Whangaimoana cottage at Palliser Bay

Bach or holiday home | Palliser Bay | #11591

9.7/10 (97 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.

The historic Whangaimoana homestead is also available for B&B. Ring 06 3077736

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

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
all year
19-Aug-17 to 31-Dec-17
$160/night $160/night
Default Tariff
01-Jan-18 to 19-Nov-18
$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 (128)

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  • A lovely stay! The open fire was burning on arrival and the...

    A lovely stay! The open fire was burning on arrival and the fridge was well stocked with breakfast supplies. Thanks for a relaxing break!

    SophieDa7 Aug 2017

  • Stunning environment, relaxing

    Stunning environment, relaxing. Lovely clean cottage.

    DawnW598 100%|1x Aug 2017

  • A lovely place, perfect for a weekend escape from the city, left...

    A lovely place, perfect for a weekend escape from the city, left feeling very relaxed! Thoroughly enjoyed exploring the local area then returning for and cozy night by the fire! Alistair and Jacqui were great hosts!

    PoppyFl1 new member Aug 2017

  • Stayed here for two days during a winter storm

    Stayed here for two days during a winter storm. Wonderfully warm with a great open fire; clean, comfortable and very hard to leave. Breakfast provisions were more than ample. Beautifully appointed with stunning garden surrounds. Lovely to talk with the owners about the history of the house and local area.

    GillianGo5 100%|1x Jul 2017

  • Great country setting in a fantastic location

    Great country setting in a fantastic location

    AndrewWi40 100%|1x Jul 2017

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