The SpaceThe self-contained, well-equipped Cabbage Tree Cottage is very private, ideally suited to a couple, with French doors opening onto a panoramic view of native bush-clad hills. Watch the variety of native birdlife while enjoying breakfast on the verandah.
Upstairs a comfortable Q/ bed with quality linen, a special retreat.
Peace, seclusion and tranquillity is yours to enjoy at CTC.
We are 2K from a West Coast beach and there are many interesting harbour beaches on the peninsula.
Quiet and relaxing, perfect for a special occasion or as a restful stay and retreat.
Guest AccessPrivate parking and access.
The bathroom is well provided with hairdryer/robes and toiletries. The kitchen is well equipped and there is a BBQ on the verandah. We have an eclectic collection of DVDs, Books and reading material. Interaction with GuestsThe secluded cottage is situated next to the home of Jacquie and Tony, who will be available if you have any questions. The NeighborhoodCabbage Tree Cottage is just 2 kilometers away from a West Coast beach, and there are many interesting harbour beaches on the peninsula, too.
Varied activities and places of interest on the Peninsula include:
Golf, fishing, the historic Manukau Heads Lighthouse; art gallery featuring creative work from the area; a regional national park; vineyard.
Getting AroundHaving your own vehicle is necessary. Other Things to NoteJacquie and Tony also operate West Coast Jade, a small gallery, with New Zealand jade pendants, earrings, etc., available for sale.
For more information, go to (website hidden).
Or you can work with Tony in his workshop to craft your own pendant.
Tony is an experienced and talented jade carver. His work has been purchased from people from all over the world and he has awards from national competitions. The workshop is situated in our garden, (the studio is an artpiece in itself!) Tony offers day tuition. Spend the day making a jade pendant. At the end of your workshop, under Tony’s guidance, you will have created a greenstone (Pounamu) pendant or touchstone carving of your own. During the day you will be taken through the background to the importance of this wonderful stone in our country, the great respect it commands as our “treasure”, and indeed the “heart” of this land “Aotearoa”.
Jade stone carving requires expensive diamond tools to carve the stone but the effort put in is rewarded by a sense of accomplishment in producing a wearable piece by the end of the workshop. Tony will take you through the stages required to make your pendant. You will need a full day for this workshop.
Price $250 – includes lunch and tea/coffee breaks – and photos of you working!