Shirley's Retreat at Willow Green, just off SH1

Cottage | Levin | #34427

9.6/10 (10 ratings)
  • 3 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • A quiet and semi-secluded 4-year old cottage set on 2200sq m of flat land, ideal for outdoor fun.
  • Ample parking and turning space if you have a caravan or a trailer. Wellington City is 55 minutes.
  • The double glazed windows and heat-pump ensure a cosy atmosphere.

Shirley's Retreat is a cosy 4-year old fully equipped cottage located next to the owners' 115-year old original Ohau homestead.

A heat pump makes this modern cottage the perfect winter getaway, you are warm and ready to relax. The front deck is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy peace and quiet with a glass of wine while watching the sunset behind the pine trees.

DVDs, books, tea, coffee, milk and sugar are all provided for our guests. We love to share our cottage with other like-minded people who feel privileged to enjoy our beautiful country.

Ideal for a private weekend getaway, romantic retreat, or a stop-over destination prior to catching the ferry to the South Island.

Also ideal for those wanting to bike and swim. Waikawa Beach is only a 5 minute drive away, great for a sunset walk. For any folk who are super fit and enjoy hiking, it is possible to climb Mt Hector (1500 m). It should take around 5-6 hours of strenuous walking to reach the summit and the descent can take another 4 hours or so. It is a 35-min drive to the start of the walk.

The Levin Aquatic Centre is situated in the beautiful Gladys Taylor Park surrounded by palm trees, just opposite Levin’s skate park. The fantastic facility includes three indoor pools. The Levin Adventure Park is 5 minutes drive.

Owlcatraz Native Bird and Wildlife park is in the small town of Shannon, only 20 minutes drive where you will find a number of interesting shops and a couple of cafes. The Southward Car Museum is also 25 minutes drive.

The golf course is only a short drive away.

Otaki factory outlet shops and plenty of cafes are 10 minutes drive from the cottage. There are also a number of cafes on the way.

Nearby cafés and restaurants and a good range of take-away outlets.

We are in the heart of the Horowhenua. Please go to youtube and type 'Horowhenua' to discover the Horowhenua District.

Drive to Waikanae Rail Station, park your car for free and hop on the train to Wellington.

Special conditions: "No Smoking on the property" "No Pets" "No open fires" "No shoes inside the cottage please" "Minimum stay: 2 Nights"


  • Bath tub
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bed 1: Double. Bed 2: King single

    1 x Double bed
    1 x King single bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
28-Oct-16 to 28-Jan-18
$130/night $130/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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (10)

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  • Very clean and tidy

    Very clean and tidy

    brianch6brc 100%|1x Oct 2016

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    SheraleeMe1 Oct 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you, we look forward to hearing from you again.

    AraK83 100%|8x

  • Such a gorgeous cottage and beautiful private location

    Such a gorgeous cottage and beautiful private location. We loved it and would definitely stay again.

    CJP2012 100%|3x Jul 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you. Always welcome.

    AraK83 100%|8x

  • Beautiful, relaxing cottage, we could not have been happier and did not...

    Beautiful, relaxing cottage, we could not have been happier and did not want to leave. We will be back!

    DianneMa6 100%|1x Jun 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you and hope to see you again.

    AraK83 100%|8x

  • very nice cottage really enjoyed the stay very private location...

    very nice cottage really enjoyed the stay very private location

    SoniaGu1 100%|5x May 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Many thanks for your comments and hope to see you again.

    AraK83 100%|8x

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