With summer just around the corner, these sweet baches offer you the chance to enjoy relaxing breaks with family and friends
Summer’s around the corner and it’s about now that we all start dreaming of having our own little getaway to make the most of the warm weather, de-stress and recharge our batteries.
The modest Kiwi bach of times past has transformed over the years into substantial holiday homes that require a lot of maintenance and are punishing on the wallet.
There are still some little beauties to be found where you can enjoy the simple life and relaxing breaks with family and friends. Here’s our pick of lovely hideaways that are close enough to Auckland to escape on a regular basis.
1. Dune views
Revel in the views of the beautiful Opononi sand dunes from this smart little bach with a living room that opens to a covered deck which is the ideal spot for a beer and a barbie.
The master and bunk room are supplemented by a sleep out and there’s plenty of room for the boat, a caravan or tents on the level site.
Close to beaches and the village, this little beauty is being sold fully furnished so it’s ready and waiting for the next family.
2. Holiday central
This quintessential 1960s Waiheke bach captures the mood of laidback holidays of another era. The updated kitchen and open plan living with log burner for cosy evenings opens to a generous deck that makes the most of calming views over the surrounding bush.
Downstairs is a room that could be used as a second bedroom or extra living area. This is the perfect hideaway a short ferry ride from Auckland city and all the grunt work has been done – you can just relax and de-stress at the end of the week.
It’s being sold fully furnished so it’s set up to become your holiday central.
3. Perfect spot
Wow, what a perfect spot! You can’t get much closer to the water than this Awhitu bach. The living area makes the most of the wonderful location and opens to fabulous views across the Manukau Harbour to the Waitakeres.
There’s a master and a bunk room, and plenty of room on the level site for visitors to camp. Launch your boat off your own ramp and treat the family to fish and scallops on the barbie at the end of the day.
There’s all you need to relax and unwind only 1 hour 30 minutes from Auckland.
4. Happy families
This smart little Awhitu bach offers so many options for families only an hour and a half from Auckland. On a true quarter acre site the two-bedroom home with open plan kitchen and living is just the start … check out the spacious sleep out, covered boat park and laundry with workshop.
There’s a reason this has been a family’s holiday haven for 50 years – stroll to the beach, go fishing, explore the regional park or just relax on the deck. There’s something here to keep all the family happy.
5. Prime position
The lovely high-ceilinged spacious open plan living and kitchen of this Raglan bach opens to a covered deck with mesmerising views of the harbour.
A short walk will see you swimming at Ocean Beach or having a coffee in funky Raglan town. There’s plenty of room for the family here with the bonus of a caravan with sleep out.
Relax in the spa pool after a busy day enjoying all the water sports on offer. This property has 20 years remaining on its lease.
6. Retro charm
This little Raglan bach really has a lot of retro charm which is matched by its perfect position with sweeping views over the harbour and those famed Raglan surf breaks.
It’s only a hop, skip and a jump to the beach and has two generous decks so you can always chill and relax in the sun in a sheltered spot.
The generous level site is perfect for tents and children’s games and there’s all this special beach offers right on your doorstep. It’s leasehold which is up for renewal in 2039.
7. Simply immaculate
There’s nothing to do to this immaculate Mangakino bach except enjoy all the leisure activities this area has to offer.
The smart kitchen and open plan living open to a sunny verandah and there’s a lovely shady spot in the level garden for al fresco meals.
Two double bedrooms, renovated bathroom and laundry take care of day-today practicalities and there’s lots of potential for using the double garages.
8. Roll up your sleeves
Bring your imagination, roll up your sleeves and be prepared to do some grunt work on this run-down Rotorua bach with separate sleepout on a whopper of a level site.
This property really has potential plus for someone with a bit of vision who wants a holiday hideaway in the booming Bay of Plenty.