large sunny deck looking out to seaspacious bedroom sleeps  3 with a single bed in the living/kitchen/dining area
Cozy Beachfront Cottage (warm in winter)
Cozy Beachfront Cottage (warm in winter)
4 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Step straight on to beach from the garden - sunny deck looks out to sea. New in 2012 with - dbl glazing, insect screens, chiro bed, high pressure shower, good cellphone coverage. Wild native birds and penguins are your neighbours - yet house is close to pubs, cafes, convenience store, info centre. If you like the sound of the sea and the smell of salt you'll love this place.

The space

Insect screened windows and doors! Enjoy the thatched Fijian shade hut with driftwood stools and bar leaners, and a chimnea fire/bbq. Cottage is not installed with wifi, but your cell data plan will work here. Other Internet options: via your cell data plan or visitor centre across road. Please note this is a self catering cottage - we provide guest essentials and tea, coffee, sugar and seasonings. All other supplies are BYO........convenience store two minutes away.

Guest access

Beach, gorgeous relaxation garden, Charming Creek Walkway minutes away, beautiful river to play in three minutes walk up beach, great pub and cafe three minutes walk - other cafes etc closeby.

Interaction with guests

Whenever possible we try to meet and greet our guests, make sure they know how to use the tv system, cooking and toilet systems. We leave lots of info are andtips on local fun stuff to see and do. Mostly though we find that folk want and need their own privacy so unless invited we don't intrude. Additionally our visitor information centre is open daily and it's right across the road from the cottage.

Other things to note

Although this cottage does sleep 4, travellers should note that one of the two single beds is really a toddler/child bed. So the cottage is not ideal for four adults (two couples). Please be aware of this when you book so that you are not disappointed by your experience. Fine for three adults or couple with two kids.

Guests need to remember to bring insect repellent as most beach and river areas in the South Island in summer have sandflies ( a little like midges and no-seeums). That is why this cottage unlike most, is insect screened for your comfort.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
1 single bed


Extra people £11 / night after 3 guests
Cleaning Fee £17
Weekly Discount: 25%
Weekend Price £53 / night
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 7PM
Check out by 10AM

No dogs or pets sorry to protect our little blue penguins and wild birds. This is a no smoking property inside....we do though allow considerate smokers to smoke over in the shade hut - with butts to be wrapped and placed in outside rubbish tin .


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

12 Reviews

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Mel User ProfileMel is a superhost.
June 2017
We absolutely loved our stay at this awesome little gem of a place. Great details such as fantastic shower, lovely bed linen, full stove make it a step above other airbnbs. You should definitely stay here!

Neil User Profile
May 2017
Nice comfortable cottage, right by the sea. Handy for walks on the beach or in the bush.. Quiet. Ideal place for a get-away weekend

Carla User Profile
March 2017
Fabulous spot, Beautiful beach and sunsets, Insect screens a wonderful bonus to have on the windows, Close to several great places to have a meal. So clean and well presented. Thank-you for having us Gay!

Jada User Profile
February 2017
Nice, quiet and relaxing with great beach access. Definitely a great place to take a break!

Trish User Profile
February 2017
Only issues were the sandflys while sitting outside got some citrus sticks to burn which helped & no wi fi otherwise nice wee spot
Gay User Profile
Response from Gay:
Simply putting on insect repellent solves the outside problem when sandflies are bothersome in certain weather....the cottage of course is fully fitted with window fly screens for guest comfort inside. We currently don't provide wifi, because with full cell coverage here, and fast internet available directly across the road at our friendly visitor info centre, most guests don't need it. We would have to raise our prices if we did.
February 2017

Cliff User Profile
January 2017
We had a very pleasant 4 nights at Gay's cottage. The area is very scenic and very quiet and the beach is a great one for fossicking around on. The cottage was everything we hoped for and the Charming Creek Walkway was spectacular, especially after the heavy rainfall the area had received. We could have spent a lot longer in the area.

Raymond User Profile
January 2017
Brilliant quiet place to lose yourself from the daily stresses of life.

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Westport, New ZealandJoined in November 2013
Gay User Profile

I am an ex broadcaster who's travelled the world and had lots of adventures. I love to share my wild paradise especially with folks who live in countries or cities crammed with people. We have so much space and freedom to enjoy along with spectacular walkways and cycle trails. I can't live without forest and beach walks daily, love all sorts of music, cooking and fires on the beach...ooh and I'm a dog lover with two beautiful shetland island sheepdows (miniature collies) who will give you the biggest welcome in the world.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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