Sunday, 28 February 2016

Weekend Away

 The private jetty with kayak and even a dingy for two is available to use.

The stream at the end of the garden would be perfect for whitebait season.

Lots of eels in the stream... Here's the first one to arrive.
 We enjoyed feeding the eels... Six big fat fellas visited.

And big kids that we are, we enjoyed the swing.

The bach (aka 3 bedroom house is located at Otaki Beach. Once the gates are shut you feel like you are totally private and rural. The owners give fantastic instructions on how to get there and that they are on really good terms with the neighbours, who waved out and were really friendly but also left us to be private. We never heard a peep from the neighbours.

 The bach had everything anyone would want, including a great BBQ 

 Even a bath
 I claimed the couch by the window and read.... No internet and no phone was bliss, No school work was taken, I just relaxed and read. (read 3 books) something I haven't done in a long time - doing nothing was just what we needed.

 There is even a telescope which I would have loved to use but our nights were cloudy.

This bach would be perfect in Winter with the fire roaring.

 Look even a dishwasher. A Fisher & Paykel one at that (an oldie which is solid and not full of plastic). I bet it has lasted longer than 3 years. (Like our last TWO only did)

 Even a bread maker with flour and yeast for folks that eat wheat. The pantry was really well stocked with everything you would need.

A kitchen with stove (we like to cook our own meals so always try and find a bach with a kitchen)

 This is the first bach we have used where you take your own linen, I took even quilts.
(the bed was really comfy)

The back yard.

It is not far at all to Otaki Beach.

The bach listing can be found here on book a bach $130 per night for up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults $20/night, children $15/night.
It has three bedrooms (can sleep 6) and would be an awesome place to take older children for a holiday.
The bach was comfortable, private and really clean. The owner was awesome re arrival and departure times - we could arrive on the Friday at 10am and a late departure on Sunday at 3pm. 5/5 from us.

Thanks to Abbey for looking after Cottage Tails Farmstay for cats, she had taken over the Instagram and Facebook page for me and captured some great photos.
 Thank you to everyone who liked and interacted with her postings.


  1. What a lovely place to stay, Leanne....It looks so lovely peace and relaxing! I was going to say, what an amazing quilt that was on the bed and thren read it's yours! I'm glad you both had a nice, refreshing break together xo

  2. what a wonderful place to vacation! i like how private it is.

  3. looks like a fantastic getaway to renew and relax! I have never ever seen an eel...not sure how I would feel about that.