COUNTRY CHARM: Tranquil self-catering cottage

Cottage | Otaki | #22131

9.3/10 (151 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking

Description

Rural Bliss.

Private rural self-catering cottage accommodation in the heart of Hautere right here on Te Rauparaha's Coast - 6km from Otaki.

Experience a simpler way of life: picnic, swim, fish, tramp in the Tararua foothills and absorb the rich history of the Otaki Gorge.

Light, fresh and quirky, the cottage offers a traveller's respite, a romantic interlude, or an opportunity to taste the local produce, oils, breads and wine.

The Totara Grove is 10 mins from Waikanae Metro rail head; 25 mins from Paraparaumu Airport and only an hour's drive from Wellington or Palmerston North.

Check the bus timetables Waikanae to Otaki: metlink.org.nz/timetables/bus/290

Pick ups and drop offs from Otaki i-SITE negotiable.

Shop till you drop at Otaki's popular Outlet shopping precinct - Pumpkin Patch, Hunting and Fishing, Icebreaker, Kathmandu, The Merino Outlet; find exquisite treasure at Planet Retro. Lunch at local cafes; visit the Rangiatea Maori Church; take the golf clubs for a swing.

Borrow the bikes or walk the riverside trail to the beach where the Felixstowe and City of Auckland were shipwrecked in 1878; search for treasure at heaps of Otaki Geocache.com locations; join a scrumptious cooking class with Ruth Pretty or visit her kitchen shop - whatever your choice, the Totara Grove is a little bit of peace and quiet away from the urban bustle.

Set among mature trees on a small farmlet, the cottage has its own private deck and lawn with a brazier and outdoor table, chairs and hammock.

Sheep and cattle graze up to the surrounding fences. The paddocks and trees are home to pukeko, ducks, rabbits, kereru, kotare, tui, fantails, and rosellas.

The Cottage has a fully self-catering kitchen with oven and fridge, Laundry, with Double Bed and a Single mattress on the Mezzanine.

Guests from Canada said: "This place is a little bit of paradise. We found Totara Grove to be very quiet, well off the beaten track with great, rustic charm."

A perfect place to relax...

Special conditions:

Cooking:

In consideration of future guests we respectfully request that you do not cook curries, shellfish or other smelly or greasy foods.

We reserve the right to charge you for extra cleaning and any loss of income due to the cottage being unoccupied.

Smoking: Allowed outside only.

Damages/Loss:

Any damage/loss caused by you could result in costs of repair (and any insurance excess) being charged.

Please note that:

A $10.00 fee applies when you use our port-a-cot.

Extras: Extra person (Required, NZ$0.00 per night); Public Holiday Surcharge (included); Dog/s (Required, NZ$0.00 per night); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave; Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);

Facilities

  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

  • Double bed

  • Single Mattress on Mezzanine

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

Availability

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*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 (159)

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  • Really enjoyed our stay, property was lovely and very handy to a...

    Really enjoyed our stay, property was lovely and very handy to a party we were attending only thing I would say is the shower wasn't fantastic.

    PaulaBu3 100%|16x Nov 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Hi Paula. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay. Regarding the shower, the cottage (and our house) is fed by a low pressure, trickle feed water supply to a header tank, so may not be the high pressure system that you are used to. I will check it out to make sure there is no problem as no one has mentioned it previously. Thank you. Pip

    PipS1572 99%|156x

  • The cottage is in a lovely private setting

    The cottage is in a lovely private setting. Beautifully done up in side. A great place to relax in.

    geraan465 100%|4x Nov 2017

  • The cottage was lovely and there were many little “just what i...

    The cottage was lovely and there were many little “just what i needed” touches. Birdsong was gorgeous. Great little escape for just the two of us.

    juster150 100%|7x Oct 2017

  • The cottage was lovely and there were many little “just what i...

    The cottage was lovely and there were many little “just what i needed” touches. Birdsong was gorgeous. Great little escape for just the two of us.

    juster150 100%|7x Oct 2017

  • We had a wonderful stay here

    We had a wonderful stay here. So nice and peaceful, perfect weekend getaway :)

    Cerys20 100%|3x Oct 2017

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