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Harbourview Cottage B&B
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Harbour View Cottage

A Kiwi History

The Harbour View Cottage is part of an historical Onehunga settler's station developed from 1840 by a family of sailors of Scottish and French origins at the top of the Hill dominating the Manukau Harbour, few yards from the village of Onehunga. "Onehunga" has a double meaning in Maori language: It is "Sandy beach" but also "Place of burial". 

The original homestead was the first proper house built on the site in 1870.

Harbour view Terrace, the street where it is located, was  created some years later. Unfortunately part of the "Harbour view" has been obstructed by buildings and growing trees.

The first occupants of the land became boat builders making canoes and barges for the British troops garrisoned at the Jellicoe Hill fort during the Maori wars.  The boat making facility remained in use until 1920 when part of the land was used for the development of the Onehunga school.  The property has now been fully restored and has become an Auckland historical landmark. 

The Cottage


The Kauri Colonial Cottage was built just before the turn of the millennium, over the ruins of the original horse stables and well,  re-using many parts of the original construction as a reminder of the past and accurately matching the unique colonial style of the Homestead at the front of the property. This stand-alone accommodation offers all the modern amenities appreciated by businessmen as well couples in search of romance.

Surrounded by a sunny landscaped garden with separate access, car park and private veranda, It can also comfortably accommodate a small family (Up to 4 guests and 1 baby).


The Cottage features an open plan living room (Sits 4) with double sofa bed, armchair and desk, a bathroom on the same level with full laundry facility, a fully equipped kitchenette as well as a large veranda with swing sofa and outdoor dining. The mezzanine double bedroom still has an elevated glimpse overlooking the Manukau Harbour and is accessible by a wooden staircase (Which may be difficult for certain people with impaired mobility).  The entire cottage is air conditioned by a silent heat/cold pump unit.

Entertainment features:

  • Large flat screen TV, Apple TV, Blue Ray DVD player, tuner, blue-tooth speaker

  • Netflix; Free Movie DVD selection.

  • Board games, library and magazines

  • Hydrotherapy salt water Spa pool conditional to charges & arrangement.

      (Sadly not available during Covid-19 alerts 1-4).

  • Large garden trampoline available to guests.

The Harbour view Homestead

The original homestead faces the Manukau Harbour. Decorated with a blend of antique French and kiwi furniture, it features 2 original fire places, polished Kauri floors, high ceilings and has been entirely renovated to its original colonial glory but adding large designed kitchen.

Sleeping up to six guests and totally self contained it includes a living room, a formal lounge with Persian rugs and sofa bed (both rooms with working fireplaces), a separate dining room, a fully equipped kitchen with scullery and laundry, a large master bedroom with sun room overlooking the Harbour, a second bedroom, a bathroom with shower and bath tub.

The back patio is equipped for outdoor entertaining with a conservatory (Sitting 8), a landscaped patio with large dinning table and barbecue area and a Spa pol.

It is rented Fully or partly serviced only.

Our variable Rates


Standards Rates (All Seasons) are tax inclusive in NZ Dollars - These prices are only for direct booking (without agent) and valid until March 2022.  Prices are indicative only and may change without notice or vary according to seasons, promotions, special events and public holidays.

We are also happy to discuss with you special rates to fit your special circumstances or requirements.

Lounge view from mezzanine staircase
Lounge view from mezzanine staircase

Cottage entrance from Mezzanine bedroom
Cottage entrance from Mezzanine bedroom


Lounge view from mezzanine staircase
Lounge view from mezzanine staircase


COTTAGE (Single):

1 Single only:          $185.00 / Night         $1,200.00 / Week

Two singles:           $210.00 / Night         $1,300.00 / Week

COTTAGE (Double):

Double:                  $200.00 / Night          $1,250.00 / Week

Extra person:           $45.00 / Night            $300.00 / Week


Double:                  $3,000.00 / Week (By arrangement only)

Extra person:             $250.00 / Week


Holiday season (1st Dec- 31st March) & public holidays:

Extra charge:  Please add 5% to nightly prices

Low season (1st May- 31st August) except public holidays:

Discount:  - 5% to nightly prices

All-Inclusive prices: Apart from exceptions listed below, rates include wi-fi unlimited internet, satellite TV, Netflix, parking and bio cleaning fees.

Extra charges exceptions: Unless otherwise specified, promotional rates as well as reservation rates from booking agents never include Off-street Parking or cleaning fees.

Parking fee: $7.50/night

Cleaning fees:

1 night: $25.00

Multiple nights: $15.00 / night or $80.00 weekly.

Room service:

As we are not always on site, Light meals, tapas, gourmet dinners & breakfasts are available by arrangement before or on arrival.

For more details, please refer to our "A table" page.


Early reservation is essential.