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I’m looking to rent a bach at the beach or an alpine holiday home. What should I consider?

Holiday homes near the beach are in high demand during the summer in New Zealand, while alpine (ski) holiday homes will be popular during the winter and ski seasons. Here are some simple tips if you’re planning to rent a New Zealand bach during these peak seasons:
  • Availability will be much more limited during peak seasons, so plan ahead and book well in advance to make sure you secure your holiday home for the specific period you want.
  • Ask the owner or agent how far the bach or holiday home actually is from the sand and sea, or how difficult it is to get to the nearest ski field. Families with young children often prefer holiday homes right on the beach to avoid car rides or long walks.
  • Check whether your beach holiday home has outside lighting, a BBQ and outdoor furniture for dining - to maximise your enjoyment.
  • If booking an alpine holiday home, ask what kind of heating it has (gas or electric), and whether the power or gas required to run the heating is included in the hiring rental or not.
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