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“A bach has got to be by the beach, surely?”
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Baches aren’t what they used to be, once considered small beachside shacks, they can now be almost anything.

The Bookabach Bach of the Year Awards 2017 celebrate this diversity. We’ve brought together forty exceptional baches, across eight diverse categories and now we need your help crowning the winners. 


So, what’s a bach to you? Take a peek at the finalists below and have your say by voting for your favourites. 


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A bach is where family memories are made.
LeeAnn Yare
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design View finalists

Best design bach of the year finalists.

Should a bach blow your mind with its breathtaking beauty? Check out our Design finalists and vote for your favourite.

The Oceanfront Loft

Mount Maunganui, Tauranga
225 votes
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Executive Retreat Te Kaha

Te Kaha, Bay of Plenty
335 votes
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Mini Whananaki

Whananaki, Northland
229 votes
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Waiheke Art House

Little Oneroa, Waiheke Island
270 votes
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Kauri Tree Retreat

Raglan, Waikato
256 votes
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charm View finalists

Most charming bach of the year finalists.

Should a bach be something a little bit different? Check out our Charm finalists and vote for your favourite.

Golden Bay River Retreat

Parapara Beach
318 votes
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Spacious Country Barn

Geraldine, Canterbury
125 votes
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Lahar Alpine Retreat

Ohakune, Central Plateau
129 votes
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Whangaimoana Garden Retreat

Whangaimoana, Wairarapa
100 votes
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The Love Shack

Lake Rotoiti, Bay of Plenty
749 votes
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eco View finalists

Eco friendly bach of the year finalists.

Should a bach be in harmony with the environment? Check out our Eco Friendly finalists and vote for your favourite.

The Point Holmes Bay

Pigeon Bay, Canterbury
472 votes
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The Bali Room

Coromandel Township, Coromandel
236 votes
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Pouakai Bush Retreat

Egmont National Park, Taranaki
218 votes
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Domett Lodge

Otiake, Otago
158 votes
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Longspur

Martinborough, Wairarapa
130 votes
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familyFriendly View finalists

Most family friendly bach of the year finalists.

Should a bach be a place where family memories are made? Check out our Family Friendly finalists and vote for your favourite.

Bure Masi

Russell, Northland
180 votes
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Strathmore House

Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
252 votes
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Peacock Lodge

Ngunguru, Northland
227 votes
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Uncle Bill’s Cottage

Ohakune, Central Plateau
455 votes
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San Marco Luxury Beach House

Whangamata, Coromandel
97 votes
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hospitality View finalists

Most hospitable bach of the year finalists.

Should a bach have hosts that go the extra mile? Check out our Hospitality finalists and vote for your favourite.

Arkles Bay Apartment

Arkles Bay, Auckland
408 votes
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Kuku Cottage

Te Awanga, Hawkes Bay
498 votes
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Kowhai Lodge

Tutukaka, Northland
315 votes
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Seascape on Tees

Oamaru, Otago
160 votes
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Beach Loft Matakana Coast

Matakana, Auckland
191 votes
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setting View finalists

Best setting bach of the year finalists.

Should a bach have absolutely stunning surroundings? Check out our Setting finalists and vote for your favourite.

Matapouri Views Forever

Matapouri, Northland
324 votes
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On the Beach

Whangamata, Coromandel
780 votes
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Essential Garden

Puhoi, Auckland
63 votes
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Lismore

Martinborough, Wairarapa
101 votes
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Gibbston Valley Boathouse

Arrowtown, Queestown-Lakes
390 votes
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petFriendly View finalists

Pet friendly bach of the year finalists.

Should a bach roll out the red carpet for your furry friends? Check out our Pet Friendly finalists and vote for your favourite.

Peace and Tranquillity

Kerikeri, Northland
389 votes
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Wendy’s Place

Hastings, Hawkes Bay
105 votes
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Waihi Beach North End

Waihi Beach, Bay of Plenty
186 votes
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Mountain Views on Chalet

Hamner Springs, Canterbury
245 votes
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Doug’s Holiday House

Waikanae Beach, Wellington
130 votes
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urban View finalists

Best urban bach of the year finalists.

Should a bach be in the middle of a bustling city? Check out our Urban finalists and vote for your favourite.

Maison du Soleil

Christchurch City, Christchurch
403 votes
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Villa Apartment

Wellington CBD, Wellington
411 votes
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Wallace Apartment

Ponsonby, Auckland
212 votes
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The Eagle’s Nest

Dunedin City, Otago
240 votes
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Central Executive Home

Hamilton City, Waikato
93 votes
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A bach is an escape from the real world.
Goran Paladin

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