As any Kiwi will tell you, Raglan is one of New Zealand’s prime holiday destinations. Located in the Waikato region of the North Island, the Raglan area is known for the black sand Ngarunui Beach and the long surf break at Manu Bay.
There are countless places to stay and things to do in the Raglan area, so it can be hard to choose the best one. If you’re looking for the most picturesque and idyllic homes, read on to see which Raglan waterfront accommodation offers both tranquillity and excitement.
The beautiful Point of Difference property is so enchanting that it regularly features in photoshoots. This gorgeous two-bedroom property sits directly on the western shores of Okete Bay and is just a ten-minute drive from downtown Raglan.
This waterfront home will make you feel like if you’ve stepped back in time, with a rustic but luxurious kitchen featuring hardwood floors and a large island for cooking family meals. It features an open-plan living and dining room surrounded by huge windows overlooking the bay.
The bedrooms are practical and comfortable, with windows that open onto the garden. There is a large wooden deck just feet from the water where you can enjoy your morning coffee while soaking in the views. This is a secluded property that benefits from no light pollution. So, you can also enjoy the unobstructed night sky from the deck.
The deck leads to a jetty with jet skis and kayaks. Point of Difference is sheltered on a private farm with links to the original Raglan settlers. It has sweeping views of the sea and surrounding rolling hills and leads directly to a traditional Kiwiana Bach all to yourself.
This stunning Waterfront House is the perfect Raglan waterfront accommodation for a romantic getaway or a family holiday. Located on the southwestern shores of Okete Bay, this property is just a quick drive to downtown Raglan. You’ll have access to all the shops and cafes that Raglan has to offer without sacrificing the peace and quiet of these beautiful shores.
This waterfront house has a wraparound deck with views of the bay on each side, and a private Jetty with access to the owner’s kayak. You can also rent jet skis to bring to the property. That’s convenient as the bay is ideal for an exhilarating ride.
The private beach is a little piece of sandy paradise where you can get a great tan or let your kids splash around while you relax. In every direction you look, you’ll see the bright blue waters of the bay and the lush fauna unique to the Raglan area.
This bach has an open-plan kitchen with stone benchtops alongside an original coal range. The deck has a lovely wooden table and chairs, perfect for enjoying a coffee in the morning or dinner looking at the stars.
This wooden Waterfront Bach is a fantastic getaway for a large family or group of friends who want to enjoy some peace while still being close to the hustle and bustle of Raglan town centre.
This stunning property sleeps up to eleven people across three bedrooms and external access sleep out. The house features a massive wooden deck perfect for an ice-cold beer or a family cook-out. There is a large dining room attached to an open plan kitchen, ideal for dinner parties or gathering the whole family.
The property is surrounded by lush greenery and a large backyard. The deck boasts wraparound views of the ocean and you can swim or kayak right from the edge of the lawn. The yard leads to a private small dock where you can lay out in the sun or jump into the crystal blue water.
With each room tastefully decorated, the house is cozy and airy. The wooden ceilings add a rustic touch reminiscent of the 1950s when this bach was built.
While the property is peacefully serene, it’s close to all the cafes and restaurants in Raglan town, just a 15-minute walk. It’s also a two-minute walk from a restaurant serving delicious gelato and pizza.
Sit back and relax under the blue sky at the Waterfront Estuary Escape, a place that has everything you need for an unforgettable holiday. This tranquil home sits right along the edge of Wainui Stream, which provides a captivating backdrop to any stay.
The home features two airy and comfortable bedrooms and a cozy living room with floor-to-ceiling windows that looks straight out to the water. There is a massive deck offering outstanding views, and a smaller patio right down at the water.
The deck features a barbecue, where you can cook fresh fish or meat from the area for a family dinner. There is a hot tub so that you can enjoy a relaxing soak after a day of kayaking or jet skiing around the lake. In the winter, you could brave the freezing air at night to have a steamy soak while you gaze up at the stars. There is almost no light pollution here, so you’ll have an unbeatable view.
You’ll have access to your slice of the stream right from the yard. But if you’re looking for beaches, there are plenty of sandy ones only a few minutes walk away. It’s also a five-minute drive to town, where you can enjoy an ice cream cone or fresh fish and chips.
Anyone will tell you that Raglan is an extraordinary place to visit, with its lush forests, royal palms, and stunning beaches. It’s a holiday retreat spot that has something for anyone. Adrenaline-chasers can enjoy hiking, kayaking, and surfing. Those looking to relax will love the tranquil atmosphere and cute shops.
Any of these four waterfront oases is a great option, giving you a true taste of paradise along the water. So, what are you waiting for? Look through what these amazing properties have to offer and book your Raglan waterfront accommodation today!