Shell Cottage - Waihi Beach Holiday Home

Wilson Road, Waihi Beach, Waihi

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


Welcome to Shell Cottage, a beautiful 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom holiday home, based on the main road in Waihi Beach. Sleeping 8 people, this home is perfect for a family or group of friends looking to spend time together.

Spend your time relaxing by the seaside, soaking up the sunshine and at the end of the day, retreat back home to enjoy the best that Shell Cottage has to offer.

With an open plan living, dining and kitchen area, the home has plenty of space and is ideal for spending time together with friends and family. There is a heat pump and in summer, have your meals on the outdoor decking. At the end of the day, retreat indoors and have a good night’s rest in the queen-sized and bunk beds, perfect for all families.

Shell Cottage is only a short 5-minute walk from the beach with 3-boogie boards available for use, and is even closer to the shops, restaurants and supermarkets in Waihi Beach. Exploring further afield, travel up the Coromandel Peninsula, to visit Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove- an hour half drive away. In the opposite direction, the city of Tauranga is only a 45-minute drive away.

Have a relaxing seaside holiday at Shell Cottage!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom 3 (Level 1): 1 Double Bunk, 1 Bunk 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 $25 per person. You’ll see the option for our linen service in the 'Extras' section during your booking.

Special Conditions

Please note that this property has a shared driveway and off-street parking is available for up to two vehicles. On-street parking is available for additional vehicles

This property is partially fenced and partially hedge fenced and there are areas where pets may get through. We recommend that pet owners keep an eye on their pets.


  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (shared)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Heat pump
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
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Guest reviews for Shell Cottage

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Stayed August 2022

Definitely booking this next time we go up but hope to see some improvements such as clean windows, latches on windows replaced, holes under the doors somehow fix and the rubber bits on sliding door in the lower bedroom replaced as theres a finger wide hole allowing the cold air to draft in.

Stayed June 2022

My friends and I really like the accommodation, we had ample parking for 2 cars though we didn't really need to use them as the bach is very close to the shops! I think all in all, we enjoyed our time here, the bach was warm with plenty of space. The only thing I'd say could be improved more is the cleanliness of the kitchen. Just a little bit though! Thank you for letting us stay here, we loved Waihi Beach!

Te Oranga
Stayed May 2022

Great place to stay, very comfortable and suited our needs. Will be back again. Great location.

Stayed April 2022

Great location, just put the road from the shops. Our family had a great time staying here. Had everything we needed. Was lovely that our dogs can stay. Rooms were big enough to place a cot in.

Stayed April 2022

The property was very comfortable and suited our needs perfectly. We were three friends and two golden retrievers. We enjoyed sunshine and privacy in the garden - very pleasant indoor outdoor flow and was cozy at night. Beds were very comfortable and the linen was beautiful. The kitchen was well appointed and very well equiped. Ps the limes were an added bonus. The property allowed us a quick walk to cafes, shops and the beach.

Stayed March 2022

I cannot fault the location, so close to the town and the beach. The boogie boards provided were very useful. It was great that our two big dogs were allowed inside. However, the property wasn't very clean in the kitchen and bedroom areas. The bathrooms were clean and the linen was clean. The sofas in the photos had been replaced with older, lesser quality. One set of bunk beds in the kids room was extremely rickety and unsafe. This is definitely an older style property with very little appeal from the outside but is cozy on the inside.

Bachcare replied

Thanks for your review, Julie. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the location of this property. At Bachcare we take cleaning very seriously and have strict guidelines in place to maintain our high standard. It's unfortunate that this was not what you experienced and we will follow up with our local team to improve this. Furthermore, we have looked at the bunk bed and have made the necessary improvements so this can be used as a safe sleeping option in the future.

Stayed January 2022

The place is small beautiful for short family vacation. Everyone loves and enjoy our stay at the house, Thanks so much for the beautiful place

Stayed January 2022

Don't expect anything fancy here but the bach was spacious and okay for our family holiday. The road noise made it not the most relaxing place.

Stayed December 2021

Great house but make sure you know whether anything is going to be on at the Waihi Hotel as the music is so loud no one could sleep amd we ended up leaving a day early as a result.

Stayed July 2021

Great location just down from the shops in Waihi beach, but only a couple of streets from the beach. Warm and cosy. Off street parking, and a small deck / play area for kids. Helpful advice from Bachcare rep on things to do locally was appreciated.

Stayed June 2021

Lovely place to stay for friends, especially friends with dogs. Very central.

Stayed March 2021

A clean classic kiwi batch close to amenities with friendly family feel suitable for the children the dog and a great time

Stayed February 2021

Tidy cost home situated within walking distance to beach, shops, restaurants and cafes. Perfect for families :)

Stayed January 2021

We had a great holiday. Excellent location but property could do better with few renovations.

Stayed January 2021

A pleasant holiday cottage, on the main road so a bit noisy but good to relax in. Has a lovely shower, good space and nice plates and glasses to use.

Stayed December 2020

Plenty of space for a large family group. Comfortable beds and good shower. Nice deck area with table and chairs. Really close to amenities

Stayed December 2020

It was good sized house for six adults to stay. Quite close to Waihi Beach/ only 7 minutes away by walk and city is 10 mins by a car.

Stayed November 2020

Brilliant cottage, extremely clean, super cosy and really lovely. Lynette our Bachcare lady was extremely helpful and professional. Would definitely stay again.

Stayed September 2020

The host was friendly and easy to communicate with. The bach had a beautiful sun/ bunk room. A few features in the bach were attended to with thought and care, e.g. the bedding, a crockery cupboard, the crockery. Netflix and wifi were easily accessible. There was plenty of room for a big family with a nice outdoor furniture setting. The place was superficially clean but lacked thoroughness, crumbs in kitchen drawers and fridge, hair in the shower, moldy surfaces on window and shower frames, grease/ dust on top of the fridge. Some items were broken before arrival (the main door did not open/ shut without force, a kitchen cupboard door was off the hinges, some lightbulbs did not work).

Stayed September 2020

Plenty of space inside the house, parking for more than one car not good have to use main road, the second bedroom bed is not suitable for heavy people,the place is walking close to bistro and shops.

Stayed September 2020

Stunning place, had everything we needed and was close to everything! Enjoyed our stay and will be back again! Thank you

Stayed July 2020

Really enjoyed our stay. Very good value for money and in a great spot.

Jo Anne
Stayed February 2020

Shell cottage was our dream holiday house in Waihi Beach! Fully self contained with everything you need to make your stay comfortable and relaxing! Large spacious rooms, and a lovely outdoor deck to enjoy meals outside. The beds were lovely and comfortable, and bedding was clean and good quality. There is even a fresh lime tree in the back yard! Perfect location to walk to the shops, or beach - and just a short drive into the town of Waihi. Highly recommend she'll cottage and can't wait to book there again! Jo and family x

Stayed January 2020

A great cottage, very clean & tidy, superb location.

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