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
21 total reviews

Grant Maiden
Our group of 11 people had a great time at Little Wetherby. Brilliantly set up with multiple zones and sleeping options for families and groups with lots of space and access to the beach. The teenagers loved the rec room with table tennis and the basketball hoop outside among other things to keep them entertained. Close to Riversdale but on its own large private piece of land that gives a nice sense of isolation. Would definitely come back.
Response from Owner
Hi Grant: Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We're thrilled that you had a great time, and look forward to welcoming you back. :-)
One of the best holiday homes we’d ever stayed at - the character of the home and location, Riversdale itself, the fire; everything was amazing and we are really grateful for the chance to stay at such a unique place. We had a truly amazing time and can’t thank you enough.
Response from Owner
Golly, Simon. Thank you! What amazing feedback. Back at you - we love sharing our place with people like you.
Jirayu Brennan
Very very love remote place our group enjoyed. The kids loved it (3 of them), and so did adult (6 of us). It is very rustic but made the place feels at home. Clean, and functional. View is amazing! Would love to visit again.
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Date rangeRatesMinimum stay
1 Feb - 30 Nov (Weekends)$300 / Night for 15 guests2 Nights
Rest of year$400 / Night for 15 guests2 Nights
1 Feb - 30 Nov (Weekends)
$300 / Night for 15 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$400 / 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.


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