Villa on Castle overlooking the estuary

Bach or holiday home | Riverton | #37400

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


  • Original 1920's Villa restored for comfort and warmth. Minutes from Rivertons main street.
  • Plenty of space inside and out you will find your stay enchanting where you can retreat and relax.
  • A gateway to the South Coast, surf Colac Bay or Riverton Rocks, stroll along Gem stone beach.

The Villa opened December 2016 and we have had great success and fantastic reviews.

Renovations include, a new kitchen, bathroom, decorated throughout and new flooring.

When I saw Villa on Castle I was enchanted by its charm and bygone era. The restoration project has been fulfilling and watching the original 1920's villa emerge was exciting. Rimu ceilings throughout and open fireplaces that were oringinal but now for decoration. Central heating will keep you toasty. The coal range is still in place.

The lounge overlooks the estuary with a big bay window and seating for those relaxed evenings. There are board games available for your use.

Riverton is a gateway to the South where it is only 32km from Invercargill. Riverton itself has some safe swimming beaches and Riverton rocks offers a gentle wave for guests wanting to learn to surf, boogie board or paddleboard.

Mores reserve is worth a visit, up on the hill behind Riverton, you can walk through forrest and go to the lookout's and from the platform you can see Stewart Island on a clear day and the beautiful coast line. For the more adventurous you can take the coastal walk.

You can drive West and Colac Bay is only 5 min away by car, a popular surf spot by locals and on windy days you can watch the kite surfers. The Colac Bay pub and Pavillion offers meals.

Further along the road you can visit Cosy Nook, Monkey Island and Gem Stone Beach at Orepuki. At low tide you can catch mussels. At Orepuki you can see the Fiordland mountain ranges making the view quite spectacular, a visit to cafe a must with homemade baking and quality food.

LINEN, TOWELS AND CLEANING IS INCLUDED. Please note for a one night stay a cleaning surcharge of $50 applies.

Special conditions: Long stay discounts apply, please enquire. 1 night booking incur a cleaning charge of $50 Peak periods/public holidays will be $200 per night for 2 people and weekly bookings. Smoking outside No private functions allowed


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Front Queen Room

    1 x Queen bed

  • King Room

    1 x California King

  • Queen Room

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
My Tariff
20-Feb-18 to 20-May-19
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $15/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (15)

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  • What a lovely place to stay

    What a lovely place to stay. Comfortable beds and the central heating was wonderful, thanks!

    AndreaRo9 100%|4x Feb 2018

  • The Castle on Villa is a beautiful house, very tastefully done and...

    The Castle on Villa is a beautiful house, very tastefully done and it retains a lot of the original features, which is lovely to see. Everything you need is supplied. We spent an evening admiring the view across the estuary, sipping a glass of wine - idyllic!

    wildwend001 new member Feb 2018

  • Beautiful house! Wish our stay had been longer!...

    Beautiful house! Wish our stay had been longer!

    AndreaHavron 100%|7x Jan 2018

  • Villaoncastle is a comfortable and tastefully restored villa in a wonderful location...

    Villaoncastle is a comfortable and tastefully restored villa in a wonderful location handy to Riverton ammenities. It has central heating for those cool evenings and a spacious verandah for relaxing and taking in the estuary view. Highly recommended!!

    SandyOr2 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Riverton is a quaint little town with a warm friendly culture

    Riverton is a quaint little town with a warm friendly culture. A wee gem of the south with lovely views, plenty of little walking tracks and beaches practicularly to yourselves! Arty shops and second hand items are also a treat to browse - and who could pass up a hearty feed at the crib for brunch, lunch or even dinner!

    AnnieO'3 100%|1x Dec 2017

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