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Back Bay Beauty - Mangawhai Holiday Home

Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai Heads, Mangawhai

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  • 7 People
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Smoking
  • Pet Friendly Outdoor Only


Overlooking Mangawhai Estuary and the lush native bush covering the surrounding hills; Back Bay Beauty is a classic Mangawhai holiday home!

Set right up against the edge of the estuary, you can enjoy private access the estuary boardwalk or just sit back and relax in the fresh air while looking out over the water.

Ideal for families to enjoy this quiet, private oasis, Back Bay Beauty has three bedrooms that sleep up to 8 guests making this is the place to come to and call home the next time you and the family are planning a little getaway.

Back Bay Beauty comes equipped with the essentials for easy summer holiday living including a BBQ and outdoor dining area for those al fresco meals in the warm summer evenings, a kayak to take out onto the estuary and an outdoor shower to wash off the sand and surf after a day on the surf beach!

Or if you're planning a winter stay, snuggle up in the comfy lounge area in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine.

Back Bay Beauty is a quick 15-minute walk to the shops, cafes if you need to stock up on supplies or grab a good coffee before hitting the beach. Mangawhai Surf Beach is only an 8-minute drive from your front door and for more surfing options, check out Te Arai, Forestry and Waipu.

For a refreshing summer escape; Back Bay Beauty welcomes you!

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Bedroom Configuration

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

Bathroom Configuration

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

Pet Friendly

Yes Outside only.
Pets can come too! A small pet friendly fee of $20 + GST for up to two pets will apply.

Linen available at additional charge

Available at this property for $30 per person. You’ll see the option for our linen service in the ‘Add-Ons’ section during your booking.

Special Conditions

Please note that there is a limit of 5 adults at this property as the single bunk and top bunk of the double bunk are not suitable for adult use. The property is most suitable for one or two families to share a fun holiday as this is a quiet, gated community so please respect the neighbours.

Please note the TV does not have freeview, but guests can play DVDs on the TV during their stay.

As there is unfenced access to the estuary and mangroves at the rear of the property, adults should closely supervise young children while outside to ensure they are safe around water.

All guests should take care when using the external stairs leading to the walkway and estuary as they are steep and do not have a barrier to prevent falls.

There are two kayaks (lime green and blue) as well as a white dinghy for guests down at the shared beach and jetty. Please take oars, paddles and life jackets from the deck, and return after each use.

**Please note that there is major construction/roadworks taking place close to the property so there will be noise disturbances during your stay.


  • Bath shower
  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Fireplace (gas / electric)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater (oil)
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
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Guest reviews for Back Bay Beauty

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Stayed October 2021

We were a couple on a relaxing weekend. Cleanliness was adequate if not sparkling. Orientation of the house and the 2 decks back and front allowed us to watch the sunrise and sunset . Plenty of room and beds for a family and large section to play on. Lovely walk on the boardwalk at bottom of section. Overall, a great holiday spot.

Stayed February 2021

Great house! Child friendly and has everything you need.

Stayed February 2021

The house is spacious and sunny with a beautiful view, be mindful of the extreme closeness of the road and some big construction work happening just opposite so weekdays are noisy

Stayed January 2021

Great private spot - and awesome to have the access to the estuary just out front. Second stay at the Bach.

Stayed October 2020

A great spot to be placed to be able to explore Mangawhai village and Mangawhai Heads. Clean and well stocked with appliances and all you need for a trip. Great to have an instant fire on chilly nights.

Stayed October 2020

Beautiful location, great house, happy vibe, great service. :-)

Stayed February 2020

Fantastic location and facilities although could have been cleaner.

Bachcare replied

Thanks for your review Fran. We pride ourselves on our properties being sparkling clean, and we're sorry your experience didn't meet our usual high standards. Glad you enjoyed the location and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Stayed January 2020

Great simple house for a weekend away.

Stayed January 2020

excellent place and extremely well managed! very professional and would certainly recommend!

Stayed December 2019

We loved our stay. Such a spacious and open Bach! Perfect location, we will definitely be back!

Stayed July 2019

Great location but could have been cleaner

Bachcare replied

Thank you for the feedback, and we're sorry to hear that the house wasn't cleaned to your expectations. We hope we have the chance to welcome you back again soon.

Stayed April 2019

We really enjoyed our stay in Mangawhai, this bach is nicely located, with a beautiful view on the river. The private walkway and jetty makes it magical. It’s well equipped, clean and perfectly adapted to family with young children. We'll be back!

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