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“Warm, comfortable cottage by the sea”
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21 reviews
Cottage Frontage
Island Bay Sunset
Double Bedroom
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Single Bedroom
Bathroom
View from living room
Kitchen,Dining,Living Room Panorama
Courtyard and Bench Seat
Local Paua Shell (Abalone)
Entry Gate to Cottage
Local Kina shells
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Wellington, Greater Wellington, North Island

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Scenic767...
1 review
“Warm, comfortable cottage by the sea”
Reviewed October 9, 2018 for a stay in October 2018

Loved staying here, watching the ocean, the Interislander sailing by, the view of the South island on clear mornings. Village is close by with good amenities, bus is an easy option for transport. The road is between the sea and the cottage, so there is a little commuter traffic noise, but delightful all the same. Well stocked for food which is a generous gesture and much appreciated. The underfloor heating in the bathroom is also appreciated!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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goingsome...
Anywhere!
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Comfortable fishing cottage with spectacular views”
Reviewed November 5, 2017 for a stay in October 2017
2
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We (2 adults and 1 child) stayed here for 3 nights while travelling around NZ. This place is great - it feels like you are staying in a well thought out home rather than a holiday cottage - it's comfortable, there are plenty of extras in the kitchen which make life so much easier when travelling and the heated bathroom floor is amazing!! We even had a feline visitor one evening who wandered in through the front door to say hello.
The beach across the road is excellent for exploring rock pools and looking at the various items that wash up. On a clear day, you can see snow topped mountains on the South Island. Another evening, we watched scuba divers exploring the rocks (there is a marked course for snorkelers/scuba divers). This is the kind of place that makes you feel like a local when you stay there, and you can do as much exploring around Wellington as you like or just hang out at the cottage watching the world go by.
PS - there is an excellent playground only 10 minutes stroll away with a great coffee caravan across the road.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 5, 2017
Thanks very much for the review. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay in our place. Regards, Jonathan
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John M
Auckland
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Awesome accommodation”
Reviewed April 18, 2017 for a stay in April 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Truly a great place to stay, the set up / location is top notch and with all the provisions / fresh fruit in the pantry and fridge (which we hardly made a dent in) it was like "home from home" We had a car so access to the city was great, not too sure about the bus service as we didn't see many although it was Easter so maybe reduced services. Jonathan was easy to deal / communicate with so a great weekend away

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C. Donald...
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful Experience!”
Reviewed March 27, 2017 for a stay in February 2017
2
people found this review helpful

My wife and I were very happy to return to this charming, immaculate cottage at the end of each busy touring day in Wellington. It is located in a quiet part of the city, has an open view of the Tasman Sea where people are exercising themselves and their dogs on a public path. It is close to neighborhood cafes and small shops and is an easy drive to the central business district. Parking is not an issue.

Our hosts were extremely gracious and helpful and have cared for and stocked their property to an extent not often seen. We cannot say enough about the quality of this experience and highly recommend it to others.

Thank you, Jetta and Jonathan!

Your age range 65+
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555bernd
Marburg, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely cottage with seaview”
Reviewed July 21, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Nice cottage with view of the sea and a little island close to the shore. Good bus connection and interesting walks nearby.

Traveling group: Solo Traveler
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clairec42...
Sydney, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Ms”
Reviewed May 3, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
3
people found this review helpful

We loved Island Bay Cottage. The location is fantastic, looking directly onto a marine reserve and with great waterfront walks from your door. The cottage is so homely and the pantry very generously stocked. The hosts are lovely and make sure you are well set up to find the cottage and enjoy your stay. It will be my first choice of accommodation next time I'm in Wellington.

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Happydays...
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Your mad if you don't stay here when visiting Wellington”
Reviewed January 18, 2016 for a stay in January 2016
3
people found this review helpful

The day we were due to arrive, the weather was terrible. The hosts had everything ready. The advance information was perfect.
The location, views and access were perfect and the bus stops out the front.
I think that this was the best accommodation I experienced in my 2 weeks in NZ.

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