THE GLOW WORM BACH - walk to glow worms + beach

  1. Vacation Home Rental
  2. New Zealand
  3. West Coast
  4. Hokitika
Excellent based on 6 Reviews
Vacation Home
6 Guests
3 Bedrooms
1.5 Bathrooms
THE GLOW WORM BACH - walk to glow worms + beach
A cosy 3 bedroom bungalow on a sunny corner site. New bathroom + kitchen but lots of original features have been kept too. Great for a couple, group of friends or family.
5 min walk to the stunning beach and amazing glow worm dell. 10mins walk to all bars, museum, theater, restaurants and shops. The perfect spot to holiday near the beach in Hokitika.

Our house is a traditional New Zealand wooden bungalow.
This is NOT a shiny new, modern house. If you don't enjoy the character of old houses then this won't be the right place for you, but if you want a traditional Kiwi bungalow near the sea where beach walks and sunsets are valued, this could be just what you are looking for. This house is quirky, interesting and fun! We offer a chance for guests to stay somewhere a little different, experience some West Coast history and chill out by the sea with a glass of wine and some great local food.

Grab some marshmallows, a cold drink and head for the beach for a campfire! Enjoy the sunset then stroll to the Glow Worm Dell.
NOTE: The house can sleep 6 comfortably - one of the beds is in a shared space.

Plenty of parking.

The cosy lounge/dinning area is small but functional with an open fire for heating in winter. (If you do not know how to use an indoor fire, please do not book).

* Make sure you note our house rules and read the full description.

There is a large backyard .

*Books and toys provided for children.
*Portacot and highchair for children provided on request.

Read the Guidebook to get ideas about what to see and do. Enjoy!

Access to the house and number of bedrooms required (as per people booked) Plenty of guest parking. Tell us exactly how many people are staying so that we know how many beds are required. E.g Do you need 1 queen bed or 2 singles. Children/infants are people too - please include them in your total of guests staying. They are not free. 儿童不要免费入住。

Will suit independent travellers as I don't live on site. I'll try to meet you at the property and welcome you. Please tell me what time you are arriving as I have many work commitments.
If I can't meet you I'll send instructions on how to enter the house.
I'm happy to give you advice about restaurants and local attractions.

Our little bungalow is located on a corner section within walking distance of the Glow Worm Dell and beach. It is a sunny site where you have easy access from the highway, 2 minutes drive to the airport.
Hokitika has a rich and vibrant history that you can learn about at the museum. Now, Hokitika is a busy little tourist town with a great arts and craft culture. There are many excellent restaurants and bars, and of course our stunning, wild beach. The best place to stay on the West Coast!

You can easily walk to the beach/river and shops/restaurants and of course the Glow Worm Dell.
There is a local taxi service.
Hokitika Scenic Tours (Guided drive to the Hokitika Gorge etc)
The airport is 5mins drive.
A car is best to see all the sights.

This is an old house. It has it's quirks but it is clean and has been freshly decorated. New carpet + vinyl, new kitchen + bathroom. Please don't expect a modern/new house.
There are 2 trains a day in summer - 1 in winter. You will hear some train noise for a few seconds.
In winter you will need to know how to use an open fire.
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Living Area90 Sqmt
Check In 3PM - Flexible
Check Out10AM

Guests will be sent the current code for the lock box to access the front door key. I will meet guests if I am available.

Sleeping Configuration
Master bedroom
  • Queen
2Master bedroom with bay window. Original floral carpet.
Single bedroom.
  • Single
1Small single room.
Bunk bedroom
  • Bunk bed
Shared space/playroom
  • Single
1Single bed in the shared space between 2 bedrooms. Has toys etc. Suitable for a child and a play space.
No Pets Allowed
No Smoking Allowed
Family/Kid Friendly
Children and babies are welcome. Please include them in your guest total. The house has many toys etc for children. Note the house has not been "baby-proofed". You are responsible for the safety and well being of your child.
Children's books and toys
Baby friendly
Crib/Pack 'n Play
High chair
Not Handicap Accessible
Not Suitable for Events
Parking Included
Free off street parking.

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Washing Machine
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Large garden and lawn area.
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Full Kitchen
Cooking Utensils
Smoke Detector
Fire Extinguisher


Water skiing
Mountain biking
Mountain climbing
Whitewater rafting
Fly fishing
Nature Viewing
Bird Watching

Photos (37)Street View

Glow Worm House - sunny corner site. - THE GLOW WORM BACH - walk to glow worms + beach
Master bedroom. 1 queen bed. - THE GLOW WORM BACH - walk to glow worms + beach
Walk down to the beach and toast some marshmallows. - THE GLOW WORM BACH - walk to glow worms + beach
See the glow worms 5 mins walk up the road. - THE GLOW WORM BACH - walk to glow worms + beach
Rear entranceway. - THE GLOW WORM BACH - walk to glow worms + beach



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We offer a friendly and warm space that is quite different from a hotel experience. We want guests to feel comfortable and at home in the spaces we have set up. Our listings really appeal to folks who love character homes, enjoy art on the walls and vintage/retro furniture.

We have lived in Hokitika for the past 14 years. We enjoy good music and good food.
We have both traveled extensively.
We absolutely love living here in Hokitika. It has a wonderful community - we are a really eclectic bunch. The scenery is wild and stunning and the history is fascinating.
I'm busy running our farm as well as working. My husband works for an IT company from home (unfortunately he is very busy with his job, so you probably won't meet him). We look forward to meeting our guests and are always happy to help you plan activities here on the West Coast - rain or shine - it is a fantastic place to be.
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Phone:Click to show +64 037411514
Speaks: English
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Getting around

You can easily walk to the beach/river and shops/restaurants and of course the Glow Worm Dell. There is a local taxi service. Hokitika Scenic Tours (Guided drive to the Hokitika Gorge etc) The airport is 5mins drive. A car is best to see all the sights.


These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.
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THE GLOW WORM BACH - walk to glow worms + beach is a Vacation Home located in Hokitika, West Coast, New Zealand. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 6 guests
THE GLOW WORM BACH - walk to glow worms + beach has 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Jan 2019