An historic cottage in a sheltered dell in the country, fully restored Te whare iti is 10-15 minutes walk from the rugged Makara coast and about 35 minutes from the CBD. The preserved exterior enfolds very clean, warm and comfortable modern amenities.
What we offer: A relaxing comfortable stay in an historic cottage in a sheltered dell in the country. Enjoy the peace and quiet of rural New Zealand. Te whare iti is suitable for up to 4 adults or a family - two children or three at a pinch. The cottage is 10-15 minutes’ walk from the rugged and spectacular Makara coast. Fully restored Te whare iti provides very clean, warm and comfortable modern amenities - self contained, private, and all yours. As there is no public transport past Karori you will really need your own transport. It generally takes about 35 minutes to reach CBD by car. Ask us about a tour of the farm if you stay.
What we don’t really offer: Budget backpacker type accommodation close to the city.
Sited on a working farm - we can arrange farm visits when possible if you wish. Keys to the cottage located in a combination key box on site.
Общение с гостями
Hosts within 5 minutes walk of the cottage if needed but far enough away for complete privacy.
Другие важные подробности
No phone in the cottage but Spark mobile coverage is good - Vodaphone/2 Degrees coverage is poor or non-existent. We offer free internet WiFi with reasonable speed on-site.
No pets. The cottage is located on part of a working farm in a rural area. As there is always livestock in proximity pets are not accommodated. There are boarding kennels for dogs close by - a five minute walk away.
No smoking inside the house. Outside ok, but with due care as fire is always a risk. A sand bucket is provided.
Please - shoes and boots off inside. No outdoor shoes inside past the porch area.
Please keep the road gate shut as there is sometimes stray stock on the road and these animals are both unwelcome on the property and hard to evict.
Not suitable for major partying and festivity (Courtenay Place is far more suitable for that) - Te whare iti is much more for relaxing and unwinding. Water is precious here particularly in summer. While we provide for all your needs - and our water is spring-fed, filtered, and UV treated - we always appreciate consideration in this regard. WiFi internet is free to guests but there is a cap on our monthly usage - we are in a rural area and share a community network. We happily support normal activities such as email, browsing, and voip but request that you forego more data-hungry activities as this is unfair on subsequent guests who may miss out.
Please close and lock all windows and doors whenever you leave the property, set the alarm, and leave the key in the locked keyholder.
Goes without saying - no drugs.
All children are considered guests and are included in the occupancy count. We work hard in our gardens and like sharing them. As a lot of work can be quickly destroyed please ensure children stay only on the grassed areas around the cottage as there are plantings in other areas that may not be immediately obvious.
Finally - please let us know if anything can be done to make your stay more comfortable and enjoyable!