Moananui Cottage Retreat

Cottage | Porangahau Beach | #27486

8.9/10 (25 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Panoramic Sunrises and Views
  • Spectacular Coastal Cliff Walks. Guided Historical Bush walks.
  • Swim ,Surf,Fish ,Paua, pull crayfish pot at Whangaehu Beach

After leaving behind the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle Wake in the Morning to the song of the Bell bird , step outside and you are surrounded by a natural beauty. A Garden that's been kept as it was planted many years ago. The Wood Pigeons swoop through the Orchard , Wander around and inhale the sun rise over the Pacific ocean,look over to the Home of the Longest Place name in the world. All the while the Tui Chorus plays. The cottage warms with the heat of the fire and morning sun streaming in, a quaint charming reminder of Day's past. Fill your lungs with the fresh clean country air and set off on one of the many Activities on offer.At the end of a Busy day relax in the garden soak up the quietness ,read , enjoy a wine before watching the spectacular sunset.

For those wanting to escape

The Local Country Club boasts 4 AstroTurf-tennis courts, A 9 hole Golf Course with a Minimum green fee charge, visitors are more than welcome to join in with the Local players..For the keen Photographers/Artists there are many feathered friends waiting patiently in the tree tops hoping you'll pick them.

The Homestead sits in the same large garden and Rob the resident caretaker will show you the local bush reserves, supply you with a crayfish pot, show you where to put it, and direct you to the cliff and other walks.

Lots of fire wood, keep the fire roaring all day, lots of free wifi available at the homestead

Special conditions: The main house at this property houses a family member , the cottage quests are more than welcome to use the Laundry Facility and the Internet connection here. Please arrive after 2pm and depart by 11am, unless other times have been arranged, thank you


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • back bedroom

    Double bed and single bunks

    1 x Double bed

  • Main Bedroom

    Queen bed

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)

*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 (25)

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  • Cute cottage in a beautiful location with stunning views

    Cute cottage in a beautiful location with stunning views. Lovely place for some peace and quiet. Awesome place to go to get away from all the hustle and bustle. Not far from a lovely beach.

    ErinB18 100%|2x Mar 2016

  • wonderful location, lovely garden with lots of natives and fruit trees, tui...

    wonderful location, lovely garden with lots of natives and fruit trees, tui and kereru, about 10 min drive from a nice little sandy beach. the walk along the cliffs was great, but a bit challenging with the high grass and thistles. the nearest shops are quite far away, so we brought all our food with us - great that the fridge was big enough to hold it all :-) the cottage was comfy with carpet throughout, but smelt a bit musty. we stayed for a week and had a good rest.

    ReinyS34 100%|1x Jan 2016

  • We had a great time on the weekend, and the cottage is...

    We had a great time on the weekend, and the cottage is really quaint, clean and homely. We absolutely LOVED the views! It was great to have a place to stay close by to the wedding venue, and be able to mingle with the attendees on the Saturday and Sunday, and then return to the bach to rest in between. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

    ColleenKa2 100%|2x Jan 2016

  • We spent two happy days and nights in the comfortable, warm (firewood...

    We spent two happy days and nights in the comfortable, warm (firewood provided!) historic cottage, with the only sounds being birds, and wind in the trees. Lovely natural surroundings. We would recommend it to any jaded city-dweller who craves some down time!

    DarrylJ2 100%|7x Sep 2015

  • This is the perfect place to charge your batteries

    This is the perfect place to charge your batteries. When we arrived the fire was burning. The cottage warm and cosy with a huge pile of firewood ready for our use. Our host was obliging and generous with his local knowledge and history Everything we needed was there. If you're looking for new with the toys you have at home then this is not the place for you but if you value peace and quiet with native birds dropping by then go for it. We are already planning a return stay next winter.

    KarenWa12 100%|3x Jun 2015

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