Idyllic river side retreat

Cottage | Parapara Beach | #37540

10/10 (30 ratings)
  • 3 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking
  • Best Charm 2017


The cottage is warm and well appointed, built in carefully selected stone from every river in Golden Bay.

Insect screens allow the sliding windows to be open on hot nights without moths , mosquitos etc swarming in

Bird life abounds, and the ParaPara river ,glimpsed through the trees is 20 steps away.Old gold workings from the 19th century are still visible, and the track up the river follows the water race that provided power for the historic paint factory working in the early days of the colony

5 minutes from marvellous Milnthorpe Park with its bush walks and beach, 10 minutes from the town of Collingwood, and further afield spectacular Wharariki beach and the Westhaven inlet

Or if you're in the mood for perusing arts and crafts, many artisan galleries are nearby, potters, jewellers and glass workers

In winter months from June to August the sun sets early in the valley

There is a good efficient fire, plenty of dry wood and a heater,and with double glazing the cottage is really cosy.

Special conditions:

Most suitable for couples, but a day bed in the living room can also be used for another person

Smoking outside only

No tents

quiet enjoyment(no parties etc)


keep to number of guests on booking,

Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • SKY TV ®
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • attic bedroom

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

*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 (35)

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  • If you want a perfect place to stay in Golden Bay, this...

    If you want a perfect place to stay in Golden Bay, this is it. A beautiful cottage, fully loaded with all you would want and in the most sublime private location. This is our second time and it will be the first place we book on our next trip to NZ.

    AlanM452 100%|4x Feb 2019

  • The property is gorgeous

    The property is gorgeous. This was our second stay there and we enjoyed it even more than the first. The house is beautiful - and extremely clean and well-appointed, the garden is really lovely and the surrounding bush and river setting is just magical. One of the loveliest holiday homes we've ever stayed in

    karyre847 100%|12x Jan 2019

  • An absolute beautiful cabin / home in a very quiet environment

    An absolute beautiful cabin / home in a very quiet environment. Super clean and organized, definitely one of the best places I enjoyed staying. Everything needed was in the kitchen / bathroom. The fireplace was absolutely cozy and prepared as well for us to use. Enough room for 3-4 people to stay comfortably. Only thing was the bathroom window didn't have a screen, so bugs come in, if left open. But absolutely no complaints! I can just recommend this home for everyone to enjoy.

    Andre W. Jan 2019

  • Amazing property and location far from the madding crowd

    Amazing property and location far from the madding crowd. I could stay here for a long time!

    DanM9895 100%|1x Dec 2018

  • A very beautiful location and cottage, that is luxurious and well equipped...

    A very beautiful location and cottage, that is luxurious and well equipped for a peaceful retreat. There is no mobile coverage or internet, so may not suit those who need to be online all the time. Just perfect for time away from daily emails and messages. Friends worldwide have appreciated the photos we posted on Facebook. The scenery, architecture and garden are stunning.

    LucyT3 100%|6x Oct 2018

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