About this listing
Please inquire before making a booking to discuss options. The location of our beach house is right on the beach. If you are wanting shopping and restaurants, this is not the beach to find that - this is truly the beach - quiet, peaceful, relaxing!
You have found the perfect beach house you were looking for! Our beach house is very private (screened from neighbours even) and is fully fenced. Pukehina Beach is a beautiful, quiet, pristine beach just waiting for you. Our house is located absolutely on the beachfront with the calm water of the estuary visible from the terrace on the other side of the house. There is a boat ramp very close by as well as playgrounds, tennis courts, a surf club, fire station for emergencies, a pub, restaurant, convenience store and a cafe.
The water views from the house are spectacular - should you sit on the patio and enjoy the Pacific Ocean, or sip your wine watching the sun setting over the estuary on the terrace? Prices higher for holiday periods so please inquire before making a booking request.
The property provides plenty of space for family and friends with a modern kitchen, 2 bathrooms and 5 bedrooms. How about lighting the indoor fire on a cool night and enjoying a movie together?
Pukehina is the perfect place to base yourself for lots of sightseeing around the Bay of Plenty area - as the name suggests, there is plenty to see.
Holiday dates eg Christmas and New Year Easter and School Holidays have higher rates and longer stay minimums - please enquire.
We have just begun charging a cleaning fee as guests were not leaving it cleaned adequately.
WARNING: Past guests have been disappointed when they have to leave so book an extra day or two!
There are 4 bedrooms upstairs (1 king bed, 1 double/full bed, 1 double/full bunk with 1 single over top, and 2 single/twin beds) and 1 full bathroom. Half a level down is a huge eat in kitchen and large living area with sliding glass doors opening onto patios on either side.
Downstairs is another bathroom, laundry room and a family bedroom (1 queen bed, 1 double/twin bunk, 4 twin bunk beds).
Interaction with Guests
The beach house is self-catering meaning you will be totally independent but I provide a lot of information before your arrival and can be in contact during your stay for any questions you may have.
Pukehina Beach is a quiet beach with a pub, 2 takeaway bars, a cafe and 2 convenience shops. This beach LOCATION is out of the way a bit so if you are looking for a USA beach experience with services, this is not the beach for you, rather a quiet, back to nature experience that is a rarity in other parts.
You absolutely need your own vehicle - there is no public transportation or cab service.
Other Things to Note
All guests regardless of age count in the total guest count for safety and insurance requirements. Max. occupancy is 21. Only guests who are staying may be on the property - no day visitors please and no parties.
We love our neighbours, so please be respectful. I will send information on the house at the time of booking.
Great stay, great spot, well maintained, very comfy accommodation, everything we needed for a good time by the beach.
We really enjoyed our getaway at Uncle Tom's Cabin. We were amazed by the view of water (ocean and lagoon) on both sides of the house and we loved being right on the beach! It was very private but the locals we met were very friendly and helpful. We had a lot of fun eating and listening to live music at the Hippy Pippi (within walking distance). While the nearest town with a full grocery store and gas station is about 20 minutes away, Maggie gave us a great rundown on the area beforehand to make our arrival and our entire stay very smooth. It was a great spot to unwind and it was great to have so much space!
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About the Host, Maggie
I was born in New Zealand and love living here in Colorado. My husband and I have been married for 26 years and have 2 fabulous children - one who still lives here with us. I love meeting people and enjoy making sure they are comfortable in my home and have everything they need, including privacy, but am happy to chat if that is what my guest would like. I love to travel and have been lucky enough to do a bit so know what is important when you are away from home. I have dreamed of having a bed and breakfast in my home for many years and now my daughter has gone away to college and my son is driving to school I feel the time is right - so come and stay and let me know how I am doing! I have become aware of the need for good value in a place to stay when visiting your kids in college, so especially welcome family of UNC students.
Afternoon tea is available by arrangement as are meals, snacks and drinks.