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Iconic Kiwi Bach, magical Sea and Bush views

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Beach nearby, sun-loungers
Beach nearby, sun-loungers
Beach nearby, sun-loungers
TV, fireplace, books, stereo

Overview of Iconic Kiwi Bach, magical Sea and Bush views

Iconic Kiwi Bach, magical Sea and Bush views

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

3 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Whangarei Heads, Northland

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTaurikura Bay2 min drive
  • Popular LocationMount Manaia4 min drive
  • Popular LocationOcean Beach5 min drive
  • AirportWhangarei (WRE)27 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6
80 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    2 single beds
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Iconic Kiwi Bach, magical Sea and Bush views

Family-friendly cottage in Whangarei Heads
Welcome to Pen Bryn, the "house on the hill" over looking the majestic Whangarei Harbour.
If you seek a real traditional Kiwi bach, minutes walk to beach, uninterrupted views and all day sun, this is for you.
Fully self contained, this slice of history oozes holiday and is available all year round.
Situated in sheltered Urquhart's Bay on the Whangarei Heads peninsula, 35 minutes from Whangarei CBD.
Only 3km from Ocean Beach, famous for it's clean white sand, surf and sun. Beach patrolled during Summer months.
The surrounding hills and native bush reserves offer fantastic walking tracks, taking you to some world class views and serene beaches. Whatever your fitness level there's something for everyone.
The Whangarei Harbour is a large aquatic playground, perfect for fishing, diving, swimming, boating and more extreme water sports. It is also the gateway to the outer Islands and an endless coastline.
Boats can be launched from most beaches and most tides.
Close by there is a tennis court , affiliated Mania club, cafe and takeaway.
At Parua Bay is a fuel station with gas and dive fills, a small shopping complex, medical center and salon, tavern, boat club, and golf course.

NOTE: There is limited off street parking for multiple vehicles/large boats during Xmas, just chat with the neighbours and they will ensure there is easy access for you.

This is not the environment to sit inside with video games, get out there, this is baching at its best.
Any time spent here will be too short!

*******Special conditions:*********

Smoking allowed outside only.
Refer to provided Terms and Conds/ Invoice for rules of bach use.
Cleaning fee of $45 or $90 applies (dependent on numbers staying and/or length of tenure, or linen requested).
A deposit of 50% is required to confirm booking, balance to be paid 14 days prior to tenure.
Pets ONLY allowed with prior approval.
NOTE: Rubbish is to be removed from property if leaving when regular pick up is not due.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$45.00 per stay); Linen (Optional, NZ$45.00 per stay);
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. This accommodation is furnished with sofa beds and dining tables. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach
  • Beach sunloungers

Parking and transport

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Children's games


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Paper towels
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle


  • Dining table


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Golf on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Cycling nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 861 sq ft (80 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Iconic Kiwi Bach Magical Sea Bush Views House Urquharts Bay
Iconic Kiwi Bach Magical Sea Bush Views Urquharts Bay
Iconic Kiwi Bach Magical Sea Bush Views
Iconic Kiwi Bach Magical Sea
Iconic Kiwi Bach, Magical Sea and Bush Views Cottage
Iconic Kiwi Bach, Magical Sea and Bush Views Whangarei Heads

About this area

Whangarei Heads

This cottage is located near the beach and in an area with great shopping. While the natural beauty of Taurikura Bay and Ocean Beach can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can head to Bream Head Coast Walks. Jet skiing and scuba diving offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and cycling nearby.

What's nearby

  • Taurikura Bay - 2 min drive
  • Mount Manaia - 4 min drive
  • Ocean Beach - 5 min drive
  • Mcleod Bay - 5 min drive
  • Reotahi Bay - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Whangarei (WRE) - 27 min drive


  • The Deck - 5 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 58 out of 68 reviews
5 - Excellent 85%
Rating 4 - Good. 8 out of 68 reviews
4 - Good 12%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 68 reviews
3 - Okay 1%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 68 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 68 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%






Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Perfect spot
Great view, great walks, doggo friendly, warm fire, comfy bed, well appointed kitchen. Perfect spot for a winter get away.

5/5 Excellent

Absolutely wonderful place to stay
I wouldn't really call this property a bach, it had so much more space than we expected and the view was amazing. Would recommend 0

4/5 Good

Awesome View
Wish we could of spent more time here. Awesome views of Marsden Point at night.

5/5 Excellent

Quet retreat with awesome view
This was our second stay at this bach. The view from the large living room window is just stunning. The bach was very tidy and the kitchen is fully equipped. Nothing left to be desired. The communication with Jimmy was again excellent. I strongly recommend visiting Parua Bay Tavern. It's a bit of a drive from the bach, but you'll be rewarded with great food and a nice atmosphere.

5/5 Excellent

Great place to get away.
Beautiful spot and just the quintessential NZ bach. We had everything we needed. Even with bad weather it was quite sheltered and we could watch the clouds roll across the bay or the boats coming and going. Highly recommend!