The Black Bach - Tolaga Bay

Be transported to another time and place where the horses are still ridden road-side, where a friendly nod of the head will return an East Coast wave and a knowing smile.

Stay in our truly authentic scuffed and weathered quintessential kiwi bach, 4mn walk to the beautiful Tolaga Bay beach and river, shops, pub and cafes. Iconic building in Tolaga Bay, modernised and comfortably furnished, fully heated in winter, fully equipped, up to 4 bedrooms (three in the bach, one in the adjacent self contained cabin) with good clean bedding and electric blankets provided in winter, renovated contemporary large kitchen and bathroom, super friendly hosts. This is a comfortable and super clean old family bach where everyone is very welcome, however if you are expecting to stay in a motel style accommodation please book elsewhere.

The large private garden has a laundry/storage building, a third toilet facility, lots of fruit trees which can be picked in season, deck, bbq and outdoor furniture.

There are a couple of cafes in Tolaga Bay or get back to basics and munch on fish and chips on the beach bought from a choice of eating out options.

Safe swimming, kayaking and good fishing from the beach at the end of the street or further at the wharf. Launch your boat from the ramp behind the house or hire a local charter for tuna, snapper, terakihi, bluenose and kingfish. You can even swim with the dolphins on a lucky day. Try your hand at feeding wild stingrays (under the supervision of a guide at Tatapouri). Surf the local beach break with a short fast wave, good for surfers of all levels, better for more experienced surfers. Hunting, historical tours, bowling club, golf course, skatepark and bush walking all within easy access.

Gaze at the milky way, wake up early so you can be the first to see the dawn, or stay indoors wrap yourself in a book from the bach intensive selection, listen to the ocean crashing waves or the absence of man-made noise, let the world carry on without you and appreciate a very relaxing holiday at its best. Oh happy days. This is Kiwi living, raw and real.

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ACCOMMODATION DETAILS
The main house has three bedrooms including a main bedroom with a king size bed and a sofa bed, also available on request is a baby cot, the second bedroom has a queen size bed and the tight bunk room is fitted with a single over a queen bed. The first 6 guests on a booking will be accommodated in the main bach unless the self contained cabin is requested.
The adjacent self contained, wholly equipped cabin with ensuite toilet/shower is available at an extra cost and can be configured with either twin beds or a superking bed. The cabin can be rented as a fourth bedroom together with the bach or on its own for a cosy nest on a budget. The bach and the cabin will not be rented separately to different groups at the same time to respect privacy. The booking guests have their own private access and key. The entire property including gardens are available for the booking guests sole use.

NOTE: Group rates and discounted rates are available through our own website - www.blackbach.webs.com. Long term rates, special groups and contract/crew rates are also available.
Minimum stay of 7 nights for 23 Dec ~ 6 Jan and 3 nights for Easter. Shorter stays may be accepted by negotiations.

PETS: Strictly no pet, no matter how well behaved or loved the owner claims it to be.

WiFi is free, available on request, and be mindful that it is sometimes limited due to remote location. It is the responsibility of the booking guest to ensure that the wifi at the property is used for legal and reputable purposes only. If there is any illegal usage, the booking guest will be held fully accountable for this illegal action & any resulting fines, administration & reconnection costs will be charged to the guest.
Netflix is preset and viewing available with guest's own sub.

WHAT TO BRING: The bach is self-catering, this means you need to bring your own necessities including toiletries, soap, shampoo, washing powder, toilet paper and all food including cooking oil, condiments etc. There are two fridges and two freezers to store large supplies for big groups. Sheets, pillows, duvets with covers, and blankets are provided as standard for each bed, also provided are bath mat, towels, hand towels, tea towels and cleaning products. There is a coin operated washing machine for your convenience.

Well done for reading the whole listing. Our aim is to provide you with a lovely, clean and tidy accommodation and a wonderful stay you can remember long after your holiday. The strict rules and conditions are to discourage disrespectful people from booking with us.
When submitting an inquiry, please tell us a little about yourselves, the composition of your group including what brings you to Tolaga Bay. Please indicate that you have read the full listing and house rules by quoting OUT EAST in your comments.

Type of Accommodation:
Short Term (up to 27 days)
Long Term (28 days +)
We accept bookings through:
LiveLocal
Airbnb
Booking.com
VRBO
Direct Bank Transfer
Hosts Private Website
Guests: 2
Beds: 6
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Property Type: House
Types of beds: King, Queen, twin single, bunks
Basic Amenities:
Self check-in
Private bathroom
Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Breakfast included
Free parking
Air conditioning
Heating
Washing machine
Dryer
TV
Workspace
Extra Amenities:
Private entrance
Outdoor space
Iron
Shampoo
Hair dryer
Towels
Bed linen
Extra pillows
Extra towels
Laundry detergent
Clothes hangers
Indoor fireplace
Conventional oven
Dishwasher
Coffee maker
Toaster
Kettle or Jug
Microwave
Fridge
Hob or Cooktop
Dishes and cutlery
Pots and pans
Barbecue
Netflix
Chromecast
Freeview TV
Sky TV
House Rules:
Quiet hours after 10pm
Strictly no pets
Strictly no parties
Strictly no smoking
Not suitable for kids or infants
Must not exceed maximum occupancy
Visitors welcome but not overnight
Visitors by prior approval only
No cooking of strong smelling food
House Rules (notes): A three days stay is recommended for a relaxing experience, switch to coastie style and explore the region's unspoilt beaches and locations. There is no charge for cleaning fee. We trust our guests to use the property as their home, behave responsibly and enjoy their stay without drama. We appreciate if the bach and premises are kept reasonably clean and tidy during your stay and if the Kiwi bach tradition to do your dishes, tidy and thoroughly clean the house before you leave is respected. The use of the bach is limited to the number of occupants requested on the booking. Pets, overnight visitors and parties are not allowed. Changes to a reservation are by mutual arrangement between the booking guest and the host and must be notified before arrival.
Parking instructions: Throught the wooden gate, park on the driveway and close the gates once in residence, thank you.
Home Safety:
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Smoke detector (mandatory)
Carbon monoxide detector
Digital security safe
During your stay: Expect to have your own space, with help nearby in person
Minimum Nights Stay: 2
Check-in time: After 2:00 pm
Checkout time: 10:00 am
Details of pets on property: There are chickens sometimes wandering around and the odd neighbour cats crossing the property