Muritai Cottage

4 Muritai Road, Ostend, Waiheke Island, Ostend, Waiheke Island
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About this Holiday House

Muritai Cottage offers peace and privacy in a garden idyll that is home to many native birds. It lies a mere 6 minute walk from the panoramic boating haven of Putiki bay: Muritai means 'sea breeze' or 'wind from the sea'. This sunny, historic kauri cottage with north facing, sheltered indoor-outdoor flow is a joy for those wishing to just chill. Ideally suited to two couples, this home is centrally located, in the quiet haven of a little known cul-de-sac. You'll be away from the hustle and bustle of Waiheke, while close to all you need to experience the island. It's just a seven minute stroll to the Saturday Market, the supermarket, and an eclectic mix of shops and food and beverage outlets, including the famous Te Matuka Oysters. You'll relax on the expansive deck, enjoying the peaceful view of the terraced cottage garden, take a stroll through Te Toki Reserve, along the Okahuiti Inlet, or around Anzac Bay. Goldies Vineyard is a twenty minute walk over the causeway, where you'll see the ever changing outlook as the tide ebbs and flows. Palm Beach is about a 25 min shady walk away. Or you can hop on a bus just three doors down from the cottage. It'll take you to Oneroa, Palm Beach or Rocky Bay. It's a five minute stroll to the bus stop for Onetangi. There are big tables for outdoor dining on the big deck, games and jigsaw puzzles, outdoor chess, and a day bed in a covered part of the deck. A grand old plum tree graces the scene. Tui, fantails, silver eyes, riroriro and kereru abound, and the occasional kaka.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Fire place
Washing Machine
Off Street Parking
CD player
Internet available
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Double(s), 1 Double(s)

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Ostend farmers' market and Countdown supermarket is only a 5 min walk away; you can catch the hop on/hop off bus in Ostend to the vineyards; 8 minutes walk will take you to the sea shore where you can enjoy the boating panorama that is intrinsic to the island. 5 min drive to Palm beach - and Arcadia restaurant; 7 minute drive to Onetangi beach, well known for its long expanse and golden sands, Charlie Farleys and 372 as well the new and fabulous Ki Maha restaurant, On the way you will pass Wild on Waiheke, Stonyridge,Te Motu and Tantalus vineyards. You could always pop into the Historic Museum on the Onetangi Straight or the gold course for a quick round. Ostend village has several good coffee outlets and takeaway facilities as well as a chemist and medical centre. There is an ATM machine in Countdown. An 6 minute drive takes you to the car ferry located at Kennedy Point and a12 minute drive to the passenger ferry located at Matiatia.


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Date rangeRatesMinimum stay
11 Jan - 30 Apr $330 / Night for 4 guests2 Nights
1 May - 30 Sep $305 / Night for 4 guests2 Nights
1 Oct - 19 Dec $330 / Night for 4 guests2 Nights
20 Dec - 10 Jan $380 / Night for 4 guests7 Nights
Rest of year$330 / Night for 4 guests2 Nights
11 Jan - 30 Apr
$330 / Night for 4 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 May - 30 Sep
$305 / Night for 4 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
1 Oct - 19 Dec
$330 / Night for 4 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
20 Dec - 10 Jan
$380 / Night for 4 guests
Min. stay: 7 Nights
Rest of year
$330 / Night for 4 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
3 night minimum during public holidays




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