The loungeThe beautiful, restful view from the deck
Sunny seaviews character cottage, beach 2mins walk
Sunny seaviews character cottage, beach 2mins walk
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
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Seaview Cottage is 2 mins walk to the beach, funky seaside cafés, public transport, Kapiti Island native bird sanctuary pick-up point, shops & more. You’ll love the handy location, views, privacy & sun. It's perfect for travellers looking for a quiet inspirational beach-side retreat, those visiting Kapiti Island early the next morning (leave your car in our carport while you're there!), or Wellingtonians looking for a weekend break away from the city – it's just 45 mins door-to-door.

The space

A delightful 1930s character cottage overlooking the sea and Kapiti Island, with art deco features, varnished wooden floors and buckets of charm. The cottage is a modest size but has a good-sized lounge and two smaller living areas. The guest bedroom and other bedrooms are at opposite ends of the house which adds to privacy. The large guest bedroom is sunny and has a sea view, art deco features, and French doors that open out onto the deck. The house has good heating, and gets all-day sun in summer and plenty in winter too. The private deck overlooks the sea and Kapiti Island, and is sheltered and sunny, with tui (beautiful native birds) that sing to you from the large garden tree, which also provides welcome shade in summer. The cottage has recently been renovated, in keeping with the character of the house, and has a modern kitchen and bathroom, with a really good shower.

Guest access

Lounge, living areas, kitchen, bathroom, deck.

Interaction with guests

We respect your privacy, but are open to chats and company if that's what you prefer. We love learning about new cultures and meeting new people, and are very happy to help or advise with things relating to your stay or holiday.

Other things to note

There is a parking space for guests in our driveway or carport. Part of the driveway has a steep incline so if you have a low sports car it would be better to park in the flat area of the driveway, immediately before the steep incline. Please note, if you have a big car don't attempt a 3 point turn into the carport at the top of the driveway as there was one incidence of a large car getting stuck. Walk/drive up, go through the carport, and then there is a 15-metre path up to the house, with 12 steps and a handrail all the way up to the front door.
The cottage has WiFi but it is not unlimited so please limit usage to 3GB per day. Previously the signal was weak in the guest room but the modem has now been moved to improve it.
There is plenty to see and do both in Kapiti and Wellington and information pamphlets are available in your room to give you lots of ideas. We are happy to suggest ideas and help where possible as well. Free tea and coffee is provided for you.
We do not offer breakfast but the local cafés offer exciting breakfast and brunch possibilities especially after a refreshing morning walk along the beach. There are no fewer than 25 cafés and eateries within 5 minutes walk of Seaview Cottage, and many more in the neighbouring villages and in Paraparaumu centre. You could sample a different one every day !

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 9PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with lockbox

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

38 Reviews

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Kerry User Profile
March 2017
Steph is a friendly host and made us feel very welcome. We had a lovely stay in her jolly home.
Steph User Profile
Response from Steph:
Great to meet you, and I hope the rest of your stay in NZ is great for both of you.
March 2017

Gerard User Profile
March 2017
Steph was a fantastic host. She made us feel incredibly welcome in her house, whether we were spending time alone or having a chat and a cup of tea with her on the couch. She was also incredibly helpful in telling us where to go and what to do in the area, letting us know what cafes and restaurants she liked and how to best explore area. We would fully recommend staying with Steph, it's a chance to stay in a beautiful home in beautiful surroundings.
Steph User Profile
Response from Steph:
Really enjoyed having you guys to stay, and thanks for being so tidy and considerate!
March 2017

Paula User Profile
February 2017
Steph was a great host and a lovely person, Her little cottage was so quaint and the room was really lovely with plenty of room and a sea view! I had a lovely relaxing week and really enjoyed Steph company!
Steph User Profile
Response from Steph:
Lovely to have you around for the week Paula !
February 2017

Danny User Profile
February 2017
Steph's place is lovely and spacious, with a great deck and views of Kapiti Island. The cottage is very close to the Main Street in Paraparaumu where there are heaps of nice cafe's - I also can't recommend the Tuatara Brewery enough which is just a 5 minute drive away. We didn't have any problems driving our Mitsu Colt up the drive and parking in the carport at the top. Thanks for being a great host Steph!

Sergio User Profile
January 2017
Steph is a lovely host and was very welcoming. Though very close to the shops, restaurants and the sailing point for Kapiti Island, the property has a very secluded secret garden feel. The room is spacious and has doors opening to a great terrace space. Highly recommended.

Chris User Profile
December 2016
Thank you for hosting us, we had a lovely time at Paraparaumu and enjoyed the stay at your cosy property. Lovely to meet you, hear about your interests and get advice on the area. Would definitely recommend this place to others.
Steph User Profile
Response from Steph:
It was great meeting you Chris and Suz. All the best with your travels and hope to see you again if you are passing this way.
December 2016

Tracey User Profile
October 2017
Second time staying with Steph - very easy and prompt communication. Great central location. Excellent value for money. Steph is lovely and made us feel very welcome in her home.

Wellington, New ZealandJoined in July 2016
Steph User Profile

We love good company, the laid back lifestyle here, the beach and good music. This area is a hub for musicians and artists so there are always great exhibitions and gigs happening. Come and experience the relaxed vibe, stunning scenery and fabulous weather of the Kapiti Coast, as well as the friendly community here. We really look forward to meeting you.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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