Alice's Seaside Cottages

Located in Shoal Bay, Tryphena. Follow our journey as we restore these historic cottages into a beautiful seaside retreat to be enjoyed by many.

Outdoor bath

Operating as usual

Photos from Alice's Seaside Cottages's post 16/03/2021

What a perfect day for a paddle at the Cottages. Thank you Carol Comer for the photos.


A picture perfect weekend at the Cottages #endlesssummer

A picture perfect weekend at the Cottages #endlesssummer

Alice's Seaside Cottages - Great Barrier Island 18/01/2021

Alice's Seaside Cottages - Great Barrier Island

After a long renovation journey we are finally taking bookings for the Cottages.

Alice's Seaside Cottages - Great Barrier Island Delightfully refurbished historic cottages right on the harbours edge -Tryphena, Gt Barrier Island


A perfect sunset on the deck of Sunshine Cottage

A perfect sunset on the deck of Sunshine Cottage


Alice's Seaside Cottages's cover photo


The cottage letterboxes are finally complete with a beautiful sign painted by Ann Skelly


These photos were taken 50 years apart and the Cottages still have the same magic tranquility


The lockdown letterboxes (and assorted odds & ends) have found a new home at the Cottages


Some more beautiful photos of Sunshine Cottage by Carol Comer that capture the light so beautifully.


Thank you to Carol Comer for the beautiful photos of Moose Cottage.


It was great to finally get back to the Barrier last weekend and find the Cottage driveway finished at last.


The latest addition to the Sunshine Cottage deck. A coffee table made from flotsam that has washed up on the beach over the last three years.


Beautiful evening to enjoy our first bbq at the Sunshine Cottage


Sammy is pretty happy with the new bridge. Made from old Matiatia Wharf timber. Glad that we found a new home for these at the Cottages.


The Sunshine Cottage is finally ready for the arrival of our first guests.


It’s a happy day when the faulty tap is finally working!


Finally putting the finishing touches on the Sunshine Cottage


Not all DIY projects are the easy ones! This one to trench power to the Moose Cottage was certainly one of the more challenging projects!


After months away it is great to finally be back putting the finishing touches on the sunshine cottage.


The Sunshine Cottage is starting to take shape. The green tiles are amazing in the bathroom and the polished floors are stunning. We are finally on track for being finished in time for summer


The Sunshine Cottage is all cleared out ready to floors to be sanded next week. Can’t wait to see the transformation


I just came across this original photo of the Sunshine Cottage in a new book by Dave Watson on Barrier Baches. This cottage had been partly renovated when we first bought the cottages so great to come across a photo of the original cottage. She looks a little different now, but I hope we have restored some of the original character


Exciting to see some grass making an appearance a few weeks after planting


Madi & Zach made fast work of the grass seed at Sunshine Cottage. Fingers crossed we will have lawn for next summer.


A very kind neighbour dropped in at the airport when we were leaving today to give us an old painting that Alice had done of her cottages to add to our collection of cottage paintings. Thank you Dave


We are pretty pleased with the transformation of the old laundry shed into the solar power shed


Jas has been spending a fair amount of time up ladders to patch up the old laundry. It’s all ready for a coat of Sprout Green today


Sunshine Cottage is starting to take shape with the new lawn about to go down today


The new driveway is looking great (and it survived the torrential rain last night)


Another big DIY weekend at the cottages. Arms will be aching all week from all the shovelling!


Our biggest success story of the summer DIY projects was the Sunshine Cottage kitchen. Although without Tony’s expertise I am not sure we would ever have gotten the bench top or sink to work!


Great to come across yet another artist’s impression of the Moose cottage. Discovered in a neighbours Bach


The moose cottage has been returned to its former glory.


After a long summer on the paintbrush the cottage transformation is finally taking place


Sunshine Cottage might be a construction zone but Moose cottage is starting to look like a perfect getaway





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