#3057 Premium

Beach cottage - 2 minutes walk to beach

Guesthouse • Paraparaumu New Zealand

    3 Guests  
    1 Bedroom  
    2 Beds  
    1.0 Bathroom  
    1 Car space 
    Primary home  

Exchange types accepted



Listed  June 2019
Views  828
Response rate  83%

General overview

This is what a recent guest said: "I wish I could give TEN STARS for this location!! Leigh was AMAZING, the place was AMAZING, and the location was unbelievable! Literally 100 metres from the beach. I wish we could've stayed for longer!! Am coming back next year for sure!!" Great location to: VISIT KAPITI ISLAND, RELAX by the beach, or for a STOPOVER an hour from Wellington. Step into the cottage and instantly you'll feel refreshed and relaxed in the quiet, airy surrounding."

The space

Kitchen/Living area The kitchen/living area catches the afternoon sun, (all year round) with sliding doors opening onto your own sheltered patio. It contains a full kitchen (no oven), also the sofa bed. And the single breakfast bar is a perfect place to set up your laptop. (The guesthouse can sleep four - 2 to each bed, but I have listed for three as it's not a big space.) Queen bedroom The sunny living area leads into the bedroom through a wide sliding door - then through to a spacious ensuite. The comfy queen-bed is fitted with quality down duvets and cotton bed linen. There is a roomy shelf for your personal items, a luggage rack, a full-length mirror, and cubby holes for your bags etc. Plus space to hang your clothes and hide your shoes. (That's where you'll also find an extra heater and carpet sweeper.) Bathroom The ensuite has crisp white-tiled walls and grey-tiled floors - with underfloor heating! The step-in shower, has fabulous water pressure. There's a hair dryer, heated towel rail, well-lit mirror, liquid soap, shampoo & conditioner. All products used or supplied are eco-friendly and contain no harsh chemical ingredients.

Guest access

Easy access - separate entrance to fully self-contained guest suite.


To get to the beach , walk 2 minutes north along Manly Street where you'll find a lane leading directly on to the beach. There is parking provided in front of the cottage. There is a washing machine and dryer available in the garage of the main house that you are welcome to use for $2 a load for each. We live on the property so are here to help.


Cupboard / drawers
Hair dryer
Bed sheets
Fire extinguisher
Smoke alarms
Clothes dryer

House rules

    Suitable for infants under 2
    Suitable for children ages 2-12
    Pets not allowed
    No smoking


We are one hour north of Wellington (New Zealand's capital city) by car or train. We live in a residential area adjacent to the beach. It is a safe, family friendly neighbourhood. Paraparaumu Beach is a town on the Kapiti Coast, which consists of a string of seaside towns with plenty of cafes, restaurants and is a great location for outdoor activities. It is very easy to visit the famous Kapiti Island, which is wildlife sanctuary, though you will need to make a booking. Wellington city contains lots of interesting cultural activities including New Zealand's national museum (called Te Papa). Wellington also has the reputation for its cafe/coffee culture.

Getting around

It's probably best if you have a car (and it may be possible we could make one available). Otherwise we provide two bicycles. There is a cafe, mini supermarket, liquor store, fish'n'chip/Chinese takeaway and bakery within 5 minutes walk. If you're coming by intercity bus or train,you can take a bus from the railway station. The nearest bus stop is a 5 minute walk.

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Wellington, New Zealand
Joined June 2018
Response rate 83%
LGBTQ+ friendly  
Travelling group
Member description
Grant and I live with our elderly chihuahua/pekingese dog, Evie, in our simple home on the beach. We have four adult children who live in New Zealand and Australia, and one delightful grand-daughter who lives nearby.
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Western Australia, Australia (Flexible)
Jul 31, 2020 - Nov 30, 2020 (Flexible)
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