Villa on Castle overlooking the estuary

Bach or holiday home | Riverton | #37400

10/10 (6 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • 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 is currently under renovation and it will be open for guests from the 1st December 2016.

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.

There are various cafes and restaurants to choose from with blue cod a local favourite. Whitebait and oysters are seasonal.

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.


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. Pets allowed with prior approval 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*

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  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
24-Mar-17 to 24-Jun-18
$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 (6)

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  • Beautiful house, extremely well equipped

    Beautiful house, extremely well equipped.

    JillD228 new member Mar 2017

  • Sweet villa with water views

    Sweet villa with water views. Simpatheticly furnished. Cosy and warm with central heating unit. Tastfully displayed and well equipt. Enjoyable stay and will return soon.

    HelenGe6 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • Great place to stay beautiful old villa tastefully decorated and warm all...

    Great place to stay beautiful old villa tastefully decorated and warm all mod cons would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Riverton. We will be back

    DavidPa21 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • Lovely home, great for relaxing with the family

    Lovely home, great for relaxing with the family.

    HeatherAg1 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • The villa was more than we could have imagined, very clean and...

    The villa was more than we could have imagined, very clean and oozing with character. Tastefully restored and the view from the lounge was breathtaking. We loved the heating system (been from the UK) and every room was warm in an unusually cold summer. The carpets were plush and the linen fresh. On a practical side the kitchen had everything we needed and was very social for all our family. The garden was private and sitting on the veranda with a wine was special. We'll be back, thank you.

    KathR652 100%|1x Jan 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Glad everything worked out. See you again. Kathryn and Freddie

    kathaw720 100%|41x

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