Charming Seafarer's Cottage in Portobello

Cottage | Portobello | #32374

8.9/10 (23 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

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Low season
24-Oct-17 to 31-Aug-18
$115/night $125/night
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Sep-18 to 24-Oct-18
$125/night $135/night
2 night minimum stay

*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 (23)

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  • Awesome little place

    Awesome little place. Great for a little getaway and not having to do dishes is a bonus! Nice and quiet and tucked away.

    ReubenMc3 100%|1x Aug 2017

  • It's a niet little cottage and comes with everything you need for...

    It's a niet little cottage and comes with everything you need for a few days. It's nice and cosy even on a cold and rainy day. I will come back for sure.

    PetraK72 100%|1x Jul 2017

  • Awesome location, beautiful views and perfect for a relaxing break! Will definitely...

    Awesome location, beautiful views and perfect for a relaxing break! Will definitely go back again!!

    KellyPoon 100%|1x Jun 2017

  • The location was fantastic for looking around the Otago Peninsula

    The location was fantastic for looking around the Otago Peninsula. The cottage was every bit as quaint and beautiful as the photos.

    JasonFe1 100%|5x May 2017

  • Warm and cosy

    Warm and cosy. Great location!

    JoHardy 100%|4x May 2017

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