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Guthrie Cottage - Beachfront - Eastbourne - Wellington – Home 158228 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Guthrie Cottage - Beachfront - Eastbourne - Wellington – Home 158228

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Guthrie Cottage is simply stunning! Are you looking for a romantic retreat or just a fantastic holiday home to enjoy some well deserved time out as you visit this spectacular part of the world?

The cottage offers:

• fully self contained accommodation for 2-6 guests

• is situated on the beach-front in a quiet location with beautiful Wellington harbour views

• is immaculately presented with all of the comforts of home including central heating

This beautifully renovated cottage has been lovingly renovated by the Guthrie family so that guests have the opportunity to experience the delight of staying there. All aspects of your comfort have been considered to ensure a wonderful stay.

Wake in the morning, invigorated and refreshed, listening to the sound of waves lapping on the beach. Yes, it is that close!

The cottage is a short walk from Eastbourne village which has an array of shops including a butcher, small supermarket and

Guthrie Cottage is simply stunning! Are you looking for a romantic retreat or just a fantastic holiday home to enjoy some well deserved time out as you visit this spectacular part of the world?

The cottage offers:

• fully self contained accommodation for 2-6 guests

• is situated on the beach-front in a quiet location with beautiful Wellington harbour views

• is immaculately presented with all of the comforts of home including central heating

This beautifully renovated cottage has been lovingly renovated by the Guthrie family so that guests have the opportunity to experience the delight of staying there. All aspects of your comfort have been considered to ensure a wonderful stay.

Wake in the morning, invigorated and refreshed, listening to the sound of waves lapping on the beach. Yes, it is that close!

The cottage is a short walk from Eastbourne village which has an array of shops including a butcher, small supermarket and fruit and veg shop. If you like the outdoors, there are a number of easily accessible tracks in the nearby North Harbour National Park. Stroll along the water-front or relax in a local cafe. Lots to do or simply nothing. Sit in the garden and watch the boats come in and out of the harbour. Each year there are sightings of Orcas in the harbour and they often visit Eastbourne, much to the delight of anyone lucky enough to be close to the sea. A raft is moored in front of the cottage in the summer-time which is lots of fun. There is nothing like an early morning dip in the sea!

End the day by soaking in the outside candle-lit bath tub and look out over the harbour and the flickering lights of Wellington.

Guthrie Cottage is really special - most guests find it hard to leave!

Eastbourne is close to Wellington: 25 minutes by car, a 40 minute bus ride or a 20 minute ferry ride to Days Bay which is a short bus ride or 20 minute walk from the cottage.

Our Rates:

Peak rates: (1 September to 30 April)

Nightly per couple: from $NZ250

Additional guest: $NZ40 per night

Off Peak Rate: (1 May to 31 August)

Nightly per couple: from NZD200

Additional guest: NZD40 per night

A 2 night minimum applies for all bookings. Special rates for long term bookings.

Further details

The beach is only metres from the front gate. Eastbourne has an outdoor heated swimming pool (October - March). Sunken outdoor candle lit bath tub in front yard overlooking harbour.

Further details indoors

Two bedrooms with queen sized beds plus a double fold out sofa bed in the living area. Well equipped kitchen, beautiful bathroom with a bath and giant shower head. Black out curtains in both bedrooms for daytime naps. Polished wooden floors with gas central heating.

Further details outdoors

Rear courtyard with table, chairs and BBQ. Front garden with table and chairs and sunken, heated bath. Gardens planted with beautiful natives. Supermarket, pub, cafes and restaurants, library and salons in the village just a 10 minute walk away.

Location description from owner

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.

Wellington

Eastbourne is a lovely location just a stone's throw from Wellington. Where else in the world can you have such great access to the outdoors whilst being so close to a capital city? Enjoy the many walks in the hills, cycling around the Pencarrow Coast to the lighthouse or hang out in one of the local cafes. There is something for everyone. As the cottage is located right on the beach-front you can just sit and watch the world go by.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Safe
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Getting around Eastbourne is easy, there a loads of walks, hire a bike. Although it is more convenient if you have a car if you want to visit the sights outside Eastbourne, there are also good public transport options. A regular ferry service runs between Days Bay and Wellington, and regular buses run between Eastbourne and Wellington.

Interaction with guest

The cottage manager lives nearby so is available if necessary although the cottage is self contained.

Policies

Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

Guthrie Cottage is not suitable for parties or large gatherings as it is situated in a quiet residential area.

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About the owner

Lynne P.
Response rate:
85%
Calendar updated::
15 May 2017
Years listed:
6
Based in:
New Zealand
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 24 Mar 2011. Located in Greater Wellington, it has 16 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £805.

The Owner has a response rate of 85% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 15 May 2017.

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“Cozy Cottage with Seaviews”

Reviewed 29 Jun 2012

Stayed at Guthrie Cottage from June 14 to June 17. Great views, cottage has everything you need - even an expresso machine! Did not get to use the BBQ due to the weather. Was rained in during one of the days, but we enjoyed ourselves (there were four of us - My wife, my 2 boys and myself) just relaxing at "home" with the sky channels and music system. Loved the fireplace. I can see everything was planned, the central heating, candles placed strategically if you need them for enhancing the feeling of the cottage. The town center is about 2 mins drive away, with a Four Square supermarket, but we drove to Wellington instead. Enjoyable 40 minutes drive along the shores with great views. We stopped a couple of times for photos due to the great views. Pity about the weather (it is winter in NZ afterall), but we enjoyed and relaxed ourselves a great deal. Thanks to John (who called up and checked on us the first night we checked in), the place is well maintained and I do not have anything to recommend, to be changed. Keep it the way it is. We will be back. Barry & Family Singapore

“Absolutely Stunning”

Reviewed 24 Jun 2012

Decided that it was time for some R and R and what better place to go than to the seaside for the weekend. Even though it was getting into the cooler wintery months in NZ the house was cosy, warm and very inviting. As soon as we opened the door we knew it was going to be a weekend well remembered, and we definitely were not dissappointed, the cottage lived up to the great reviews we had read from many other people who had stayed. John and Tracey were great to deal with and were round in a second when I had an initial mishap with not being able to open the safety lock for the key, John also called on the Saturday evening to ensure that everything was going well, we appreciated that. The ammenities in the cottage are of an excellent standard, everything you ever need is right there at hand. The view from the cottage is outstanding, we sat in the dinning area in the morning and had a beautiful view across to the Wellington harbour which you cannot beat on a fine day. Stepped right outside the gate and was on the waterfront which was a lovely walk along the Eastbourne coastline. The cottage is a must for anyone wanting to just chill and have a relaxing time without the noise and bustle of the city. We highly recommend the property and thank John and Tracey for opening up and sharing their beautiful beachside property with us. A definite return for us hopefully not in the too distant future.

Owner's reply: Delighted you chose us for your R and R break and thank you for posting your review. Knowing that our guests enjoy their stay really makes it all worth while for us. Also, thank you for leaving the Cottage so spotlessly clean. It was totally unnecessary, but did mean an early finish to work for us, so we popped up to the Village and had a coffee and saluted your consideration. We really do look forward to hearing from you again.

“The View is Our Screensaver!”

Reviewed 3 Jun 2012

On our annual trip to NZ we always spend some time at Guthrie Cottage. We love the seaside village atmosphere of Eastbourne, and the drive around the bays is magnificent. Guthrie Cottage has superb amenities and is wonderfully comfortable. We enjoy the outdoor lifestyle in New Zealand, and particularly enjoy walking along the foreshore, playing in the nearby park or taking the short stroll to Eastbourne village. To spend time in the front garden enjoying the views across the harbor to Wellington City is one of the highlights of our time in New Zealand.

“A wonderful experience”

Reviewed 5 Apr 2012

Recently, after a 2 week tour holiday, we were happy to settle in for a month and enjoy the beautiful and relaxing area of Eastbourne Beach, Lower Hutt, NZ. When we travel, and we have traveled much, our accommodation is of great importance to us, but especially this time as it was to be for almost a full month. As we arrived at our destination, Guthrie Cottage, we were delighted! This cottage has character, and also a very interesting history to learn about. It is generously outfitted with everything needed, nothing overlooked for our comfort. The furnishings are comfortable, beautifully decorated and well cared for. We were so pleased to see a fireplace which we enjoyed on the cooler nights. The owners are very discrete, and yet also extremely helpful and thoughtful when anything is needed. Thanks for that John and Bill! The views from Guthrie Cottage are amazing as you look out across the sea to Wellington. We liked watching the ships, some cruise ships, coming and going. At night, the lights of Wellington are magical and never to be forgotten - beautiful sight! Eastbourne itself is a charming town just a short walk from the beach (10 -12 min.). When our grand-kids came for a visit after school or for a visit from Wellington on Saturday, the walk to Eastbourne was all about some of the delicious ice-creams. There you will find many quaint shops, good restaurants, a great fresh market and a good grocery store, plus playgrounds for kids to enjoy. We can hardly say enough about our memorable, wonderful stay in Guthrie Cottage. Our sincere thanks to the owner for sharing this gem to a couple of Canadians who now have a place in their hearts for NZ.

“a beautiful home on the sea”

Reviewed 4 Apr 2012

Beautiful cosy and charming cottage, fell asleep to the sound of waves lapping every night and beach walks in the morning. Super comfortable, central heating, great bathroom and good beds. Simply divine.

“A lovely Seaside Getaway, but close to the trendy Capital of New Zealand”

Reviewed 3 Apr 2012

We have stayed at Guthries Cottage on several occasions (4 or 5 times), and we are looking forward to next time we stay there! A very quaint lovely seaside cottage, right on the seafront. Looking out at the lights of Wellington is wonderful. We have stayed there in the lovely summer of Wellington, over several Christmas times, and cannot Lovely in Winter as the heating is fantastic, and summer as the location is unbeatable. 2 bedrooms, so not appropriate for a big group of people. The kitchen is great, so if you want to self cater you can. Cannot fault it... The furniture and bedding are quality and the cottage feels like a lovely home away from home!

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