Historic Seaside Cottage

Bach or holiday home | Wanganui Township | #34533

7.7/10 (10 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Holiday Atmosphere: The cottage overlooks the reserve that extents 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.


  • 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

  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Extras: Cleaning $35.00 per stay (required)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
01-May-17 to 01-Aug-18
$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 (10)

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  • We had a lovely stay at the Monday Cottage

    We had a lovely stay at the Monday Cottage. The location is great for walks on the beach (you walk for maybe 30 steps before you are at the beach), and relaxing (no WiFi or TV). The decor and history is just wonderful, with a chest of games, a box of DVD's, shelves of books and a record player complete with records to keep you entertained. One thing I would advise is that the Fridge is a small bar style fridge and there is no oven, but there is a hot plate, electric fry pan and toaster oven.

    Lharn33 new member Apr 2017

  • Monday Cottage is a lovely historic building, with an interesting layout

    Monday Cottage is a lovely historic building, with an interesting layout. It was a great place to spend a weekend, and when the weather turned wet, there was a wide range of books and DVDs available in the cottage. The shower has excellent water pressure and hot water supply. Highly recommended.

    macjaq 100%|8x Mar 2017

  • The historic cottage was lovely, comfortable, and full of character

    The historic cottage was lovely, comfortable, and full of character. The toilet was a bit snug but the shower pressure was great. The street was quiet, it was nice waking up to the sound of magpies warbling in the morning. With the beach just across the road and sand dunes, it's a great place to relax - which is what is was designed for in 1915. After being restored it's still meeting the original architect's brief. I say well done to the owners, it's a great place to stay.

    BandJRolston 100%|2x Mar 2017

  • We loved out stay at the cottage

    We loved out stay at the cottage. It was tidy, comfortable, with an old-world charm that made the stay more special. As we had young kids, we enjoyed being able to just walk across the road to the beach and playground. It was quiet, with a great cafe around the corner.

    JennyKe2 100%|2x Feb 2017

  • Great location close to park and beach

    Great location close to park and beach

    MurrayWh2 100%|2x Feb 2017

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