Bach or holiday home | Maketu | #29607
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.
Queen bed, block-out blind. Large wardrobe
1 x Queen bed
2 single beds, can combine to make a queen. Block-out blinds, wardrobe.
2 x Single bed
1 x Split Queen
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|
12-Dec-17 to 12-Mar-19
|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.
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Fantastic location- couldn't imagine a prettier spot for a cuppa in the mornings and a relax during sunset while the kids loved the sandpit and gardens. Very sweet and comfortable cottage and well equipped. Thanks for a great stay, we hope to be back.
Truly stunning views, very charming and tidy cottage, the heat pump was fantastic given how chilly the nights were, the kitchen equipment/utensils were basic but adequate for holiday cooking. The shower worked well, and the beds were comfy. It's worthwhile mentioning the cockroaches - they are noted in the welcome note, but there are quite a few of them - six during our two night stay. Next time we would bring our frequency pest repeller. ;-)