Larus Cottage: Bright & airy with great views

Bach or holiday home | Maketu | #29607

9.9/10 (44 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-Feb-18 to 19-May-19
$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 (44)

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  • The Bach was immaculate

    The Bach was immaculate. Not a speck of dust anywhere ! Very comfortable with all the necessary housey equipment. Awesome location with fantastic view.

    davidke5 100%|6x Feb 2018

  • Wonderful spot and cottage

    Wonderful spot and cottage. Home away from home. Boys loved the toys and sandpit. The gardens are beautifully maintained. We'll be back!

    NataliaU 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • Very clean modern cottage in great private setting, will definitely be back,...

    Very clean modern cottage in great private setting, will definitely be back, thank you

    LucilleM 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Larus Cottage is a delightful place to stay, all amenities are just...

    Larus Cottage is a delightful place to stay, all amenities are just perfect. It is private, Has great views, a lovely outdoor living area. and is the perfect place for a getaway. Highly recommended and well priced.We would love to return sometime.

    esthem288 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • The red cottage is a perfect holiday getaway

    The red cottage is a perfect holiday getaway. The views are amazing, the cottage is very comfortable and the location is perfect if you want to discover the different parts in the bay of plenty. Maketu itself is a sleepy seaside village which doesn't offer that much but has a nice beach (Newdicks beach). Anyway you will have a nice kitchen which is equipped pretty well so you can make some nice food yourself. Also the garden is really beautiful and you will have some very friendly neighbours.

    DoerteN1 100%|4x Dec 2017

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