Rata Cottage of Cheltenham

Bach or holiday home | Devonport | #13411

9.8/10 (6 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Private and Secluded
  • A minute to the beach
  • Quiet yet so close to AUCKLAND

Rata Cottage is truly a home away from home and can be described as ‘absolutely charming’. Nestled at the end of a long private driveway, the home and its lovely garden are a delightful surprise. The quiet and peacefulness of the surroundings is immediately evident, and lush native gardens encircle the property. Everything about this home and property is pleasing to the eye.

That this lovely home is warm and welcoming goes without saying... A cosy outdoor patio with its glass roof and tensioned awnings enables you to either have the full el fresco feel with all the blinds rolled up, or block out the breeze or inclement weather by rolling them down. Comfortable outdoor furniture makes this a great spot to take an afternoon nap in the sun or read a book, and the 6-burner BBQ makes this a perfect area for entertaining in all weather.

The spacious open-plan kitchen, dining and living area has a simple elegance and is charmingly appointed with its comfy furniture and eclectic native artwork. And you’ll certainly enjoy preparing meals in the modern well designed kitchen with all the modern easy to use appliances any chef would be happy to cook with. A fireplace adjacent to the kitchen/living room provides cosy winter warmth and there’s always plenty of firewood on hand.

The master bedroom has French doors which open out to the gardens and the surrounding native trees providing a delightful backdrop to the distinctly appealing decor. The second bedroom has one entire wall of windows which makes this a very light and bright room. Each of the three bedrooms is furnished with style and supreme comfort in mind. The ensuite bathroom to the main bedroom is a special feature with its French doors and bi-fold windows which brings the garden into the bathroom and will transport you to an exotic spa as you soak in the luxurious bath.

Special conditions: Rates are for 2 people. Extra guests are charged at $35 per person per night. Rates include GST and all your linen If you stay includes a pblic holiday then please ask as rates may vary. Parties and gatherings are strictly prohibited unless prior approval has been given.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Shower (outdoor)
  • SKY TV ®
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Vehicle available
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bed 1

    1 x Super king bed

  • Bed 2 small single

    1 x Single bed

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x King bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $POA (optional)

*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 (8)

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  • Fantastic location, very near the beach

    Fantastic location, very near the beach. The property is excellent, very spacious and furnished to a very high standard throughout. Would definitely stay there again.

    AlanGr17 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • We had a very nice stay at Rata Cottage, the house is...

    We had a very nice stay at Rata Cottage, the house is secluded, well furnished, clean and sunny. It is 2 minutes walk to Cheltenham beach, which our kids loved. Highly recommended

    jacoro893 100%|2x Mar 2018

  • The location and atmoshphere of this cottage were perfect for our 9...

    The location and atmoshphere of this cottage were perfect for our 9 day stay. We felt relaxed the moment we arrived and our daughter particularly enjoyed looking after the fish. The cottage is a short stroll from the beach and there are multiple lovely cafes to choose from in the neighbourhood. There were many days that we never got into our car. We would love to stay in Rata Cottage again on our next visit to New Zealand.

    SusanCo28 100%|2x Jan 2018

  • Love this place

    Love this place. Can’t wait to come back.

    WendyM88 100%|4x Jan 2018

  • What a find!

    What a find!. Fantastic private location one street back from beach. Easy walk to Devonport and central to North Shore, Waiheke Island, and Auckland City. The cottage was immaculate and catered for every need. The decor was tasteful which extended to the art in the garden. Great indoor outdoor flow, very peaceful and relaxing. It was very hard to leave! Thank you.

    Bach251 100%|154x Jan 2017

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