welcome to Waitai Cottage


Sadly after 9 years our homestay in Breaker Bay is up for sale. We are not taking any bookings after 1st March unless someone buys it as a going concern. If you are interested or you know someone who might be, either as a homestay, rental or to live in, please contact us through email, or phone call - these details are on the contact us page. Thank you.

Located in beautiful Breaker Bay, Waitai Cottage is the perfect retreat. Peaceful and picturesque, yet just 15 minutes from Wellington's centre, it is an ideal location to explore the lower North Island and still get away from it all. Discover a wealth of activities to suit every energy level: from surfing at Lyall Bay; to playing golf at Miramar; perhaps a weekend exploring Wellington city or simply catching your dinner in the bay.

Waitai is a rustic seaside cottage, which has been completely renovated and fully furnished with all the modern luxuries - pictures of the cottage, gardens and views are available on the gallery and about pages.

There are two double bedrooms, a large open-plan lounge / dining room, sun-room (or office), bathroom with separate shower and a fully fitted kitchen with laundry, terraced gardens, and barbeque area. The cottage has off-street-parking for two cars, Sky TV and broadband internet and a security system; plus all the linen, crockery and cutlery is provided. All you need to bring are your clothes and food and leave all the rest behind!

With the sea just across the road, kayaks and lifejackets are available, or perhaps you'd rather sit in the sunny study with a book and watch the ferries and boats entering the harbour. There is always something to see, so keep your eyes open for our visiting aquatic wildlife: seals; little blue penguins; orca whales and dolphins.

Come for a weekend, a week, a month, or even longer (minimum stay is 2 nights). The comments page contains guest feedback on their stay.