Secluded Seaside Cottage within wildlife Sanctuary

Bach or holiday home | Port Fitzroy | #12849

9.7/10 (30 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


The newly refurbished, self contained Glenfern Cottage is positioned overlooking Pt Fitzroy and is set in a private location among mature gardens and lawns. You have immediate access to the wharf, floating deck and boat shed down the path in front of the cottage. The Pt Fitzroy store and boatclub/pub are a brief 10 minute walk (or kayak) away, and other day and o/n walks are easily accessed from the property.

This is an ideal holiday home for those with a boat for fishing and exploring the harbour and coastline, or as a base from which to explore the island on foot or by vehicle. Glenfern Cottage and Fitzroy House are both located within Glenfern Sanctuary; a 240 ha fenced, pest controlled restoration project where you can experience some of New Zealand's wildlife at its best. Guided or self guided walks are available which include access to the crown of a Kauri tree via a swing bridge.

Special conditions:

Glenfern cottage is situated immediately next to Fitzroy House. Fitzroy House is the original homestead on the property and has been extensively renovated and refurbished; offering spacious living areas, functional modern kitchen, 5 large bedrooms (2 with ensuites) and separate bathroom. This homestead sleeps 8+. Available for holiday rental summer, or rent both the cottage and homestead for large family get togethers, weddings or corporate functions.

Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x Narrow single bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Single bed

  • Master

    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 (38)

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  • A truly wonderful stay!

    A truly wonderful stay!

    GeorgeY9 100%|1x Dec 2017

  • Amazing property in an amazing part of NZ

    Amazing property in an amazing part of NZ. The cottage is well appointed, very clean and tidy and the setting is stunning with natives birds aplenty and the water at your doorstep. We will certainly be back again next year!

    timscottnz 100%|1x Nov 2017

  • A great relax place to stay

    A great relax place to stay. In the backyard jetty, Iots of fish and sea creatures for my kids to discover. Can stay in the cottage everyday, no need to go out. Bring plenty of food coz is no shop close by. We will definitely go back every year. Special thanks for Cliff, he is a very nice grandpa.

    LucyL732 100%|1x Oct 2017

  • Great location with lots of birds to see right from the cottage

    Great location with lots of birds to see right from the cottage.

    alecer695 100%|14x Apr 2017

  • Suited our family perfectly- walks, fishing, hanging out

    Suited our family perfectly- walks, fishing, hanging out.

    FelicityS1 100%|3x Jan 2017

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