COUNTRY CHARM: Tranquil self-catering cottage

Cottage | Otaki | #22131

9.4/10 (119 ratings)
  • 3 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 1 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking

Description

  • French Doors open to private sunny lawn
  • Nestled in mature trees and surrounded by paddocks. Tui, Fantail and Silvereye.
  • Close access to Otaki Forks & River. Borrow the bikes to explore or take the golf clubs for a swing.

Rural Bliss.

Private rural self-catering cottage accommodation in the heart of Hautere right here on Te Rauparaha's Coast - 6km from Otaki.

Experience a simpler way of life: picnic, swim, fish, tramp in the Tararua foothills & absorb the rich history of the Otaki Gorge.

Light, fresh & quirky, the cottage offers a traveller's respite, a romantic interlude, or an opportunity to taste the local produce, oils, breads & wine.

The Totara Grove is 10 mins from Waikanae Metro rail head; 25 mins from Paraparaumu Airport & only an hour's drive from Wellington or Palmerston North.

Check the bus timetables Waikanae to Otaki: metlink.org.nz/timetables/bus/290

Pick ups and drop offs from Otaki i-SITE negotiable.

Shop till you drop at Otaki's popular Outlet shopping precinct - Pumpkin Patch, Hunting & Fishing, Icebreaker, Kathmandu, The Merino Outlet; find exquisite treasure at Planet Retro. Lunch at local cafes; visit the Rangiatea Maori Church; take the golf clubs for a swing.

Borrow the bikes or walk the riverside trail to the beach where the Felixstowe and City of Auckland were shipwrecked in 1878; search for treasure at heaps of Otaki Geocache.com locations; join a scrumptious cooking class with Ruth Pretty or visit her kitchen shop - whatever your choice, the Totara Grove is a little bit of peace and quiet away from the urban bustle.

Set among mature trees on a small farmlet, the cottage has its own private deck & lawn with a brazier & outdoor table, chairs & hammock.

Sheep & cattle graze up to the surrounding fences. The paddocks & trees are home to pukeko, ducks, rabbits, kereru, kotare, tui, fantails, & rosellas.

The Cottage has a fully self-catering kitchen with oven & fridge, Laundry, with Double Bed & a Single mattress on the Mezzanine.

Guests from Canada said: "This place is a little bit of paradise. We found Totara Grove to be very quiet, well off the beaten track with great, rustic charm."

A perfect place to relax...

Special conditions: Cooking: In consideration of future guests we respectfully request that you do not cook curries, shellfish or other smelly or greasy foods. We reserve the right to charge you for extra cleaning and any loss of income due to the cottage being unoccupied. Smoking: Allowed outside only. Damages/Loss: Any damage/loss caused by you could result in costs of repair (and any insurance excess) being charged. Please note that: A $10.00 fee applies when you use our port-a-cot.

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Double bed

    Combined living/sleeping area,Brand new Sleepyhead Capriccio Plush bed

  • Single Mattress on Mezzanine

    Combined living/sleeping area,Accessed by ladder - not for the faint-hearted.

    1 x Mattress/Futon/Air bed

Availability & rates*

Available
Maybe booked
Booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Public Holiday Surcharge FREE (included); Extra person $POA (required); Dog/s $POA (required)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Flat rate tariff
11-Dec-16 to 17-Dec-16
$90/night $120/night
2 night minimum stay
Christmas New Year
18-Dec-16 to 14-Jan-17
$115/night $130/night
5 night minimum stay
Flat rate tariff
15-Jan-17 to 01-Feb-17
$90/night $120/night
2 night minimum stay
Waitangi Weekend
02-Feb-17 to 07-Feb-17
$115+/night $130+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
3 night minimum stay
Flat rate tariff
08-Feb-17 to 11-Apr-17
$90/night $120/night
2 night minimum stay
Easter
12-Apr-17 to 16-Apr-17
$115+/night $130+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
4 night minimum stay
Flat rate tariff
17-Apr-17 to 20-Apr-17
$90/night $120/night
2 night minimum stay
Anzac Weekend
21-Apr-17 to 26-Apr-17
$115/night $130/night
3 night minimum stay
Flat rate tariff
27-Apr-17 to 18-Oct-17
$90/night $120/night
2 night minimum stay
Labour Weekend
19-Oct-17 to 24-Oct-17
$115/night $130/night
3 night minimum stay
Flat rate tariff
25-Oct-17 to 19-Dec-17
$90/night $120/night
2 night minimum stay
Christmas New Year
20-Dec-17 to 14-Jan-18
$115/night $130/night
5 night minimum stay
Flat rate tariff
15-Jan-18 to 31-Jan-18
$90/night $120/night
2 night minimum stay
Waitangi Weekend
01-Feb-18 to 07-Feb-18
$115+/night $130+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
3 night minimum stay
Flat rate tariff
08-Feb-18 to 20-Feb-18
$90/night $120/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 (124)

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  • All the basics tucked into a nice little cottage with an over...

    All the basics tucked into a nice little cottage with an over grown garden hiding this little place away. Private and tidy. Great value. So relaxing!

    LouisTa1 new member Dec 2016

  • The Totara Grove proved to be everything my partner and I wanted...

    The Totara Grove proved to be everything my partner and I wanted for a weekend out of the city. A beautiful batch in a private garden with everything you could need. We were surprised by fresh cupcakes and farm milk on our arrival. Will definitely visit again

    Thewoodland new member Nov 2016

  • Property and location are OK, but don't plan to sleep on the...

    Property and location are OK, but don't plan to sleep on the mezzanine, unless you're an acrobat, and have no fear of heights.

    LouiseR 100%|1x Nov 2016

  • Absolutely gorgeous bach

    Absolutely gorgeous bach. Such a peaceful piece of heaven, close to town. Would completely recommend.

    JessicaWa9 100%|2x Nov 2016

  • Very easy to find and only about a 10 minute drive to...

    Very easy to find and only about a 10 minute drive to Otaki itself. The cottage was well presented and had everything you need. The grounds were tiday and spaciaous. Would reccomend as an excellent place to getaway.

    Tomrobo1234 100%|3x Oct 2016

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