Guthrie Cottage - Beachfront
About the home
Looking for a romantic retreat or just a fantastic holiday home to enjoy some well deserved time out as you check out this little corner of the world?
Well, look no more. Guthrie Cottage is:
• 5 Star Qualmark NZ Holiday Accommodation – fully self contained
• Total Beach front with expansive Wellington harbour views
• Beautifully presented – tranquil setting – Candle-lit bathtub in front lawn
Book your escape at Guthrie Cottage and you'll discover a fully self contained and self catering, immaculately appointed and presented holiday cottage offering accommodation for 2 to 6 guests, sitting on the waters edge with panoramic vistas across Wellington harbour to the city. This charmingly renovated cottage reflects what is special about Eastbourne. Relaxed, peaceful, warm and cosy.The cottage has underfloor and central heating and with its relaxing ambience, is an ideal place to stay in all seasons.
You'll wake in the morning - revigorated and refreshed listening to the sound of waves lapping on the beach.
There's so much to do in Eastbourne from shopping, bushwalks up Butterfly Creek or down to the lighthouses - or just lazing in a cafe or at the cottage.
End the day by soaking in the outside candle-lit bath tub as you sip champagne and look out over the harbour and the flickering lights of Wellington whilst enjoying one of many sensational sunsets. After a warm shower, you can prepare for bed and then drift off to sleep listening to those waves lapping on the beach
Guthrie Cottage is definitely memorable for all the right reasons and so beautiful - you might find it hard to leave!
Peak rates: (16 October to 30 April)
Nightly per couple: from $250
Additional guest: $40
Note: Payment by credit card - add a 5% surcharge
2 night minimum applies for all bookings.
Off Peak Rate: (1 May to 15 October)
Nightly per couple: from $200
Additional guest: $40
Note: Payment by credit card - add a 5% surcharge
2 night minimum applies for all bookings.
Phone John or Tracey on +64 27 21 33 548 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Robinson Beach, 10m|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
Two queen size bedrooms and for extra accommodation - a double fold out settee in the lounge. Fully catered cordon bleu kitchen for the chef.
Black out curtains in both bedrooms for daytime naps. Polished wooden floors with underfloor heating.
Further details outdoors:
Back courtyard with table, chairs and bbq. Front yard also with table and chairs and sunken bath. Gardens planted with beautiful natives and sun shade also provided from pohutakwa tree centrally framed in front yard.
Supermarket, deli, cafes and restaurants, library, salons and Eastbourne outdoor swimming pool in the Village just a 10 minute walk north.
The beach is within seconds of the front of the front gate and Eastbourne also has a tepid pool in the village which is open from October through until March. Sunken outdoor candle lit bath tub in front yard overlooking harbour. Minimum 2 nights accommodation.
We offer two night minimum stays. Smoking is not permitted in the Cottage but guests are more than welcome to smoke outside but please use the paua shell ashtrays provided. Sorry but no pets. We do not offer any cancelation insurance so please arrange your own. Note: Payment by credit card - add a 5% surcharge.
The North Island region
The North Island is the smallest of the two main islands of New Zealand, and as its name indicates, is the northern-most of the two islands. Its northern location means it enjoys a warmer, more temperate climate than much of the South Island, and is much more vastly populated.
The northern areas of the North Island enjoy a sub-tropical climate. The centre of the island is primarily a volcanic landscape with vast forests, volcanic peaks, and picturesque lakes. The eastern side of the island is covered with vineyards.
The North Island is home to the largest city in New Zealand—Auckland, also known as the 'City of Sails', and the Capital City of New Zealand—Wellington which has numerous attractions for the visitor.
As of the 2006 census, the North Island held a resident population of approximately 3,059,420, or approximately three quarters of the entire population of New Zealand.
The Wellington area
The nearest beach to enjoy is only 10m from the cottage front gate and is and warm for swimming from November through until early May.
The Village shops open observe normal hours . The local convenience store opens at 7.30am and closes at 8.30pm. The Village shops offers everything you could possibly need with local fruit and veg' , supermarket, butcher, three cafes, two restaurants, hair salons, beautician, local tavern as well as gift shops galleries and book shop.
Eastbourne and Bays, is the southern tip of Lower Hutt city and is made up of several small bays nestled between Wellington harbour and the lush, thickly-vegetated Eastern hills. All bays face the Wellington harbour providing spectacular views for its residents and visitors.
Eastbourne is renowned for its artists, beaches, cafes and restaurants. It is a haven for those who appreciate the importance of building a lifestyle around where they live and the most of the early morning and setting sun.
Everything in Eastbourne is right on your doorstep. With Butterfly Creek track and Eastbourne hills at your back door and the beach and water sports just seconds from your front door - there is plenty to do for the entire family.
There are top restaurants and cafes in Eastbourne Bays where the cuisine is only matched by the selection of excellent wines or you can enjoy a good evening at the local tavern dining and listening to a local band.
Eastbourne and Days Bay have wonderful sandy beaches that are safe for swimmers. The East Harbour Regional Park backs onto Eastbourne and features fantastic bushwalks, with panoramic views, for all levels of fitness. For those who love mountain-biking the Pencarrow Coastal Trail is unsurpassed.
Eastbourne has a population of around 4,500 people. It has great pre-school facilites with a top-quality day care centre, two playcentres and a kindergarten. In addition, there is a top local primary school going up to Year 8 (intermediate), a small Catholic school and a private boys' college (Year 1-8). This means that we have a great choice of schooling for our children. Eastbourne has a strong sporting community. As expected for a seaside village, the local yacht club is bursting at the seams with over 50 children learning to sail last year and a waiting list for the local scout club!
The harbour ferry runs a route across the harbour to Wellington City. This is the ideal mode of transport for the Wellington City commuter because there are no parking considerations, and the drop off point is at Queens Wharf, a two minute walk from the Wellington CBD. Coffee and morning papers are available on the ferry and it's not unusual to have a pod of dolphins escorting the boat across the harbour.
Drive to the very end of Muritai Road and you'll come to Burdan's Gate. This is the start of the Pencarrow Coast Road trail. Every year over 40,000 people bike or walk the Pencarrow Coast Road. It's one of the most magnificent outdoor excursions you'll find anywhere in NZ. With its windswept hills and ruggest coastal scenery the Pencarrow Coast Road is a dramatic, yet accessible, walking and mountain biking spot. There are spectacular views of the Wellington Heads and South Island's Mt. Tapuaenuku and Kaikoura Ranges. You can also watch the ferries and fishing boats going and coming. Bike beside the waves as they crash onto the rocks and feel the sea spray - it's awesome! The terrain is completely flat and virtually vehicle-free which makes it ideal for a family adventure. There are plenty of picnic stops along the way where you can break your journey, but most people make the 8km trek out to the historical Pencarrow lighthouses. The bike ride to the lighthouses takes around one hour return. The trip takes around 3 hours on foot. Bikes are available for hire from a kiosk at Burdan's Gate on most weekends and public holidays (weather permitting). Bikes with baby carriers are also available.
Butterfly Creek in the forest between Eastbourne and Wainuiomata is a popular destination for bush walkers.
A series of tracks climbs steeply through a mixture of regenerating and native bush into beech forest be
fore descending into Butterfly Creek. Here there is a picnic area, toilet and limited facility camping. The walk offers magnificent panoramic views of the Wellington harbour and bird life is abundant. There are 4 tracks off Muritai Road leading into Butterfly Creek - all are well sign-posted (refer to map on left).
People who live here describe Eastbourne as "paradise". Why don't you come and judge for yourself?
How to get there
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Guthrie Cottage is located on the beach front in Eastbourne, Lower Hutt, Wellington. It's a 40 minute drive from Wellington airport, around harbour to the Eastern Bays. You can take the regular East by West return ferry crossings from Queens Wharf to Days Bay, rent a car at airport or a taxi can be arranged, on request, to Cottage.
Google Location details:
Activities near Wellington
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
29 Dec 2012
Entering the front garden, which looks to the stunning water views, led us inside to an immaculate decor totally suited to a cottage by the sea. Fresh flowers, a small Christmas cake and Christmas... more
22 Nov 2012
The cottage is loved, well appointed and luxurious. The village is peaceful and plenty to do around here. Suitable for all who wish to be away from the city . Very informative guest book . Gracious... more
Thank you so much for your lovely comments and so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. A kind wish to you and your family for the approaching season - and hope to hear from you again.
01 Jul 2012
We had two nights at Guthrie, and were lucky enough to have a great sunset the first night, and a typical Wellington thundering southerly storm roll through on the second evening. The cottage has a... more
Thank you for your review and especially the feedback about the lighting problem at the front gate. You'll be happy to know we are currently in the process of getting a pole erected at the front... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Australian $||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Off Peak||1 May 12||16 Oct 12||AU$ 1200||AU$ 180||AU$ 180||2 Nights|
|Peak||16 Oct 12||30 Apr 13||AU$ 1500||AU$ 210||AU$ 210||2 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday and Saturday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Peak Rate - 16 October - 30 April: from $NZ250 to $NZ300 (high peak) per night first couple, plus $NZ40 per additional guest per night (includes children occupying beds). Minimum 2 nights accommodation
Our Off Peak rate - 1 May - 15 October: The week day nightly rate is from $NZ200 per night first couple, plus $NZ40 per additional guest per night (includes children occupying our beds). Minimum 2 nights stay.
We can accept Visa details and transact your payments from our office or you can settle on checkout. Note: Payment by credit card - add a 5% surcharge.
We are happy to look at favourable rates for medium to long term stays.
A deposit of 50% is required to secure the booking and the remainder is to be deposited or paid before arrival.
Please enquire about our SPECIAL RATES for LONG TERM STAYS.Enquire now
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