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

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When people talk of New Zealand, they often talk about the Southern Islands and not the Northern Islands because the locals there prefer to boast about the southern part which contains many historical and wonderful places. However, in the North Island, there are also many places you can visit like the town of Otaki. Otaki is located in the North Island of New Zealand and belongs to the Kapiti Coast District. The rural town of Otaki has many wonderful places to visit. Situated near the Otaki River you can find picnic, swimming, and camping spots–as such, renting a Bookabach for your stay is the way to go. These peaceful cottages are pleasant and the prices are quite affordable. From small cottages to big beach houses, we have put together a list of the best Bookabach holiday homes in Otaki, New Zealand.

1. Spacious cottage for four (from USD 79)

A self-contained house with two bedrooms and one bathroom, this cottage is secluded but not very far from the capital Wellington which is just an easy one-hour drive. Additional facilities include barbecue grill, spa bath, and wood burner. The house is a great getaway from the busy ordinary life as you embark on your journey to rejuvenate with nature. The minimum stay period is three nights on weekends.

Relaxing retreat, need some time, escape here!
182 reviews
cottage 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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The house has everything you need for a comfortable stay
Do not be put off by Otaki like I was for years
Very private birdsong and lovely outlook
The batch is really well put together and the wood burner is epic
but what food we wanted So peaceful and
the man Loved the trains too
We enjoyed our stay and our host was friendly and helpful Gorgeous rural location and a short drive to local amenities Would happily return
Absolutely beautiful and peaceful Location secluded Owners were lovely too Love waking to birds and nature
It was so relaxing and beautiful views loved every moment there
Brilliant Away from the hussle and bussle of busy city life
Lovely peaceful well kept home to stay in Loved Stan
Relaxing and enjoyed my stay Everything needed was available for my 5 night stay
The cottage itself and property were beautiful
Quiet peaceful and very relaxing
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2. Historic brick retreat house (from USD 81)

This home has one bedroom and bathroom with a minimum stay period of two nights. Built in the 1920s with local bricks for the purpose of serving as a house for horses and storage for pieces of equipment, the stable was transformed into a beautiful cottage in the 1980s. Enjoy walks along the Otaki Forks and the Kapiti Beach. The tranquil setting of the cottage is sure to relax you. The cottage will remind you of the olden days of peace and tranquility.

Historic brick stables
343 reviews
cottage 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

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The stables were done up well with a cosy fire and modern features that keeps the place fresh and warm
The Stable is delightfully restored and a very comfortable country retreat
We were fortunate with the time of year meaning all the spring flowers were out
Very private and liked having the wood burner to heat the cottage up
It was so wonderful to hunker down inside for the weekend While it rained we caught up with reading by the warm fire - dream
We arrived mid-afternoon to see a romantic carpet of bluebells beneath mature trees - gorgeous
A lovely conversion of the original stables Nicely provisioned and nice and private
We were snug and comfortable in this characterful brick stables hidden in a beautiful arboretum
It was set in gorgeous setting Really lovely and so warm and cosy with the wood burner
Great place to stay and really cozy with the firebox heating up the two floors Lovely location surrounded by native planting - will be even more so in a couple of weeks when the daffadils begin to...
just a few minutes off the main highway
The location is picturesque and private
It's a great place to get away even just for a weekend
Very peaceful and quiet place to stay No oven
We loved sitting by the wood burner and not having internet access or TV
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3. Cosy self-catering cottage (from USD 90)

When you talk of the countryside you basically think about coming to small cottages and peaceful times. This cottage offers just that with one bedroom and bathroom each and minimum stay of two nights. The cottage is equipped with self-catering facilities with a private deck and lawn. This is a perfect place to relax. You can enjoy walks to the Totara Grove and Tararua foothills. You can fish, swim, have a picnic or just relax in the cottage.

COUNTRY CHARM: Tranquil self-catering cottage
144 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy :

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the bed was so comfortable
It was a very cosy and comfortable cabin
Bed is cozy & the high ceilings give the place a sense of space
Enjoyed breakfast outside on the porch each morning
It had everything we needed and more
The property was ideal for us to get away from the noise and bustle of our everyday life
Relaxing and quiet Property is slightly more overgrown then pictures suggest
The bach itself was lovely and clean though being the passionate gardeners we are we found the overgrown and slightly neglected gardens a little sad
and we were able to take our dog which was a real bonus
So grateful the owners are pet friendly and allowed us to bring our pooch with us
made muffins waiting in the Bach a lovely personal touch
I had the most wonderful time here Everything about this was an amazing experience
So lovely and Serene the cottage is very lovely
and we very much appreciated being able to bring our elderly dog with us Thanks again
A beautiful tranquil setting in summer
A little piece of paradise in a stone's throw of the beautiful Otaki Forks and Otaki beach
not far from the town beach and a Department of Conservation walking area
It was lovely sitting out in the garden at dusk
Secluded little cottage that feels far away but is actually close to Otaki township and the great walks at Otaki Forks
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4. Luxurious cottage on Castlehill (from USD 81)

Situated on the historic Castlehill, the barn has been converted to a large studio with modern kitchens and a bathroom below. This place is for those comfortable and will definitely give you a taste of rural lifestyle. Over a hundred years ago the place was a barn which might be a bit unconventional for those urban and city folks. It is ideal for a couple and has a minimum stay period of two nights.

Castlehill Barnstay Rural retreat
39 reviews
Barn 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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No working smoke alarm in / near bedroom
Roof leaked making stairs dangerous
and it was a very relaxing place to be
Lovely rural setting very quiet Spacious and rustic converted barn
Angela checked we were okay and was very helpful
Loved the place definitely rustic which suited us fine
Cosy clean and great surrounds
No view of the race course as implied TV channels all mucked up Extremely poorly sign posted could hardly find it Blown
light bulbs Cobwebs and spiders throughout Just a shambles Never again
Lovely rural retreat with great beds
Lovely location perfect for kids with space and the animals
The upside was quiet lovely surroundings and a paddock full of spring lambs was perfect for our toddler
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5. Cute cabin in a rural setting (from USD 149)

The cottage opened recently in February and is well constructed. With lovely interior designs and a beautiful garden, the place is a delight for family picnics and getaways. There is a river ideal for swimming just a minute’s walk from the cottage. It has two bedrooms and one bathroom and a minimum stay period of two nights. There is also a yoga room which can be used for free as provided by the generous owner.

Historic cottage in peaceful rural setting
5 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

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A retreat in the true sense of the word - beautifully furnished and equipped
bread and eggs for breakfast
I can't fault anything about the property or communication with the owner
Beautiful home in beautiful part of New Zealand Perfectly setup to recharge the batteries and rest the soul
This cottage is a beautiful place to stay and relax The owner left us fresh milk
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6. Comfortable guesthouse with a stunning garden (from USD 85)

Staying in a cosy guesthouse with a stunning garden is a great way to spend a vacation. The house is beautiful and the garden is spectacular. It has one bedroom and one bathroom so it is ideal for couples. Minimum stay is two nights and you can also get additional facilities like barbecue grill, hammocks and outdoor furniture on request with no extra charges. The retreat is not suitable for children as there are a lot of ponds which may be dangerous. The garden was recently renovated.

Cozy guesthouse in stunning garden
Otaki, South Manakau, NZ
10 reviews
guest house 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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walnuts on the table were a yummy treat and loved the garden
really enjoyed our stay the bach was clean comfortable and had everything we needed
our hosts were generous and kind whilst respecting our privacy
very warm and welcoming hosts
we loved their friendly and relaxed style
people r so friendly and respect your privacy house is amazing this is a 5 star from us
a beautiful location for a getaway
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7. Eco-friendly retreat cabin

This eco-cabin has all the facilities you need for a comfortable farm stay. It has two bedrooms, a kitchen, and outdoor and indoor living spaces with a swimming pool. The place is a paradise for nature lovers. Originally it was a farm, but it was converted to the comfortable self-contained eco-retreat that it is now. The minimum stay period is two nights. There are animals near the cabin living on a small farm nearby.

69 reviews
cabin 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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but as it is continuously fed by the spring that is not surprising
And because there are no chemicals added to the water
Enjoyed cooking on the woodburning stove- though we could use the gas cooker too
The spring water was particularly nice
The beds were super comfy and the facilities were perfect for our family with two young children We loved exploring the food forest and taking walks on the property
What everyone else has said Friendly and helpful hosts
thanks Friendly pigs especially when carrying food
Grateful for the food basket and not having to pack breakfast - yummy
The breakfast basket is a nice extra bonus and you were very friendly and helpful hosts
Sasha the dog was welcoming too and the pigs a delight Would stay again
secluded but not far from otaki/manakau (10 mins)
Enjoyed getting away from the city and enjoying a family (plus
Beautiful farm land that we had a walk around Literally pigs just walking around everywhere
but I loved the sense of freedon turning my phone off All in all Hanawera was a great place to get away from the city for a weekend and just relax
The pool area was lovely and sheltered being surrounded by bushes
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8. Farm house with modern amenities

This farm house with modern architecture is eye candy for couples. This container house has all the room needed with one bedroom and one bathroom. A private rural farm stay gives the feeling of privacy for couples. The cottage is secluded amid quiet nature and you can enjoy walks or stay inside and relax in the luxurious bed. It is a great place for some romantic walks down the Otaki riverbanks or a going for a dip in the river and beach.

couples retreat, self contained container house
44 reviews
farmhouse 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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The outdoor bath is a real treat
Di and Paul have created
The outdoor bath is also perfect It is a very cosy place that we hope to come back to
the bathtub is definitely the cherry on top
the treats in the fridge were a generous touch and delicious
The relaxing outdoor bath is a big positive
Very accommodating hosts Nicely laid out and ideal for catching up with whanau nearby
The most amazing hosts hands down and have done an amazing job with the containedrs
Very nice set up The outside bath made it
We enjoyed meeting up with our hosts
Great for some time out from the hustle & bustle of city life Nicely decorated and renovated A great place to relax especially in the outdoor bath with a glass of wine and nice clear night
but far enough to get away perfect peaceful and everything we needed thoroughly enjoyed just a shame
A perfect rest from life Thank you Paul and Di
What a great place to get away from it all
Thanks Paul and DiA perfect private retreat
the weather was brilliant perfect for walking to the local bistro and exploring the neighbourhood and ideal for relaxing on the perfect deck of the container everything compact but perfectly si...
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9. Modern studio in the midst of lush greenery

This accommodation is a modern private studio surrounded by native gardens and bushes. It is just an hour’s drive from Wellington which makes it a great place for guests attending functions. They can relax or sleepover in the studio. It has one bedroom (i.e. the studio), which can hold three people at the most, and one bathroom. Minimum stay is for one night. Being a studio, it is a great place for entertainment and relaxation.

Manaaki Studio Accomodation
19 reviews
House 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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We note that the shower was too hot and difficult to adjust
and we did find the shower to be too hot when turned up for good pressure
Thanks so much for giving us a little haven during our time in the Kapiti coast
Very clean tidy and quiet
Great place and good price highly recommended clean and tidy and great to deal with
Awesome place nice and quiet clean and presented well highly recomended
The host was very approachable
We arrived late after a long drive
Very clean tidy good couple retreat
Perfect for us as a couple
Great studio Quiet garden setting Birds singing Easy to arrange
it's close to the main route so easy to get to but far enough away to be quiet and peaceful
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10. Large spacious home with beach views

If you are a large family and love the beach, this is a place you will absolutely love! This large house has one bedroom but can accommodate eight persons with ease. The tariff is quite affordable and the hosts provide all modern amenities such as clean linen, high-speed internet, a modern and functional kitchen, and parking, too!

Alpha Holiday House-Unique Ocean-Front Beach House
109 reviews  Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

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Had everything we needed and perfect views all around
The beach is directly across the road making for effortless relaxation Will definitely be returning many thanks
was amazing for views of the beach and surf club and overall an abundance of room and comfort for all stayers
Enjoyed our stay for the reason we went for place was handy to the beach also had activities like board games and a table tennis table on the property
Great space and warm Comfortable beds Has everything you need in kitchen and the shower has great pressure we loved it Fantastic location to beach and
Comfortable and warm lovely beach and sea views
Clean tidy and well organised
we spent new years here and will definitely be returning Deck
Owners are flexible and accommodating instructions were clear property was clean fresh and inviting Very comfortable and pleasant experience Would totally recommend
Thank you very much amazing location and a great setup - was also very warm
A really cool house and a fantastic location
This bach has everything a good kiwi bach needs plus more
The weather was not the greatest but the house was perfect
Thoroughly enjoyed the location views and roomy home Bill was easy to deal with Thank you
Nice place and location Exceeded expectation and place has nice homely feel
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Book a cosy bach in Otaki

Come and enjoy these bachs and you will not regret it. If you are a person with a busy life, take the time to enjoy here in Otaki. Come rejuvenate with the fruits of Mother Nature, have a walk on the beach, picnic on the riverbanks, and catch fishes in the river. Anything is possible, especially when you have a great bach among these best Bookabach holiday homes in Otaki, New Zealand to come home to.

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