Historic Seaside Cottage

Bach or holiday home | Wanganui Township | #34533

8/10 (23 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking

Description

  • Holiday Atmosphere: The cottage overlooks the reserve that extends along the entire sea frontage.
  • Unique Design: 'Arts and Crafts' era dated from 1915 by early Wanganui architect A.W. Larsen.
  • Beach Access: A short stroll across the reserve brings you onto Castlecliff's wonderful, wild beach.

'Monday' is a historic seaside cottage that was designed by the early architect to maximize the benefits of holidaying beside the sea while having access to Wanganui city. It is the first of six adjacent beach cottages, all named after the days of the week. The first five cottages have similar construction and quirky features

It is located at Castlecliff beach, which is about a 10 minute drive from the city centre. The cottage is in close proximity to the beach, the reserve, the children's playground, basketball court, skateboard park,community BBQs, dairy and camping ground. It is in a popular area for recreational activities yet the cottage offers privacy and unique ambiance. It has a secluded courtyard behind the cottage, secure parking and is fully fenced.

The Wanganui area is historically significant as an entry point for early settlers and visitors to the country in the mid - late 1800's as it had a port and the navigable river enabled access to the interior of the North island. It was one of the wealthiest areas in early New Zealand and this is reflected in the abundant early architecture of the city.

The city centre has retained its artdeco architecture and artistic influence and is very well presented and cared for. It is well served by great cafes and restaurants.The river frontage has a delightful leisure area with a reserve, walkway, historic buildings, tram line and original steam boats running excursions. The area buzzes with activity, especially during the Saturday market and festival times.

Local attractions in the area include exploring the Wanganui river or the Taranaki coastline, driving up the Para Para road to the Volcanic plateau (the ski fields on Ruapehu are about a 1 hr 30 minute drive up the Para Para road) or simply enjoying the creative ambiance of this art orientated city.

'Monday' is being lovingly restored to it's 'Arts and Crafts' style. Your stay here would help us to restore the cottage and grounds to near original condition.

Facilities

  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Shower
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    The early architect has created a unique communal sleeping space where adjoining bedrooms 1 and 2 are connected by a doorless reading alcove. The positioning of the bedrooms ensure privacy.

    1 x Double bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Single bed

  • Living room

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

Availability & rates*

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Maybe booked
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  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $35.00 per stay (required)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
My Tariff
21-Feb-18 to 10-Jan-19
$95+/night $105+/night
For up to 3 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $10/night;
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
11-Jan-19 to 21-May-19
$95+/night $105+/night
For up to 3 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $10/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 (23)

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  • Delightful cottage with lots of character

    Delightful cottage with lots of character. We loved it. Have already recommended to friends. Only downside...no wifi. But that can be a good thing too ??

    CherylAl2 new member Feb 2018

  • Delightful cottage with lots of character

    Delightful cottage with lots of character. We loved it. Have already recommended to friends. Only downside...no wifi. But that can be a good thing too ??

    CherylAl2 new member Feb 2018

  • Absolutely amazing! One of the nicest cottages I've stayed in...

    Absolutely amazing! One of the nicest cottages I've stayed in. Most definitely one of Wanganui's hidden treasures. Ted my little four legged friend enjoyed the lay out, and of course a real west-coast beach just over the road. Great period setting, and the owners were very helpful and great to deal with. Looking forward to my next stay at Monday :)

    malcrd838 100%|2x Jan 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    We are so glad that you and Ted enjoyed yourselves. You are both welcome back anytime.

    CraigDo8 100%|20x

  • Perfect location for a relaxing get away, this cottage is so charming,...

    Perfect location for a relaxing get away, this cottage is so charming, we had every thing we needed for a comfortable stay. There's an awesome cafe a few minutes walk way and the kids were happy playing across the road in the park

    LeeanneCo1 100%|1x Jan 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    We are so glad that you and your family had a relaxing time, enjoying the park, cafe and cottage.

    CraigDo8 100%|20x

  • The location is great if you have children because there's an awesome...

    The location is great if you have children because there's an awesome park and beach across the road, However I had my 8yr old and 5month old and the shower kept going between too hot or too cold so I couldn't wash my baby for the two days we were there. My 8year old was ok because of the hot weather I made her shower during the day on cold. Also there was a huge clump of hair in the shower which was very disturbing and the shower curtain was mouldy :( Just that extra TLC needed around the place

    Magaret S 100%|1x Jan 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    We checked the shower immediately after your stay. Everything seems to be working just fine. The hot water comes from a gas califont and is slightly different in operation to a hot cylinder system. The shower curtain has been cleaned. It may have been affected by the warm humid weather. The cleaner is very conscientious and would have re-cleaned the shower if a problem was identified. It was a pity that you did not contact us as we could have dealt with any issues immediately.

    CraigDo8 100%|20x

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