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Woodpecker Bay Bach ~ Life on the edge.

Superhost Punakaiki, West Coast, New Zealand
Entire cottage hosted by Daniel
3 guestsStudio2 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
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Woodpecker Bay Bach is a rustic, cosy, New Zealand bach. If you want to escape the rat race... this is the place for you! Woodpecker Bay Bach is often fully booked - if your dates are not available - be sure to see my other oceanfront properties... Waihaha Bach, Te Tutu Bach and Waituhi at Whitehorse Bay :-)

The space
The location right next to the crashing ocean is a breathtaking feature of this property. The bach is rustic and quirky. Filled with lots of treasures from a bygone era... think 'simple family holiday from 60 years ago' and you're getting close. Wifi, apple TV/Netflix and Bluetooth speakers provide some modern conveniences.
A bach (pronounced 'batch') is a small, often very modest holiday home or beach house. Baches are an iconic part of New Zealand history and culture from mid 20th century.
SAVE THE PENGUINS - A portion of every booking is donated to the West Coast Penguin Trust - There is also a donation box in the bach if you wish to donate some more. $3,252 donated so far (to May 2020) The Penguins thank you!

Guest access
Guests have total access to the whole property.

Other things to note
PLEASE NOTE: The flush toilet is located outside down a short garden path.
Water supply is rainwater collected the from the roof to a small tank, this is topped up with water drawn from a local waterfall - You may wish to bring bottled water for drinking... though I always just drink water straight from the tap :-)
Bring all your food!... the nearest shops are 30 minutes away in Westport.
Woodpecker Bay Bach is a rustic, cosy, New Zealand bach. If you want to escape the rat race... this is the place for you! Woodpecker Bay Bach is often fully booked - if your dates are not available - be sure to see my other oceanfront properties... Waihaha Bach, Te Tutu Bach and Waituhi at Whitehorse Bay :-)

The space
The location right next to the crashing ocean is a breathtaking feature of this property. The bach is rustic and quirky. Filled with lots of treasures from a bygone era... think 'simple family holiday from 60 years ago' and you're getting close. Wifi, apple TV/Netflix and Bluetooth spea…

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Smoke alarm
Essentials
Indoor fireplace
Wi-Fi
Free parking on premises
Heating
TV
Private entrance
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Location

Punakaiki, West Coast, New Zealand

The highlight of this area is its remoteness and untouched wilderness areas. There are great hiking trails in the area including in Paparoa National Park and at the famous Punakaiki Pancake Rocks. Wildlife on the coast directly below the bach include seals and many seabirds and occasionally penguins, dolphins are often spotted swimming past. Kayaking up the Pororari River is beautiful, easy and highly recommended! Kayaks can be hired at the Pororari bridge just north of the Pancake Rocks. See my 'guidebook' on this listing for other things to do, There are also brochures and other suggestions at the bach once you arrive.
The highlight of this area is its remoteness and untouched wilderness areas. There are great hiking trails in the area including in Paparoa National Park and at the famous Punakaiki Pancake Rocks. Wildlife on t…

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Hosted by Daniel

Joined in August 2013
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I live in Auckland where I work as a commercial property manager, a job I love... but my real passion is looking after these four holiday homes on South Island's beautiful West Coast! For adventures or time-out I travel overseas or head south to the Coast (where, soon, I hope to be living permanently). I have two small dogs Lilly and Izzy who both come to work with me each day - lucky them - lucky me! It really is a pleasure to be able to share this special slice of paradise with guests from within NZ and all corners of the world. Please see all of my West Coast properties - Woodpecker Bay Bach, Waihaha Bach, Te Tūtū Bach and Waituhi at Whitehorse Bay. Everyone is welcome! Daniel :-)
I live in Auckland where I work as a commercial property manager, a job I love... but my real passion is looking after these four holiday homes on South Island's beautiful West Coa…
During your stay
I live in Auckland - and will be available by email from the bach. There is no cell phone coverage here but there is a free phone for local calls. Free WIFI/broadband.
Daniel is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly-rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $250