Portobello Settlers Cottage

Cottage | Dunedin City | #33713

10/10 (5 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Central - ideal for lots of activities, wildlife, many beaches, walks, and to Portobello Village.
  • This original cottage is unique, in a sunny private garden, with dark night sky for star gazing.
  • On the new cycle route, mountain bicycles for rent, fresh eggs and veggies are often available also.

A charming 1860s original early settlers cottage, recently restored to a high standard, providing unique accommodation. The cottage has modern facilities and is in a fantastic rural coastal location, central for all travel and tourist options. Self contained and self catering, providing choices for guests.

We are on the bus route to Dunedin City Centre with a full service from Portobello. Cyclists enjoy the peninsula harbourside road, and we are also constructing a new cycle trail, which goes right around the whole harbour- several mountain bikes available for hire at the cottage. All main information on tourist and other attractions is available in the cottage, along with detailed maps.

Its an easy walk or cycle ride, or short drive to the popular Portobello Village around Portobello bay. Portobello provides a great range of restaurants, cafes, a good friendly pub, a well stocked village shop for all your basics and arts/crafts, an excellent laundrette.

The rural location is peaceful and the cottage enjoys a private, pretty cottage garden with table and chairs and sun umbrella. Guests can relax and observe the night sky in this area as it is unspoilt by artificial lights, so is ideal and spectacular for star gazing.

A wide range of beaches and walks and boat trips, close to Portobello Village, the wildlife centre of Otago, with yellow eyed penguins and little blue penguins, the albatross colony, seals, sealions, occasional whales and dolphins, birdlife and more. Larnack castle and its wonderful garden are in the location. Outstanding arts and crafts are to be found on the Peninsula. Many sports including surfing, sea kayaking, cycling, etc.

(Formally known as Crabapple Cottage.) The owner lives in the property next door and is available to help if requested.

Special conditions: The cottage is old so and guests are asked to treat gently. We collect our own rain water which is excellent to drink, and aim to conserve water where possible. The attic is accessed by a fold-up loft ladder/attic staircase, which is new and safe but narrower than a full staircase. It also has a stair gate at the top for safety. There is no smoking inside the cottage. The kitchen has a small oven, microwave, electric and other equipment, fine for most peoples needs (i.e. not a full size oven).


  • Cot available
  • Electric blankets
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Downstairs Master Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Main Attic Bedroom

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Mattress/Futon/Air bed

  • Twin Attic Bedroom

    2 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Bicycle Hire Per Day $15.00 per person (optional)
  • Last minute bookings: 20% off for stays over the next 14 nights

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
21-Feb-17 to 21-May-18
$155+/night $155+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $50/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 (5)

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  • Loved staying at the cottage

    Loved staying at the cottage. Would definitely book again if I was passing through.

    RachaelCh11 new member Jan 2017

  • Loved staying at the cottage

    Loved staying at the cottage. Would definitely book again if I was passing through.

    RachaelCh11 new member Jan 2017

  • Nice location, close to beach , peaceful house

    Nice location, close to beach , peaceful house

    JaneZhai 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • Beautiful, comfortable little cottage

    Beautiful, comfortable little cottage. Cute, flower-filled garden. Pretty location. Ladder to upstairs bedroom a minor challenge if you aren't particularly nimble-footed but definitely manageable. We loved our stay there and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others.

    TraceySt6 100%|2x Dec 2016

  • Beautifully renovated cottage, full of character

    Beautifully renovated cottage, full of character. We loved our stay!

    michle177 100%|5x Jan 2016

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