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The Bluff - Rings Beach Holiday Home

  • 8 People
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking
  • Wifi


The Bluff is the perfect location to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of modern life and enjoy a traditional Kiwi beach getaway! This modern holiday bach is located in the hidden gem settlement of Rings Beach, and is an easy 2 minute stroll to the beach.

Built on an elevated section this architecturally designed bach take advantage of the surrounding native bush, and enjoys spectacular views over the beach and out to sea!!
The house has been designed to be sun-filled and the open plan living flows onto generous, sheltered decking with stunning sea views... Enjoy laid back dining with a stellar backdrop!

In winter this well insulated home is heated by the sun as well as by the very efficient log burning fire. There are plenty of board games and books to keep you occupied when you are not at the beach.

There is no TV, but the property does have excellent unlimited WiFi if you feel the need to reconnect with the modern world and stream movies etc onto your mobile devices.

The master bedroom at this Rings Beach accommodation is located in its own wing, accessed via stairs from the rear deck. This bedroom is fitted with a queen bed, an ensuite bathroom, and a private deck with fantastic ocean views!

Bedrooms 2 and 3 are both located off the main living area. Bedroom 2 is positioned at the front of the home, and is fitted with a queen bed plus deck access. Bedroom 3 leads onto the rear deck and is fitted with a single bunk set plus a single bed with trundler. The main bathroom completes the set up at The Bluff.

If you are feeling active there is the Rings Beach Nature loop that takes you up the hill for stunning vistas and across wetland full of wildlife, as well as a coastal track that takes you Matarangi either by foot or by bike, and you can launch your boat from the Kuaotunu boat ramp 5 minutes away for excellent fishing near Suckers Rock.

Kuaotunu is a 5 minute drive away where you will find a village store as well as Luke's Kitchen for mouth watering pizzas and other delights. Matarangi is only 10 minutes drive away, and Whitianga with it supermarkets, shops, restaurants, and hot springs is only 20 minutes drive away.

If you want to watch sports events on TV join the locals at the local fire station.

Unplug, unwind and enjoy the perfect retreat at The Bluff, Rings Beach!

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Bedroom Configuration

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

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet

Linen available at additional charge

Available at this property for $25 per person. You’ll see the option for our linen service in the ‘Add-Ons’ section during your booking.

Special Conditions

Please bring your own pods for Nespresso machine. There is no guard around the fire. No TV but lots of books and board games. No curtains in living room.

Access to Rings Beach is currently only via Bluff Road Kuaotunu.

As there is a retained garden with a drop onto a neighbouring property, all guests should take care in this area due to the risk of falls.


  • BBQ
  • Coffee machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (gas / electric)
  • Fireplace (open / wood)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater (fan)
  • Iron
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
  • Wood supplies
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Guest reviews for The Bluff

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Stayed May 2021

Highly recommended. Great location, lovely house, brilliant beach, not far from one of the best cafes in NZ - Luke's Kitchen.

Stayed February 2021

Just Wow that view with surround decking is beyond words!! Got to see to believe & not too much of a walk back up to property however not for people who have difficulty with stairs. Will stay again maybe in winter to watch the view in stormy weather! Thank you have no negatives at all!

Stayed February 2020

The Bluff is a really beautiful bach, with amazing views out over the bay. We really enjoyed our time here - the place had everything we needed, the location is awesome and the property manager could not have been more helpful.

Stayed February 2020

Magic spot. Excellent views. The house was well equipped and very tidy.

Stayed January 2020

Perfect spot at a beautiful beach. Fantastic views with a virtually all round deck. No TV as stated but we had wifi and mobile coverage. Queen beds were comfy but our girls chose to put their mattresses on the floor as the bunks weren’t that great. Great BBQ and outside eating area. Could do with another fridge for a week’s stay with 7 of us. Oven didn’t work but we reported that so will hopefully get sorted. Would definitely stay again.

Bachcare replied

Thanks for your review Charlotte. We're glad you enjoyed the views at The Bluff, they are truly stunning! Our apologies that the oven was not working during your stay, it is now back in action. We'd love to welcome you back in the future!

Stayed January 2020

The view is outstanding from this property and it has all the basics for an enjoyable holiday. Easy care, quiet location, very short walk to beach and walking tracks and comfortable space for 6-7 people.

Stayed November 2019

Beautiful home, beautiful location and amazing hospitality. If you need anything your host is only a message away (Serena you’re amazing) . Will definitely be back !

Stayed July 2019

Excellent Bach for a quiet vacation with superb beach and breathtaking view

Stayed May 2019

Great spot. Great house. Amazing views.

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