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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  • Special location being based in the Sanctury and we loved all the...

    Special location being based in the Sanctury and we loved all the bird-life. The view is fabulous, we caught snapper off the wharf, there's lots of great walks and endless things to do as well as all the peace & tranquility you'd expect. It was a perfect holiday and location and we loved the cottage.

    caroch221 100%|1x Jan 2016

  • This is a very special place to stay

    This is a very special place to stay. The most beautiful gardens and spectacular bird life due to the diligence of Scott and Emma who maintain the property and the surrounding native bush that is enclosed by a predator proof fence.The views are just the best nestled in the Fitzroy Inlet. And a jetty and mooring for boats. Just the best.

    kateue86 100%|3x Jan 2016

  • Emma is a great host and we always enjoy our stay

    Emma is a great host and we always enjoy our stay. Look forward to next year.

    Guyy2424 100%|3x May 2015

  • Another amazing holiday in this slice of paradise

    Another amazing holiday in this slice of paradise. However long we've stayed is never enough. So many wonderful things to do and see, both at the Sanctuary and on GBI in general. The managers and volunteers at Glenfern are always polite and helpful, without ever being intrusive, and clearly delight in answering questions, both about the Sanctuary and its avian residents, and GBI in general. Staying here is always a joyful experience marred only by having to leave when the time is up!

    kathis953 100%|7x Mar 2015

  • Beautiful property, great location and very boater friendly

    Beautiful property, great location and very boater friendly

    TomG44 100%|2x Jan 2015

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