Bachs are a Kiwi classic. We loooooooove a good bach and a beach-side special has just taken out Bookabach's Supreme Bach of the Year competition.
Following a nationwide vote off, and judging by Kiwi interior design experts, ‘On the Beach Whangamata’ was a clear favourite.
It got top marks for its indoor/outdoor flow and use of space, maximisation of the view, value for money and consistently solid traveller feedback. The bach also won its category, being voted as having the ‘best setting’ by the public.
Supreme Winner: On The Beach Whangamata
Of course, there were category winners too! Here are some of the other top bachs around NZ.
Charm Winner: The Loveshack
Okere Falls, Lake Rotoiti
Design Winner: Executive Retreat Te Kaha
Te Kaha, Opotiki District
Hospitality Winner: Arkles Bay Apartment
Arkles Bay, Whangaparaoa Peninsula
Family Friendly Winner: Uncle Bill's Cottage
Pet Friendly Winner: Peace and Tranquility
Kerikeri, Far North District
Urban Winner: Maison du Soleil
Eco Friendly Winner: The Point Holmes Bay
Pigeon Bay, Banks Peninsula District
The Bookabach Bach of the Year Awards have been running for five years, and represent the best holiday rental properties across New Zealand. The shortlisted holiday homes are selected by Bookabach from its portfolio of more than 11,000 properties, and must have a star rating higher than 9.5/10, demonstrate qualities, features or facilities relevant to the category they are nominated in, and excellent traveller feedback to be considered.