'Kiwi Bach', very tidy with its own charm.
Plenty of fishing and diving from the shore or from a boat. All tide boat launching ramp (AWD or 4x4 recommended except full tide). Snapper and scallops 50 to 100m off shore.
Access straight into the Whangarei harbour! The Whangarei Harbour is a large aquatic playground, perfect for fishing, diving, and swimming, boating and more extreme water sports. It is also the gateway to the outer Islands (Hen and Chicken Islands so close) and an endless coastline.
Safe and calm waters perfect for paddle boarding and all water activities. Enjoyable fun time for the kids. Many beautiful bays to kayak and explore.
Stunning Ocean beach 10 minutes’ drive (sandy surf /swimming beach with life savers in summer).
Local item of historical significance right over the road, all natural jetty.
A beautiful area overlooked by too many who continue north of Whangarei.

Local walks:
The surrounding hills and native bush reserves offer fantastic walking tracks, taking you to some world class views and serene beaches. Whatever your fitness level there's something for everyone, all within a short walk or 2-5 minute drive.
Mt Manaia, Smugglers Cove, Mt Lion, Busby head, Peach cove, Bream head, Ocean beach, Mt Aubrey and many other seaside walks! But don't forget the camera as the views are incredible.
Walking distance to the General store, 2 minute walk.
Children’s playground, 2 minutes’ walk.
Tennis courts, 2 minutes’ walk.
Local Licensed cafe, great food both eat in and takeaway, 5 minutes’ drive.
If you feel like a casual drink or meal then pop along to our local Mt Manaia Club (visitors welcome) and "Stan's Van" will ensure you won't need to drink and drive.
At Parua Bay is a fuel station with gas and dive fills, a small shopping complex, medical center and salon, tavern, boat club, and refuse station.
"The Jetty" at Parua Bay Pub, 13 minute drive.
Pines Golf Club 15 minutes’ drive.
Special conditions:
2 night minimum stay.
No Smoking.
Pets allowed with prior approval (not fully fenced).
Room for parking of 4 cars (or boat) in driveway of Bach - extra parking available on front lawn.
Linen ca be supplied (includes sheets, duvets, towels & tea towels) for a fee of $45. Please supply own beach towels!
Cleaning fee of $45 applies (dependent on numbers staying and/or length of tenure).
A deposit of 50% is required to confirm booking, balance to be paid 14 days prior to tenure.
NOTE: There is a rubbish transfer station in Parua Bay. Rubbish is to be removed from property if leaving when regular pick up is not due. (Rubbish collection on Mondays, council bags or stickers required)
Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$45.00 per stay)
NOTE: Under Kiwi Bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave.
Air-conditioned accommodation at this holiday home offers DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a shower.

Property manager

Paul and Rose Austin
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach
  • Beach towels


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Limited on-site parking (max. 4 spaces)
  • On-site parking options include a garage
  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Children's games


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


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Dining room


  • TV
  • DVD player

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Tennis on site
  • Golf nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 969 sq ft (90 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 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, a first aid kit and a deadlock
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 recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property
New Listing A Blank Canvas With a Full View
A Blank Canvas With a Full View. Now With Wifi ?

About this area

Whangarei Heads

Located in Whangarei Heads, this holiday home is near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Taurikura Bay and Mount Manaia, while Reyburn House and Whangarei Art Museum are cultural highlights. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.

What's nearby

  • Taurikura Bay - 1 min walk
  • Mount Manaia - 2 min drive
  • Mcleod Bay - 3 min drive
  • Waipu Cove Beach - 62 min drive
  • Mangawhai Heads Beach - 82 min drive


  • Parua Bay Tavern - 13 min drive
  • Parua Bay Tavern - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Whangarei (WRE) - 25 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 26 out of 26 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Scenic views
Great location with great views. Very quiet and clean. Well maintained and modern. Good communication with owners.

5/5 Excellent

Amazing location - immaculate bach
We loved our stay at Rose's bach - it was extremely tidy, with wifi, DVDs and games (for a rainy weekend like ours!), comfortable beds and a big lawn. It's in a great location with an amazing view of Mount Manaia and Whangarei harbour (the photos don't quite do it justice)! We would love to come stay here again in summer. Rose was lovely and really easy to organise everything with. 10/10

5/5 Excellent

Lovely place
Very clean, everything was provided, awesome location. Great communication with the owners. Highly recommend this as a holiday stay.

5/5 Excellent

Was absolutely perfect! Also so close to the beach which was great

5/5 Excellent

Fab place to stay and unwind in a beautiful location
Super clean and has everything you would ever need. The location is spectacular with the views being super special. Will definitely be back to stay again.
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2021