From the humble Kiwi bach to an award-winning retreat, here’s our pick of holiday homes for sale around New Zealand
New Zealand has had a sizzling summer so far and now that most of us are back at work after the break it’s tempting to dream of securing a holiday home so that you can enjoy that beach vibe all year round.
There’s plenty to choose from, whether it’s a humble Kiwi bach that speaks of the simple lifestyles of yesteryear, or award-winning retreats that are big on views and design style. Here’s our pick of holiday homes for sale around New Zealand.
1. Stroll to the surf
This little Waihi corker will remind buyers of days gone by when baches were simple and unpretentious and life in the slow lane really did exist.
There’s all you need here to create some holiday magic and it’s just a short stroll to the surf. There’s three bedrooms and room for a few tents on the level section that also has a shed for all the toys.
Relax on the deck and stoke up the barbie, or play some cards round the wood burner on a winter’s evening.
2. Unique offering
Once you get to this unique Waiheke home you’ll never want to leave. Access is by water only, so you’re assured the privacy of your own sheltered bay. There’s deep water mooring and a boat shed but what is really special are the jaw-dropping views from the living area and deck of Ponui Island and out to sea.
The eco-friendly home was finished in 2004 and has been designed to frame the views and with creature comforts in mind.
Outside there’s a sheltered vegie garden, pizza oven and that beautiful beach. Owned by the same family for 40 years this is a truly unique property.
There’s no scrimping on style here in this fabulous award-winning Hot Water Beach holiday home that does justice to its spectacular coastal site.
Designed by Stevens Lawson and winner of a NZIA award for architecture the home is packed with inspired details that make it truly unique.
Clever wooden finishes, fantastic connection to the outdoors, an entertainer’s kitchen and luxurious bedrooms and bathrooms make this a one-of-a-kind retreat.
4. Catch some whitebait
What a little beauty! This Urenui bach on a compact leasehold block is right on the river and very close to the beautiful surf beach.
There’s a tidy kitchen, generous lounge with wood burner and three double bedrooms.
Enjoy a place to make holiday memories and prepare to enjoy some whitebait fritters – this property comes with its own stand.
5. Perfectly formed
This riff on the iconic Kiwi bach has won a slew of awards, from Book a Bach of the Year NZ 2019 to international awards for engineering and second for architecture in the US Department of Solar Energy Decathlon.
It’s not hard to see why – the clever minimalist design in Waimarama hovers above the bay, open to the expansive views and sound of the surf.
Compact living at its very best, you’ll understand what all the fuss is about when you see it.
6. Kiddie heaven
This tidy little Gore Bay bach has everything you need within an easy stroll of the beach at Gore Bay and only 90 minutes drive from Christchurch.
Three good-sized bedrooms, a spacious living area and level site with space for tents or a shed all help to make it the perfect place to unwind with the family.
Relax on the deck and plan your day’s activites – a beach walk, surfing, swimming and boogie boarding are all on offer. It’ll be heaven for the kids.
7. Retro living
This simple retro bach in Milton is all about enjoying the sea views and sunsets from the front deck. You’ll really feel you’ve escaped from it all here.
The open plan living flows to the deck and those views and has a wood burner for cosy evenings.
The lovely bush-fringed section offers plenty of privacy and the bach is offered fully furnished – just move in and relax.