- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
* Based on a combined average customer score
18 Customer Review(s)
“We had a fantastic stay and enjoyed all aspects of the bach and hope to stay again soon.”- Paul, November 2022
Thank you for your review, Paul. We appreciate your feedback and are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Shakespeare Cottage. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Bachcare
“A view to die for and all the facilities you'd ever need.”
Walk to the beach!- Kelvin, April 2022
Thanks for taking the time to review Shakespeare Cottage, Kelvin. We love hearing about our guest experiences and how enjoyable it was. Bachcare
“Great place to stay, comfortable and handy to beaches.”
Magnificent views.- Vanessa, February 2022
“Superb view and all the comforts you need.”
If you want to get away from the hordes, this is your spot.- Kelvin, January 2022
“Very comfortable accommodation with fantastic views.”- Catherine, April 2021
“A therapeutic place to stay with lovely views and beach and Eggcentric cafe so close.”
Our favourite place to stay as a family.- Glenys, January 2021
“Highly recommend this Bach, the view is incredible and being within walking distance to a very safe swimming beach is great.”
Comfy beds and very well equipped, this is now our favourite place to stay.- Kris, January 2021
“Wonderful mix of classic Kiwi bach and well-appointed, modern facilities.”
The beds were very comfortable, and the views from everywhere just beautiful! Handy to the beaches, walking tracks, ferry, cafe, yet perfectly private. Five very enjoyable days and nights in Flaxmill Bay!- Geoff, December 2020
“A breathtaking spot with views out of this world!”
So close to a cafe and the ferry and stunning beaches and walks to choose from.- Ross, October 2020
“A stunning view to wake up to and a comfortable homely Bach located about 100 metres from one of the best restaurants around , Eggcentric cafe.”
Amble on down for a morning coffee of fresh home baked bread. Our favourite place- Glenys, January 2020
“Amazing, well equipped cottage with incredible views.”
Absolutely loved our stay here.- Aimee, January 2020
“Comfortable stay and right spot to everything closer to ferry, restaurant, bar, beach, fishing, jetski, bushwalk up to beautiful Shakepearce Cliff, and more more, beautiful view and watch all the boats from where we stay.”
It was a fantastic.- Della, December 2019
“Lovely property to stay.”
The views are amazing, and it's location is perfect close to the beach as well as a ferry trip away from whitianga. Very handy to have a kayak!- Elbie, September 2019
“Looking for solitude, easy access to the beach and walking distance to food?”
This is it. Great views and the bach has everything you need. Stayed several times.- Kelvin, April 2019
“A very pleasant, well appointed property with the most idyllic location.”- Catherine, February 2019
“We forget every time we stay here, how truly amazing the view is.”
It’s like our second home. Everything is just perfect except for no wifi and tv connection. Love this place.- Kirsty, December 2018
Plenty of room for the family and amazing views.- Ambrose, October 2018
“An amazing home with beautiful views.”
Everything we needed was provided, making our stay easy and relaxed. The perfect location for a romantic getaway, we can’t wait to visit again!- Ariana, April 2018
- Bedroom 1: Queen Size Bed
- Bedroom 2: Double Bunk, Pull Out Bed
- Sleepout: Queen Size Bed
- Bathroom 1: Hand Basin, Toilet, Shower, Towel Rail
- Living Room, Dining Room
- Oven, Hobs, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Toaster
- Washing Machine
- TV, DVD Player, Wi-Fi
- Sorry, no smoking
Our linen service will provide all sheets, pillowcases, towels, bath mats, and tea towels for your stay. We’ll also make up the beds for you prior to arrival and strip them down after your departure. Pillows and duvets are provided at the property.
Shakespeare Cottage is a 2 bedroom, plus sleep out that sleeps 8 guests. A delightful getaway nestled in an idyllic bush setting, this Front Beach bach is waiting to create happy holiday memories for couples and families! A tastefully decorated cosy retreat, Shakespeare Cottage boasts uninterrupted views over Front Beach, Mercury Bay and the moored boats in Flaxmill Bay. Sitting at a level above the cottage, with equally stunning views, is a very tidy sleep out - just the place for another couple or the teenage children. This Front Beach accommodation functions on a single level with a sun filled deck connecting living spaces. This property is a work in progress and the cottage theme continues to evolve as more natural timber and early settler furnishings are added throughout - Shakespeare Cottage is a funky mix of old and new! The generous kitchen is NZ Kauri and has a well loved history after spending time in Northland and South Auckland homes before being fitted into Shakespeare. Sleeping quarters at Shakespeare Cottage are conveniently located off the hallway from the living areas. The main bedroom has a queen size bed with views out over Flaxmill Bay and Shakespeare Bluff. The second bedroom has a double bunk bed and a trundler pullout bed. The sleepout provides an additional sleeping area, with a queen sized bed, and is only a few metres away from the cottage. The family bathroom is conveniently located by the kitchen. The remainder of the property is largely bush and rocky outcrops. Take a walk up the hill through the bush, to discover stunning views of Mercury Bay! With the large rocky features we recommend children are accompanied when walking in the bush areas. Shakespeare Cottage is located between Front Beach and Flaxmill bay. An easy 200m walk allows you to choose either beach - Flaxmill bay is great for swimming or launching a boat. This location is a great base from which to enjoy all that Mercury Bay has to offer - Cathedral Cove, Hot Water Beach, Whitianga, local wineries, boutique cafe's, and much more. Happy memories await you at Shakespeare Cottage!
Max 4 adults at all times.
Please note there are aspects of this property, large rocks and walls, that may make it unsuitable for young children or toddlers.
As this property is located on a hill it is surrounded by steep drop-off areas that include rocky surfaces. It is important that all guests take extra care on and around the section, deck, and the car park space as there are no handrails or barriers to prevent falls. Adults should closely supervise young children while outside to ensure they are safe around these areas.
There is limited turning space for larger vehicles and therefore only small boats can be considered. Parking for 3 cars is available at the cottage level, with additional parking down on the road.
Please note a bond may be charged at certain times of the year. One of our team members will contact you if this is required for your booking.
About the location
Ferry Landing is a small township on the Whitianga Harbour which is itself located on the eastern side of the Coromandel Peninsula. Bachcare provides an extensive choice of holiday accommodation for rent in Ferry Landing, from luxurious holiday homes to the traditional Kiwi bach. Our Ferry Landing rental holiday homes and baches are pre-serviced and ready for you.