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 unique period property - set within a special wildlife sanctuary

    A unique period property - set within a special wildlife sanctuary. Looking forward to staying at the property again.

    MarcClemson 100%|1x Mar 2013

  • A wonderful holiday that surpassed our expectations

    A wonderful holiday that surpassed our expectations. The island was a pleasure to experience and explore, but this accommodation was outstanding. We were made to feel welcome by both the staff and volunteers, and they were happy to answer our many questions about both the wildlife around the sanctuary and the island activities. Swimming and kayaking in the harbour were a delight, and the visits from various birds a real bonus. We truly did not want to leave, and are already planning our return.

    kathis953 100%|7x Feb 2013

  • Wonderful place to stay

    Wonderful place to stay. Bird watching, Bushwalking, relaxing in the sun & taking in the view. Close to the Water. We would recommend to others and will definitely be back ourselves. Totes Amaze

    breton194 100%|3x Dec 2012

  • Fantastic bach, had everything we needed including several types of native birds...

    Fantastic bach, had everything we needed including several types of native birds to watch! Really enjoyed being able to use the wharf for our boat. Will definitely visit again and recommend to others. Thank you for sharing your marvelous space with others!

    ms_wright 100%|15x Dec 2011

  • What a beautiful setting, great fishing a heap of great walks

    What a beautiful setting, great fishing a heap of great walks. Very laid back, great for relaxing. Plenty of native birds to see! We had a wonderful holiday!!

    gaveor349 100%|4x Aug 2011

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