Wakatu (wait a while) Cottage

Bach or holiday home | South Bay | #18322

8.9/10 (73 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking

Description

  • Tranquil - watch the walkers and boatees go by from the front verandah
  • Completely fenced, sunny and warm, old style comfortable, check out the formica table.
  • Stroll down the reserve path to explore the harbour, stride up the cliff tops for stunning views

Wakatu (wait a while) Cottage - in the heart of South Bay, a comfortable house reminding you of your granny's. Tranquil - watch the walkers and boatees go by from the front verandah, entertain on the sunny deck out back. This is a great place to recharge the batteries.

One minute stroll down the reserve path adjacent to the harbour to see where the penguins are nesting or check out the fishing boats and whale/dolphin watching operations, potter round the rock pools or go for a swim. Adults sit in comfort as your children delight in the mermaid's pool.

Step out to the Peninsula walks, up to the views and back or take the challenge of the loop round the Peninsula, into town and back over the reserve walkway to South bay.

Launch your boat ahead of all the others first thing in the morning - no inside parking but plenty of room on the grass verge. Or snorkel at low tide - clean your catch in the sink/fish cleaning area outside.

Safe for all aged children - have the young children sleep inside the house, or set up the older children in the sleepout, safe but fun to be independent.

View the penguin activity around the Coast Guard - tours at dusk. But if you have a dog, make sure its on leash in that area.

Special conditions: We request a bond of $100 which is returned to you when the next renters report the property clean and tidy. This system works very well so you can be confident the house will be clean and tidy when you arrive - we have only withheld part of a bond once in 10 years. Smoking allowed outside only, please pick up buts. Pets welcome if sleep in their own beds/kennels, please pick up any doggie doos

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • Dinghy
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Second bedroom

    2 x Single bed

  • Sleepout

    Other sleeping area

    2 x Bunk bed
    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes school & public holidays.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Low season tariff
09-Dec-16 to 15-Dec-16
$140/night $160/night
2 night minimum stay
Mid rate/School holidays
16-Dec-16 to 23-Dec-16
$150/night $170/night
2 night minimum stay
Peak season
24-Dec-16 to 31-Jan-17
$175/night $185/night
3 night minimum stay
Summer season tariff
01-Feb-17 to 31-Mar-17
$165/night $185/night
2 night minimum stay
Low season tariff
01-Apr-17 to 12-Apr-17
$140/night $160/night
2 night minimum stay
Easter
13-Apr-17 to 16-Apr-17
$185/night $185/night
4 night minimum stay
Mid rate/School holidays
17-Apr-17 to 29-Apr-17
$150/night $170/night
2 night minimum stay
Low season tariff
30-Apr-17 to 01-Jun-17
$140/night $160/night
2 night minimum stay
Long weekends
02-Jun-17 to 04-Jun-17
$165/night $185/night
3 night minimum stay
Low season tariff
05-Jun-17 to 06-Jul-17
$140/night $160/night
2 night minimum stay
Mid rate/School holidays
07-Jul-17 to 22-Jul-17
$150/night $170/night
2 night minimum stay
Low season tariff
23-Jul-17 to 28-Sep-17
$140/night $160/night
2 night minimum stay
Mid rate/School holidays
29-Sep-17 to 05-Oct-17
$150/night $170/night
2 night minimum stay
Seafest
06-Oct-17 to 07-Oct-17
$175/night $185/night
2 night minimum stay
Mid rate/School holidays
08-Oct-17 to 14-Oct-17
$150/night $170/night
2 night minimum stay
Low season tariff
15-Oct-17 to 19-Oct-17
$140/night $160/night
2 night minimum stay
Long weekends
20-Oct-17 to 22-Oct-17
$165/night $185/night
3 night minimum stay
Low season tariff
23-Oct-17 to 16-Dec-17
$140/night $160/night
2 night minimum stay
Peak season
17-Dec-17 to 31-Jan-18
$175/night $185/night
3 night minimum stay
Summer season tariff
01-Feb-18 to 09-Mar-18
$165/night $185/night
2 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (95)

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  • Lovely old cottage took us back down memory lane

    Lovely old cottage took us back down memory lane. Very homely,

    GayG3699 100%|2x Nov 2016

  • Nice property, good location

    Nice property, good location.

    sandrafl4 100%|1x Nov 2016

  • Well equipped house

    Well equipped house.

    SueF7638 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • Wakatu is a comfortable bach

    Wakatu is a comfortable bach. Well fenced for the dog and has all adequate requirements for an enjoyable stay.

    PaulaGo1 100%|7x Oct 2016

  • Loved our stay - thanks!

    Loved our stay - thanks!

    RochanJ9 100%|4x Oct 2016

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