Windmill cottage, perfect old world bach

Cottage | Riversdale Beach | #3765

8.3/10 (61 ratings)
  • 7 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


This two bedroom cottage is a short stroll (approx 4 minutes) to Riversdale Beach, which is patrolled during the summer. The cottage is situated between the 9 hole golf course, which welcomes visitors, and the local store where you can get coffee and takeaways.

An additional bonus for readers is the fact that you will be dining on Denis Glover's kitchen table. There are two lovely decks front and back of the property to make the most of morning and afternoon sun. In the morning the sun streams in for a sunny breakfast on the deck.

Real privacy around the back of the section with ample room for kids to run around on the grass lawn, or to laze under the fruit trees.

Great walking, golfing, swimming, boating, fishing, diving, lazing around break away to be had.

Special conditions:

2 nights minimum rental.

Currently the Fireplace can not to be used as it very smokey - we are awaiting a contractor to install an insert wood-burner.

NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave; Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Single 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 (111)

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  • Comfy house with character to boot

    Comfy house with character to boot. Clearly a much-loved family bach. Perfect size for four of us (including kids aged 6 and 8). Short walk to everything - beach, tennis court, playground, shop for icecreams. Lots of board games and books. Wish the open fire worked - but we were still cosy mid-winter with heaters in living and bedroom.

    JenC88 100%|2x Jul 2018

  • The house is a simple bach in true Kiwi style

    The house is a simple bach in true Kiwi style. It is well supplied with everything needed for a holiday. The weekend we were there it was very sunny and we were able to breakfast outside on one side and enjoy the afternoon sun and birdlife on the other.

    MichaelPr14 100%|1x Jun 2018

  • Had a nice relaxing weekend, house had the basics that we needed

    Had a nice relaxing weekend, house had the basics that we needed. Four stars is only because it could perhaps have been a bit cleaner when we arrived. Overall had a great time and would come again.

    TrishWi7 100%|2x Jun 2018

  • Great place to stay, will book again

    Great place to stay, will book again. Would suggest fixing the steps on to the deck - top step is a bit high.

    RichardWa42 new member May 2018

  • Had what we needed, didn't expect anything flash as one of the...

    Had what we needed, didn't expect anything flash as one of the more economical properties. Comfy beds, warm and nothing lacking.

    janine01 100%|1x May 2018

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