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Cute Kiwi Beach Bach

Entire cottage hosted by Viv
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bathroom
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You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
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The host doesn’t allow parties or smoking.
You’ll love our quintessential retro bach because of it's private, sheltered outdoor area, and close proximity to the beach. A two minute walk and you're at the waters edge. It's perfect for couples, solo adventurers, smaller families and pets.

The space
Mowhanau (Kai Iwi) beach really is a hidden gem. Beautiful west coast character, magnificent beach walks and great swimming spots. A dog's paradise.
Our bach is a compact cutey, with everything you need to wind down and relax.
It's an authentic, kiwi beach house, not high end but sparkling clean and cosy.
The toilet is a quirky outdoor model, but just a step from the bathroom door and all under cover.

Guest access
Help yourself to our potager garden with any of fresh herbs and vegetables that might be in season. We have a BBQ available (please clean after use) and an awesome outdoor fire, ideal for cooking, taking the chill off in the evenings and toasting marshmallows.
A surf ski is on hand if you want to challenge yourself.
No smoking inside, but there is an outside area - and please dispose of waste at the end of your stay.

Other things to note
There are no supermarkets or dairies in the area, so groceries will need to be purchased in Whanganui.
We supply the initial basics, tea, coffee, sugar, oil, salt, pepper etc.
We have full wifi coverage.
Cell phone reception is very patchy. You can normally receive coverage on the front lawn or at the lookout just down the road 😊
The bach has a shared driveway which the neighbours use for access to the garage and back properties.
There is a fish cleaning bench at the front which we use (you can too 😊).
You may notice white ‘floaters’ in the jug. This is due to the high lime content in the Whanganui water supply. Totally harmless, just a nuisance. We often clean the jug out with white vinegar to remove it.
You’ll love our quintessential retro bach because of it's private, sheltered outdoor area, and close proximity to the beach. A two minute walk and you're at the waters edge. It's perfect for couples, solo adventurers, smaller families and pets.

The space
Mowhanau (Kai Iwi) beach really is a hidden gem. Beautiful west coast character, magnificent beach walks and great swimming spots. A dog's…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 bunk bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV
Washing machine
Patio or balcony
Garden
Luggage drop-off allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Kai Iwi, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand

As we said, no shops or supermarkets but definitely friendly locals. Over the summer months the camp ground (just across the road) sell bread, milk, newspapers etc. Fabulous beach walks and an awesome children's playground, set alongside a safe freshwater stream. The surf life saving team are on duty over summer.
As we said, no shops or supermarkets but definitely friendly locals. Over the summer months the camp ground (just across the road) sell bread, milk, newspapers etc. Fabulous beach walks and an awesome childre…

Hosted by Viv

Joined in November 2016
  • 105 Reviews
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Co-hosts
  • Shane
  • Christine
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 14:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported. Learn more
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy