Beautifully appointed Heritage listed Cottage 5 min walk to town

10A Colenso Avenue, Napier Hill, Napier
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About this Holiday House

Historic Colenso Cottage, heritage listed, luxurious Boutique Accommodation on Napier Hill, Hawkes Bay. The original home of the great explorer and missionary, William Colenso, now renovated to a high standard for your indulgence and comfort. Colenso Cottage is set in a fantastic location with stunning views just outside the front door. A romantic, relaxing retreat within a short walk of town. We have great long term stay rates, for couples visiting family from overseas. The cottage is in an upmarket safe quiet residential area 5 minutes walk to town, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets and bus depot. Please enquire for rates. Colenso Cottage, Napier Hill is a superior self contained historic property that boasts a magnificent master bedroom, complete with an ultra comfy king size bed, flat screen television with Sky, beautiful linen and cosy blankets. A beautiful dark leather studded sofa compliment the tastefully decorated open plan living area and fully equipped kitchen. Sky and Wifi are there for your comfort and convenience. Sit back and relax on one of the native wooden sun-loungers in the private sunny courtyard or enjoy breakfast on the wrought iron table and chairs as you take in the views over Te Mata Peak through to the Kaweka ranges. We are happy to arrange a breakfast basket for you if requested. Katie welcomes you to come and experience this special piece of New Zealand’s history. A detailed account of William Colenso's place in Hawkes Bays history is there for your perusal. “He built a cottage now known as Colenso Cottage in 1862 to accommodate him while his home was being built next door”. William Colenso (7 November 1811 – 10 February 1899)

Details and amenities

Kids: please enquire
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Sky TV
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Washing Machine
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Internet available
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 King(s)


Average Rating: 5
10 total reviews

Beth van der Loeff
Lovely cottage with an interesting history. Very stylish and had everything we needed.
Response from Owner
Thank you Beth, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Katie
Moira Richards
Colenso House is very comfortable, warm and cosy. It is fully self-contained so has everything you need if you were staying there and cooking meals. Location is perfect as it is close to the city. Bed was very comfortable. We very much enjoyed our weekend stay there. Would definitely recommend to others.
Response from Owner
Thankyou, we are glad you enjoyed your time at the cottage.
Our few days stay at Colenso Cottage were just delightful even though it was winter & we're locals! Spacious, yet cosy & beautifully appointed. Quality linen, super comfy bed, spotlessly clean, great location with plenty of steps nearby to explore the ups & downs of Napier Hill. Loved reading the history of the property. So glad to have had the privilege to stay in such a special place. We'd be delighted to make a return visit.
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Date rangeRatesMinimum stay
17 Feb - 22 Feb $400 / Night for 2 guests4 Nights
7 Apr - 12 Apr $350 / Night for 2 guests3 Nights
31 May - 4 Jun $225 / Night for 2 guests2 Nights
22 Oct - 27 Oct $225 / Night for 2 guests3 Nights
18 Dec - 10 Jan $250 / Night for 2 guests3 Nights
Rest of year$200 / Night for 2 guests2 Nights
Rest of year (Weekends)$225 / Night for 2 guests2 Nights
17 Feb - 22 Feb
$400 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 4 Nights
7 Apr - 12 Apr
$350 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 3 Nights
31 May - 4 Jun
$225 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
22 Oct - 27 Oct
$225 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 3 Nights
18 Dec - 10 Jan
$250 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 3 Nights
Rest of year
$200 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rest of year (Weekends)
$225 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 2 Nights
Rates from $200.00 per night depending on seasonality and length of stay.

Happy to provide NZers a full refund if do to Covid.
Free or special deal nights are for the lowest priced night and do not include public holiday weekends.

Please mention deals when applying.

Weddings please enquire as rates depend on use of cottage.

Art Deco weekend, $400.00 per night, 3 night minimum stay.

Christmas / New Year (2 week period) is Peak season. The rate is $250 per night.

We are happy to arrange a breakfast basket for you at an additional cost of $50.00.

Terms of Trade

Bookings are confirmed on receipt of a 50% deposit. This deposit is non-refundable. A credit card surcharge of 4.3% may apply.




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