Private room

6 guests

3 Bedrooms

3 Beds

Private room

6 guests

3 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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About this listing

Bream Head Getaway provides unique accommodation for individuals, couples or groups who enjoy the beach, bush & birds. Enjoy stunning views of the ocean & surrounding bush. Walk to Ocean Beach for a swim, surf or into the Bream Head Scenic Reserve for a hike. Hear wild kiwi in the evening while soaking in our natural oak hot tub nestled in the bush. Enjoy cooking in the outdoor kitchen or let us cook for you. Welcome to our ‘special getaway' we look forward to sharing it with you.

The space
Bathrooms: 2 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 3PM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: £26 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 10%
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The space

Our home has 4 private bedrooms. One room has an ensuite toilet and shower, one room has ensuite toilet and the other two rooms share toilet and shower. There are two nice outdoor showers near the hot tub for general use as well. Eco store soap and shampoo is provided. We have a large outdoor covered pergola with a full kitchen with barbeque & fridge and lounge area to cook or relax and enjoy the scenery and wildlife. We also have a large entertainment room with projector screen available for relaxing, reading, yoga, to watch tv or movies. This room is also available for small workshops or retreats.

Guest access

Our property backs onto the Bream Head Scenic Reserve and you can walk from the house to do a number of short or long walks including part of the Te Araroa walkway. Or take a 10 minute drive to walk to the top of Mt Mania or around Mt Aubrey.
We have a long board,boogie boards and some snorkel gear available and special torches for night walks. Recommend 2 nights or more to explore area.

Interaction with guests

There is so much to see and do and we can provide you with all the information you need.

The neighbourhood

Bream Head Scenic Reserve
There are a number of excellent day walks in the Bream Head Scenic Reserve and surrounding area.

Best place to hear and possible see wild kiwi.

Getting around

We are approximately 40 minute drive from Whangarei City. Look for signs Whangarei Heads. As your coming into Ocean Beach look for large sign 'Peach Cove Track' turn right dirt road and our house is end of road top of hill.

There is no regular public transport to Ocean Beach. If you are travelling by bus contact us and we can arrange transportation to our house.

If you are doing the Te Arora walkway you can walk to our place from Ocean Beach or the Peach Cove track.

Other things to note

Don't feel like cooking then let us know and we can offer you a range of home cooked meals and snacks at reasonable rates. Or choose from 4 great local cafe's & restaurants in the area.

Stop in at the Parua Bay shops for everything you need including petrol, wine,beer or spirits, home made bread, pizza's, salads, smoothies, sandwiches, ice cream and general groceries.

The Parua Bay shops are approximately 20 minute drive from our house.

The Taurikura shops (8 minute drive from our house) has a range of essentials like bread, milk, cheese, canned goods, chocolate & ice cream.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is flexible



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

16 Reviews

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Lynton User Profile
March 2017
This place is unique. We regret not having booked it for 5 days minimum , as there are so many gorgeous places to explore. Peter and Melissa share their home and vast knowledge freely, while giving their visitors plenty of space which has been designed to accommodate visitors who enjoy being outdoors.

Natalie User Profile
February 2017
One of the best places we've been to during our time in New Zealand! Me and my Boyfriend stayed at Melissas home for one week and we enjoyed it so much. Melissa, her mother and Peter are such hostible persons. Melissa was for example our guide for a hiking track and told us so many things about the nature and area, she gave us a lot of delicious food and was all in all just so friendly and helpful esspecially when I was ill for a few days. The accomodation is really gorgeous, too. The outdoor kitchen and outdoor shower, the TV room, our own room and the house with it's views is just perfect! And you will never get bored at her home because there is so much to explore - the beach and the tracks are so close and even if you want to hike on a track not next to the house Melissa will surely drop you off there. So we definitely recommend Melissas home and would come back every time if we could! :)

Adrien User Profile
February 2017
What an amazing place - all around. The property itself is one of a kind. You have unbelievable views of Ocean beach and beyond, as well as the Bream Head Scenic Reserve. The property actually sits on the reserve so you can start many of the trails right there. The Te Whara Loop, which starts right on the property, is one of the most beautiful hikes we've ever done. Ocean Beach is a 12 minute walk and one of the most beautiful beaches we’ve been to in New Zealand. There are many neighboring beaches as well which are extremely private and equally as beautiful. Melissa and her family were there to offer suggestions for the endless array of walks and hikes, as well as other activities to do in the area. The property is a great place to relax at the end of the day, and with breathtaking views all around you, you still feel like you’re immersed in nature. The property is quite large, so in addition to the fact that our room was very private with its own entrance, there is plenty of room to have your own space if desired, from the kiwi listening area to the large tv/multipurpose room to the fully stocked outdoor kitchen and eating area. We really enjoyed cooking meals in the outdoor kitchen and Melissa was extremely kind to provide us with fresh veggies from the garden and cooking supplies to use. We also had the chance to join Melissa and her family for a delicious dinner they cooked up one evening. They are truly lovely people and made sure we had everything we needed. We are looking forward to returning as soon as we get the chance!

Francesca User Profile
January 2017
Melissa's place was fantastic. It was peaceful, relaxing, modern and eco-friendly. The trails are a great place for a strenuous workout and I couldn't get enough of the views. Melissa and her family are very sweet people. I felt very comfortable and relaxed. I home it won't be too long before I can visit again.

Mollie User Profile
January 2017
Melissa's place is perfect for exploring beaches, bays and the bush. She is very knowledgeable about the local tracks and gave us great tips on kiwi spotting. The views were stunning and our room was very comfortable. We would definitely stay here again! Melissa made sure we had everything we needed and was very hospitable, we loved the treats she made! It's right at the start of a great bush walk, and there are so many lovely bays nearby to explore! Thanks so much for having us

Marion User Profile
November 2016
Our stay with Melissa and Peter was fantastic. They were knowledgeable, very helpful, and overall wonderful hosts. The view of the beach and mountain from the house is gorgeous, and the facilities pristine and unique. We especially loved the fully-equipped outdoor kitchen and amazing secluded hot tub...perfect for looking at the incredible stars! Very much looking forward to going back for a longer stay.

Lizzy User Profile
November 2016
Melissa is a great host and fantastic cook. Absolutely loved staying in her beautiful home and enjoying nature!

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