The Beachsider - Te Horo Beach Holiday Home

  • 8 People
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Yes Outside Only
  • Pet Friendly Inside Welcome


From the sundeck, onto the lawn and straight down onto the sandy shores of Te Horo Beach. For a sunny, summer, bachy escape, look no further than The Beachsider.

It's all in the name, The Beachsider is as close as you can get to days spent with toes on the sand and cooling off in the sea. Wake up and enjoy your morning coffee in the fresh air on the sundeck looking down to the water, cook up a big breakfast, in the well-equipped kitchen, for the family to get fueled up for some summer adventures.

The open plan living dining and kitchen area offer a great space for everyone to chill out at the end of a busy day. Fire up the BBQ and enjoy eating indoors together or outside as the sun sets.

With all the essentials you might need on hand, you can't go wrong. Even in winter, The Beachsider has you covered with a fireplace on hand to keep everyone toasty warm.

Be sure to get out and explore Kapiti Coast, The Beachsider is just 15-minutes from Otaki Beach, or in the other direction for Waikanae Beach or Paraparaumu.

A bit of peace and quiet meets the best of a summer adventure - Welcome to The Beachsider.

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom 2 (Level 1): 2 Single Bed
  • Sleepout Bedroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Bunk Bed
  • Sleepout Bedroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Double Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet

Pet Friendly

Yes Inside.
Pets can come too! A small pet friendly fee of $23 for up to two pets will apply.

Linen available at additional charge

Available at this property for $30 per person. You’ll see the option for our linen service in the 'Extras' section during your booking.

Special Conditions

A maximum of 6 adults can stay at this property - the bunk beds are only suitable for children to use.
As the property has unfenced access to the beach, adults should closely supervise young children while outside to ensure they are safe around water.

As there is a section of the deck without a barrier with a small drop on to the grass, all guests should take care when using this area due to the risk of falls.


  • BBQ
  • Beachfront
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Freeview
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater (electric)
  • Microwave
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Parking (on-street)
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
  • Wood supplies
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Guest reviews for The Beachsider

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Stayed July 2022

What a wonderful property. Thanks for making it available. We had a wonderful time being so close to the beach and being able to share it with our dog as well as our adult children.

Stayed May 2022

Comfortable, cosy property. Helpful instructions. Good selection of games and books. Well set up kitchen. Easy access and parking near door. Real beachfront, uninterrupted views. Fabulous sunsets!!

Stayed April 2022

Amazing location with beautiful beach. House is in need of a little TLC. Note that two bedrooms are separate rooms from the main house.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at this wonderful beachfront bach! Two of the bedrooms are in the sleepout which is great for extra privacy within your travelling group!

Stayed January 2022

The location of the bach is superb, it's a shame that the property and the property management did not match this.

Stayed December 2021

Quintessential kiwi Bach, overpriced compared with others on the market Great position but needs some up grades.

Stayed October 2021

We had a lovely 5 night stay at The Beachsider. It is the perfect Kiwi bach. The beach access was amazing and we loved it. It was so great to be able to bring our dog too, The beach is her favourite place and she is part of our family and it wouldn't have been complete without her! The bach itself was great. It wasn't pretending to be anything other than a proper Kiwi bach, and that is what we found. Great views, great beach access, wonderful all round. We are grateful to have been able to stay here with our family and dog. Thank you!

Stayed October 2021

Great views of the sea. Lovely comfortable batch.

Stayed June 2021

The bach was a classic kiwi bach in a great location right next to the beach. It looked like the deck had just been built which was great, but there was a large mound of dirt in front which meant we couldn't actually get to the beach without going back and forward over the dirt. The deck was therefore dirt coated when we arrived. Given that we paid for cleaning afterwards, the level of cleanliness was disappointing. The shelves look like they haven't had a good dust in months and the fireplace was full. My husband had to empty this after the first night to try and get the fireplace to work properly and we came away with all of our stuff smelling of smoke. The dishes in the cupboards were not very clean so we actually cleaned our own plates, trays etc before we used them. There were notes around the bach advising on how to look after the bach, and photos in the welcome book as to how to put things back in the cupboards in the same spot. We understand the septic tank sign but the others made it feel like we were stepping on eggshells. In saying that, we followed all of the rules carefully including using coasters on the tables (which seems slightly excessive for a 'chilled out' bach) and carefully putting the books and games back as we found them. Given the level of care that we took it was very disappointing to return home and receive an email accusing us of breaking the sofabed/couch and advising the next steps in terms of getting us to pay for repairs etc Regarding the sofabed/couch, there was a sign on the wall saying not to use the couch as a sofabed and also in the welcome book it mentioned that the sofabed/couch had been broken by someone previously. So it seems pretty harsh to accuse us of breaking it given it had already been broken. All we did was sit gently on it and we actually had to use one of our towels between the backrest and the wall to stop it banging it against the wall every time you moved slightly. It looks like a sofabed/couch from the 70's so perhaps the previous people who were told they broke it just had bad luck in using an old couch that was about to fail. It seems particularly unreasonable to then accuse us of breaking it also given it was clearly already broken. We would have taken photos of it when we arrived had it not already mentioned in the welcome book it was broken. After being emailed about this we approached both the host and Bachcare to advise that we did not break it and to seek a response from them about this (hoping this was just a mis-communication). A week letter we are yet to hear back. This is a really poor end to what was intended to be a relaxing weekend away.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for taking the time to provide this comprehensive feedback on your stay at The Beachsider and we are delighted you enjoyed the great location. The deck has been a recent addition and added to enhance outdoor living even more. We apologise that the fire was not set for your arrival and are pleased to advise that the couch has now been replaced.

Stayed May 2021

We have really nice time, fantastic location and view. Thanks!

Stayed May 2021

We loved the warm, friendly Lockwood style Bach with excellent access to beach walks. Lovely to have a pet friendly Bach. The puzzles and fire were awesome. Thanks!

Stayed April 2021

If you’re looking for a place to spend some quality time with family, this is your go-to! No Tv, No wifi, but it was totally not needed with the beach right outside, loved that there were plenty of board games to keep us busy we made use of backyard space kids loved it. We had a 3night stay over the Easter break, a few ammenities added/upgraded than originally stated on booking so that was a nice surprise. Kitchen fully equipped, so much room to enjoy for our team of 8. :) didn’t need to really use the sleep out as we did marae-styles mattress on the floor kinda sleeping our kids loved it! You still get good reception out there, If you need to check anything or get in comms with ppl back home. The house itself is a bit old and on a windy night can be creaky so much can be done to revamp and upgrade it as a whole, but that won’t take away from the great weekend we had. It promised a full-on kiwi Bach experience, (not 5star service) and that’s what we got and we loved it the kids didn’t want to leave. (Really funny considering they are technology kinda creatures lol) we will definitely head out there again and highly recommend this little hidden treasure.

Stayed February 2021

Beautiful home with great views... Would defiantly Recommend to others.... Contact was excellent from the booking the property.

Stayed February 2021

The house had a lovely relaxed feel about it, beach access fantastic a great spot to stay with the family, a very comfortable place to relax and chill out

Stayed January 2021

Beautiful house and relaxing place to spend a weekend. Sundries (cooking oil, tea) not provided so make sure you bring everything.

Stayed January 2021

Cosy, proper bach feeling property with a great position on the beach.

Stayed October 2020

what a wonderful location we are definately coming back but what topped it off was The Host 'Raewyn Howe' thank you Raewyn for the outstanding one on one service you provided for us from the beginning to the end, you made our stay (especially Mum's) stressfree - TY PS - I've already promoted this little pinch of Paradise and Raewyn

Stayed October 2020

Sorry so write, that this little Bach is neglected and not looked after. Lovely position on the beach, quite private. The place needs a good clean, including kitchen and dining ware. Door handles should not fall off and outside lights should work. This could be a lovely retro Bach if treated properly.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your valuable Brigitte. We are glad you enjoyed the location. We will pass your comments along to the owner of the property and hope that we can welcome you back again in the future.

Stayed October 2020

Amazing location, comfortable and family friendly.

Stayed March 2020

A great property - amazing location, amazing facilities. The fireplace, games and books give it a homey feel. Definitely a high end batch, but a batch so don't expect 5 star accommodation but its definitely somewhere I would go back in a heartbeat!

Stayed February 2020

Absolute beachfront property. We loved our stay. The Queen bed was comfortable as well. While it is tempting to watch the kids on the beach from the deck there can be a strong under tow.

Stayed January 2020

A great location with a fab beach view. Nice and private. House has everything you need, including a spectacular selection of books and games. Remember your beach toys!

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