Teapot Cottage (50's time-warp cottage)

Cottage | Westland District | #18698

9.1/10 (79 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*

Maybe booked

  • 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
09-Dec-16 to 09-Mar-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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (102)

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  • Teapot Cottage was the highlight of our stays in NZ

    Teapot Cottage was the highlight of our stays in NZ. We loved the time trippy vibe, the cosy comfort and the unique experience of living in the past. We had a fabulous dance night listening to music on vinyl on the RADIOGRAM!!!! Beatles, Neil Diamond, ABBA! And the outdoor bath was a blast! We stoked up this masterpiece and soaked forever in delicious warmth while the rain gently sprinkled, birds sang and a beautiful plump pigeon nibbled new leaves! BLISS! MAKE SURE YOU STAY AT TEAPOT.

    HowardCa3 100%|2x Dec 2016

  • Blast from the past- lots of interesting things without being over crowded

    Blast from the past- lots of interesting things without being over crowded. Unique!!!

    LaurenVS 100%|2x Nov 2016

  • Great place to do the Area exploring from handy to the glaciers...

    Great place to do the Area exploring from handy to the glaciers , white herons and the Okarito lagoon

    lindsayPa2 100%|1x Nov 2016

  • Very unique & quaint

    Very unique & quaint. Lovely garden to relax in and the bath was wonderful. We came away refreshed from a slower pace for the weekend.

    BrettD 100%|5x Oct 2016

  • cottage is totally timewarp - a bit too much for us !...

    cottage is totally timewarp - a bit too much for us ! it's like staying in a living museum. enjoyed playingrecords on the gramophone and reading the old books, even using old kitchen equipment. however timewarp extends to the electrics and the water supply, pumped from the creek. bathroom only accessible by going out into porch and had window that was warped open with broken panes. bedroom full of suitcases of old 'dressing up' clothes, smelt musty to us.

    ClaRo15 100%|16x Oct 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thanks for your feedback - "living museum" is exactly the term we were looking for - have added it to profile. The water is, in fact, from a spring - maintained by the Council, though not treated by them. House has a filter to prevent e-coli and has never made us sick in the 20 years we have been here. And it tastes great! Have added this info to house manual and advised if people are still concerned they may boil it. Dress-ups removed for washing.

    Wildside 99%|240x

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