Cabbage Tree Cottage: Children & dogs welcome


Entire cottage hosted by Rendt

4 guests, 3 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
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Great location
90% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Pets allowed
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Our place is centrally located within Tryphena, easy walking distance to the Stonewall Store, weekly Village Market, Pa Beach Café, famous Irish Currach Pub, a boat ramp and safe swimming beaches.

You will feel welcome in this open plan, split-level home with surrounding decks facing a view of bush and sea. In the house there is plenty of entertainment for the whole family when you want to come back inside.

The space
With the surrounding greenery mostly screening out the neighbouring dwellings, the house is surprisingly centrally located. And on the island, Tryphena has perhaps most to offer in one locality, and that is not only scenic walks, historic sites and water sports opportunities, but also for entertainment and even shopping - we actually have two shops in the bay, or three counting the post shop.

Just a few hundred meters down the road gets you to the shops, the weekly Village Market, Pah Beach Café, and even an authentic Irish Currach Pub. Within a 5 minute walk you can get to a boat ramp and two safe swimming beaches - Gooseberry Flats and Pah Beach. A little further still on foot, or just 5 minutes by car, gets you to Mulberry Grove store one way and Tipi and Bobs Waterfront Lodge the other, both offer cooked food and have a license to serve alcohol. Then there is the Tryphena Social Club also in walking distance, which turns into a cinema on Monday and Thursday nights showing an eclectic selection of recent releases.

Do pick up one of the free guides at the airport, or search online, about all the organised and independent activities on the island. There is so much to recommend.

The home itself is spacious with large windows in the lounge area and the master bedroom facing a view of bush and sea. There are numerous corners around the deck, in the front and in the back to enjoy good company or have a moment of repose by yourself. Do enjoy these spaces by picking out one of the 100s of books which are dotted on shelving throughout the house, all while listening to the kaka, tui and kereru in the native trees surrounding the house.

Come meal time, you will find the kitchen well equipped with a microwave and bench top electric stove, as well as a large fridge/freezer, bread maker. There is also a gas stove and oven when there is insufficient battery charge for electric appliances.

Also available for your use are free Wifi, a large-screen smart TV, a DVD player, and a stereo radio with CD player.

We have made a lot of effort to make this a welcoming home - for our guests as much as for ourselves - and from the posted reviews it appears that that has succeeded. We would love to share this amazing island with you also.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.76 out of 5 stars from 30 reviews


Where you’ll be

Great Barrier Island, Auckland, New Zealand

Tryphena has a number of attractions with walks around the foreshore to Mulberry Grove heading south-east, and Puriri Bay going west. Dolphin sightings are not rare, so keep your eyes open. Further east to Shoal Bay takes you to Sarah Harrison's Pottery and the port, and over the hill from Puriri Bay takes you into Schooner Bay where you can visit Peter Edmonds woodcarving workshop.

Hosted by Rendt

  1. Joined in October 2016
  • 33 Reviews
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  • Superhost
Marea and I work for different community and environmental groups on the island. Before we came here, we both worked and travelled widely overseas. Now we are settled down, raising a beautiful 3-year old boy who is lucky to grow up on precious Great Barrier Island. Renting out our home helps make that possible. When we have visitors, we go and stay on our 28-foot yacht which is moored in the harbour and enjoy the sunsets from there.
Marea and I work for different community and environmental groups on the island. Before we came here, we both worked and travelled widely overseas. Now we are settled down, raising…

During your stay

We'll get you all set up then leave you to enjoy your peaceful stay - if necessary we are only a phone call away.

Rendt is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy

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