Bach, cottage or holiday home, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 5)
- english, In our family- NZ Maori, Samoan, Tongan, Italian
About John McCaffery
We are a local family with links in the areas for over 80 years This is a modern family property which we let out and MAC our father /Grandfather the legendry old man of the sea, diver with Lew Ritchie Kelly Tarlton, Wade Doak and team opened up the Poor Knights area for diving and conservation use in the late 1960s. A historic famous Divers hide out.
John McCaffery purchased this Cottage in 1990
Why John McCaffery chose Matapouri
This property offers a genuine NZ Kiwi Bach experience in a modern warm comfortable recreated style. Outdoor living at the beach in Aotearoa NZ as it should be . Also great romantic hideaway for couples.
What makes this Cottage unique
Decks, BBQ/ Grill, outdoor shower, outdoor teak furniture, loungers, tennis rackets, hammock, basketball set, surfboards....
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Fire risk is very high in the area in summer
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 5 adults)
Please leave shoes at the door- Use outdoor shower for kids on return from beach as it is on the bore water. Inside shower is on limited tank water.
No fireworks or smoking on the entire property. Fire risk in summer is substantial from these sources
Please deck Umbrellas down in wind and rain, at night and when you are away for the day
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
A wonderful whare
Excellent for a relaxing summer holiday
Lovely relaxing stay in beautiful Matapouri.... everything we expected and so enjoyed going back to a traditional beach holiday of no wifi, watching DVDs in an evening and enjoying the surf of the wonderful local beaches.
Great place would stay again
Great place to stay would definitely stay again.
Although would be nice for a Bach to at least have tea n Coffee. Also the hedge on the drive is way to skinny and has scratched my car
Thanks for feedback Will have the hedge trimmed asap as this is a first issue and pay the cost of having your panel cut and polished . Just send us the bill to 89 Fowlds Ave Sandringham Ak 1025 Unfortunately there is usually no one on site and it is a self clean self manage property to keep prices down so guests must bring all supplies
As home away only informs guests through its Hospitality apps and site, accessing this information before packing and departing is essential
Regards John & Judy McCaffery
stunning beach and peaceful welcoming batch
John and Judy made us feel so welcome again. I have stayed in both the front and back batch at least 4 times over the years. it's nice to see the energy that goes back into it with updates over the years. our overseas guests absolutely loved it there. what a magical setting.thanks again!
Kiwi bach at its best!
Kiwi bach at its best!
Cute but comfortable traditional Kiwi bach
Very enjoyable stay Mac - thanks for the opportunity and support
Thank you for staying with us at Mac's Place. Glad you and the family enjoyed the refurnished and refreshed "Bach at the Back"
Come and stay again for a discount . John & Judy
This is usually a quiet rural beach area without supermakets for shopping. It is not a buzzing holiday area except over Xmas holidays and long holiday weekends.surfing, swimming, diving , boating , fishing, snorkeling, paddle board hire, estuary river, kayaks, deep-sea and coastal fishing, trips to world class marine reserve at Poor Knights Island . A car is really necessary unless you intend just to stay at the beach for the weekend ....Only a small local convenience store. There is a daily Shuttle Service from the Airport and from Whangarei and on request.