Teapot Cottage (50's time-warp cottage)

Cottage | Westland District | #18698

9.1/10 (85 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Quaint, old-fashioned 'grandma's cottage' living museum
  • Luxurious outside firebath and stunning views
  • Natural hotsprings just 8 minutes away

Step back in time in our charming 1930's built cottage, filled with things from a simpler era.

Enjoy a soak in our gorgeous garden fire-bath or in the natural hot springs nearby.

Spin some classic vinyl on the record player or indulge your imagination in our dress-up box.

Heaps of books, board games, puzzles and memorabilia to look at on those wet West Coast days.

Kid-friendly - cot, highchair, pram, potty, toys, swings and sandpit.

Bicycles for all ages.

This is an old cottage with it's own quirks, such as a bathroom just outside, through the laundry. It is for those who want a step-back-in-time experience, not an empty motel-like space.

2 kms from Hari Hari village, in an area of great tramping, fishing, hunting (including weekly bow-hunters club), lake swimming and boating.

Conveniently located between Hokitika and Franz Josef Glacier (45 mins each way) for easy day trips.

Natural Hot Springs just 8 minutes away - one of the Coast's best kept secrets.

Genuine West Coast hospitality from hosts who live next door.

Teapot Cottage is on the same acre property as our other (completely different and off-grid) Bookabach, 'Wildside Lodge'.

Special conditions: Pets may be allowed with prior approval.


  • Bath tub
  • Boat ramp
  • Cot available
  • Dinghy
  • Easy access
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Kids room - single and cot

    1 x Cot
    1 x Single bed

  • Lounge

    1 x Mattress/Futon/Air bed

  • Master - double and 1 single

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 6 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes public holidays.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
All year round
27-Mar-17 to 30-Apr-18
$110+/night $110+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (108)

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  • The property is unique and fully matched the description

    The property is unique and fully matched the description. I agree with somebody's comment a "living museum" which was an interesting experience. However, some improvements like microwave and dining table would be a great addition. No TV or Wi-Fi but the recorder was working and a collection of discs was great.

    YelenaS6 100%|3x Feb 2017

  • Teapot cottage was great fun for a night and Dan was a...

    Teapot cottage was great fun for a night and Dan was a real character.

    Dlindsay 100%|11x Feb 2017

  • Teapot Cottage is a welcome retreat from the hectic day to day

    Teapot Cottage is a welcome retreat from the hectic day to day. No cell service, no TV, no wi-fi; but tons of cozy charm, old records and relaxing ambience. If we get the chance we will be back!

    scotcei 100%|3x Jan 2017

  • Memorable location

    Memorable location. Easy reach of all we wanted to do and some great music

    WendyNe8 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • great stay in this time capsule! great area and people, the bath...

    great stay in this time capsule! great area and people, the bath was great and all required help and info immed to hand. many thanks

    IanS5864 100%|2x Jan 2017

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