Secluded Riverside Cottage set in native garden

Cottage | Clive | #32420

9.4/10 (38 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Nestled beside river amongst a beautifully established native garden.
  • Private access to cycle trails and river. Beach within walking distance.
  • Local wineries close by.

Situated in the middle between Napier and Hastings this well appointed, self-contained cottage is ideally placed for guests to enjoy the many and varied activities Hawkes Bay has to offer.

Nestled in among the native garden, you'll enjoy the bird song that is in full chorus, particularly at beginning and end of the day. The cottage shares the garden with our main house, but you have your own private area to relax and enjoy the surroundings. You have a smart TV to relax in front of also.

You can enjoy the many restaurants and cafes the district has to offer, or cook your own dinner on the BBQ provided.Afterwards relax in the outdoor bath.

Enjoy a stroll down the river, or to the beach, through your private gated access, or if you feel more energetic hop on a bike and enjoy the stunning scenery on the cycle trails. You can access the cycle trails that lead into Napier, Havelock North and Taradale from here. If you end up at a winery and can't manage the ride home we'll even pick you up if we're available!

Elephant Hill, Clearview and Te Awanga Wineries are close by, or visit the many Hawkes Bay has on offer. Close to the world class Cape Kidnappers Golf course, also Waiohiki, Bridge Pa, Awatoto, Mangateretere and Golflands in Hastings.

Other local attractions are the Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony, British Car Museum. Farmyard Zoo and various artist studios.

Only 15 minutes from Napier Airport.

We supply tea and coffee, milk and oil for cooking and are happy to stock the fridge for you if you want.

Linen supplied and cleaning included.

We want to make your stay as enjoyable as possible, so will try and oblige with any requests made.

We're happy to share our knowledge of the area with you and point out some of the 'must dos'. Alternatively if its just a quiet break, you want you've come to the right place.

Special conditions: - Smoking allowed outside only. - Property is not suitable for children. - Hot plates available for light cooking only inside. Bench top oven, convection microwave oven and hooded BBQ provided for anything else. - We have 3 bicycles with helmets available for hire for just $15 per bike per day. - We offer our outside bath for you to use, but only if we are available to get it ready for you. Just ask. - Earlier check in can be arranged if no back to back booking.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Boat ramp
  • Clothes dryer
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • 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 2

    Smaller of the 2 Bedrooms.Comfy Queen sized bed with beautiful linen. Large wardrobe. Outlook onto native garden.

    1 x Queen bed

  • Master Bedroom

    Luxurious Super King Bed with beautiful linen. Large wardrobe. Outlook into native garden. Opens out onto outdoor area.

    1 x Super king bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

  • Gifts & giveaways: 2 x Bicycles available for hire for just $15 per bike per day!

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Shoulder season tariff
24-Sep-17 to 30-Nov-17
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
High Season 2016
01-Dec-17 to 28-Feb-18
$160+/night $160+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder season tariff
01-Mar-18 to 31-May-18
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
Low season tariff
01-Jun-18 to 31-Aug-18
$140+/night $140+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night;
Shoulder season tariff
01-Sep-18 to 30-Nov-18
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Dec-18 to 24-Dec-18
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/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 (38)

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  • Beautiful cottage in a great location

    Beautiful cottage in a great location. Warm and cosy inside with great attention to detail. We enjoyed using the outdoor fire at night and the outdoor bath was very relaxing. Having the cycle trail right outside our gate and access to bikes was great. Looking forward to staying again soon!

    AshwinRa2 100%|2x Aug 2017

  • Small but functional kitchen

    Small but functional kitchen. BBQ really good for outside cooking as there is a patio heater. Didn't try the outside bath but intend to next time if weather is better. It is set in beautiful native garden. Lovely king sized bed. All items are of a high standard. Great location by river. Ideal for walks or bike rides. Will be back for another Hawkes Bay Half Marathon!

    SylviaRe1 100%|14x May 2017

  • Close to the river and cycleways just out the back gate Central to...

    Close to the river and cycleways just out the back gate Central to both Napier and Hastings city and just down the road from the Clive shopping center

    digga182 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • Secluded, tranquil but close to amenities

    Secluded, tranquil but close to amenities. The property was immaculate and fitted out to the highest standards. Great attention to detail.

    HelenMa52 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • We loved staying at the River Cottage

    We loved staying at the River Cottage. It was absolutely spotless and very comfy too! The decor of the cottage was also lovely and we really appreciated the tranquility of the garden. As an added bonus, you can pop out to the Clive river trail right from the back yard. We went for early morning strolls to capture the sunrise and take photos of the local flora and fauna. SO beautiful!! The proximity of the cottage to many other local attractions is fantastic. Would love to come back!

    krisre217 100%|24x Mar 2017

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