Chalet, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 10)
- english, german
What makes this Cottage unique
Fresh flowers on arrival, eggs & FRESH ORGANIC SUPPLIES for sale when IN SEASON
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Magical hideaway a few hops from the beach.
Charming, whimsical and magical are some of the words this cozy cottage brings to mind. We recently stayed for a sunny weekend in Waimarama, two adults and two kids, and the house was absolutely perfect for our needs.
First and foremost, the structural and decorative touches make this place a real standout. As you'll see in the photos, the house a warm, fun feel to it, and my kids never tired of exploring and playing in both the house and the attached children's playhouse. The interior is mostly warm wood, with a super cool spiral staircase as the centerpiece. The kitchen is tight but extremely workable, as well as well equipped, and we had everything we needed to prepare full meals. Even though it is a little on the cozy side, there was plenty of space overall for us to relax over a nice dinner, with movies books and games afterward.
The house is tucked away in its own little space within the owners' property. The owners, it shouldn't go without saying, are a lovely couple with two of the sweetest dogs I've met in a long time. They were helpful in getting us settled, and responsive to any questions we may have had. The owners, not the dogs. They were also kind enough to give us a tour of their garden, which was absolutely amazing. Pineapples, guava, papaya, feijoa, apples, hibiscus, plus chickens, geese, doves and more, it was a true cornucopia.
All this just a few minutes from the beach, as well as the some of the best fish & chips around at the local dairy. All in all our stay was fun, comfortable and memorable. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it, and we look forward to coming back in the future.
Enchanting and Otherworldly!
The Chalet is truly a magical place. Every nook and corner of the garden and the house provides surprise and color. Walking through the gate was like walking into an enchanted land of birdsong and blossoms and butterflies. It was quiet and restful while also being very accessible to the beach. Marina and George were wonderful hosts and we loved the tour of the property and the introduction to all the animals. We highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a unique retreat from the rest of the world.
Tranquility by the beach
Our family spent 5 days here, its about a 10 minute walk to the beach, down a long driveway on a shared section, but you would never know, it's very private. The gardens are amazing, the cottage is colorful and quirky with stained glass windows and a spiral staircase, and there was so many thoughtful things for our kids from board games and books to boogie boards to take to the beach, popcorn and a popcorn machine and even a playhouse. The hosts were very friendly, we would not hesitate to stay here again.
A wonderful child friendly space for a memory making holiday.
A welcome of music, sunshine and flowers that bought a smile to my heart. Perfect hosts, accomodating our children and dog without fuss.
An enclosed, safe, quiet space that the kids could live their stories in, while we parents relax a bit more than usual.
And as for the flowers... Wow.
Thank you for something so different, the stuff of memory!
What a cool and whimsical cottage. A children’s and adults paradise:-)
We absolutely loved our stay at Waimarama Beach Chalet. Marina and George and their children are a lovely family and perfect hosts. There is so much to explore and our 19 month old son loved to play outside and in the little playhouse. There are so many lovely touches and nothing was forgotten about. Thank you also for the delicious fresh produce from your garden. We were sad to leave but we will be back in the future:-)
Thank you for everything. David, Angela and Edgar from Wellington
Wonderful kids- and dog friendly stay!
We had a great vacation, loved the beautiful details of the house, the amazing garden with toys, special sandpit and playroom as well as the tour of the orchard with tastings and holding a just hatched chick. Gorgeous beach and activities in Havelock North and Hastings aren’t far away. Hopefully we can come back! Danke Marina, es war fantastisch!
#7 Gillies crescent , Waimarama Beach, 5 min walk through the park to the playground, surf club, beach