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Calapso Cottage - Waikanae Beach Holiday Home

Waikanae Beach, Kapiti Coast (Ref. 1032946)

4.5

  • 6 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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Facilities and Maintenance

* Based on a combined average customer score

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24 Customer Review(s)

  • Lesley

    “Five middle-aged ladies, we booked 2 nights.”

    We chose this property so that we could all have our own bed and we paid the linen fee so that we didn't have to make beds & do washing. The list of problems we had, and the amount of time sorting them out and following up with Bachcare, was a real disappointment. Firstly, no towels, handtowels etc. A public holiday and a "supply issue" meant none were available the first night, so we had to phone a friend and borrow towels. A Property Manager (from another property) did arrive at 11am the ...

    We chose this property so that we could all have our own bed and we paid the linen fee so that we didn't have to make beds & do washing. The list of problems we had, and the amount of time sorting them out and following up with Bachcare, was a real disappointment. Firstly, no towels, handtowels etc. A public holiday and a "supply issue" meant none were available the first night, so we had to phone a friend and borrow towels. A Property Manager (from another property) did arrive at 11am the next day and she went above and beyond to remedy the situation. A single bed wasn't made up with sheets (but a top bunk was, so one of the guests had to make her own bed at midnight when it was discovered!). No water in the Pod, this had been turned off; and the shower went cold half-way through because the gas bottle had run out (no notes in the manual on how to fix these). The toaster didn't work. The less-than-satisfactory cleaning, such as the dead cockroach on the windowsill, the crushed biscuit under the couch and the greasy baking trays; and general maintenance like a nail sticking out of a diningroom chair. We did receive compensation for the linen, along with plenty of apologies, but nevertheless Bachcare failed to provide good property management for this property and that impacted negatively on our stay. The single beds were probably intended only for children and would've benefited from a mattress protector at the least, but nevertheless were ok for 2 nights. On a positive note, the house itself was warm and cosy, and in a great location.

    - Lesley, July 2023

    Thank you so very much for your feedback. My wife and I are so sorry that you all had such a difficult and challenging time at our family bach. I understand that while a Bachcare manager was able to resolve many of your issues it is still disappointing for us that you had these difficulties. Nevertheless, thank you for pointing out some of the maintenance issues that needed addressed. We can assure you that we have remedied these now so that others will not have the same inconvenience. We have also asked Bachcare to change our listing such that it is clear (other than just in the photographs) that 2 beds are indeed bunks. We have reduced the recommended number of adults to 6. Again apologies for the mattress protector missing. This was a surprise as all our beds and pillows do normally have these and there are spares available if needed. Thank you again for your helpful feedback, we will try and improve the standard of our home going forward. With best wishes and kind regards. Bachcare

Summary

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom 2: Single Bed, Bunk Bed
  • Bedroom 3: Single Bed
  • Sleepout: Queen Size Bed
  • Bathroom 1: Toilet, Hand Basin, Shower, Towel Rail, Bath
  • Bathroom 2: Toilet, Hand Basin, Shower
  • Oven, Hobs, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Toaster, Kettle
  • TV, DVD Player, Wi-Fi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • BBQ
  • Sorry, no smoking

Linen

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.

The property

Wake up, hit the beach and then come home to Calapso Cottage to fire up the BBQ and have a cold drink out on the sundeck! When you need a bright, relaxing and warm holiday home for this beachy adventure, look no further than Calapso Cottage. This recently renovated home has all the essentials including, air conditioning or heat pump to set the ideal temperature and a TV equipped with Chromecast, WiFi and DVD player for chill nights on the couch! Spend your days down by the water, toes in the sand and sunblock on your nose less than 500m from your door. Leave the car at home. First thing in the morning, brew a good cup of coffee on the coffee machine and cook up a storm in the kitchen to make sure everyone is energised for the day ahead. Before you head down to the beach, stop by Old Beach Bakery, just a 4-minute walk, and pick up some treats to enjoy down on the beach for lunch. And if you don't feel like cooking, pop down to the Waimea Restaurant for dinner by the beach. For convenience and a bit of peace of quiet - Calapso Cottage has you covered.

As there is a shallow creek with a footbridge in the back garden, adults should closely supervise young children while outside to ensure they are safe around water

Please note that the bunk beds are not suitable for adults. Please also be aware the sleepout at this property is accessed externally.

There is planned construction work scheduled to take place next door from this property from mid February 2022. While the work happens, there may be construction work noise during working hours.

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

Just north from Paraparaumu, Waikanae Beach is a popular holiday destination, loved for it's undisturbed beauty and community vibe. The beach is great for swimming, fishing and kayaking, and there's great bird watching opportunities by the estuary. Visit the nearby Tararua Forest Park for great walking tracks through stunning scenery, or make the short drive to Paraparaumu for a day of shopping and cafe hopping.All of our Waikanae Beach holiday homes are pre-inspected prior to your arrival and are ready for instant online booking.