10 Best Bookabach Holiday Homes In Kawhia, New Zealand - Updated 2021

bookabach kawhia

Kawhia is a quiet fishing town located on the west coast of North Island and is an hour away from the city of Hamilton. The town is an ideal location for holiday goers that want to be as far away from the city as possible. Fishing and the beach are the main draws of Kawhia. Because of the relatively isolated location of the town, there is no public transportation available here, and you are advised to rent a car before going here. Once you’re here, you’ll need a place to stay, so we’ve selected the 10 best Bookabach holiday homes in Kawhia, New Zealand.

1. A relaxing house with great views (from USD 105)

With plenty of views of the town and the harbor, this house is an ideal choice for you and your family to stay after a long journey. The three well-furnished bedrooms can accommodate six guests and are paired to two bathrooms for your comfort. The kitchen has all the appliances and utensils, so you can prepare any meal you want. A small sun lounge is ideal for the cooler days. Outside, the deck and yard are spacious, allowing kids to play around. The house is located right in the middle of town, just a short walk away from the stores, and right near the harbor.

House with stunning rural and sea views
70 reviews
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
It was a short drive to the hot water beach
A very tidy home that was warm and comfortable
Everything there to make it a relaxing stay
Lovely open house Comfy beds Close to the beach Couldn't ask for more
it was a lovely house to call home for a few days Plenty of space for adults to relax and for children to play
Property was spacious and spotlessly clean
Very clean and comfortable Good location
the bach was lovely and clean and well kitted out
Lovely views and well-kept property inside and out
Our last stop after over a week of travel Big house warm and clean and the baby
but Kawhia is not very big
Wonderful host thank you Patsy
We loved Kawhia and the house worked really well for two couples and a toddler
Well set up and owner Patsy is great to deal with
Great house with everything you need nice and close to the playground and water for the kids
The house offers lots of space (inside and out) and is very close to the beach and local shopping area
Location was perfect Short walk to the village
Location was perfect Short walk to the village
I definitely recommend this property and Patsy to families and larger groups wanting accommodation in Kawhia
Excellent location & property really equipped to meet our needs apart from no BBQ
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2. A self-contained two-bedroom unit (from USD 98)

If you want a great bed and breakfast experience, Monty’s is a great and inexpensive place to stay here in Kawhia. There are enough beds for six guests, so you can bring your family here. A small stove, fridge, and microwave in the kitchenette allow you to prepare some simple meals. You can relax in the lounge and watch some TV, or relax in the garden and breathe some fresh air. You get other nice amenities like parking, heating, and laundry equipment. If you want to go out, Kawhia’s center is just five minutes away on foot, and the harbor is right beside the house, so you won’t run out of things to do here.

Montys Self Contained Unit
39 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The beds are good and amenities adequate A side table in one of the bedrooms would be useful
The beds were so comfortable it was hard to get up the next morning
The 4 stars is just that the flat is a bit older and musty but has everything you need Thanks
Very spacious for a 2 bedroom unit that can easily sleep 6 people
We had everything we needed and more right at our fingertips
Montys is very clean and tidy
Was a very comfortable and clean place to stay
the whole beach house flow through the unit Lovely little kitchen space
The dwelling was clean tidy and very well presented
so we wanted to leave it in immaculate condition before we departed
The owner was very helpful and directed us to some places that made our short break even better
hope all is well with your wife and mother in-law Definitely will be back
The owner was helpful friendly and had lots of advice and information of the local area I would recommend this accommodation to friends and family
Super clean well equiped handy to everywhere
Rooms are well presented ventilated and immaculate Love the mix of modern and vintage furniture
This is a very pleasant place with good access to a patio looking out over a well maintained and interesting backyard and garden and to a shady side path
Close to town and easy to get around the area
The town centre is in easy walking distance We will stay again
Plans changed so we were just in and out
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3. The home with the best view deck in Aotea (from USD 116)

This abode boasts the best deck on this side of the Aotea Harbor and is located just fifteen minutes north of Kawhia. The upper deck contains an outdoor dining area, and provides a majestic view of the bay, from sunrise to sundown. Inside, the house can accommodate up to four guests in two bedrooms. The compact kitchen and indoor dining area still have all the equipment, like a stove, fridge, and microwave for your meals. You can watch TV, jam with the Hi-Fi, or just surf the web with Wi-Fi access in the living area. A bean bag, freezer, barbecue grill, and even fishing rods are some of the other perks you can enjoy outside.

Best deck in Aotea, designed for your relaxation
Aotea, Waikato, NZ
11 reviews
cottage 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fantastic property comfortable homely and has an amazing view and deck to enjoy it on
the bach was well appointed very comfortable and stocked with everything we needed for an enjoyable stay
wonderful spot and charming hosts
a fantastic property with lovely hosts
the information provided was well laid out and informative - supported by great communication
truly the best deck in aotea thanks john and kirsty for being awesome hosts it was really appreciated :)
amazing location awesome veiw amazing onwers
loved location and deck
great place to stay to get away from it all
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4. A unique and peaceful stay in Te Kauri Lodge (from USD 176)

The Te Kauri Lodge is perfect for large events like parties and team-building activities. Located 20 minutes from Kawhia center, the lodge is surrounded by scenic forests and rolling hills overlooking the bay. Inside, the dining hall seats up to 120 people and has a large kitchen with a walk-in freezer. You can rent projectors and screens, too. There are four bedrooms that can sleep up to 25 guests, and two more large bunk rooms that can accommodate another 70 guests. Even if you don’t have events scheduled, the place is still a great out-of-town getaway for you, your family, and all your friends.

Tremendous Value Venue For Large & Small Groups
4 reviews
lodge 25 Guests 6 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 25
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy :

5. An elegant and secluded beachfront paradise (from USD 114)

You can have your dream romantic holiday by the bay in this cozy cottage. The views of sunrise and sunset over the bay are some of the best around; you can even view it from the two kayaks you can borrow. Inside, the house is a modern studio, with modern kitchen equipment like a fridge and an induction plate, and entertainment options like a large TV and Internet access. The bed is plush, with plenty of light to provide a comfortable atmosphere. Topping the list of great perks in this house is a fireplace, air-conditioning, a washer, dryer, and plenty of yard space outside.

Stunning secluded beach-front studio home
308 reviews  Wifi Available
House 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
awesome spot very clean & tidy
spectacular uninterrupted views modern clean house and friendly host
this was the loveliest place clean high quality perfectly situated far from everywhere
lots of local history friendly and accommodating hosts and some absolute serenity
excellent hideout from city hassles and bustles enjoyed privacy and close proximity of nice beach
this is probably the best bach i have stayed at and the location is superb
loved the quiet friendly village and the environment is pristine
this place is exactly as described peaceful and luxurious would definitely come back
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6. Spacious vacation home in the heart of Kahwia (from USD 105)

If you have a larger family in tow, you’ll appreciate this comfy suburban-style home. Wooden floors, modern furniture, and plenty of amenities are present to keep any urban warrior happy. Up to seven of you can be accommodated here. Inside, all the essentials are covered: a large kitchen to prepare all your meals in, the spacious living area, and a large bathroom for everyone. Outside, you can chill on the deck and play around in the open yard. You are just short walks from the general store, the Museum, and the harbor. Last but not least, you can rent boats if you want to sail out into the water.

Gorgeous, comfortable holiday house
63 reviews
House 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Very tidy and comfortable house with all you need Excellent location
Everything you need supplied Tons of room Easy parking Big deck and grass area although no privacy for the outdoor area
clean and tidy plenty of room
Great loacation Lovely clean and tidy house with everything we needed
super clean and well appointed
Our Host Patsy was very nice
Clean and tidy Warm and welcoming Location was perfect for us
Really lovely decor useful layout
We had a great time Good fishing:)
Patsy was super helpful and very efficient and replying to all of our messages
Great house on big section Lots of room for everyone
Immaculately presented and newly refurbished house
Great house immaculate presentation Everything you could need there Loved it and returning again soon
Patsy is a lovely hostess
Patsy is a lovely hostess
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7. A hilltop home overlooking the harbor (from USD 108)

If you’re looking for a romantic getaway here in Kawhia, this place is ideal for you. The house has an excellent location, being on a hilltop right in the heart of town. You’ll wake up to a stunning view of the town from the bedroom in the morning, while a TV and stereo keep you and your partner entertained. The kitchenette has a stove, oven, and fridge, so you can prepare any dinner you like. A fireplace keeps you warm during the colder months. Wrapping your experience here, you can enjoy some fresh air in the deck, and great views of the harbor all day.

Kawhia by the Sea, Overlooking Kawhia Harbour
Kawhia, Waikato, NZ
47 reviews
House 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bach is well appointed with a comfortable rustic feel
facilities are comfortable clean and as described
extremely helpful and accommodating hosts
ideal location for recharging the mental batteries
kawhia is a fantastic place to get away from everything
a perfect place to relax
lovely place to relax and get away for a weekend
a wonderful place to stop and watch the world go by
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8. A peaceful harbor-side home for two

This house by the harbor is an ideal place for those who want some isolation from city life. The studio can accommodate you and your partner, with toiletries and linens provided for your convenience. The TV and stereo provide plenty of entertainment in the unit. The kitchen is fully equipped, with appliances like a stove, oven, and fridge to manage your food. The outdoor living area and backyard provide a beautiful view of the bay. Kahwia town is just three kilometers (1.8 mi) away from here, so you’re not far away from the shops and museum.

Peaceful harbourside unit, linen & cleaning inclusive, 3km to Kawhia
21 reviews
bungalow 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
The cabin is great with everything that you might need
Very comfortable and well presented
everything you would possibly need have told all my friends
The location was peaceful and it was a short drive to the township of Kawhia or the harbour side settlement of Aotea
your own hot pool - spades were provided at the unit which was appreciated too
Clean peacefull comfy bed and
Was so clean and just perfect
Yvonne and Mike are the perfect hosts very friendly and helpful
you must have mosquito repellent
they made it easy re payments and key instructions
Wonderful lookout over the harbour with the flocks of Canadian geese flying overhead the only sound Great base to explore Marakopa Falls and the fossils at krirteihere beach
Definitely one of our favourite mini holidays
Peace and Quiet but not to far to get into Kawhia
Very scenic and peaceful Property in fine order and clean
Just feels a bit like being in a goldfish bowl as there is not a lot of privacy
Perfect just out of town with stunning views
The Bach was amazing First time staying there and will definitely be booking another time
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9. Pohutukawa Cottage, a retro bach by the bay

Located just a few feet from the bay, this cottage is an enjoyable Kiwi stay for you and your family. The interior is reminiscent of the compact and cozy homes of the past. There are three bedrooms that can accommodate six of you, paired to a fully stocked bathroom. A kitchenette allows you to prepare any course, with equipment like a stove, oven, and fridge. You also get other amenities like a washer, dryer, TV, and car parking. The town center is just a ten-minute walk away, so you don’t have to be so far away from shops and diners while you stay here.

Pohutukawa Cottage-'HUTU', oh so RETRO kiwi bach
41 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The hot water beach is a real treasure
Bach was just as pictures and description promised
so that was pretty special
Everything you need comfortable warm and great location
What a pretty cute retro Bach Loved that it was small and intimate although there was plenty of room for a family
The property was clean [& dusted ]
Bach was clean and comfortable
The Hutu retro bach was beautifully decorated and a gem
Clean and tidy batch in a beautiful Kawhia
Neat and tidy batch in Kawhia Good location and delivers what it promised Easy to deal with the owner
Great spot and very handy to boat ramp
We had our pug with us
Kawhia has a nice low-key vibe which suited us
We stayed for two nights in the middle of winter and it was delightful Awesome retro decor gave the Bach a unique charm that added to the overall experience Would stay again in a heartbeat
The kids enjoyed the games and close proximity to the beach
Also a great location very close to scenic walkway to town Highly recommend
Was easy to walk to shop or local Hotel
We loved staying at Pohutukawa Cottage
Loved this place Cosy and full of character Bach has everything we needed Beach just across the road the kids were entertained for hours
Great character and had everything we needed nice quite location and only a short walk to town and a swim
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10. A splendid accommodation right beside the waters

If you want unparalleled views of the bay right in your backyard, this accommodation is perfect for you. Woven chairs, dark wood panels, and sharp colors give off a pleasant and modern atmosphere. Six guests can sleep in the three bedrooms. All the amenities are present, like a fully equipped kitchen, a spacious living area, and a large bathroom. The house also has a TV, parking, and heating for the cold months. The town center is just a few minutes away by foot, giving the house an excellent location. And if you come down with more people that you had planned for, you can rent the retro Pohutukawa Cottage next door (number 7 on this list).

Absolute harbourside beach frontage, best views of the water.
63 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Modern clean tidy three bedroom cottage with plenty of amenities
The only negative was the state of the barbeque
To be able to watch the sun rise over the harbour really made a great start to a day
Had a wonderful time with the family
But the best part for me was relaxing in the out door
was comfortable and very clean with a lovely view Thanks for letting us stay
The bach was fab and had everything you could ask for Neighbours were also very friendly and polite
Clean warm dry
and with all the home comforts well equipped
and we had a very nice meal out of those
great art the best oysters
Nice clean and tidy Bach Highly recommend the cruising club for a good affordable feed too
What a lovely house in an awesome location
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Kawhia, a quiet getaway in the North Island

This town is quiet and peaceful, yet it hides plenty of beauty. Scenic harbors, hot water beaches, and rolling hills only add to the charm of this town. If you want your ideal weekend escape, Kawhia might just be your place.

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