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Sunny Glen Cottage by Waikanae River

5.0(42)SuperhostWaikanae, Wellington, New Zealand
Entire guesthouse hosted by Ken & Ebeth
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
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You’ll love our place because of the charming chalet cottage offering self-catering accommodation furnished to a high standard, situated next to the Waikanae River and Karu Reserve. Our place is close to family-friendly activities, shops, restaurants and dining, and the beach. A 10-minute walk takes you to the village centre and railway station. Journey 60 minutes to Wellington by train or car. Our place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travellers, and families (with kids).

The space
A garden cottage with a full lounge and kitchen dining area furnished to a high standard. Suitable for self-catering and outdoor cooking with barbecue provided. Views to garden and to the Waikanae River and Reserve. Downstairs lounge and bathroom, upstairs accommodation with large bedroom with a garden view, full king double bed. Second bedroom with two king singles with a river view. The cottage has an outdoor area with garden furniture and a barbecue for use by guests.

Conveniently situated only a 10-minute walk to the Waikanae Village Centre with shops, restaurants and the railway station. Easy access to several beaches by car (10 minutes), bicycle ride (20 minutes) on off-road cycle tracks or by walking (40) minutes.

Close to NZ Highway 1 with Wellington 50 minutes by car. Rail services to and from Wellington run every 30 minutes.

Off street parking is available. Mountain bikes and helmets are also available free of charge. Pick up from Paraparaumu Airport or Waikanae Railway Station by arrangement.

Guest access
Access to garden. Private access to river and reserve with walking & cycle tracks. Close to children's swing parks, public outdoor swimming pool.

Other things to note
Pick up from Paraparaumu Airport or Waikanae Railway Station by arrangement.
You’ll love our place because of the charming chalet cottage offering self-catering accommodation furnished to a high standard, situated next to the Waikanae River and Karu Reserve. Our place is close to family-friendly activities, shops, restaurants and dining, and the beach. A 10-minute walk takes you to the village centre and railway station. Journey 60 minutes to Wellington by train or car. Our place is good f… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Pay TV
Air conditioning
Breakfast
Dedicated workspace
Dryer
TV
Hair dryer

Accessibility

No stairs or steps to enter

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Waikanae, Wellington, New Zealand

Waikanae is a small town on New Zealand's Kapiti Coast. The name is a Māori word meaning "The waters of the yellow eyed mullet".The township is about 60km north of Wellington and lies between Paraparaumu, eight km to the southwest, and Otaki, 15km to the northeast.

Waikanae is bordered by open farmland and forest, the Tasman Sea and the rugged Tararua Ranges. Together with its neighbouring settlement of Waikanae Beach, the township comprises a quiet locale, popular with families and retirees. Just north of Waikanae is the small community of Peka Peka. The Te Araroa Trail leads through Waikanae.

The area surrounding the township is notable for its 5-kilometre long beach and wide river mouth, opposite Kapiti Island which lies four kilometres offshore in the Tasman Sea. The waters between Waikanae Beach and Kapiti Island are a marine reserve, and whales or Hector's dolphins are sometimes spotted on their migration routes through the narrow corridor. The beach itself is composed of black iron sand and is popular for water sports and long walks.

Inland, behind Waikanae, are the bush clad Hemi Matenga Reserve, the Tararua Ranges and the Akatarawa Valley, home to a popular conservation park, Staglands Wildlife Reserve. A road through the valley over the Akatarawa Saddle provides a link with the Hutt Valley via Reikorangi and Cloustonville. The headwaters of the Waikanae River form where a number of streams converge in the inland Reikorangi Basin. From here the river runs through a gap in the foothills, across the coastal plain to the sea.

The central Waikanae Village includes the Mahara Art Gallery, a health centre, post shop, war memorial hall, a small museum, church, library, hotel, cinema and restaurants.
Waikanae is a small town on New Zealand's Kapiti Coast. The name is a Māori word meaning "The waters of the yellow eyed mullet".The township is about 60km north of Wellington and lies between Paraparaumu, eight…

Hosted by Ken & Ebeth

Joined in November 2015
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We are a retired couple, Ken & Ebeth Harris, Ken was a Management Consultant and Ebeth an Interior Designer. For the past three years we have hosted a BnB - Sunny Glen Cottage in WAIKANAE, near Wellington, NZ. We are both keen golfers and originally from Scotland where we visit regularly to see family and friends.
We are a retired couple, Ken & Ebeth Harris, Ken was a Management Consultant and Ebeth an Interior Designer. For the past three years we have hosted a BnB - Sunny Glen Cottage in W…
During your stay
Recreation & Sports
Walking - Nearby are the Nga Manu Nature Reserve, and many walking trails and tracks.

Cycling – the area is excellent for cycling with a number of off-road mountain bike trails.

Golf – the area is well served with high quality golf courses:
•Parapraumu Beach is ranked in the Top 100 World Golf Courses
•Levin is a Championship rated course.
•Waikane is a nearby parkland course
•Otaki is a pleasant parkland course.

We are happy to arrange course boking times for our guests.
Recreation & Sports
Walking - Nearby are the Nga Manu Nature Reserve, and many walking trails and tracks.

Cycling – the area is excellent for cycling with a number…
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Check-in: 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with key safe
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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