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Matai Cottage - Pakawau Bach

  • 6 People
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking


Idyllic waterfront views as the sun comes up with your morning cup of coffee in hand - Does that sound like something you need this trip? Look no further than this simple Pakawau Bach. Welcome to Matai Cottage!

Tucked away amongst the surrounding native bush and right at the edge of the waters of Golden Bay, Matai Cottage is host to a picturesque backdrop ideal for a holiday away from the hustle and bustle. The living room, dining room and master bedroom all open out to the views, the sundeck and then down onto the waterfront lawn area.

Sleeping up to 6 guests, Matai Cottage is a great place to settle into with your family or group offering all the essentials including a BBQ for those classic kiwi summer dinners fresh off the grill and private access down to the water.

Take some time out to get away from it all or use this as a base to do some local exploring. Matai Cottage is positioned on Farewell Spit, which offers wonderful walks from the cliffs to Wharariki Beach and the walks in Kaharangi National Park.

A delightful Golden Bay escape awaits at Matai Cottage!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Double Bunk
  • Lounge (Level 2): 1 Sofa Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Bath, 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

As the property has unfenced access to the beach, adults should closely supervise young children while outside to ensure they are safe around water.

Please note the sofa bed is located in the lounge.


  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (private)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
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Guest reviews for Matai Cottage

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Stayed December 2021

The property is in a wonderful quiet location. It is accessible to the water, however if your stay is not within the right tide time, you will be disappointed with not having a swim. It was not a problem with our stay. Plenty of games to play so children definitely got their detox of the internet.

Stayed October 2021

Wonderful place to relax with only nature providing the noises, and the spectacular scenery

Stayed March 2021

Great location and perfectly adequate 2 bedroom place

Stayed March 2021

Cosy bach surrounded by bush with amazing views.

Stayed February 2021

A lovely traditional, comfortable bach right on the beach, with plenty of birdlife to watch. Beautiful location where you can swim, fish and kayak without travelling anywhere. All your basic needs met in Collingwood, a 10 minute drive away. We had a great stay.

Stayed October 2020

Very clean and tidy house, wonderful location!

Stayed September 2020

Georgina was very helpful with great communication. The whole experience was awesome, thanks again..Great property and stunning location.

Stayed March 2020

We had a truly lovely stay at this wonderful home right on the beach, with the bush on its backdoor! I would highly recommend this property to all..

Stayed February 2020

Wonderful few days in this iconic Kiwi Bach. Peaceful and quiet with the water so close for swimming at high tide. Loved being surrounded by tall Totara and Matai at the cottage.

Stayed January 2020

Great traditional bach simple but had everything you needed. Lovely sitting watching the tide go in and out over the bay. Great to be able to borrow the kayaks and go for a wee paddle.

Stayed December 2019

Great comfortable bach with everything you need and the setting is superb. Gannets were diving into the water in front of the bach and the tuis were constant in the garden. Great location.

Stayed November 2019

5 stars view with amazingly quiet surrounding. Beautiful location lots to do and see around the area.

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