Teapot Cottage (50's time-warp cottage)

Cottage | Westland District | #18698

9.1/10 (97 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Quaint, old-fashioned 'grandma's cottage' living museum
  • Luxurious outside firebath for star-gazing 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 with our vintage dress-ups.

Heaps of books, board games, puzzles and memorabilia for those wet West Coast days.

Kid-friendly - cot, highchair, pram, toys, swings and bikes.

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 on main highway 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 Bunk bed
    1 x Cot

  • Lounge

    1 x Mattress/Futon/Air bed

  • Master - double and 1 single

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Single bed


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 5 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
Default Tariff
20-Mar-18 to 20-Jun-19
$120+/night $120+/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 (120)

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  • Step into the past for a few days

    Step into the past for a few days. Great bach. Relaxing break

    Johnwilson 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • Teapot Cottage is one of the nicest places I have ever stayed...

    Teapot Cottage is one of the nicest places I have ever stayed - a charming cottage that all our family loved. The decor has been put together so thoughtfully and the gardens and surrounding nature made it a relaxing place to stay. Wish we had been able to stay longer relaxing at the cottage and also exploring Hari Hari and the surrounding area. Would love to return for another holiday.

    ChristineGl1 100%|3x Jan 2018

  • Property was very nice, clean with everything one could need for comfortable...

    Property was very nice, clean with everything one could need for comfortable stay. We were very happy to spend a night there. Thank you.

    SwamiMadhuram 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • It's the perfect place to get away from the craziness of regular...

    It's the perfect place to get away from the craziness of regular life and just turn off and relax. Close enough to popular attractions like the glaciers but far enough away to do as little as you want and feel good about it. The cottage is super cute, cosy, inviting - ideal, really. LP's to play, loads of boardgames, jigsaw puzzles, and books to read. We loved the main bed (so comfy!), and our daughter loved the bunk bed in the second bedroom. Would stay again!

    RebekahLe2 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • The cottage was accurately presented on Bookabach

    The cottage was accurately presented on Bookabach. It was clean but a little musty. The garden is pleasant and peaceful (apart from traffic noise) and is at the back of the cottage. What I hadn't realised is that the main road is between the front of the cottage and the bush clad hills. It is busy and there is quite a lot of road noise.

    kathwe208 100%|9x Dec 2017

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