Bach or holiday home, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, (Sleeps 2), private and comfortable
Old sports people who have played everything. We needed a new challenge which this property provided. We wanted to make a safe, tranquil environment for couples to come and really reconnect and recharge. Our feedback seems to say that we have succeeded in this. Having come from a stressful corporate background myself, to find a place to take "time out" was paramount. Now sharing it with others is a unique experience, and mutually beneficial.
SHERYLV1 purchased this Cottage in 2010
Why SHERYLV1 chose Puketapu
A childhood dream was to have a lifestyle block to grow my own fruit and veges with chooks and furry friends. We have a unique "getaway" and the most pleasure we have is to be able to share this with guests. We came upon this property while it was still in Pine forest. Watching it being felled whilst out cycling. It was a complete bomb site trees debris, stumps, rocks and pinecones. To transform it into my dream has been the best thing we have ever achieved. Looking down at the twinkling sea over the mess was enough to realise "this was the place"...Now with our plantings the native birdlife is returning. Big fat pheasants, wood pigeon, bellbirds, fantails, quail, Tui, friendly ducks etc etc. There is an abundance of fruit and nuts on our trees and we are living the dream.
What makes this Cottage unique
Close to Napier's famous walkways and cycle ways. Stunning views. Peace and quiet to recharge the batteries from the drain of "life" these days. Also close to several top class wineries. The Mission, Church Road, Crab Farm, Linden Estate, Sacred Hill, to name a few.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
My partner and I visited Hawkes Bay region to sample the great wineries and restaurants. Seafield Cottage was the perfect place to stay. Geographically close to the wineries (most 10 - 15 mins away from Gimblett Gravels, Bridge Pa and Esk Valley regions) and not too far from the Te Awanga and Havelock North region (25 mins away). It was awesome to sample wines and lunch then slip back into the countryside to this beautiful place. It felt like the middle of nowhere but only minutes from town.
The cottage is set facing north overlooking hills and valleys. Hillsides dotted with sheep and views to the ocean near Napier. The view from the bed was insane. The views, the views, the views. Spectacular. Pure NZ.
Accommodation was superb. Firstly is the cleanliness. Everything absolutely spotless. Better than a 5 star hotel. Lovely linens on the bed. Generous supply of lush towels. Nice toiletries supplied. Everything thought of. A supply for breakfast which lasted days. Eggs from their own chooks. Fresh feijoas and apples supplied, both in season. Plunger coffee and nice teas. Sipping a coffee on the deck outside, soaking in the view, whilst planning a day of wine tastings was the biggest chore of the day!
Outside there is a BBQ (spotlessly clean of course) and a superb open fireplace. Arriving home in the mid/late afternoon, we would slip down to the outdoor hot tub/spa with one of our purchases of the day. Afterwards, we would light a fire and cosy up to a nice Hawkes Bay red. Simple stuff but a absolute pleasure in a stunning spot. Very relaxing.
The majority of your needs are met by the great facilities Sheryl and Paul provide. They were around but never seen. We felt very private but knew they were there if needed. The place is that good we did not need them for anything. Sheryl was very friendly and easy to deal with.
We personally found the bed too soft for our liking, but that is a personal preference. This, however, didn't detract from what is a beautifully maintained boutique accommodation in a wonderful location. We were very lucky to stay there and have no hesitation recommending Seafield Cottage. Thanks Sheryl and Paul for having us stay. Congratulations on a wonderful property.
Wow, this is so special to receive a review like this. We try very hard to maintain a standard that we would like ourselves, and really appreciate the time you took to post this. As guests you were the ultimate. So easy to deal with and warm and friendly to meet. The cottage was left in immaculate condition and we would not hesitate to recommend you to other renters. I am glad you enjoyed what the Bay had to offer and people like you are what make everything we do worthwhile. Thanks!!!
Beautiful views! Lovely hospitality!
Our stay at Seafield Cottage was fabulous. The cottage is comfortable and well equipped but it was the amazing views and feeling of privacy and peace that made our stay so magical. The owners did a super job of making us feel welcome and went beyond what one would expect to make our stay memorable. We only wish we could have stayed longer and if our stays in NZ, this was by far, our favorite.
A fantastic property.
The cabin and Sheryl could not have been more welcoming. There is impressive attention to detail, a stylish environment with some luxurious features. The generous provision of supplies was particularly appreciated. The house layout and furnishings work very well and the hot tub and breathtaking views make this an especially restful place to stay. Thanks again, Sheryl.
It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and thanks for taking such care of our cottage. It was most appreciated.Happy travelling!
Truly special and very memorable!
Sheryl is a warm and hospitable host, the most caring and genuine in our whole trip to NZ. The cottage has a stunning view that surpasses all the photos online. Sheryl has thought of all possible comforts and her attention to detail is flawless. The one week that we spent there was truly the highlight of our trip. I highly recommend it and would jump at the opportunity to relive the special moments we had there.
We were very fortunate to have this couple to stay. Thank you for the wonderful feedback. I love meeting our guests and having such intelligent and stimulating people to talk to over the fence was brilliant. Thanks for taking so much care of our cottage. I wish you safe travels and would welcome you back as "mates"....
Sheryl and Paul...aka Goatee and Piglet...
Wonderful spot and highly recommend to anyone.
The photos don’t do this place justice!! The cottage is beautiful and...
The photos don’t do this place justice!! The cottage is beautiful and the grounds are even better. Sheryl has a bottle of wine ready for you when you arrive. The hot tub is warm. You could not ask for more! I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thank you for an amazing experience!!
We are 10 minutes from the nearest supermarkets and small township of Taradale. The Mission Estate, Church Road wineries are also 10 minutes from the Cottage. 10 minutes to join the cycleways which take you all around Hawkes Bay. There are Farmers Markets held in Napier on Saturdays and Hastings on Sundays. A must for fresh fruit and vege and crafts etc. A plethora of fantastic wineries across the Bay to stock up your cellars. A world acclaimed golf course, Caper kidnappers. The gannet colony, Museums, Art Deco tours and walks.