Mabel's, 1860's Cottage

14 Mabel Thorburn Ave, Mill Bay, Mangonui
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

What a little honey... they don’t make them like this anymore! Mabel has been round a bit and can tell a few stories! Recently updated and beautifully furnished she is ready to start her next era – come and be part of that! She has 2 double bedrooms, 1 bathroom and 2 toilets. Mabel may look small but she’s actually surprisingly roomy and airy. You’ll delight in the stunning views from every window, and she’s literally just 7 paces from back door to water’s edge! This charming cottage provides you with a very comfortable and stylish base to explore our wonderful area. No matter what the weather you’ll luxuriate in Mabel’s ambience and space. At almost 150 years old she is well versed at having people stay and it shows. Mabel’s of Mill Bay is definitely worth a visit.

Details and amenities

Kids: please enquire
Pet: please enquire
Linen provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Fire place
Food processor
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Electric heat
Extra Toilet
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
Laundry Tub
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture
Wood stove

Bed layout

1 Super King(s), 1 Queen(s)


Average Rating: 5
3 total reviews

Lesley Kelly
A quaint little cottage. Loved the atmosphere and the fire. Bathroom was an experience. Maybe time it was updated to a shower instead of a bath? Husband could not negotiate the bath due to his condition. Apart from that loved sitting outside enjoying the view and the lovely garden! Have some lovely cottage plants in it and so suits the house. Thank you for allowing people to enjoy the heritage cottage.
Fresh bread. Plunger coffee. bottle of wine flowers in our rooms and freshly cut herbs by the oven...Generous sized towels and beach towels as well as extras rubbish bags. glad wrap etc Mabels was also very clean and tidy .. There is no photos but there is a bbq area with a small picnic table and then some stairs that lead to a lovely grassed area to get some sun and enjoy a book on a blanket. I did think perhaps it is not so private due to seeing houses around but it was private and very quiet. I can not wait until we return to this grand old lady...
Mabel's is a gem; like staying in a bit of living history! The original artwork and furnishings create a charming ambience. The beds and linens are good quality and the kitchen is well stocked. The cottage garden is lovely. Richard is very hospitable and quickly responsive to all requests. His attention to detail is very impressive. There are views from every window and it's a 5 minute walk to the fabulous fish 'n chips at the Mangonui Fish Shop. We stayed a month and hated to leave.



Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
8 Jan - 28 Feb $220 / Night for 2 guests$205 Nights
1 Mar - 31 May $200 / Night for 2 guests$203 Nights
1 Jun - 30 Sep $180 / Night for 2 guests$203 Nights
1 Oct - 19 Dec $200 / Night for 2 guests$203 Nights
20 Dec - 7 Jan $250 / Night for 2 guests$205 Nights
Rest of year$180 / Night for 2 guests$201 Night
8 Jan - 28 Feb
$220 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 5 Nights
1 Mar - 31 May
$200 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 3 Nights
1 Jun - 30 Sep
$180 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 3 Nights
1 Oct - 19 Dec
$200 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 3 Nights
20 Dec - 7 Jan
$250 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 5 Nights
Rest of year
$180 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 1 Night
Rates are inclusive of quality linen and towels. Rates for public holiday vary so please ask for a quote if your stay is over a long weekend.
These prices are for 2 people and the extra person charge is $20 per night.


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