The Whaler’s Cottage

Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Superbly located on Harpoon Hill, Whangaparapara and 15 min from Claris Village and Airport, the Whaler’s Cottage is a unique property in a magical setting. Hidden down a long driveway and surrounded by native bush, you will be greeted by a chorus of native bird life and views of the harbour. The cottage can also be accessed via a rugged track from Whangaparapara Wharf. A short walk leads you up to the house.

Details and amenities

Kids: please enquire
Pet: please enquire
Linen provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Fire place
Gas heating
Accessible Bathroom
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
Laundry Tub
Outdoor furniture
Wood stove

Bed layout

3 Queen(s)

Special Amenities

Spread across two levels, the Whaler’s Cottage is a comfortable secluded getaway equipped with all the holiday essentials including outdoor furniture, a BBQ, dishwasher, plenty of parking, and a fireplace for those winter stays. A highly specified well equipped off the grid property with water that is piped via a gravity fed water system sourced from a nearby stream The first floor includes the main guest bedroom with a queen size bed, wardrobe and windows that open right up. All bed linen and towels will be supplied. The bathroom includes a shower and a raised luxury bathtub with views of the bush. Have a hot bubble bath and enjoy the tranquil scenery. A cosy lounge with TV/Computer, free wifi and Netflix, Lightbox, TV1,2,3 on Demand and Spotify for music lovers all set up on a 30 inch screen with great speakers. An open plan kitchen with gas stove, woodfire oven, and dishwasher and a pot belly fireplace for warmth makes it feel like home. Fully equipped with all crockery and utensils for up to six people. A light table (with extension) and chairs makes it easy for our guests to eat inside or out on the veranda overlooking the water and beautiful sunsets and if you’re lucky, watch the dolphins and whales come out to play while you enjoy your morning coffee. Furry Friends are welcome, just let us know at booking time and smoking is allowed outside only as long as you use the ashtray provided. The second and third bedrooms are upstairs and accessed via a ladder staircase. The light airy open plan second floor have two superbly comfortable queen size beds with sea views and lovely for big sleep ins. This floor also has a small deck with even better views of the water and perfect for stargazing the dark skies of Great Barrier Island. Bring your telescope!

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

The cottage is 2 min away from Whangaparapara Harbour and estuary. Great for paddle boarding, fishing off the wharf or rock hunting. Kaitoke Hot springs Walk is a 10 min drive to the car park and a easy flat 1/2 hour walk. Track to waterfall takes 1/2 hour from Whangaparapara Road on the waterfront. Entrance is near the fire sign and through the farm gate. We also have a resident Morepork at the house. His name is Owl Pacino and he loves it if you leave the outdoor light on for him so he can hunt. He’s not shy and loves his picture being taken :)


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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 Jun - 31 Aug $350 / Night for 4 guests$301 Night
1 Dec - 31 Mar $450 / Night for 6 guests$301 Night
Rest of year$400 / Night for 4 guests$301 Night
1 Jun - 31 Aug
$350 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 1 Night
1 Dec - 31 Mar
$450 / Night for 6 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 1 Night
Rest of year
$400 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 1 Night




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