Golden Downs Cottage, Quiet, Peaceful Retreat

Bach or holiday home | Riversdale Beach | #9329

  • 10 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 8 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Quiet and peaceful country retreat!
  • Only 12 minute drive to the beach and local golf course!
  • Accommodates large family or friends groups. Outdoor pets only considered.

Golden Downs Cottage is a rustic, comfortable, cosy one bedroom cottage with two additional sleepout bedrooms and a separate shower room, located midway between the beach resorts of Riversdale and Castlepoint.

Simply enjoy the peace and quiet of an early settler cottage in the beautiful countryside setting of Golden Downs, offering our visitors comfortable, clean accommodation and a location with interesting early NZ rural character. The cottage has great views of Golden Downs and the local beautiful countryside. Relax and read a book , have a glass of wine and listen to the birds in the peaceful and extremely private setting of this cottage.

With Riversdale Beach only 12 mins drive away and Castlepoint Beach 25 mins in the opposite direction, this bach is an ideal base for large families, surfers, fishermen golfers or groups of friends!

There's plenty to see and do in the area. Nearby Riversdale and Castlepoint offer superb Golf Courses, Tennis Courts, Swimming, Fishing, Surfing, Walking, Diving and Boating.

Whareama has a Boat Ramp and small Church. Close by is the village of Tinui that has a Cafe & Pub, Craft Shop and Living Historic Village as well as the oldest ANZAC Memorial Cross you can see from the church.

Locally you can charter a fishing boat, go canoeing or make use of the Whareama Boat Launch which is only 3 minutes drive away. We also run the 'Whareama Coastal Walk' a 2 or 3 day fully catered 'Walking Adventurer' over private farmland and isolated Wairarapa coastline. See the 'Whareama Coastal Walk' website for more details.

Pets strictly by arrangement only - email owner for details.

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only. Minimum 2 night stay. All beds have mattress and pillow protectors as well bottom sheet and pillow case. BYO sleeping bags or duvet and towels. Refundable Cleaning/Breakages Bond of $75 required with each booking. (This may be higher for larger group bookings). Pets STRICTLY by arrangement with the owner.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    Inside cottage bedroom.

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 2

    Other sleeping area,Outside bedroom attached to cottage.

    2 x Single bed

  • Living Area

    Combined living/sleeping area,Sofabed in lounge area.

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Sleepout

    1 x Mattress/Futon/Air bed
    2 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
3 night minimum stay
22-Jan-17 to 31-Mar-17
$120+/night $120+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/night;
3 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (19)

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  • Good thing about this property was the privacy - with no one...

    Good thing about this property was the privacy - with no one else around. And only a 10 min drive to Riversdale.

    BridgetBr6 100%|2x Nov 2013

  • a great spot for a rainy weekend away!

    a great spot for a rainy weekend away!

    Haydenjp 100%|6x Jun 2013

  • Fantastic to be in a proper farmhouse on a working farm surrounded...

    Fantastic to be in a proper farmhouse on a working farm surrounded by animals. Very peaceful and relaxing setting and it is in a good location to explore the coastal settlements such as Castlepoint and Riversdale.

    KurtH219 100%|1x Oct 2012

  • Loved the location and rustic feel of the cottage

    Loved the location and rustic feel of the cottage. Great for big groups. The kitchen had everything we needed. Recommended.

    saratt998 100%|7x Jan 2012

  • We had a wonderful time at Golden Downs

    We had a wonderful time at Golden Downs. The bach was cute, charming, and quirky. We loved the peaceful mornings and would definitely stay again!

    nicobe221 100%|9x Jun 2011

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