An absolute sanctuary at Medlands Beach…

Nestled in its very own olive grove with views out over the paddocks to the hills beyond, this special bach was designed by Herbst Architects and built in the summer of 2003.  It is one of their very earliest creations and has all the hallmarks of their now award-winning work. At one with nature, perfectly positioned to capture the sun at any time of day, it is a romantic and heavenly place, most often described by those who stay here as an absolute sanctuary.

The space

With just one bedroom, it is the ideal size for a couple. Two hot showers (one inside, one outside), a well-equipped open plan kitchen and a cosy living & dining area with a pot belly fireplace keeps you warm and toasty in winter.  The entire living area opens right out on both sides to generous decking, bringing the outdoors in with seamless flow between.
There’s plenty of room for al fresco dining either under the olive trees or in the outdoor courtyard.
Enjoy a game of petanque on the court in the garden, read a book under the olive trees, and escape the hustle and bustle of every-day life.

Magnificent Medlands Beach is just a three-minute stroll away, where you can swim in the ocean, surf some of the best waves in New Zealand, or just stroll to your heart’s content.

Come here to escape, come here to relax, to re-charge or just to 'be'.
Summer or winter, sunshine or stormy days, Olive Grove Beach House is a truly special place to stay.


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  • From $250 to $325 (peak season)
  • All prices are for 2 guests.
  • Public Holidays / Long weekends please inquire for availability & rates
  • A one off cleaning fee of $80 to apply for all bookings
  • Min 2 night stay
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