Historic Seaside Cottage

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Overview of Historic Seaside Cottage

Entire home

Historic Seaside Cottage

4.4/5 Excellent

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Outdoor space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Castlecliff, Whanganui

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCastlecliff Beach4 min walk
  • Popular LocationVirginia Lake10 min drive
  • AirportWhanganui (WAG)16 min drive
  • Popular LocationSouth Beach22 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
Bedroom 1
    1 child bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
Common area
    1 sofa bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Historic Seaside Cottage

Whanganui holiday home in Castlecliff with kitchen and patio
'Monday' is a historic seaside cottage that was designed by the early architect to maximize the benefits of holidaying beside the sea while having access to Wanganui city. It is the first of six adjacent beach cottages, all named after the days of the week. The first five cottages have similar construction and quirky features
It is located at Castlecliff beach, which is about a 10 minute drive from the city centre. The cottage is in close proximity to the beach, the reserve, the children's playground, basketball court, skateboard park,community BBQs, dairy and camping ground. It is in a popular area for recreational activities yet the cottage offers privacy and unique ambiance. It has a secluded courtyard behind the cottage, secure parking and is fully fenced.
The Wanganui area is historically significant as an entry point for early settlers and visitors to the country in the mid - late 1800's as it had a port and the navigable river enabled access to the interior of the North island. It was one of the wealthiest areas in early New Zealand and this is reflected in the abundant early architecture of the city.
The city centre has retained its artdeco architecture and artistic influence and is very well presented and cared for. It is well served by great cafes and restaurants.The river frontage has a delightful leisure area with a reserve, walkway, historic buildings, tram line and original steam boats running excursions. The area buzzes with activity, especially during the Saturday market and festival times.
Local attractions in the area include exploring the Wanganui river or the Taranaki coastline, driving up the Para Para road to the Volcanic plateau (the ski fields on Ruapehu are about a 1 hr 30 minute drive up the Para Para road) or simply enjoying the creative ambiance of this art orientated city.
'Monday' is being lovingly restored to it's 'Arts and Crafts' style. Your stay here would help us to restore the cottage and grounds to near original condition.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$35.00 per stay); Linen (included);
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

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Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Close to skiing


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Electric kettle


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper


  • DVD player

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Fully fenced


  • Washing machine


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Things to do

  • Hiking nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Swimming nearby

Safety features

  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 4

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession).
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Historic Seaside Whanganui
Historic Seaside Cottage Whanganui
Historic Seaside Cottage Private vacation home
Historic Seaside Cottage Private vacation home Whanganui

About this area


This holiday home is located in Castlecliff, a neighbourhood in Whanganui. Castlecliff Beach and Virginia Lake reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Durie Hill Elevator and Ward Observatory. Whanganui Museum and Bason Botanic Gardens are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with surfing/body boarding and fishing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and mountain biking.

What's nearby

  • Castlecliff Beach - 4 min walk
  • Virginia Lake - 10 min drive
  • Ward Observatory - 14 min drive
  • Bason Botanic Gardens - 17 min drive
  • South Beach - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Whanganui (WAG) - 16 min drive


  • The Citadel - 4 min walk
  • Springvale Cafe - 8 min drive
  • Funky Duck Cafe - 8 min drive
  • The Villa Coffee House - 10 min drive
  • Tokyo Roll Black - 10 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 28 out of 48 reviews
5 - Excellent 58%
Rating 4 - Good. 14 out of 48 reviews
4 - Good 29%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 48 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 48 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 48 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Cute historic cottage
Great location. Appreciated being able to bring the dog. Owners very obliging to communicate with through Covid disruption.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

4/5 Good

Cute cottage
Owners have put a lot of thought into this cute little cottage. Clean and comfortable, with lots of activities/entertainment items. Also a good playground across the road. Beach was OK, lots of driftwood before the sand or sea, and being winter the area was pretty quiet. Only complaint though was no coffee plunger in the cottage and the local Cafe was only open Thur-sun so couldn't have a decent morning coffee.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful cottage suitable for all ages. Beautifully decorated would be happy to stay there again.
Loved our stay there. The only suggestion I would make is maybe a clothes rack. Sadly it was raining the whole time we were there and trying to get washing dry was a little tougher. Other than that fantastic place and great value for money.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

4/5 Good

Castlecliff beach stay.
Nice clean, warm little cottage. A little pokey but weather not great and so we didn't access courtyard as we normally would which would have given a feeling of more space. Very comfortable beds. Shower hot. Dog friendly with park and beach across road. Happy with our stay. Thanks to hosts.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Nice place to stay
Great lil cottage to spend a long weekend in. Especially nice being so close to the beach and the local caf, close drive to town. Clean and tidy cosy space.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2022