Teapot Cottage (50's time-warp cottage)

Cottage | Westland District | #18698

9.1/10 (83 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
20-Jan-17 to 20-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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (106)

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  • 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 new member Jan 2017

  • Memorable location

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

    WendyNe8 new member 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%|1x Jan 2017

  • The property has an old and nostalgic feel to it

    The property has an old and nostalgic feel to it. I'd recommend this place to whoever wants to relive those simpler times where there was no trace of technology and just want to enjoy life's simple pleasures.

    aries.andrada 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • 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

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