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Best Bookabach Holiday Homes In Punakaiki, New Zealand - Updated 2020

Best Bookabach Holiday Homes In Punakaiki, New Zealand - Updated 2020
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The breathtaking beauty of the South Island of New Zealand is best observed at one of its most gorgeous areas: Punakaiki on the southwest coast. Most famous for its natural wonders, the Pancake Rocks and its many blowholes, Punakaiki is a small settlement at the edge of Paparoa National Park. Formed millions of years ago by the relentless action of ocean, wind, small marine creatures, and earthquakes, the Pancake Rocks resemble giant stacks of pancakes, and the blowholes are vertical passages through which ocean water gushes out like a geyser. Visit at high tide and be blown away by the impressive sights that behold you as you explore the winding walkways of the national park. The national park offers a range of adventures like canoeing and paddling on the rivers, walking in the lush rainforests, horse trekking, stargazing tours, caving, swimming, kayaking, fishing, surfing, etc. Bookabach beachfront houses, self-contained cottages, and homestays in Punakaiki are the perfect base for indulging in these activities. So, let’s take a look at the best Bookabach holiday homes in Punakaiki, New Zealand.

1. Beachfront home with Tasman Sea views (from USD 95)

This quintessential Kiwi Bach (a small and simple holiday home or beach house in New Zealand) has an idyllic beachfront location. The main draw of the house is its shaded outdoor wooden deck with spectacular Tasman Sea views. The well-appointed interior of the house is made more charming with its hundred-year-old native kauri timber floors and an old coal range. A short path from the house leads you right to the beach and a quick drive down the road will take you to the world famous Punakaiki blowholes. You can go fishing right off the beach, enjoy long walks on the beach, or watch the dolphins from the deck. The towns of Westport and Greymouth are about half an hour’s drive from the house.

wild waves, romantic sunsets, cosy kiwi bach
44 reviews
House 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The second bed is in the lounge
Comfy cosy cottage right on the beach
the bach was warm and cosy right on the sea front so relaxing and peacfull
The view from the kitchen sink and even the bed has to be one of the best in the world
Murray provided everything we needed for a wonderful holiday including comfy beds
Cleanliness:
The bach was clean and well equipped
Host:
the owner was helpful and friendly
a well stocked kitchen were really appreciated I would book again
Owner great communicator and every detail covered beautifully
it was great to stay in one and enhance the experience of visiting American family
we had to open the windows we got so warm with the coal range
Location:
has got the balance between modern convenience and Kiwi Bach perfect
The Bach is a piece of paradise Murray
Our group of 4 found this character filled bach perfect for our needs and Murray's communication with us
Perfect place for a lazy weekend get away Cosy and relaxing Thanks
Love it here Murray has done a great job on this simple beautiful bach in a fantastic location
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2. Bach with mesmerizing ocean vistas (from USD 109)

The superb oceanfront location of this Waihaha Bach enables you to watch the rolling waves right from the deck or from the couch inside the house, too! The sand and pebble beach right outside the house is perfect for long walks during the low tides. This cosy, cushy, and fully furnished Bach has all the amenities that you would need for a comfortable stay, including unlimited internet, a full kitchen, a bathroom, and two bedrooms that exude relaxed vacation vibes. The bush walks and caves at Fox River are just 2 kms (1.24 miles) from the house. A 15-minute drive will take you to the famous Pancake Rocks. Enjoy New Zealand’s wild west coast at this Waihaha Bach!

Waihaha Bach ~ High Tides & Good Vibes
84 reviews
House 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
but you do even at high tide with the bedroom window open
Walking tracks were closed because of the flooding but walking the beach right in front of the bach was wonderful
The beach is literally out the front door and just down the road are wonderful tracks through the Paparoa National Park
We loved this comfortable little Bach and the view of the waves crashing on the rocks right below it Very well equipped with everything we needed and nice and warm
This wee home has everything you need and more
Cleanliness:
Great views and surf sounds Very clean and filled with everything you need
The images cannot capture the amazing soundtrack of the ocean which was spectacular
A wonderfully equipped Bach directly over the ocean with good parking Lots of personal touches and everything works
Host:
We appreciated all the activity suggestions he left for the guests
(and we had almost all good - sunny and warm)
Daniel was only an email/phone call away for any questions we had and gave great service :-)
Really appreciated that Would love to stay again
Given the teeming rain when we arrived and all the next day it was an added bonus having Netflix
Location:
An awesome bach in a magnificent location
Top marks and looking forward to another visit in the near future
The Fox River market on Sunday morning was well worth a visit
The range of seats on the verandah is great too Local walks - along the beach up the Inland Pack Trail
The location of this bach with sea views from kitchen lounge and master bedroom make this a perfect west coast retreat regardless of the weather
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3. House with rustic charm (from USD 117)

Situated on the edge of Paparoa National Park, this house easily sleeps eight guests. The main draw of this house are the amazing Tasman Sea views that can be enjoyed from the sunny outdoor deck as well as the upstairs bedroom windows. The house has a well-furnished living room, a spacious dining area, and a full kitchen. The bedrooms are clean and cosy and the bathroom is updated. A well-maintained back lawn with a picnic bench is also available to the guests. The Pancake Rocks are a ten-minute drive away. The Fox River and popular local swimming spots are also quite close by.

Stunning sea views, sunsets in a romantic, cosy Kiwi holiday home
60 reviews
House 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The house was warm and roomy
There was plenty of room for the 7 of us
The home is spacious and the beds are beautifully comfortable
The sunset off the deck were amazing totally awesome
The girls complained the noise of the sea was too loud
Cleanliness:
The house was very inviting and clean
Everything was clean and tidy
Host:
quiet with great sea views warm with wood burner also
The hosts were helpful friendly and great on communication
Overlooking the ocean outside deck owner available for area questions
Comfortable Beautifully decorated And owner is super quick to respond to booking request
Ang was a lovely host who told us all the best swimming holes
Location:
The house is older but is really very charming
it's a little drive to Punakaiki
but the property is ideal for a larger group wanting a base from which to explore the Coast
The views from every window in the house are spectacular Top location on the prettiest part of the West Coast
It is close to pancake rocks and there are nice hiking trails nearby
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4. Charming and spacious home with panoramic views (from USD 164)

At this amazing private rental, you will be surrounded by lush green foliage and be able to feast your eyes on the spellbinding ocean views beyond! A well-kept garden welcomes you into this charming house. Inside, the house has an open-plan kitchen and living areas and sun-drenched dining and lounge areas. The bedrooms are comfortable, too. The charm of the house is its native timber flooring, an outside bath, a walk-in shower, and a shaded deck to enjoy the panoramic vistas. The beach is just a two-minute walk from the house. A forest trail is nearby and a leisurely stroll will take you to the Fox River. The Pancake Rocks and blowholes are a short drive away, too.

Charming House with spectacular sea views
60 reviews
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
Guests should come prepared with all they need because you will not want to leave
and it was a couple of hundred meters down the road -
A washing machine was the only thing I missed
The the sea rocks you to sleep
albeit we only stayed one night
Host:
the guy there pointed us in the right direction and we eventually found the place
but disappointed the map was wrong
so didn't actually stay where we'd intended Quirky home with amazing views
face to the sea giving you the most breathtaking viee
The home is clean and tidy and the views are magical rain and all :-)
Location:
Such a beautiful setting for a relaxing break away
Such a gorgeous cottage with lots of character in a perfect setting
Lovely ocean view and easy access to beach from house
The best place we stayed in on our winter South island trip
Great place beautiful spot simple no-fuss check in process
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5. Treehouse couple retreat (from USD 176)

Enjoy a romantic getaway at this extraordinary treehouse surrounded by the foliage of a native New Zealand bush. The house has a sunny living and dining area and a kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The glass-roofed library area in a corner of the house is perfect to curl up with a book or a drink. The bedroom is cosy and the bathroom is modern. The outdoor deck comes with quirky furniture and a hot tub, too! A ten-minute walk will take you to the beach from where you can take in the rugged coastline vistas. The Truman track is also just a ten-minute stroll away.

Love Punakaiki Couples Retreat
4 reviews
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
Brilliant apartment with plenty of space and charm
but we thought it would be equally nice
Host:
lovely bush surroundings great location
Exceptionally well equipped and exquisite (and spotless) decor
Great place to stay Private and quiet and very well presented etc Shower a little tricky but the instructions given were helpful Would definitely stay again and recommend to others
Location:
Beautiful treehouse in a winderful location
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6. Classic and conveniently located Kiwi Bach (from USD 118)

Enjoy a perfect stay at this beautiful Bach built in 1925 and centrally located for easy access to the attractions of Punakaiki. The relaxing outdoor deck of the Bach is ideal for gazing at the marvelous sea views or taking in the beauty of the native coastal vegetation. This family-friendly home has furnished living and dining areas and a well-equipped kitchen. Hear the waves crashing outside and drift into a deep slumber in one of the three comfy bedrooms of the Bach. The Pancake Rocks are just a ten-minute walk from the bach. The Pororari River track is also a short walk away.

Beachfront bach in the heart of Punakaiki.
10 reviews
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Had a power cut the first night
it was fun sitting in the dark with candles on all the tables )
glorious sun - after driving through snow on Porters earlier in the day
We really loved this place Excellent location well equipped to self cater or the tavern is a 1 minute stumble down the road
my grandparents really enjoyed staying here Nice to see the photos of the history of the place on the walls - built in 1925 Not much phone reception as was explained in instructions
Host:
We enjoyed the local walks river sea beach
(we went to the pub and found out everyone's power was out and was made very welcome -
outstanding Stunning rocks and stones littered along the beach
Such history Incredible to have the wild west coast a stones throw from the deck Thanks to the family for allowing others to share this bach
The place reminded me of a typical kiwi bach
Location:
A great piece of kiwiana in paradise
A great location on the beachfront with the riverwalk not far
so was nice to take a break away from the city
We had a lovely stay at this bach - being right on the beach
Exactly what a kiwi bach is Superb location right on the beach and had everything we needed
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7. Beautiful private rental between beach and mountain (from USD 109)

This centrally located Bach is the ideal base for all your adventures in Punakaiki. With two plush bedrooms, an updated bathroom, and a full kitchen to whip up delicious meals, this Bach can easily accommodate six guests. It also has a relaxing screened-in porch for socializing and entertaining. Another open outdoor space on the property has a picnic bench, a wooden deck, and a barbecue area. The Punakaiki Tavern is right next to the Bach, the beach is a minute’s walk away, and the Pancake Rocks are a ten-minute walk away. A quick five-minute drive will take you to the Truman track

Stunning Paradise central on large section
12 reviews
House 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The inside is really cozy and the outdoor living space is a super bonus
Kids enjoyed having their own sleepout
was nice to take the chill off on the rainy days
The photos don't do justice to the place
Awesome deck plenty of room in any weather on that deck
Cleanliness:
but had everything we needed very clean
Host:
The outdoor living area was well used by our family and the gas heater
Lynne and Trevor were amazing hosts
and they kindly let us use the kayaks for a paddle on the river which is about a 2 minute walk away
Location:
Cosy bach in a great location
What a cute wee property in a great location Just a minute stroll to the beach
Little heaven between beach and mountain Nice little cottage with covered veranda and stand alone guest room in big fenced yard Tavern and beach within few minutes walk Good to note that there ar...
The outdoor area was well set out and the area itself really really peaceful
the backdrop is breathtaking Its also dangerously close to the Tavern
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8. Boutique luxury home amidst rugged natural beauty (from USD 236)

With towering limestone cliffs serving as the backdrop for this vacation home, it is hard to not fall in love with it. Local bushes surround this beautiful house and the Pancake Rocks can be easily seen from the balcony. The décor of the house is very contemporary, detailed, and chic. The easy-flowing, open-plan layout of the living, dining, and kitchen areas lends a holiday vibe to this boutique home. The bedrooms are elegantly furnished and provide lovely views. The beach is a short walk from the house. The Pancake Rocks and the blowholes are also a short stroll away.

Seascapes Punakaiki a Luxury self-contained house.
8 reviews
House 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Host:
Fab property and great coastal location would highly recommend
Beautiful location and a great house Very bright and airy with a stunning view out over the ocean One of the best sunsets we have seen for a while Great living area very comfy beds and very warm
Right next to the surf with a short stroll to the blowhole rocks and to eating options The property is well equipped elegantly furnished and very clean
Location:
Great house in a great location Beautifully decorated clean good kitchen equipment good quality linen and VERY comfy beds Lots of things to go and do or just sit and admire the view and the so...
Located in a slice of paradise beautiful tasteful decor clean and spacious The view from the lounge to the ocean and
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9. Self-contained cottage next to Paparoa National Park (from USD 170)

Conveniently located right next to the Paparoa National Park, this holiday home is a tranquil space surrounded by native vegetation and looming limestone walls. The cottage has a wide lawn at the back and a sunny balcony to admire the surrounding views. The cosy cottage has a furnished living, dining and kitchen area, two bedrooms and a bathroom. The beach is just two minutes away and many family-friendly activities like walking, horse riding, and swimming can be done within the vicinity.

Beautiful house next to Paparoa National Park
6 reviews
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Very comfy and everything you need for a nice comfortable stay away
Lovely little cosy cottage well equipped with everything you need
A delightful and well appointed cottage with very comfortable beds
An extra tea towel for the dishes
Host:
Very small things to make it even better
Great little house close to the pub and camp and sea
Great cottage for a couple with kids Comfy beds & good bathroom & kitchen facilities Close to the beach walks & kayaking-
Location:
A great place in a fantastic location
Great location on main road but close to beach
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10. Large ocean-view house close to Punakaiki attractions (from USD 153)

This house has an indoor-outdoor living concept with its living area opening onto a large outdoor deck. The house has a full-size commercial kitchen, a lounge area, three bedrooms, and bathrooms, to easily sleep eight guests. The floor-to-ceiling glass windows of the house provide spectacular 180-degree views of the jagged cliffs, lush greenery, and the beautiful Tasman Sea. The house is located a mere twelve-minute drive from the Pancake Rocks. The town of Greymouth is a twenty-minute drive away.

RATAVIEW 180 degree Ocean Views
3 reviews
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
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Host:
good location with fabulous views More suited to large parties than fmilies
Location:
Close enough to Punakaiki and has great outlook
Great property for a group Close to Barrytown Knifemaking
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A slice of paradise in Punakaiki

With almost all the accommodations in Punakaiki offering spectacular views and all the necessary amenities, it can be quite difficult to make a choice. Luckily, we have compiled a list of the best Bookabach holiday homes so you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the best of this wild west coast gem!

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Isha is a former corporate nobody. She is tired of hearing, “You’re not on social media? Why?!” She lives a quiet life of travelling, writing, and minding her own business.

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