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Relax at the Otaihanga Commodore's Cottage

Entire house hosted by Steve And Deb
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
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Self check-in
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Climb the stairs to the elevated living space and be blown away by open plan living, sunny deck with views of Waikanae River and Scientific Reserve as well as Kapiti Island and beyond.
Nestled in the heart of Otaihanga Estuary the Commodore's Cottage is a warm, sunny 2 bedroom house, equipped with kitchen, funky bathroom, unlimited hot water, wifi, comfy beds and towels.
A wood burner, pizza oven, 2x beach riding bikes,2x loyal kayaks and a hot tub / spa will make this your dream escape.

The space
Situated on the Te Araroa New Zealand Trail the Commodore's Cottage is surrounded by walking and biking tracks with over 67 species of birds. Hop on the bikes with the picnic hamper or jump in the kayaks and explore the river and the isolated sandy beach. Back at the cottage ease into the spa pool and fire up the pizza oven. Feel free to use the washing machine, the dishwasher and the wood burner with firewood from the glasshouse.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed


Wifi – 900 Mbps
Free parking on premises
Private hot tub
Pets allowed
42" HDTV with Chromecast
Free washer – In unit
Patio or balcony
Security cameras on property
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.89 out of 5 stars from 19 reviews



Paraparaumu, Wellington, New Zealand

Otaihanga is a close knit beach community with its own Boating Club. The community is quiet and friendly and family orientated. Choose a book from the local community library in the converted bus shelter. The Otaihanga Domain is a popular destination for events. Check out the superb cafes by the beaches in Waikanae, Paraparaumu or Raumati. Or just do nothing!

Hosted by Steve And Deb

Joined in November 2015
  • 19 Reviews
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We have lived at the Commodores Cottage for the last 9 years and love it so much we thought it only fair to share it with you! We are both teachers and in our spare time love exploring New Zealand by both land and sea. Air BnB hosting gives us a good excuse to spend time on the boat! We have 3 grown children, 2 of whom are close by, a granddaughter that we are lucky to see frequently and a dog called MO. We also have been adopted by two very antisocial cats called Sylvester and Minnie who you may catch glimpses of around the section!
We have lived at the Commodores Cottage for the last 9 years and love it so much we thought it only fair to share it with you! We are both teachers and in our spare time love explo…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 12:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Show more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Security camera/recording device Show more
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Cancellation policy