Historic Gothic Home On River

Homestay | Wanganui Township | #36117

9/10 (4 ratings)
  • 2 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets


  • On the river front
  • Close to the Waimarie paddle steamer & enjoy a cruise up river
  • Use our kayaks for a fun time on the river

Hello and welcome to my B&B listing. My home was built in 1901 and steeped with history. The gentlemen who built it also built the Wanganui Opera house & the Collegiate school, so this is a one of a kind home that is registered with the historic's trust.

For guests staying 2 or more nights are welcome to use the kayaks and life jackets free of charge, and as well as being on the river with wonderful views there is a lovely walkway-bicycle track that goes for miles, so whatever your fitness level there is something to suit everyone. we also have a ladies and gents push bike and helmets if you want to use the cycle trail.

The Waimarie paddle boat takes passengers up river at different times of the day.

There are a number of good Restaurants in town which is just a 3 minute drive.

We have the annual vintage car club get together as well as a race course/ horses & greyhounds. There is a local Saturday market held beside river on lower Taupo Quay.

An art museum, Alexander Turnball research library, the boxing day Cemetery circuit (motor bike racing) steam train comes from Fielding and does the scenic route.

Depending on your interests, the beach is just down the road or spend time at Virginia lake or the Tram house and great fishing just across the road.

Please note: I operate a B&B so I live here as well.

I look forward to your booking but until then take care and safe travels.

I am a massage therapist and you are welcome to book in a session if I have times available during your stay.


  • Bath tub
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Large twin room

    Combined living/sleeping area

    2 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
  • Gifts & giveaways: Price includes continental breakfast

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
01-Mar-17 to 01-Jun-17
$75/night $75/night

*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 (4)

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  • The property had a lot of character and a great location to...

    The property had a lot of character and a great location to the centre of town.

    JaneB766 100%|2x Dec 2016

  • It was fun staying in such a characterful home

    It was fun staying in such a characterful home. Charmaine has tastily furnished it in period appropriate fittings. We enjoyed the proximity to the walking / cycleway for ease of access to the town areas. Her collection of period costumes was an added bonus. Loved the friendly dog and cat for a relaxing homely touch

    gordoneous 100%|5x Nov 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you for that. It was a pleasure having you both to stay

    Charming1 100%|4x

  • Facilities were very good: clean, well presented and roomy

    Facilities were very good: clean, well presented and roomy. Large double room with own toilet facilities.

    EricTh12 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • Great location, quiet but handy to town; cosy Victorian vibe, warm and...

    Great location, quiet but handy to town; cosy Victorian vibe, warm and hospitable.

    MartHuck 100%|1x Sep 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks for that, I loved having you stay. Take care

    Charming1 100%|4x

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