Whangaimoana cottage at Palliser Bay

Bach or holiday home | Palliser Bay | #11591

9.7/10 (113 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Cosy and snug romantic getaway

Originally the coach house for the historic Whangaimoana House this little cottage has been converted to very snug accommodation for two people. Tucked in behind the big house the cottage has it's own little private courtyard with outdoor table, chairs and BBQ.Using an open plan design you can relax in front of the open fire or lie in bed watching the flickering flames. When you awake in the morning to the song of the tuis and bellbirds you can cook your bacon and farm fresh eggs in the complete kitchen. The fridge is stocked with all the food you need for a large country breakfast, especially the freshly ground Supreme coffee.There is always home baking and fresh garden flowers supplied.There is a separate lavatory and the shower room has a wall heater and heated towel rail.A new feature is the installaion of FREEVIEW television so you can watch the Rugby World Cup games live.

The very rugged, but beautiful coastline has much to offer. Just 10 minutes drive takes you to the Pinnacles, an unusual land formation, where some of the Lord of the Rings was filmed. Further on you will pass through the fishing village of Ngawi and then on to the Cape Palliser lighthouse and the largest seal colony on mainland New Zealand. The coastal road is ideal biking and the Palliser Bay water is renowned for diving and fishing.

Your choices for evening dining are;

a night in, a half hour drive to Martinborough for the award winning restaurants and wines

or the Lake Ferry hotel with its fish menu just 5 minutes drive.

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only. Minimum 2 nights stay over public holiday and special event weekends.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ® - BYO decoder
  • Toddler safe
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Open plan

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
21-Apr-18 to 21-Jul-19
$160/night $160/night

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (144)

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  • My favourite place to stay so far

    My favourite place to stay so far.

    saratt934 100%|16x Apr 2018

  • Absolutely glorious property, with a fascinating history

    Absolutely glorious property, with a fascinating history. Beautiful grounds, friendly farm animals (including donkeys!) and the cottage was super cute and cosy. Many thanks to Jacqui and Alastair for the warm welcome, including home-baking, and a fridge full of breakfast goodies, including fresh eggs from the farm. It was a wonderful break. We'll definitely be back!

    AlexHo17 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Excellent getaway for 2 nights over Easter - the bach is perfect...

    Excellent getaway for 2 nights over Easter - the bach is perfect size for 2 people and the food etc they leave for breakfast is a lovely touch. We went to see some of the animals on the property - donkeys and horses and chickens etc! The bach is really relaxing and cut off - no Wi-Fi or cell service so it's a proper getaway! Also very close to the pinnacles which are a must see. Thanks for a lovely stay :)

    LaurenJo12 100%|3x Apr 2018

  • Lovely cottage and grounds

    Lovely cottage and grounds.

    KellyMa2 100%|3x Mar 2018

  • The cottage is absolutely delightful

    The cottage is absolutely delightful. Fully kitted out with everything you need for a restful stay. All the ingredients for a delicious breakfast are included. Set in lovely gardens, which are a scenic backdrop to a beautiful historic homestead, and a very relaxing stroll around to the chickens and Kune Kune pigs. A few minutes drive to the spectacular Putangirua Pinnacles and coast. Alistair and Jacqui are charming hosts, highly recommend anyone wanting a get a way from it all stay.

    donnor814 100%|1x Mar 2018

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