Riverbank Cottage nestled amongst the trees

Cottage | Napier City | #3074

9.6/10 (184 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Just a short drive from the Hawkes Bay Showground and its Sunday Farmers Market
  • Near Te Mata Peak, Splash Planet, Waimarama Beach and lots of other attractions
  • Private gate access to cycle trail/walking path along the riverbank leading into Clive Village

Riverbank Cottage is ideally placed halfway between Napier and Hastings so perfect for seeing all the attractions, wineries and cycle trails.

The cottage can sleep up to 4 people (max 3 adults only). It is situated in our large tree filled garden, has a queen bed in a combined living/sleeping area and a separate bedroom attached with two single beds.

32" LCD TV with Sky (including Sky Sports) and FREE Wi-Fi included.

Bathroom with shower, toilet and vanity.

Small KITCHENETTE area with microwave and portable electric hot plates for LIGHT COOKING only due to open plan layout. (PLEASE NOTE there is NOT a full stove/oven in the cottage). Mini bench top oven/grill provided. The use of the BBQ facilities is encouraged when possible.

Heat Pump/Air Conditioning. Electric heater and electric blankets on all beds. Covered deck with private BBQ/garden area.

Beautiful swimming pool for you to enjoy in the summer months, fully fenced with separate gate access. Safe for children. Strictly for paying guests only, sorry visitors cannot use the pool.

We also have a studio which is ideal for additional family/friends. Please enquire for details.

Private gate access from end of the garden to the cycle/walking path along part of the Clive River. Links up to all the Clive, Hastings and Napier cycle ways.

If you are keen cyclists and want to explore the Hawkes Bay trails we have plenty of space so that you can bring your own cycles. We also have two adult mountain bikes with helmets available for use so that you can try out the local trails in Clive. Please enquire at time of booking.

Dec - Mar tariffs are $160 a night for 2 adults, children under 14 years $10 each.

Please note that this cottage may be unsuitable for people with mobility issues as there are steps and narrow spaces to manoeuvre through.

Special conditions: Smoking outside only. Visitors not permitted to use pool. One nights deposit required to secure booking. All deposits NON REFUNDABLE. Cancellation received 14- 30 days prior to arrival 1 extra nights tariff charged, 7 -13 days before arrival a 3 nights booking fee applies , 24-48 hrs prior to expected arrival a 100% cancellation fee will apply. All damage must be paid for or replaced ,uncleaned BBQ $20 charge This may seem harsh but we are too small a business to absorb a loss of income.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ®
  • Swimming pool
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom

    2 x Single bed

  • Living room

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included); BBQ FREE (included); IPod Docking Station FREE (included); Wi-Fi FREE (included); DVDs FREE (included)
  • Gifts & giveaways: children under 14 years old FREE 3 FREE Adult Cycles to use on Request

*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 (310)

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  • We loved the property because it is private and is set in...

    We loved the property because it is private and is set in a spacious garden. In the morning we looked out to see rabbits hopping around and a delightful family of quail. The situation was perfect, as it is not far from Napier, Hastings or Havelock North and lots of beautiful countryside. The cottage was warm, cosy and very well set up for guests.

    colleend5 100%|2x May 2018

  • Both and cottage and studio were great

    Both and cottage and studio were great. Perfect for our children to play and ride their bikes around the property. It was fantastic to be able to borrow the bikes and make use of the cycle track at the back fence. Great location, very well equipped kitchen, clean & tidy. Thanks Janet & Ray, we would love to book again soon.

    RebeccaU new member May 2018

  • Clean, well resourced with comfy beds and a lovely garden setting

    Clean, well resourced with comfy beds and a lovely garden setting. Easy driving distance to Napier, Hastings and havelock ... very warm and cosy.

    KateP294 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • A great find! Simple but perfect and extremely clean accomodation with unexpected...

    A great find! Simple but perfect and extremely clean accomodation with unexpected finishing touches such as heat pump and music on when we arrived at night. Opened the curtains in the morning to the most amazing huge garden - a slice of paradise. Too cool for the pool but looked delightful. Quiet and feels very safe. Adjacent to a cyclepath and perfect for every bike trail. Perfect place and hosts - we are already booked for June! Highly recommended to all including families.

    Rebecca_1 100%|8x Apr 2018

  • This batch had everything we needed

    This batch had everything we needed. We really enjoyed the park, swimming pool and riverbank at the back of the garden. Highly recommended and would live to come back!

    AdelineLa1 100%|2x Apr 2018

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