1 August 2018 | Written by Scott Martin

Brand New To The Collection – July 2018

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Rejuvenate the soul with a weekend away in one of our newest additions to the Bachcare collection 

With the winter weather sweeping the country, we have a number of beautiful holiday homes that will not only keep you cosy and warm but also provide some spectacular views of some of New Zealand’s most beautiful regions.

1. Southridge Stay – Ohakune Holiday Home

Southridge Stay - Ohakune Holiday Home

6 People | 2+1 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | WiFi | From $160 per night

A short stroll to Ohakune Junction and bordering a mountain stream with a glimpse of Mt Ruapehu – Southridge Stay is just the ticket for your next Ruapehu adventure!

This relaxed and spacious 2 bedroom chalet includes open plan living with plenty of room for your group to chill out and enjoy some downtime. The lounge has a gas fire that will keep you warm on those cooler evenings! The upstairs mezzanine has a fold out couch when you need some extra space to relax on site in front of the TV

Experience the convenience of an 8-minute walk to the Apres Ski centre of Ohakune – The Junction – with a number of restaurants, bars and nightclubs all handy to each other. The Historic Ohakune Railway Station with its own cafe and mountain shuttle transport is also based at the Junction. Take your bike out for some mountain biking or cycling through fantastic scenery. There is plenty of great tramping and walking to be had, with the Tongariro Alpine Crossing a must!

View the full listing for Southridge Stay here

2. Pencarrow Cottage – Russell Holiday Home

Pencarrow Cottage - Russell Holiday Home

3+2 People | 2+1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom | From $140 per night

Uninterrupted ocean views and just a stone’s throw to the Beach – Pencarrow Cottage is an ideal escape to the Far North.

This Russell holiday home offers a bright and cosy open plan living, flowing out onto the decking overlooking Oneroa Bay (Long Beach). The newly renovated kitchen has all the essentials needed for a relaxed, easy breakaway. With two bedrooms, and a sofa bed in the lounge, there is enough space to fit the family.

Throw the deck chairs out on the lawn and soak up the sun before taking a dip at the beach across the road, no more than 20m away! Russell wharf is less than a 5min drive away and is the pickup point for the many adventures out on the water. How you want to explore the islands is just a matter of choosing. Speed off into the distance on a trip to the famous Hole in the Rock, take it easy on a sailing trip, join a dolphin swimming cruise or even catch a fish. At the end of the day take a stroll along the beach after a good meal and watch the sun go down or just unwind on the veranda with a glass of wine

View the full listing for Pencarrow Cottage here

3. Made on Miro – Ohakune Holiday Home

Made on Miro - Ohakune Holiday Home

10 People | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | WiFi | From $320 per night

Consider your holiday ‘Made on Miro.’ A space designed and filled with chic fittings and furnishings to ensure your escape to the Mountains is magic from the minute you arrive. Luxuriate in underfloor heating throughout the whole house, set it to the desired temperature you want, including the garage.

See yourself and your group unwinding in the open plan living area after a day of adventure, a good meal cooked in the easy and modern kitchen, Netflix on and a glass of wine poured. Come the morning, enjoying a cup of morning coffee at the breakfast bar before hitting the slopes or if the weather turns, up the ante with a game of table tennis or foosball.

With three bedrooms and three bathrooms, this Ohakune Holiday Home is perfect for your group or family to have an indulgent breakaway, with no shortage of space and all the comforts of home. Sleeping up to 10 people comfortably, bedroom 1 and 2 both with a super king and with bedroom three fitted with two bunks, double bed on the bottom and single on the top.

Enjoy easy year-round Winter or Summer holidays, with plenty to keep you busy including snowboarding and skiing, hiking, and mountain biking. Visit the local cafe’s, bars, and restaurants within a few minutes from the house. Plus, National Park is a 25-minute drive away for those keen to do the Tongariro Crossing.

View the full listing for Made on Miro here

4. Pretty On Pa – Hahei Holiday Home

Pretty On Pa - Hahei Holiday Home

6 People | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $250 per night

Pretty on Pa is a 3 bedroom Hahei holiday home. With stunning sea views – discover the Coromandel at this bright and comfortable holiday home.

This multi-level laid back Hahei home enjoys newly refurbished open plan living on the ground level. All bedrooms are situated on the upper level, including an ensuite in bedroom 1 and the additional bathroom services the remaining bedrooms for your convenience. The living space offers a fireplace to keep warm year round, or in the warmer months set yourself up on the expansive deck to watch the native Tui in the trees, soak up the sun and fire up the BBQ to dine al fresco.

When you’re not relaxing on the bean bags outdoors and taking in the sea views from the window seat – spend your days at the beach, an easy 5 minutes walk away. Jump in the car and head to one of Coromandels many white sandy beaches all within half an hour, including the famous hot water beach only 9 minutes away. Don’t forget your spades!

If you fancy a walk, head to the stunning Cathedral Cove a little over an hour from the Bach, or 30 minutes from the carpark. Hahei’s popular Pour House with its own local craft beer and fresh fish & chips is only 15 minutes away by foot.

View the full listing for Pretty On Pa here

5. Mahakipawa Hideaway – Marlborough Sounds Holiday Home

Mahakipawa Hideaway - Marlborough Sounds Holiday Home

5 People | 2+1 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | From $160 per night

For outstanding views of the Marlborough Sounds and beach access, you can’t look past Mahakipawa Hideaway.

Perched perfectly to look out on the beautiful Mahakipawa Arm of the Malborough Sounds, you will be able to feel the stress melt away from the minute you arrive. Put your feet up and take in every inch of the million dollar view over a cup of morning coffee or a glass wine at the end of the day.

In the summer your holiday living is as easy as taking a wander down to the beach directly from the deck or firing up the BBQ. In the cooler months watch the sunset over the mountains and then snuggle up in front of the fireplace with a movie.

This 2 bedroom home is ideally located to discover the excellent fishing of the Pelorus Sounds, launch your boat from the community ramp in the bay, or from the commercial ramp at Havelock Marina, where you can also join one of the many cruises. The cafes, bars, restaurants and small-town charm of historic Havelock are only a short 10 minutes drive away. The start of the Queen Charlotte Track at Anakiwa is only 9 minutes drive, and the famous Marlborough vineyards are just 25 minutes away.

View the full listing for Mahakipawa Hideaway here

6. Whitianga Bliss – Whitianga Holiday Home

Whitianga Bliss - Whitianga Holiday Home

6 People | 3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom | From $175 per night

Just a short stroll to the beach this spacious multi-level holiday home is an ideal base for your next family or group getaway. Whitianga Bliss offers ample space both indoors and outdoors – play games in the garden or simply enjoy the sunshine on the deck.

This Whitianga holiday home includes 3 bedrooms and open plan living that flows outdoors for cruisy summer stays… whether it’s breakfast on the deck or watching your favourite Netflix series in the cooler months, this is the best way to re-charge and take time out. Stay on site and fire up the BBQ after days of adventure or head to the beach for some sun, sand and surf.

You’ll love the easy access to the beach, just a short stroll via the laneway onsite. Or head into the local town, less than 20 minutes walk, and explore the cafes and shops. Many of the surrounding Coromandel towns are within 45 minutes drive where you can discover the scenic views of Hot Water Beach, Cooks Beach, Hahei and Matarangi.

View the full listing for Whitianga Bliss here

7. Ocean Perch – Wharekaho Holiday Home

Ocean Perch - Wharekaho Holiday Home

6 People | 3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom | From $175 per night

You can’t look past these uninterrupted views of Mercury Bay! And the best way to enjoy them is sitting on the balcony at Ocean Perch.

Your morning coffee, fresh from the Nespresso machine, will taste that much better while you soak up the sunrise, up over the water, from the east facing balcony. This Wharekaho holiday home is privy to some stunning coromandel views, stretching out across Mercury Bay and beyond.

Equipped with all the essentials a classic coromandel bach could need, you’ll be able to feel the pressure melt away with some easy holiday living. Take the stroll down to the bay, then after a day on down on the water, head back to fire up the BBQ.

Ideally located just outside of Whitianga, a 5 min drive to the heart of Whitianga for cafes, restaurants and all the local shops.

View the full listing for Ocean Perch here

8. Parawai Lakehouse Sanctuary / Absolute Lake Front – Rotorua Holiday Home

6+6 People | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | WiFi | From $310 per night

At the end of the rambling driveway, you will find unobstructed views of the lake creating a lovely sanctuary on Lake Rotorua water’s edge! Warm and well heated, spacious and accommodating, Parawai Lakehouse Sanctuary will make your holiday one to remember!

Make your stay an enjoyable and memorable experience utilising the generous areas, both internally and externally, providing ample room to relax and soak up your own space. Feel the stress melt away.

At night you can hear the soothing lake water lapping against the shoreline. All the mod cons you could ask for including unlimited free high-speed WiFi and Netflix for everyone’s entertainment. Looking to entertain without a screen? There is a recessed area on the front deck with leaner and stools, a dartboard and table tennis and air hockey tables in the garage. Better yet, kayaks to use out on the lake or a trampoline for the younger children located in the front section.

The property also incorporates a separate bedsit with its own en-suite, mini fridge to provide additional privacy and space for extended family/friends. This room is located off the front covered deck which connects to the main house. Newly painted exterior, interior, new wooden flooring and renovated bathrooms as well as a log fire and gas water heating, roofed pergola over the front deck have been recent modifications/additions designed to enhance your comfort and pleasure.

Very conveniently positioned to Rotorua’s attractions and facilities, shops and cafes without the sulphur smell! If you and the family are up for an adventure, nearby you will find Skyline Luge and Gondola, Rotorua Canopy Tours, Agrodome, Agroventures, ZORB, Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park, Adventure Playground, OGO, Amazeme, Agrojet, Mitai Maori Village – just to name a few!

View the full listing for Parawai Lakehouse Sanctuary here

9. Hannah’s Hideaway – Mangawhai Heads Holiday Home

Hannah's Hideaway - Mangawhai Heads Holiday Home

4 People | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom | WiFi | From $135 per night

Perched overlooking the heart of Mangawhai Heads is Hannah’s Hideaway, an intimate and sheltered retreat to call home on your next escape to Mangawhai.

Imagine your morning with freshly brewed coffee from the Nespresso machine, tasting that much sweeter, while you soak up the morning sun saturating the dedicated east facing decking.

Equipped with all the essentials a classic Mangawhai bach could need, you’ll be able to feel yourself unwind with some comfortable holiday living. In the warm summer, months make the most of the outdoor dining space for an al fresco meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner. And if the weather turns there are WiFi and a TV on hand, to relax with indoors.

Visit the local cafe’s and shops when you feel like dining out, less than 5mins drive away. Or better yet, need some serious sand and surf adventure? You’re just a 10min drive to the infamous Mangawhai Surf Beach.

View the full listing for Hannah’s Hideaway here

10. Central on High – Blenheim Holiday Home

Central on High - Blenheim Holiday Home

6 People | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | WiFi | From $245 per night

Perfectly positioned in the heart of Blenheim, this modern and comfortable Marlborough escape is an ideal option for your family or group, with well presented living and sleeping for up to 6 guests. With 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, everyone will have enough space to enjoy their holiday and unwind.

This holiday home includes a spacious and well appointed open plan living and great indoor/outdoor flow. The heat pump and WiFi ensure year-round comfort and entertainment, or in the warm summer months relax on the deck and courtyard with ample room to soak up the sun! Light up the BBQ and cook up a storm for everyone to tuck into.

Plus, the central location means you are just minutes from the CBD, airport, sports grounds, and shops. Equally, you are within easy driving distance to the region’s vineyards for wine tours…

View the full listing for Central on High here

11. River Dance Townhouse – Nelson Holiday Home

River Dance Townhouse - Nelson Holiday Home

4+1 People | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | WiFi | From $190 per night

All the while being right in the heart of central Nelson, just 5mins easy walk into town, it offers the very best of nature and your urban needs at the same time. River Dance is a peaceful and beautifully decorated townhouse overlooking the tranquil Matai River. Feel the stress melt away from the minute you arrive as you unwind in the open plan living area that opens out onto the patio with seamless indoor/outdoor flow. Here you will enjoy leisurely hours with a glass of wine, cooking al fresco dinners on the BBQ. It is furnished with everything you might need on your trip to Nelson, including space to comfortably sleep up to 5 people, 2 spacious bathrooms, and a well-equipped kitchen and laundry. There is also ample private off street parking.

Situated perfectly to be able to enjoy beautiful river walks, and the many cultural and outdoor pursuits that Nelson is renowned for. Right outside the front door you can start your walk along the river into town and indulge in the fabulous cafes and eateries. Or discover the “Centre of New Zealand“ an iconic walk-up Botanical Hill. The first game of NZ rugby was played on Trafalgar Park at the base of the hill. It’s just a few minutes walk to the Historic Queens Gardens, featuring the Suter Art Gallery and Cafe. (A wonderful place to enjoy breakfast or lunch!)

View the full listing for River Dance Townhouse here

12. Dodds Delight – Kuratau Holiday Home

Dodds Delight - Kuratau Holiday Home

6 People | 3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom | WiFi | From $175 per night

Just moments away from sand between your toes – Dodds Delight offers a pet-friendly, light and spacious atmosphere and is an ideal option for a family getaway.

This 3 bedroom Kuratau holiday home includes generous living space and the feature fireplace ensures year round comfort. Step through the bifold doors onto the sun-drenched patio and enjoy a classic Kiwi BBQ in the warmer months. The expansive garden is perfect for the kids to play when the sun is out and be sure to bring along your boat with boat parking on site.

For days outdoors, you are moments from the lake for easy access. When you return, kick back in the hammock and recharge your batteries! You are less than an hour away from Whakapapa Ski Field for days at the snow. The boat ramp and ski lane are a 2-minute walk up the road, or you can swim off the beach out front. A public tennis court is a short walk along the lakeside reserve, and there is scope for lots of walks or bike rides in the area.

All the basics are on hand for a fuss-free stay, with a tranquil and private setting for a refreshing escape at Dodds Delight!

View the full listing for Dodds Delight here

13. Mountain Adventure Escape – Ohakune Holiday Home

Mountain Adventure Escape - Ohakune Holiday Home

6+4 People | 4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | WiFi | From $160 per night

Mountain Adventure Escape is a 4 bedroom 2 bathroom Ohakune holiday home complete with SKY TV (with Sport), Nespresso Machine, electric blankets, Playstation and games room. This centrally located mountain base with all the modern conveniences is just 20 minutes from Turoa ski field.

This Ohakune holiday home includes a sunny and warm, open plan living as well as a fully featured modern kitchen fitted with all new appliances. Everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay is on hand, including a Nespresso machine… unwind in the lounge or relax on the deck after a great day successfully completing the Tongariro crossing.

Come off the mountain to a home filled with warmth from the heat pump and step into the shower in one of the two well-appointed bathrooms. Continue the evening watching the sunset over the mountain from the deck on the new outdoor furniture, or relax on the couch where you can enjoy some TV or a DVD and SKY TV plus Sports. Otherwise make use of the games room where you can give the PlayStation a go, complete with a foosball table. The house is also well set up for babies with port-a-cot and highchair.

Enjoy your morning coffee at the breakfast bar, grab your gear and head up the mountain for days on the slopes – Turoa is less than 30 minutes drive, and Whakapapa is just 45 mins away. With the Tongariro shuttle at your door and positioned just a comfortable stroll to the town centre, where you can explore the local cafes and bars.

View the full listing for Mountain Adventure Escape here

14. Cape Vista – Napier Holiday Home

Cape Vista - Napier Holiday Home

4+2 People | 2+1 Bedrooms | 1+1 Bathrooms | WiFi | From $150 per night

A short drive south of Napier – this ocean side holiday home enjoys tranquil surrounds and stunning sea views. This Clive holiday home is an ideal Hawkes Bay escape!

This multi-level home offers plenty of space for your group. Upstairs includes 2 bedrooms as well as the kitchen and dining. Relax at the breakfast bar with your morning coffee or unwind by the window seat and take in the expansive views. This comfortable set up is perfect for year-round stays. Spend days indoors watching your favourite DVD on the comfy couches or while playing pool – a heat pump is on hand for year-round indoor comfort. Take full advantage of the sun-drenched patio, with the BBQ on hand for ideal outdoor summer living.

Soak into a state of bliss in the outdoor stone bath or, with private access to the beach – take a dip in the ocean. Stroll along the Tukituki River close by or take a bike ride down the Hawkes Bay Cycle trail (at your doorstep). Head to Clive to discover all this beautiful little town has to offer. Napier is just 15 minutes drive if you’re in the area for the Art Deco Weekend or mission concert. Havelock and Hastings are also 15 minutes away with plenty more to discover in the Hawkes Bay area.

View the full listing for Cape Vista here

15. Modpod on The Tee – Matarangi Holiday Home

Modpod on The Tee - Matarangi Holiday Home

6+1 People | 4 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom | From $195 per night

Escape to Modpod on The Tee! A holiday home filled with colourful and bright interiors, creatively furnished to liven the spaces.

Make the most of the open plan living area that extends out onto two separate decks to maximise natural light and fresh air. One deck offers an outdoor dining area and BBQ deck through large bifold doors and the other overlooks the landscaped rock garden and is drenched in sunlight.

The section has been landscaped to connect the interior design to the outdoor living areas. Wander home from the beach, just a 10min walk, and fire up the BBQ after a day on the beach or put your feet up under the sun umbrella to cool off.

Feeling like a Golf getaway? The Dunes Golf resort is a 5min walk down the road, so a cheeky 9 holes first thing in the morning is only too easy! For your caffeine fix a quick 3 min drive at you at Pipers Cafe.

View the full listing for Modpod on The Tee here

16. Restful in Riccarton – Christchurch Holiday Home

Restful in Riccarton - Christchurch Holiday Home

5+3 People | 4 Bedrooms | 2+1 Bathrooms | WiFi | From $210 per night

Feel the stress melt away as you step into this contemporary holiday home, with a fresh and modern interior throughout and beautifully furnished. The open living area seamlessly connects the comfortable lounge to the generous kitchen and on again to the dining space. And to cater for those al fresco meals or classic summer BBQ’s in the warmer months, step out the ranch slider and onto the outdoor dining patio.

Sleeping up to 8 people makes this space an ideal escape for your family and group. Use either the heat pump or air conditioning to create the perfect temperature, regardless of the time of year of weather. And if the weather does turn, there WiFi and TV to keep everyone entertained.

Within 10min drive you’ll be able to visit the heart of Christchurch city, Hagley Park and the infamous Christchurch Botanical Gardens or try ‘Punting on the Avon’. Local cafes’ and restaurants are all less than 10mins walk if you need a great cup of coffee or don’t feel like cooking.

View the full listing for Restful in Riccarton here

17. Mangawhai Memories – Mangawhai Heads Holiday Home

Mangawhai Memories - Mangawhai Heads Holiday Home

6 People | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | WiFi | From $195 per night

This is the spot to make some remarkable Mangawhai Memories! Step inside and unwind with your group in this modern new build with stunning indoor/outdoor flow designed to maximise holiday.

With ample room to relax… Chill out indoors, and set yourself up at the breakfast bar with your morning coffee. With a heat pump on hand, you can stay cosy in the colder months and watch your favourite Netflix series. Or enjoy the sun-drenched deck and the fully fenced section for cruisy summer living. Fire up the BBQ for easy summer meals or just put your feet up to enjoy the peaceful holiday atmosphere.

You are just 10 minutes drive from the local shops and cafe’s and for days at the beach, you are only a few minutes drive away or set out on an adventure with an array of beautiful beaches and vineyards nearby to enjoy.

View the full listing for Mangawhai Memories here

18. Sweet As – Mangawhai Holiday Home

Sweet As - Mangawhai Holiday Home

8 People | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | WiFi | From $205 per night

This newly built modern holiday home is just minutes away from Mangawhai Village. Enjoying a spacious and private section, this relaxed holiday base has all the basics for a fuss-free stay.

Sweet As includes well presented open plan living and bright interiors making an excellent set-up for your group. The heating ensures your stay will be as comfortable as if it were home, year round. You’ll love the natural outdoor flow onto the deck and is an excellent option for summer living… Kick back, fire up the BBQ, and soak up the sun!

Chill out on site, stroll into town to check out the local markets, cafe’s, and bars, or head to the beach. The Harbour and ocean beaches are just a few minutes drive or head out for day trips with plenty of beautiful locations in the Bream Bay and Matakana regions to explore.

View the full listing for Sweet As here

19. Paradise in Port Levy – Port Levy Holiday Home

Paradise in Port Levy - Port Levy Holiday Home

8 People | 3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom | From $285 per night

This holiday home is contemporary and comfortable, throughout! Designed with an open living space that extends seamlessly out onto the decking and outdoor area. Sleeping up to 8 people in 3 bedrooms means your whole group and your four-legged, furry friends can spread out and unwind in their own space. Then bring everyone together for a great meal, show off your culinary prowess in the well-equipped kitchen or better yet, fire up the BBQ! Enjoy your meals al fresco on the west facing and sheltered deck, privy to some stunning views of Port Levy! Feel the stress melt away as you watch the sun setting down past the hills on the other side of the water.

In those warm summer months, simply wander across the road to access to the water to help cool off. And in the winter, snuggle up in the lounge in front of the fireplace.

View the full listing for Paradise in Port Levy here

20. Sea Clusion – Paihia Waves Holiday Home

Sea Clusion - Paihia Waves Holiday Home

4 People | 1+1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom | WiFi | From $180 per night

Just 3 minutes walk from a sandy beach in the Bay of Islands, Sea Clusion is one of 7 apartments this complex – this private sunny apartment is perfect for a couples escape from the hustle and bustle.

This upstairs studio style apartment located in sunny Paihia offers modern and compact living. Step out onto your own private north facing sundeck and watch the world go by. With ample heating for winter getaways, stay indoors or for those looking to cool off, take a stroll down to the local swimming beach, 3 minutes walk.

Go for a hike along the Paihia-Opua coastal walk for stunning ocean views or head into Paihia township – situated just a 4 minutes drive from Paihia, you’re not far from your nearest caffeine fix with plenty of cafes and restaurants to explore. A 10-minute drive in the same direction will also have you on the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Russell is just a ferry ride away, where you can walk among the Kiwi’s on one of the many nature walks available.

Comfort and cosiness. Make your next beach escape one to remember at Sea Clusion.

Note: If you’re travelling with other groups, Sea EstaSea ScapeSea ForeverSeas the DayWait ‘n’ SeaSea Batical are located in the same complex.

View the full listing for Sea Clusion here

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