Cosy Cottage by the Sea

Bach or holiday home | Waverley Beach | #9976

9.2/10 (41 ratings)
  • 7 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


Waverley Beach is a piece of ruggered, untouched New Zealand Coastline. Its black iron sand is natural to the area. It is a place where many locals have come to holiday for years with families and friends. It is tranquil, natural, and a great place to really get away from it all.

Paua Cottage has become our families holiday home and we would like to share it with you. Whether you are a couple looking for a place to hide, or a family looking for surf and a no fuss holiday, Waverley Beach is a place to come and relax and forget about the day.

The Coast is made up of two beaches. Cave Beach is sheltered in a cove and ideal for swimming or surf casting. When the tide is out you can follow the coast and explore the caves which have tunnelled their way into the cliffs. Long Beach is the main beach directly across the road from the cottage via the walkway. Their is boat access to the beach, and their is plenty of room to launch your Contiki. Also safe for swimming, boogie boarding, or walking your dog.

Just a 30 minute drive from Wanganui or 90 minutes from Palmerston North or New Plymouth, Waverley Beach is 9km from the main road on SH3. The community is made up of 40 baches, many still original. There is an excellent well stocked 4 Square in the town centre, but it pays to take your bread and milk with you.

Paua Cottage will comfortably sleep up to 8. The main cottage consists of two bedrooms, and the sleepout at the rear of the garage provides another room. The property is fully fenced so we are happy if you wish to bring your dog but we ask that pets do remain outside. The kitchen opens out to a large deck for bbq's or breakfast in the sun.

Paua Cottage simply offers a comfortable, cosy, holiday by the sea. Enjoy!

Special conditions: Smoking is only permitted outside. Pets are welcome, but outside only. Minimum stay 2 nights


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Playstation ®
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x Single bed

  • Main Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Sleepout

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Fold-out sofa bed


Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen.

*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 (76)

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  • It is a great place for a get-away type holiday

    It is a great place for a get-away type holiday. Close to the beach & miles from civilisation. We loved it.

    EricS6 100%|4x May 2018

  • Great place and location and highly recommend this cottage

    Great place and location and highly recommend this cottage.

    JohnHa11 100%|2x Apr 2018

  • Nice setting with a short walk to the beach...

    Nice setting with a short walk to the beach. Very clean, tidy accommodation. Loved the beachy, Kiwiana decor.

    JosephineBa3 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Absolutely gorgeous place, so cosy! Perfect for a getaway, would definitely recommend!

    Absolutely gorgeous place, so cosy! Perfect for a getaway, would definitely recommend!

    EdenP546 new member Sep 2017

  • Lovely spot

    Lovely spot. Away from the hustle and bustle and lovely tidy home. Really enjoyed!

    kirsck563 100%|3x Aug 2017

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