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Rainbow Cottage


Welcome to Rainbow Cottage

Jonathan welcomes you to Rainbow cottage situated in a quiet location on the beach at Eskdale, 15 minutes north of Napier, the Art Deco Capital of New Zealand.

Accommodation and Facilities

A classic New Zealand beach house with sunny decks front and back. Ideal for reading, writing and relaxing with a drink.

Fantastic views of Cape Kidnappers, Te Mata Peak and Napier. 15 minutes to central Napier and only 10 minutes to the airport serviced by Air New Zealand and Jetstar.

  • Unlimited WiFi internet connection
  • Guests are welcome to use the clothes washing machine, clothes drier, iron/ironing board
  • Relaxation massage available (men only) – small fee applies
  • Back deck and garden – clothing optional
  • Private off-street uncovered parking available

You will share our home with our Miniature Schnauzer’s; Tula (female, small and placid) and Hudson (male, standard and boisterous).

Non-smoking environment except outside.

Jonathan enjoys meeting people from around the world and have visited numerous countries including living for a short period in Valencia, Spain.

Jonathan relocated to Hawke’s Bay in 2015 for a change of lifestyle.


Comfortable room off the back sunny deck (great for sun bathing - clothing optional) with views to our back garden. Double bed, towels, sheets, electric blanket, heater, drawers, wardrobe, TV and private bathroom (not en-suite). Maximum occupancy 2 people.


  • Breakfast (included)
  • Cereal, toast, spreads, tea, coffee, fruit juice and yoghurt.

Day Visitors

Day visitors are welcome to enjoy our back deck and back garden – subject to availability.

Relaxation Massage

Relaxation massage available to guests, non-guests and day visitors. A small fee applies.
Please contact Jonathan to make an appointment.
Mobile: 027 222 5516

Nearby Attractions/Amenities

Our house is on Eskdale Beach (shingle), Waipataki Beach (sandy) 10-15 minutes north and Ocean Beach 50 minutes south.

Napier, famous for its Art Deco architecture, is an easy 15 minute drive. Experience the city tours, restaurants, takeaways, shops, cinemas, supermarkets and Ocean Spa. The Hawke’s Bay region is famous for its abundance of vineyards.


Situated on the Napier/Gisborne highway only 10 minutes by car to Napier (Hawke’s Bay) Airport and 15 minutes to central Napier

Pick-up/drop-off, subject to charge, available depending on time of day

NOTE: there is no public transport to Rainbow Cottage

Your host: Jonathan

101 North Shore Road
Napier 4182

Mobile: +64 (0) 27 222 5516

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Our Rates

Double Bed & Breakfast: $110

Single Bed & Breakfast: $100

Please contact Jonathan either through email or telephone. He will endeavour to reply as soon as possible.

Payment is by cash prior to departure or bank deposit, preferably prior to arrival.

Check in from 2pm (flexible)
Check out by 10am (flexible).

Visitor Reviews

Rainbow Cottage is a beautiful property just across the road from the beach. It has a lovely deck and garden at the back. The host Jonathan really knows his trade and made us feel at home. He was also very tolerant of the fact that we locked him out (sorry!).

Kev and Randy, UK

The perfect place to stay in Napier. Jonathan is the most helpful and entertaining host imaginable. Between laughing and learning, we had a great time. He recommends how to get the most out of your stay in one of New Zealand's most beautiful cities. His place is right on the beach with a sheltered, clothing optional backyard. I give it 5 stars as a minimum!

George, California

I have just had a very enjoyable 5 nights at Rainbow Cottage. Jonathan is an excellent host. Very welcoming and the flow of the bedroom onto the private deck space is great. Not to mention the hot tub now too. Great choice of Breakfast and a host who takes time to chat and give great local tips on what to do. Will definitely come back and being in a quiet spot just 10k out of Napier was nice too.

David, Auckland

Lovely stylish room, comfy bed, pleasant outlook to cottage garden with French doors opening to private deck. Our host was friendly and welcoming and we really enjoyed our stay. They went above and beyond in meeting our needs. Will definitely stay again.

Catherine, Raglan, New Zealand

This is the ideal place to stay in Napier. Located on the beach a 10 minute drive from Napier, this lovely home and the lovely, bright, funny guys made for a wonderful stay. Great accommodations: spacious, very private bedroom and bath, adjoining patio and garden, delicious breakfast. Best of all, they know Napier and gave us the skinny on things to do and fantastic places to eat and drink and walk., Highly recommended.

Bob and Michael, New Jersey, USA

Beautiful beach site, lovely host and very comfortable bed what more could you want from a home away from home.

Peter, Auckland

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