Moananui Cottage Retreat

Cottage | Porangahau Beach | #27486

9.3/10 (15 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Panoramic Sunrises and Views
  • Spectacular Coastal Cliff Walks. Guided Historical Bush walks.
  • Swim ,Surf,Fish ,Paua, pull crayfish pot at Whangaehu Beach

After leaving behind the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle Wake in the Morning to the song of the Bell bird , step outside and you are surrounded by a natural beauty. A Garden that's been kept as it was planted many years ago. The Wood Pigeons swoop through the Orchard , Wander around and inhale the sun rise over the Pacific ocean,look over to the Home of the Longest Place name in the world. All the while the Tui Chorus plays. The cottage warms with the heat of the fire and morning sun streaming in, a quaint charming reminder of Day's past. Fill your lungs with the fresh clean country air and set off on one of the many Activities on offer.At the end of a Busy day relax in the garden soak up the quietness ,read , enjoy a wine before watching the spectacular sunset.

For those wanting to escape

The Local Country Club boasts 4 AstroTurf-tennis courts, A 9 hole Golf Course with a Minimum green fee charge, visitors are more than welcome to join in with the Local players..For the keen Photographers/Artists there are many feathered friends waiting patiently in the tree tops hoping you'll pick them.

The Homestead sits in the same large garden and Rob the resident caretaker will show you the local bush reserves, supply you with a crayfish pot, show you where to put it, and direct you to the cliff and other walks.

Lots of fire wood, keep the fire roaring all day, lots of free wifi available at the homestead

Special conditions: The main house at this property houses a family member , the cottage quests are more than welcome to use the Laundry Facility and the Internet connection here. Please arrive after 2pm and depart by 11am, unless other times have been arranged, thank you


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • back bedroom

    Double bed and single bunks

    1 x Double bed

  • Main Bedroom

    Queen bed

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Flat rate tariff
28-Apr-17 to 28-Jul-18
$115+/night $115+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $15/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (15)

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  • We left Wellington, keen to remove ourselves from screens and work and...

    We left Wellington, keen to remove ourselves from screens and work and what a treat we found. Located about 5 minutes drive from Porangahau, we loved our little cottage nestled amongst the beautiful trees and birdlife. The fire was going when we arrived, and our son loved keeping it going - providing a cosy atmosphere in a cottage taking us back to familiar Kiwi surroundings. Robert and Jean were so welcoming and helpful, and we enjoyed many of the adventures they told us about. We will return!

    AnneK112 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • A real batch

    A real batch. Linen nice and plenty of towels. We had everything we needed in the kitchen to cook a roast dinner.

    FayD5417 100%|21x Mar 2017

  • Remote and rural with easy access to Whangaehu Beach

    Remote and rural with easy access to Whangaehu Beach. Beautiful coastline with stunning views of the Pacific.

    sarane644 100%|5x Feb 2017

  • We were blown away by Moananui, literally ,but loved the gardens, the...

    We were blown away by Moananui, literally ,but loved the gardens, the birds and Roberts welcome and history telling, really enjoyed our stay.

    ysbear 100%|10x Jan 2017

  • Perfect little weekend away

    Perfect little weekend away. Beautiful view from the homestead and the cottage had all that we needed. Rob was very friendly and helpful. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    BaileighO 100%|1x Dec 2016

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