Stunning warm coastal bungalow, Bluff Southland NZ

Bach or holiday home | Bluff | #26613

8/10 (9 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Short walk to everywhere, beaches, shops, restaurants and shops.Light the yunker and hunker down.
  • Fish off the wharf and catch a fresh salmon or a blue cod for dinner.
  • Sit on the enclosed porch and watch the sunset while you relax with a fine wine or a hot chocolate

The Bungalow is situated above the bay area in Bluff five minutes walking distance from shops and restaurants and the Stewart Island Ferry Terminal at Lands End. From the house you can look out over the bay and harbour and I guess if one's eyes were good enough you might even see the Antarctic. You can certainly see wonderful sunrises and sunsets from this position and of course all shipping goes past you as you sit and watch the fishing boats go out in the morning and return in the evening. Also you might see the odd whale or seal about its business.

The Bungalow was built in 1937 and still has many of the original features, although we are currently replacing windows with aluminium double glazing and have installed an enclosed gas heater in the lounge for instant warmth The Bungalow is a large, warm, sunny, three bedroom home with a king, a queen and one single bed. The sun room also has a fold out double sofa bed for extra guests. All beds have electric blankets. There is a wetback fireplace which warms the whole house very quickly if the weather is extra cold, plus it also heats the water alongside the electric system. If it is cold and windy there is nothing nicer than curling up beside a glowing fire.

The porch, which over looks the bay and the harbour, is enclosed with a clear awning fronting which can be opened up on a sunny day but also creates a wonderful warm place to have lunch or breakfast or to just sit and watch the endless change of the scene below you.

There is a laundry and dryer, free-to-air tv, a fully equiped kitchen with a dishwasher and a stereo. If you have you have your own laptop we are able to provide internet facilities.

We are local people living at the LIghthouse Gallery so are available for enquiries or help most days.

Special conditions: No smoking inside. No pets. Children welcome. Linen and towels provided and changed weekly or as required.


  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • 2 double, 1 twin, plus extra available

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed
    1 x Roll-away bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Complimentary Tea, Coffee, Milk Breakfast Cereals. Toast 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. The cost per night for the Bungalow begins at $110.00 for a couple. An extra couple or a family would cost up to $140.00 per night. More than 3 nights would gain a discount of $30.00 and more than 5 would be negotialble.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
21-Oct-16 to 21-Oct-17
$130+/night $130+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/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 (9)

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  • Location great but house absolutely freezing, I know its winter but when...

    Location great but house absolutely freezing, I know its winter but when the sheets and towels are damp from the cold ?????????its not ideal, I know Sue is a busy lady but to heat up the place would have been really appreciated as it took a very long time to warm up due to the age of the house.

    PaulaCu2 100%|3x Jun 2016

    Owner/manager responds:

    I am so sorry your stay was so unpleasant, I am at loss to understand why you found the house so cold and the sheets and towels damp from the cold. There is substantial heating in the house plus a dehumidifier which runs all the time. There is heat transfer systems in place and electric blankets on all the beds. Once again I am so sorry you were so unhappy with our hospitality and apologize for your discomfort

    Suel2771 100%|22x

  • Old world property, great views, wonderful breakfast supplies and comfortable bed

    Old world property, great views, wonderful breakfast supplies and comfortable bed. Got internet reception which was a bonus!

    JenniferBe11 100%|1x Mar 2016

  • Very clean, large and comfortable home with extensive views of Bluff Harbour...

    Very clean, large and comfortable home with extensive views of Bluff Harbour - a lovely stay

    meryon314 100%|1x Mar 2016

  • Up on a hill with a good outlook of Bluff entrance

    Up on a hill with a good outlook of Bluff entrance. Handy to town. The house was warm and with plenty of options to provide warmth- heaters, fires, electric blankets.. Music players, tv's if that's your thing.

    MatthewH 100%|3x May 2015

  • Very spacious ideal for 5

    Very spacious ideal for 5. Very cosy great location

    GarethJo4 100%|1x Apr 2015

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