Historic Seaside Cottage

Bach or holiday home | Wanganui Township | #34533

8.1/10 (15 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • 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.


  • 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*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $35.00 per stay (required)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
My Tariff
14-Dec-17 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 14-Mar-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 (15)

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  • location is perfect

    location is perfect.

    Mehedi007mr9 100%|5x Oct 2017

  • Character, historic bach/cottage

    Character, historic bach/cottage. Enjoyed the stay!!

    anne-mareemi2 100%|3x Oct 2017

  • A perfect little getaway

    A perfect little getaway. Simple, quirky and well organised.

    DeliaV13 100%|1x Sep 2017

  • Monday cottage is one of our "go to" holiday houses

    Monday cottage is one of our "go to" holiday houses. Would happily recommend it to others. Craig & Julianne have got something special here. Please don't change it's character.

    BandJRolston 100%|4x Sep 2017

  • Monday cottage has character to burn

    Monday cottage has character to burn. It is one of a select few holiday houses we would happily stay at again.

    BandJRolston 100%|4x May 2017

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