Charming Seafarer's Cottage in Portobello

Cottage | Portobello | #32374

8.8/10 (16 ratings)
  • 2 people
  • 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
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Low season
26-Apr-17 to 26-Jul-18
$115/night $125/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 (16)

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  • Cottage is quaint, cosy well equipped

    Cottage is quaint, cosy well equipped. Fantastic location.

    MonicaPa3 100%|4x Apr 2017

  • This is a very very cute cottage but is also very small

    This is a very very cute cottage but is also very small. It worked well for the two of us but is not for more than two. Portobello was a vibrant extremely small town with a too die for view. It also put on one of the best Blues festivals that I have ever been to in such a small community . I would make a recommendation, that Jamie obtain more DVD's or get a TV feed.

    LesR5731 100%|2x Mar 2017

  • Lovely cute cottage in a peaceful location with friendly family cats

    Lovely cute cottage in a peaceful location with friendly family cats. Only a few minutes walk to the pub and cafes.

    karent251 100%|24x Jan 2017

  • Seafarers cottage is a well appointed tiny home away from home

    Seafarers cottage is a well appointed tiny home away from home. The kitchenette was well equipped to make small meals, the added bonus was the use of a gas bbq. The cottage is tastefully decorated and added to the homey feeling. The location is perfect, a short walk into Portobello to grocery, pubs and cafes! We would highly recommend Seafarers Cottage to anyone wanting to visit the Otago Peninsula! Thanks Jamie and Joe!

    AngelaPu2 100%|2x Dec 2016

  • Charming little cottage set within beautiful private garden

    Charming little cottage set within beautiful private garden. Scenic walk to great dining and other shops nearby. Central to many local attractions and activities. I had a wonderful stay and would highly recommend this little treasure.

    DeborahLo2 100%|2x Nov 2016

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