Shirley's Retreat at Willow Green

Cottage | Levin | #34427

9.5/10 (13 ratings)
  • 3 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Just off SH1. 55 minutes from Wellington.
  • Ample parking space.
  • Set at the end of a private drive, away from the road.

Shirley's Retreat is a cosy five year old fully equipped cottage.

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 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 anywhere on the property (including the grounds). * No Pets. * No Open Fires/Gas BBQs. * No Shoes inside the cottage please. * Minimum Stay: 2 Nights. * Maximum Occupancy: 3 Persons (No Children, including infants). * No Loud Music please.


  • 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*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
My Tariff
19-Jan-18 to 03-Jan-19
$130/night $130/night
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
04-Jan-19 to 19-Apr-19
$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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (13)

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  • Cute and cosy modern cottage in a quiet rural location just a...

    Cute and cosy modern cottage in a quiet rural location just a few mins from Levin. Not totally secluded - faces to neighbours' back windows across a big lawn - but very peaceful, with trees and birdsong, and wild rabbits on the lawn in the evening. Very clean and tidy. Modern build with insulation and double glazing. Friendly but not intrusive hosts. Kitchen equipment, furniture & bedding not luxurious, but functional. Overall, very pleasant and great value for money. We hope to come again.

    amyrussell 100%|5x May 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks Amy, your comments are much appreciated. Hope to see you again.

    AraK83 100%|13x

  • Great spot near to Levin but feels out of the way

    Great spot near to Levin but feels out of the way. The property is well maintained and very clean. Perfect for a few nights stay whether passing though or you have an event on in the region. Thanks.

    StevenLoGiacco 100%|1x Mar 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Many thanks Steven for your kind comments and hope to hear from you again.

    AraK83 100%|13x

  • Lovely quiet place to stay

    Lovely quiet place to stay. The cottage is well fitted out.

    KathySt3 100%|4x Jan 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks Kathy, hope to hear from you again.

    AraK83 100%|13x

  • Very clean and tidy

    Very clean and tidy

    brianch6brc 100%|3x Oct 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Many thanks Brian, hope to hear from you again.

    AraK83 100%|13x

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    SheraleeMe1 100%|1x Oct 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

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

    AraK83 100%|13x

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