Larus Cottage: Bright & airy with great views

Bach or holiday home | Maketu | #29607

9.8/10 (34 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking

Description

  • Near beach. Great view of Bay of Plenty and Mt Manganui. Faces the sunset.
  • Historic village. Several good walks nearby (maps provided).
  • Pleasant rolling country for biking. Swing in nearby park.

Larus Cottage is newly restored. It has a modern kitchen, new furniture, gas hob, washing machine, dishwasher, 40 inch TV + DVD player. Warm - heat pump and double glazing, fully insulated. Linen is provided. Good children's toys and puzzles and sandpit

The cottage layout is simple, bathroom/laundry and two bedrooms off a long kitchen, dining, living room. The view across the tree tops to the estuary and the Bay of Plenty is outstanding. When there's a sunset you'll see all of it - wonderful light on the water reflecting the colours of the sky.

The three beaches within walking distance are Maketu (10 mins away) and Nedwicks beach and Little Waihi both about a 20 mins pleasant walk.

Maketu and Little Waihi estuaries are seasonal home to thousands of birds often including a few rarities. NZ dotterel, red and black-billed gulls, white-fronted terns nest on Maketu spit in good numbers.

Maketu village offers a pleasant restaurant right on the beach, a fish and chip shop and our famous pie factory. There's a store and a children's playground. The fishing is good at the mouth of the Kaituna and from the beach. Kite-surfing is popular on the estuary

Roydon Downs farm offers bush stream swimming, water slide, glowworms, tracks. 20 mins drive.

Te Puke offers shopping, coffee shops, a golf course, a swimming pool, library and a good cinema.

Nearby cruise ships venues are Comvita (honey) and Kiwi 360 (kiwi fruit). Both offer tours, restaurants, shops.

It's 40 mins drive Mt Maunganui (hot pools, The Mount), Tauranga (art gallery, shops). Rotorua is an hour's drive (thermal attractions, Wingspan raptor centre, the extensive Redwoods mountain bike trails, lakes, bush walks). The Kaimai range is laced with tramping tracks. Tour boats leave from Whakatane for the active volcano, White Island. Miranda Shorebird centre is 2 hours drive away.

Special conditions: Smoking outside only. Extra single bed available. Extra cutlery, crockery etc if you have guests. I prefer NZ visitors to use internet banking if possible.

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Boat ramp
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    Queen bed, block-out blind. Large wardrobe

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    2 single beds, can combine to make a queen. Block-out blinds, wardrobe.

    2 x Single bed
    1 x Split Queen

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $50.00 per stay (required)
  • 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
Default Tariff
19-Aug-17 to 19-Nov-18
$130/night $160/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 (34)

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  • Love this cottage/bach so did my family

    Love this cottage/bach so did my family. Soo lovely and spacious. Modern, clean and homey. The view is wonderful from both inside and out on the deck. And the toys for the kids were a great touch. Definately plan to book this bach next time family come to visit!

    Fiddiox Aug 2017

  • What a wonderful spot! The cottage is absolutely beautiful and the views...

    What a wonderful spot! The cottage is absolutely beautiful and the views are to die for. Highly recommend this rental and we look forward to staying again.

    PhilL424 100%|1x Jun 2017

  • We had a wonderful stay at Larus Cottage

    We had a wonderful stay at Larus Cottage. Cozy place, clean and tidy, with beautiful artwork. Nice views too. My dad loved the feijoas - it was the very first time he has ever had them in his life. Thank you to the lovely hosts.

    wscheu 100%|3x Jun 2017

  • The larus Cottage is an amazing place to stay, very tidy and...

    The larus Cottage is an amazing place to stay, very tidy and cozy, had everything we needed for our stay. excellent deck with an awesome view of Maketu beach even looks great when the weathers bad. I will definitely be booking to stay here again and would recommend to anybody looking for accommodation in the Bay of plenty.

    JarrydT4 100%|2x May 2017

  • Wonderful well appointed cottage

    Wonderful well appointed cottage. Had everything we needed and more

    gillianhall 100%|3x Apr 2017

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