Pickerings Cottage ( Historic Rawene )

No 12 Russell Esplanade, Rawene Hokianga
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Fully equipped waterfront property. 100 yr old kauri cottage. Simple, 'old-style' kiwi bach. Stunning views facing northwest and of the tidal harbour. The cottage is set in the central part of the historic town of Rawene on the Hokianga. It is only minutes away from an award winning cafe, the Boatshed. There is a restaurant at the Hotel, a ferry trip to historic Kohukohu, a small beach, Clendon House - an early european Historic Places house, other historic houses, library and a 4 Square and whole food and fresh vegetables shop on your door step. There is a boat ramp (near by ), hot water, flush toilet (outside but under cover), deck chairs, deck, bath/shower,fridge, stove, washing machine, all the required essential kitchen gear and a garden suitable for tents. Please note: it is an 'old fashioned simple' family bach- there is no TV, microwave or wifi. Furniture is 'eclectic' and you will need to bring your own bedding. Cellphone reception is patchy. There are many activities available like kayaking and windsurfing from the front garden, fishing, golf, horse riding. With a 15 min drive you have sandboarding at Opononi and 30min drive you are at the Waipoua forest and visit Tane Mahuta the 'largest' Kauri tree. Finally you are 45min drive to the Bay of Islands.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet: please enquire
Linen not provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Laundry Tub
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

2 Queen(s), 1 Sofa bed(s), 2 Single(s)


Average Rating: 5
6 total reviews

Matt Poole
Special! Rawene and the Hokianga has its own flavour and this is the best way to enjoy it. Woke up gazing across the waters to see waders in the low tide mud, then the church across the aater reveal itself from the mist. And the cottage is great. Very comfortable and well equipped but has not succumbed to becoming suburban in style. Its a bach, a great bach. Thank you for having us to stay. Will love to come again.
Response from Owner
Hi Guys Thank you for the lovely feedback. We to find those moments gazing through the bedroom window out onto the water and mud banks quite special, unique and old New Zealand. Glad you enjoyed your stay Regards Gerald
Loralie S
Excellent, old quaint cottage with loved feel to it. Would be great for families, but also wonderful get away for couples. Handy to everything in Rawene but peaceful and private. Nothing fancy but everything you need and nothing you don't (although I thought that 3 eggbeaters was a bit more than necessary for scrambled eggs?). Sunny bedrooms and sheltered deck with lovely view.
arohananda ma
I really enjoyed staying at this bach. It was simple, clean and everything I needed. If you want to unhook from the world it is great place to rest your head..I will come again..Thanks.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 Feb - 29 Apr $120 / Night for 4 guests$152 Nights
30 Apr - 23 Dec $115 / Night for 4 guests$152 Nights
24 Dec - 31 Jan $140 / Night for 4 guests$152 Nights
Rest of year$115 / Night for 4 guests$152 Nights
1 Feb - 29 Apr
$120 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 2 Nights
30 Apr - 23 Dec
$115 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 2 Nights
24 Dec - 31 Jan
$140 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year
$115 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $15Min. stay: 2 Nights
A Min of 2 nights to stay.
If a booking is for more than 7 nights the 7th night is free.
Please do not use the company's book it payment service. Email myself Gerald directly for confirmation and payment details


Weekly discount
I weeks stay get the 7th night free
Available all year


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