Borders Retreat, Cosy Character Cottage Greytown

Bach or holiday home | Greytown | #36528

9.8/10 (18 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Private, quiet, character cottage with cosy woodburner and comfortable beds.
  • Walking distance to cafes and boutique shops in Greytown.
  • Close driving distance to Wairarapa Vineyards and Golf Courses

Borders Retreat is a delightful character cottage, situated on a quiet street, tucked away amongst trees with a private driveway for parking.

There are three bedrooms to choose from, the sumptuous mezzanine bedroom, the sunny garden bedroom with french doors out to the garden or the twin bedroom with two single beds. The downstairs bedrooms can be closed off from the rest of the house, leaving the mezzanine bedroom perfectly cosy in the winter with the logburner going.

The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, separate dining area and is just a five minute stroll from the gorgeous cafes, restaurants and designer clothes shops in the town and just around the corner from the supermarket. We are also just a ten minute walk from the new rail trail, which is a lovely walk/biking track for families. We are just a few minutes drive or 15 minute walk from the swimming pool and family play park and a five minute drive from the river.

Other facilities include:

Laundry, BBQ, outside dining area, bathroom with shower.

Borders Retreat is very cosy in winter with all firewood supplied.

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only. Cleaning is included in the tariff, but the cottage is to be left tidy please. Please state when booking, the initial price for 2 adults is for the use of 1 bed, if 2 beds are needed then there will be an extra charge.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Garden Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Mezzanine Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Twin Bedroom

    2 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
My Tariff
20-Aug-17 to 20-Nov-18
$150+/night $160+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $40/night; Children: $25/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 (18)

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  • I have worked in the hotel industry so always pick places to...

    I have worked in the hotel industry so always pick places to bits, just something I cannot help doing. This place was extremely clean and Sandra has obviously done everything she can to make the place feel homely and welcoming. I cannot fault the place even if I tried. - you definitely do not get the feeling of "The Duvet Touch here". My husband and I always bring our own duvet as usually they look dirty or old - this place was spotless!

    thirddog new member Aug 2017

  • Excellent property in an excellent location in an excellent town in the...

    Excellent property in an excellent location in an excellent town in the Wairarapa. Perfect for our needs - a party of 5 women.

    judiin703 100%|71x Jul 2017

  • Fantastic cozy place to stay

    Fantastic cozy place to stay. Great beds, lovely linen, extra touches like delicious lemon loaf, and fire lit to welcome us,very much appreciated. I think probably the best holiday rental I've stayed in! Highly recommended.

    cathydo4 100%|2x Jul 2017

  • Great spot to use as a base for exploring all of the...

    Great spot to use as a base for exploring all of the Wairarapa. Very convenient for Greytown shops, cafes and an excellent supermarket just around the corner. Cute and cosy cottage with great attention to detail - all the extra touches made for a luxurious experience.

    Kristin_Ho1 100%|6x Jul 2017

  • Lovely place perfect for unwinding

    Lovely place perfect for unwinding. Greytown was good for shopping and eating. Comfy beds and lots of little extras that made us feel like valued guests. Thanks so much.

    PatriciaBl1 100%|1x Jul 2017

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