- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
* Based on a combined average customer score
14 Customer Review(s)
“Great location and property”- Peter, January 2024
“We had a wonderful stay.”
The Bach was tidy and well appointed. The kitchen had a good range of utensils that made self catering fairly easy. The beach is a quick hop and a skip away, which made for several swims through the day and easy clean off with the out door shower. The deck is massive. The only thing that could be improved is some outdoor loungers so that we could lay around in the sun and read a book. We would definitely love to come back next summer. Thank you for hosting us.- Jackie, January 2024
“We had a wonderful stay at Matapouri Bayside Retreat.”
The house was fully equip with everything necessary to have a relaxing stay. The neighbours were friendly, and the location was sublime (minutes from the beach and a short walk for ice creams). We were a group of couples in our late 20's/early 30's and the house was perfectly set up for a comfortable stay. I would highly recommend staying here to anyone!- Emily, December 2023
“The property was lovely but the neighbouring Bachcare property guests completely ruined my 50th birthday weekend.”
I have spoken to your customer service team and sent multiple emails with no satisfactory response Being kept awake by the neighbouring property until 3:30am on the Friday is one thing, They then started being very noisey at 10am on the Saturday and then had approx 20 people turn up. When I saw they were planning a party I called your 0800 and was assured something would be done. I then had to call back 2 hours later.when more people had arrived Your T&Cs clearly state no additional people should use the amenities and they should not have any parties. It also states all guests should show respect for neighbours. None of this happened. I was in tears all day on Saturday and had to go to a hotel to get a good nights sleep Your completely disregard for my email correspondence has been incredibly upsetting. I wish I had read other reviews prior to booking with you. I would highly recommend the property owner use another organisation. I would like confirmation that the neighbouring guests will be blacklisted from using your site so nobody else has to experience this??? I will not be using your service ever again. I had saved and planned for this special weekend to over a year and I am devastated that it was ruined- Caryn, March 2023
Thank you for your review of Matapouri Bayside Retreat. We are sorry to hear about the external disruption that happened at the time of your booking. Normally we would encourge the guest to call us and lodge a complaint if there was a party going on so we would be able to rectify the situation. Now that we know this has happened if it is a Bachcare paying guest we will flag this against their account if it was a Owner paid booking we will flag it against their account. We are very grateful that it was brought to our attention and we will proceed from here. Bachcare
“Excellent accomodation at a wonderful location at Matapouri Bay.”- Craig, April 2022
“Lovely place to stay - really good outdoor shower to help keep the place send free.”
Close to beach - a good place to stay.- Christine, April 2022
“Location is great for matapouri creek and a short drive to sandy bay or even back to tutukaka marina.”
house is clean and tidy with a great deck to enjoy a few drinks. down a cul de sac so safe for the kids to ride there bikes while the parents relax.- Simon, March 2022
“Love this house -second time here.”
Such a short distance to the beach and a lovely walk over the sand dunes to the beach. A bit of building work going on around it but as of Jan -nothing that interferred with the enjoyment of the house. Thanks for sharing :-)- Nicola, January 2022
“An enjoyable and relaxed holiday close to the beach.”
More outdoor seating would be nice- Rosalind, January 2022
“We had a fantastic stay!”
The property had everything we needed functionally and was perfectly situated, less than a 2 minute walk to the beach, but also set back off the road for added privacy. The rooms in the house are nicely broken up which meant our group could retreat for moments of peace. The deck and outdoor shower were well used. Amazing trip, thank you!- Eva, December 2021
“Beautiful house, clean and tidy, equipped with everything we needed.”- Marika, March 2021
“The house is in a good position close to the beach in a cul de sac and was well equipped with kitchen utensils.”
But there is no internal access between levels 1 & 2 so if it's raining you'll get wet. Level 1 has a sink, washing machine and fridge but no kettle so if you want early morning tea/coffee take your own. Biggest problem for the near future is the amount of building work taking place directly in front of and to the side of the house. One is half built and the other just started groundwork so bleeping diggers all the first day. In addition the plot of land immediately in front has been sold and will inevitably be developed at some point. All of which means that you cannot enjoy the large deck and view to the sea in peace and quiet.- Chris, March 2021
Thank you for your review Chris. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the great location of Matapouri Bayside Retreat. We have updated the listing to make it more clear about the layout of the house and the external access between the two levels. We do have a mention on the listing to note that there is currently some construction going on near the house. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Bachcare
“Amazing property - so close to the beach.”
A lovely, clean space for us all to enjoy. Loved the deck and the hot, outdoor shower. The quails and rabbit visitors were a source of delight and amusement.- Nicola, January 2021
“We had an enjoyable stay here and really liked the location so close to the beach.”
The house was clean and tidy and very comfortable for two families. Thanks!- Harley, December 2020
- Bedroom 1: Queen Size Bed
- Bedroom 2: Queen Size Bed
- Bedroom 3: King Single Bed
- Bedroom 4: Queen Size Bed
- Bathroom 1: Hand Basin, Shower, Toilet
- Bathroom 2: Hand Basin, Shower, Toilet
- Living, Dining
- Oven, Hobs, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Toaster, Kettle
- Heat Pump
- TV, Wi-Fi
- Washing Machine
Our linen service will provide all sheets, pillowcases, towels, bath mats, and tea towels for your stay. We’ll also make up the beds for you prior to arrival and strip them down after your departure. Pillows and duvets are provided at the property.
Just a 2-minute walk from the beach, this stunning holiday home is an ideal spot for a family looking to take some time off during the summer months and enjoy some sunshine and the cool breeze - welcome to the Matapouri Bayside Retreat! Spacious and comfortable, this gorgeous 4-bedroom home is the definition of a kiwi summer getaway! With a seamless indoor/outdoor flow that allows you to go from relaxing on the couches to soaking up the sun out on the deck. Complete with everything you need from a coffee machine to boat parking and of-course Wifi with Chromecast. Spend your days enjoying a BBQ accompanied by a glass of wine in hand. And if its a winter stay you're planning, sit back, relax, and enjoy a few a movie snuggled up in the warm and bright lounge. There are board game to play and the deck is still a great place to relax on a sunny day. With Matapouri Bay a short walk away, you'll be sure to be spending as much time as possible by the beach. Head down for a surf or swim, sit out in the sun and cosy up to a good book or enjoy an evening stroll as the sun sets. If you're feeling adventurous, there are a number of scenic spots to check out, such as Poor Knights Island, Whale Bay, and Woolleys Bay, to name a few. For your next getaway, stay at Matapouri Bayside Retreat!
Please note that there is access to an unfenced stream, guests should supervise children after heavy rainfall.
There is no internal access between levels. Access to the second level is by external uncovered stairs only.
There is some construction happening outside the front of this property which may cause some noise.
Please note a bond may be charged at certain times of the year. One of our team members will contact you if this is required for your booking.
About the location
A 10-minute drive from Tutukaka or a 2 hour 25 minute drive from Auckland and you'll find yourself in the marine paradise that is Matapouri. Matapouri is one of those idyllic spots, where every corner you turn you'll find yourself in awe as you stumble upon another azure blue cove lined with Pohutukawa or golden dunes. There's much to explore with Whale Bay nearby being accessed via a 15 minute bush walk, and of course the legendary mermaid pools a large natural set of rock pools set against the ocean perfect for swimming in at low tide. All of our Matapouri holiday homes are pre-inspected prior to your arrival and are ready for instant online booking.