Both Fitzroy House and Glenfern Cottage are available for holiday rental accommodation, weddings and corporate functions. Please view the two minute video above to view the property. The historic buildings are positioned overlooking Pt FitzRoy and are set among mature gardens and lawns. They are located within Glenfern Sanctuary which is a fenced, pest controlled restoration project. Access is via the main road or by boat.

Fitzroy House and Glenfern Cottage are ideal holiday homes for those with a boat for fishing and exploring the harbour and coastline, as a base from which to explore the island on foot or by vehicle, or simply as a place to get away from it all and experience life at a slower pace.

Read some reviews, see our seasonal rates or contact us to make an enquiry or booking.

For information on Lovebirds 2014, a three-day Great Barrier Island (GBI) getaway to view native land and sea birds in their natural environment, follow this link.

Glenfern cottage
Glenfern Cottage was built adjacent to the main house in 1923, and has been completely renovated to offer clean, comfortable accommodation for up to six people. The Cottage is a self-contained, 3 bedroom separate entity. There are 3 bedrooms (one queen, two single beds, and one bunk bed) , 1 bathroom (with shower, basin and toilet) and a kitchen/living area and several/entertainment areas. The kitchen/lounge is well-equipped and comfortable, with French-doors opening onto two porches, both having marvelous views out over the Port and set against Barrier’s native-bush-covered hills. A Logaire fireplace in the lounge makes the cottage cosy and warm in the winter. The self-contained domestic facilities include all linen, towels, cutlery, crockery, pots, pans and the basic condiments. The Cottage has a full-size fridge/freezer and a gas stove.

The cottage accommodates six people. Available throughout the year.

Click here for the availability calendar of Glenfern Cottage via our listing on the ‘bookabach’ website

Fitzroy House


Built in 1901, Fitzroy House is the original homestead and is set within 230 ha pest fenced Glenfern Sanctuary. The much loved home of the Bouzaid family, Fitzroy House is offered for the first time for families to share and experience this unique location.

This recently renovated homestead offers spacious open living areas with bay windows opening to a large deck, overlooking Fitzroy Harbour. There is a functional modern kitchen complete with gas oven and Stanley wood oven. The dining area adjoins the kitchen and has seating for up to 10. There are five large bedrooms (one with ensuite); two bedrooms have queen beds, the others have two singles. The main bathroom has a shower, bath tub, wash hand-basin and toilet, and the master bedroom’s ensuite has a shower, wash hand-basin and toilet.
A short stroll from the house accesses the private wharf with floating dock and boat shed which is available for your use. A mooring may be available on request.

Check-out is around 10 am on the day of departure but guests are welcome to continue to use the grounds and facilities until their departure time.

Click here for the availability calendar of Fitzroy House on our listing on the ‘bookabach’ website

Private wharf, floating dock with deep water and boat shed
Kayaks available for your use
10 minute walk to Pt Fitzroy store and boatclub/pub
24 hour power, laundry available
Day and overnight walks (eg. Aotea Track) easily accessed from the property
Unlimited access to Glenfern Sanctuary walks, which include access to the crown
of a Kauri tree via a swing bridge

Glenfern Cottage
2 nights stay: $225 per night for 2 people, plus $50 extra per person, per night
3 nights stay: $175 per night for 2 people, plus $50 extra per person, per night
Public holidays making a long weekend: $375 per night flat rate
Peak Season: 24th December – 15th January: $400 per night flat rate
Sleeps maximum of 6

Fitzroy House
Off Peak: 15th January – 23rd December: $700 per night flat rate
Peak Season: 24th December – 15th January: $750 per night flat rate
5 night minimum stay (excluding long weekends and Easter)
3 night minimum stay long weekends and Easter
Sleeps maximum of 10

10% discount for stays of 1 week or longer (excludes peak season).
Minimum stay 2 nights. A 33% deposit is required on confirmation.

Glenfern Sanctuary Guided Walk
$40 pp Min of 6. Contact us for a booking

Price on application

Refund Policy
A full refund of your deposit less 20% administrative charge will be made if more than 21 days notice is given:
We refund 50% of the deposit if more than 14 days notice is given.
We cannot refund if the cancellation is received less than 14 days from the arrival, or in case of peak season (Xmas to 10 February) less than 31 days from arrival, except in exceptional circumstances and at our discretion.
In the event of either the sea or air transport being cancelled, clients are required to use the alternative means of transport or forfeit their deposit. Any additional cost to be incurred by client.
In the unusual event of extreme weather conditions making travel to the island impossible by both sea and air we will refund in full less the 20% administration charge, or accept an alternative booking.