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COUNTRY CHARM: Tranquil self-catering cottage

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 3)

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);

More Details

Owner
PipS1572
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
62%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

What makes this cottage unique

Close access to Otaki Forks and River. Borrow the bikes to explore or take the golf clubs for a swing.

Amenities

Otaki Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Single Mattress on Mezzanine - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

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COUNTRY CHARM: Tranquil self-catering cottage
average rating of 4.5287356 based on 87 reviews
4

Cosy, cute and private property.

  • 4 of 5

Cosy, cute and private property. Our two dogs loved it.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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We fell in love with this wee place - especially our dog Kobe.

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with this wee place - especially our dog Kobe. Very peaceful area nestled in greenery and surrounded by trees but it doesn't feel too "woppy". 5 minute drive to Otaki shops / cafes which was handy. The place was clean and cozy. The fresh milk in the fridge and mini lemon cupcakes upon arival were a treat - thank you so much Pip, we'll be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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5

Lovely quiet retreat spot.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely quiet retreat spot. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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4

The cottage was super cute, tranquil and private.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was super cute, tranquil and private. It was lovely listening to the native birds, and the location is close to Otaki forks walk and lots of other relaxing things to do.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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very friendly hosts like good neighbours nearby if required but not in your face

  • 4 of 5

very friendly hosts like good neighbours nearby if required but not in your face

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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5

Great space and location to either Otaki forks or the nearby coast

  • 5 of 5

Great space and location to either Otaki forks or the nearby coast

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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