Shakespeare Cottage - Front Beach Cottage

Bach or holiday home | Ferry Landing | #26367

9/10 (4 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Shakespeare Cottage is a 2 bedroom, plus sleep out, Front Beach bach. A delightful getaway nestled in an idyllic bush setting, this Front Beach bach is waiting to create happy holiday memories for couples and families! Please note there are aspects of this property, large rocks and walls, that may make it unsuitable for young children or toddlers.

A tastefully decorated cosy retreat, Shakespeare Cottage boasts uninterrupted views over Front Beach, Mercury Bay and the moored boats in Flaxmill Bay. Sitting at a level above the cottage, with equally stunning views, is a very tidy sleep out - just the place for another couple or the teenage children.

This Front Beach accommodation functions on a single level with a sun filled deck connecting living spaces. This property is a work in progress and the cottage theme continues to evolve as more natural timber and early settler furnishings are added throughout - Shakespeare Cottage is a funky mix of old and new!

The generous kitchen is NZ Kauri and has a well loved history after spending time in Northland and South Auckland homes before being fitted into Shakespeare.

Sleeping quarters at Shakespeare Cottage are conveniently located off the hallway from the living areas. The main bedroom has a queen size bed with views out over Flaxmill Bay and Shakespeare Bluff. The second bedroom has a set of single bunks and a trundler pullout bed. The sleepout provides an additional sleeping area, with a queen sized bed, and is only a few metres away from the cottage.

The family bathroom is conveniently located by the kitchen.

The remainder of the property is largely bush and rocky outcrops. Take a walk up the hill through the bush, to discover stunning views of Mercury Bay! With the large rocky features we recommend children are accompanied when walking in the bush areas.

Shakespeare Cottage is located between Front Beach and Flaxmill bay. An easy 200m walk allows you to choose either beach - Flaxmill bay is great for s...

Special conditions: *Max 4 adults at all times. *Car park has a drop that isn't fenced. Please note Chromecast is available on the TV monitor. Please note guests are to provide their own data source. Freeview is not available. ***Please note that this property may be unsuitable for small children. There are natural rock outcrops and associated steep drops that require children to be supervised and appropriate care exercised.*** Minimum nights, cleaning costs, a service fee and other special conditions may apply. Visit the Bachcare website to get an instant and accurate quote for your stay.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Double bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Sleepout 1

    1 x Double bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $POA (required); Linen $25.00 per person (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 (4)

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  • Beautiful spot amazing views

    Beautiful spot amazing views

    SarahKn2o new member Jul 2017

  • Beautiful views and kitchen

    Beautiful views and kitchen. Shower and bathroom area definitely not great.

    jennykett89 100%|2x Feb 2016

  • Close enough to everything yet far away enough to relax and unwind...

    Close enough to everything yet far away enough to relax and unwind ?? Great stay

    JessamineB new member Feb 2016

  • Well situated near the beach, shops and restaurants

    Well situated near the beach, shops and restaurants. Good value for money. Thank you

    lorrll85 100%|2x Jan 2015

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks for the awesome feedback - hope to see you again soon!

    Bachcare 97%|6487x

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