Grandads Cottage

2353, Homewood Road RD12, Masterton 5872
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Grandads Cottage has panoramic views and a mostly private beach. A prime elevated, sheltered site you overlook farmland and the Pacific Ocean only 800 meters away. Beach access is available through private land, where you can fish, swim, dive or just relax and have the place to yourself. The fresh water estuary harbours an abundance of wildlife and is ideal safe swimming for the younger ones. The cottage is warm and safe with plenty of room for the children to kick a ball, play cricket or pitch a tent. On a cloudless night the stars are amazing and you can see the satellites as they pass above. Riversdale Beach Resort is only 10-12 minutes drive away with golf course, surf club and general store. The store has an off licence takeaways and great coffee but please note no petrol. The golf club has a challenging 9 hole course. Booking tee times on line required during Covid, and with Friday night meals and a well stocked bar, its all you need to complete your stay.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen: please enquire
Smoking outside only
Accessibility: please enquire
Heating & cooling
Fire place
High Chair
Washing Machine
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Fire wood supplied
iPod Dock
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

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

Special Amenities

Access to a mostly private beach, panoramic views, peace and quiet. Outside deck over looks farm land and Pacific ocean. Plenty of room for the kids to play. Free to air TV or bring your Sky card.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Riversdale Beach has a wonderful sandy beach with the surf club operating over the summer holidays. The golf course is a challenging 9 hole course that has seen the occasional grown man cry. Club hire on request and other than summer school holidays there is no need to book a tee time. (During Covid on line bookings essential.) Tennis courts are also available for hire at the golf club.


Average Rating: 5
4 total reviews

Jacquie Pillay
A beautiful, peaceful slice of paradise. The cottage was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and had everything we needed for our 4 day stay. We spent our time walking on the beach, bird watching (quails, pheasant, fantails, hawks, rosellas, robins, swans, ducks, magpies, tuis, dotterels, oyster catchers and more), sheep watching, and many hours just contemplating the view over the fields as we listened to the waves crash onto the beach in the distance. Highly recommend this as a sanctuary to get away from the busyness of life and truly unwind. We will definitely be coming back. Thank you so much for sharing Grandads cottage with us.
Teena Johnson
You will love this property if you are looking for a quiet, private, farm and coastal location holiday. Grandads Cottage is clean and comfortable and feels like a home. It is a 5 minute drive to a private beach, and only 15 minutes away from the Riversdale Township. We made more family memories here and would return in a heartbeat. Karen & John are lovely hosts who are kind and respectful, and give you the space needed to be able to unwind from the crazy city life. I would highly recommend this holiday home for your next night, weekend or week long stay.
Response from Owner
Thank you for your kind words, happy you enjoyed our special spot. Thanks for leaving the cottage so tidy.
Diana Castle
Thanks Karen & John for providing such a lovely place to stay. We really enjoyed it. Very clean and tidy house, lovely hosts (we learnt a bit about farming) and perfect for the children to run around. Nice having Riversdale Beach handy but also having a country retreat when the day at the beach was finished. We can highly recommend this as a place to stay.
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
All year$150 / Night for 2 guests$202 Nights
All year
$150 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
Minimum stay: 2 nights for 2 adults = $300.
Extra persons:
Adult 16yrs and over. $20 per night
Child 6-15yrs. $10 per night
Child under 5yr free.
Linen on request. $20 per stay


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