Idyllic river side retreat

Cottage | Parapara Beach | #37540

10/10 (31 ratings)
  • 3 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking
  • Best Charm 2017


The cottage is warm and well appointed, built in carefully selected stone from every river in Golden Bay.

Insect screens allow the sliding windows to be open on hot nights without moths , mosquitos etc swarming in

Bird life abounds, and the ParaPara river ,glimpsed through the trees is 20 steps away.Old gold workings from the 19th century are still visible, and the track up the river follows the water race that provided power for the historic paint factory working in the early days of the colony

5 minutes from marvellous Milnthorpe Park with its bush walks and beach, 10 minutes from the town of Collingwood, and further afield spectacular Wharariki beach and the Westhaven inlet

Or if you're in the mood for perusing arts and crafts, many artisan galleries are nearby, potters, jewellers and glass workers

In winter months from June to August the sun sets early in the valley

There is a good efficient fire, plenty of dry wood and a heater,and with double glazing the cottage is really cosy.

Special conditions:

Most suitable for couples, but a day bed in the living room can also be used for another person

Smoking outside only

No tents

quiet enjoyment(no parties etc)


keep to number of guests on booking,

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


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • SKY TV ®
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • attic bedroom

    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 (36)

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  • Secluded, cosy, peaceful and spotlessly clean property

    Secluded, cosy, peaceful and spotlessly clean property. Ideal for exploring Golden Bay. Would happily have stayed longer!

    MarkJa14 100%|1x Jul 2018

  • Absolutely stunning home that was a true retreat

    Absolutely stunning home that was a true retreat. Beautiful secluded location, a very comfortable bed, and the fireplace kept us warm and cozy. Loved watching the fantails and listening to the river. This is our new favourite place and we can't wait to come back soon. Thank you Reen!

    CarrieRudz 100%|4x Jul 2018

  • This is a piece of absolute magic

    This is a piece of absolute magic... The cabin itself is incredibly well appointed - there was nothing we wanted for...Reen has thought of everything. All the small details helped make our visit incredibly special. Listening to the river as we fell asleep at night was amazing and being able to visit by day really made our few days away. We couldn't fit all our planned activities in as we spent more time lapping up this gorgeous cabin and surrounding area.

    KylieBa14 100%|1x Jul 2018

  • This is a magical place - the house is comfortable, cosy and...

    This is a magical place - the house is comfortable, cosy and very well set up. The property is private, with beautiful native bush all around and a delightful walk alongside a wild stream, with rock climbing, swimming and sitting, listening to the stream burble along all lots of fun. Completely relaxing and tranquil with lots of things to do nearby. Thoroughly recommend and we will be back!!

    sandon506 100%|2x Jun 2018

  • Amazing property in stunning location

    Amazing property in stunning location. We will be back!!

    PamD1111 100%|4x Mar 2018

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