Historic cosy little cottage right on the beach.

Cottage | Te Wahapu | #36793

9.5/10 (2 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • Studio
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking

Description

  • Located right on the water's edge with views across to Paihia.
  • Historic cosy little cottage right on the beach.

Historic cosy little cottage right on the beach. One bedroom with kitchenette and bathroom. There is a queen bed plus two small single beds. Open plan lounge and dining area with a covered deck, right on the waters edge with views across to Paihia. The property is accessed from Te Wahapu road, via the beach at low tide (no vehicle access 2 hours either side of high tide) or from the top parking area via stairs.



It is very suitable for a couple or two adults and two young children. Enjoy the location and views across Te Wahapu inlet and Paihia, relax on the deck and watch the sunsets. Adventure along the beach to Tore Tore Island (aka Nobby) where there is a designated DOC hiking track out to the point. Fish off the rocks, kayak, snorkel, paddle board, swim, bring your boat, or sit back and enjoy the view.



Car and Boat parking beside the property, however access is dependent on the tide. Russell is a short seven minute drive where there is an assortment of restaurants and bars, shopping, and tour options available for the bay of islands.



A great holiday spot with a bit of history!

Cottage History

This unique historic cottage was built in the late 1840’s as an army barrack. Henry Green Smith, United States Acting Consul, and friend of Hone Heke lived a short distance away, just up on the point, where the Norfolk Pine they planted is still standing! In 1846 the British army's 58th detachment occupied Te Wahapu for over ten years. They erected a flagstaff and a parade ground was established by reclaiming part of the sea bed. The 65th regiment of Foot, the York and Lancaster, took over from them.

Te wahapu was once the most populated spot in the Bay of Islands. Gilbert Mair bought land on Te Wahapu peninsula and built up a work force of shoe-makers, carpenters, ship builders and other tradesman.

Please note: The property is accessed from Te Wahapu road, via the beach at low tide (no vehicle access 2 hours either side of low tide).

Special conditions: The property is accessed from Te Wahapu road, via the beach at low tide (no vehicle access 2 hours either side of low tide) or from the top parking area via stairs. The cost for the linen and towel hire is an additional required charge of $35.00 per person. No Pets, No Smoking. Please note there is a $50.00 booking fee applicable on all bookings.

Facilities

  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Electric blankets
  • Fridge
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Shower

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Queen bed

Availability

Available
Maybe booked
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  • Extras: Linen $35.00 per person (required); Booking Fee $50.00 per stay (required); Cleaning $75.00 per stay (optional)

*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.

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  • What an amazing spot! We loved every minute of our stay here

    What an amazing spot! We loved every minute of our stay here. Tranquil, relaxing and right on the water - it was absolute heaven.

    KristenPe1 100%|3x Apr 2018

  • Absolutely idyllic location

    Absolutely idyllic location. Loved it. The Bach is equipped with everything you need. Especially good was the new Webber bar b. We used the kayaks a few times and I enjoyed a few swims. A Very comfortable bed.

    JudithCa7 100%|6x Jan 2018

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