Charming Seafarer's Cottage in Portobello

Cottage | Portobello | #32374

9/10 (28 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • A two minute walk to the township, where there's a well-stocked store, restaurants, bar, museum, etc
  • Views of the water, hills, and playground
  • Short drive to all the beaches, penguins, seals, sea lions, Albatross Colony, walking/hiking trails

The charming Seafarer’s Cottage is a small, self-contained, private, romantic hideaway nestled within the mature English and native gardens of Rugosa Cottage, a historic home near the heart of Portobello village. Whether your holiday calls for leisure and indulgence or activity and adventure, Seafarer’s Cottage is the ideal home base for your Otago Peninsula experience.

If relaxation is the order of your holiday, spend the morning in your own private garden, curled up with a book and enjoying the native birdsong. Portobello’s famed Happy Hens shop and adjoining playground are just steps away, as are the savoury and sweet eats at Penguin Café, Portobello Hotel and Bistro, 1908 Cafe, and Ric's Fish and Chips. The well-stocked Portobello Store, just a two-minute stroll away, will ensure you have all the supplies you need for your holiday. Or check out our museum, art gallery, and shops like NZ Greenstone and Art, which feature the work of local artisans.

If your Peninsula holiday calls for sightseeing, Seafarer’s Cottage is a convenient drive to the Albatross Colony, Penguin Place, Larnach Castle, Allan's Beach, Victory Beach, Sandfly Bay, Sandy Mount, Harbour Cone, and so many more beautiful attractions in the surrounding area. Local bus service provides regular transportation to and from Dunedin City for those looking to explore more sights.

Located at 1 Beaconsfield Rd, Portobello

Special conditions: 2 night minimum. No pets. No smoking allowed in the cottage. This cottage is for 2 people only; however, a baby may be okay if we are notified in advance. Although we will clean the cottage thoroughly after your departure, please tidy before you leave, and if anything is broken or damaged, please let us know immediately so that we can replace it or repair it. As Seafarer's Cottage is located in a peaceful residential area, it's not appropriate for additional guests, parties, or loud music.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)

*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 (28)

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  • Small, tidy and cosy cottage situated in a great place with wonderful...

    Small, tidy and cosy cottage situated in a great place with wonderful views

    Ingridho3 100%|2x Apr 2018

  • Nice place, perfectly situated

    Nice place, perfectly situated. Everything was cosy, nice and well-thought. Highly recommended !

    MarionD 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • Great location - across from a park that is right on the...

    Great location - across from a park that is right on the water and easy walk to Portobello - quaint little village with a couple of good eateries.

    CarlR859 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Great property for a couple very easy walk to the shop, fish...

    Great property for a couple very easy walk to the shop, fish and chip shop (very very good) and the two restaurants. The charm of the cottage has to be experienced to be fully appreciated. It has been very skilfully set out on the Seafarers theme and I would give it 15 out of 10 fantastic. Very comfortable great location. If you are a couple going to Portabello just book it you won’t be disappointed. Would definitely book again if we come back to NZ and go that way again. Iain and Shelagh

    ShelaghMc1 100%|3x Dec 2017

  • very clean and tidy

    very clean and tidy

    PANDA1 100%|3x Nov 2017

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