Little Wetherby

60 Orui-Riverssdale Road, Riversdale
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

"A real Kiwi bach" Rustic, plywood, beachy house which sleeps 15+. - Main House has 1 queen and 3 singles in the hallway next to it (5 total). The beds are good for little ones as they can be near parents. - Two cabins have a queen bed each (4 people) - The newly re-roofed Rec Room has many beds: 2 queens (the base of bunks), 3 singles plus a double futon and a converted boat. It's quirky and charming, made of plywood for barefoot living. Our family bach sits on 7 acres of beach front land, with dunes and the estuary on one side and a pine forest on the other. There a lime orchard for picking limes between May & October. We are on the beachfront in that there are no houses between us and the sea; but the ocean is a good walk from the house. You can see and hear the sea, but it doesn't smack you in the face. Our vision to share our bach with other like-minded families, since we had trouble finding the perfect rental when we were wanting one. We really do enjoy sharing it with others, and hope you add your memories to this happy place also. No groups under age of 25 please, and no stag dos anymore due to recent bad experiences. Pets are welcome, but no dogs on beds; and please keep in mind that the beach house is on a working farm so dogs chasing sheep are in mortal peril. ;-) There are also speed limits to respect on the farm; and no bikes or quads please; as they tear up the grass on the sandy soil.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet friendly
Linen: please enquire
Smoking outside only
Accessibility: please enquire
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Fire place
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Ensuite Bathroom
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture
Outdoor Shower
Wood stove

Bed layout

3 Queen(s), 2 Double Bunk(s), 6 Single(s)

Special Amenities

We are on the rural side of Riversdale, approx 1 km walk to the store. If you like a bit of wildness and isolation for your beach holiday, this place is for you. No Wifi or broadband provided but there is good cellphone coverage. It's a good place to get away from it all. There is a VCR player in the Rec Room for the kids with literally hundreds of (mostly) age-appropriate movies on offer.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Riversdale offers a Surf Lifesaving Club, a shop with coffee and fish & chips, a playground, a church, a golf club and a tennis court.


Average Rating: 5
31 total reviews

Cherie Adams
Lovely weekend with family, weather fabulous and room for all😁A great spot for a big crowd and everything you need be back next year. sunshine sea and fun times
Response from Owner
Thank you for your lovely comment, Cherie. It was a pleasure to have you staying again, and we look forward to welcoming you back next year! It warms my heart to think of Little Wetherby as a part of the fabric of others' lives.
Pete McDonald
Absolutely gorgeous place to stay, can't wait to go back! The owner was so accommodating as well, very kind. Pete
Response from Owner
Thank you, Pete, for your kind comments and your generosity. I've printed one of your Milky Way pictures up and will display it at Little Wetherby. It's fabulous to have artists like you who share their work so that everyone can enjoy it.
Tegan Crummy
Wonderful stay and awesome location. Kitchen was well equipped along with comfy beds and a stones throw away from the beach. We loved the viewing platform for afternoon drinks. Host had great communication and made us feel so welcome. Would stay again..!
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Date rangeRatesMinimum stay
1 Feb - 30 Nov $250 / Night for 15 guests2 Nights
1 Feb - 30 Nov (Weekends)$325 / Night for 15 guests2 Nights
Rest of year$425 / Night for 15 guests2 Nights
1 Feb - 30 Nov
$250 / Night for 15 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Feb - 30 Nov (Weekends)
$325 / Night for 15 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$425 / Night for 15 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
Sheet & towel hire plus cleaning = $175
Payment for cleaning should be made directly to the cleaner.
Details in rental notes.

Week night rates (February - November) are $250 per night.
The 2-night minimum still applies.


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