Charming Country Cottage

Cottage | Hokitika | #34432

9.5/10 (19 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • A lush green valley dotted with ancient trees, mountain streams, spring fed creeks, & friendly cows
  • Well appointed tastefully renovated character cottage
  • All weather indoor/ outdoor living in sheltered garden with abundant birdlife

With mountain views on three sides, the cottage is 22 km from Hokitika on the road to the stunning Hokitika Gorge. It was built in the 1950's for the farmer's father on a small terrace to keep it high and dry. Beautiful original wooden floors throughout complement the rustic and eclectic decor. Modern renovations are in character and great beds assure a comfortable sleep. The covered deck was built to the sun and allows all weather outdoor living. No sandflys or mosquitoes have been seen in the last 2 years. Even the rain is warm. On a clear night, stars fill the sky. Farm machinery, cows, milk tankers, and cars heading to the Gorge are seen occasionally. The Hokitika Gorge Scenic Reserve is 10 minutes away as is the character filled Kokatahi pub and cafe. Lake Kaniere with hiking and swimming is 20 minutes away. Off the main tourist trail, Camelback Cottage is a great place to relax and unwind.

Special conditions: Cell phone coverage in the area is patchy but we have an internet phone and high speed internet for Skype and Wi-Fi. There is a 2 night minimum for stays at this property. Significant discount if you bring your own linens. Please inquire. No parties or additional guests staying beyond those booked. Smoking allowed only outside and not in front of open doors, please No tents or extra overnight guests without prior permission. No pets allowed on this property No open fires


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x King single bed

  • master bedroom/ king bed

    1 x King bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
24-Feb-17 to 24-May-18
$160+/night $160+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $20/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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (19)

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  • Charming cottage with beautiful views

    Charming cottage with beautiful views. Comfortable and cheery. I'd stay there again.

    HelenMa51 new member Feb 2017

  • Perfect countryside getaway with all the comfort of a modern home

    Perfect countryside getaway with all the comfort of a modern home. We felt so at home we were sad to move on and it was hard to count the amount of times we said out loud how much we loved the place. Would definitely recommended Camelback.

    BrianGa5 new member Feb 2017

  • The place was perfect

    The place was perfect. The beds were very comfortable. There was lots of stuff in the kitchen, cutlery, crockery and pottery!! The location is excellent. Nice and quiet and close enough if you want to head into town. It is in easy striking distance of the gorge and the lake and the wilderness cycling track which was superb. I would highly recommend a stay at this place. Thanks for everything Rob and Martha!

    ianty6 100%|10x Jan 2017

  • We loved staying here! Meals on the deck, the views across the...

    We loved staying here! Meals on the deck, the views across the fields to the mountains. Best of all: luxuriating in the bath at night, watching the stars through the doorway, in solar-heated rainwater from the tank. We also appreciated the beautiful &thoughtful use of recycled wood throughout, & the really comfortable beds. In peak holiday season you are aware of the traffic to and from the gorge, morning and late afternoon, but it's a quiet & peaceful place all other times.

    joanng868 100%|10x Jan 2017

  • Absolutely beautiful bach, with enormous views of the surrounding countryside

    Absolutely beautiful bach, with enormous views of the surrounding countryside. We stayed here for Christmas and it was completely perfect, with a fantastic BBQ and lovely deck to enjoy the scenery in the sunshine. Thanks for having us, we loved your handmade pottery and the wood burning stove, and the bath, hope to be back some day!

    CathyCole 100%|1x Jan 2017

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