Divine character cottage set in a superb garden

Cottage | Karitane | #34878

9.6/10 (13 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 1 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking

Description

  • Stroll via the Waikouaiti lagoon and bird sanctuary to the wonderful beach.
  • Beautiful character cottage set in a superb garden with hidden corners to explore.
  • Rest, relax, recharge in the beautiful surrounds - go on - bide-a-wee (stay a while).

Bide-a-Wee cottage is situated in Waikouaiti, a classic Kiwi beach town full of cute little cribs. Just half an hour north of the delightful city of Dunedin and set in this charming town we found the perfect wee cottage and didn't need much convincing to stay-a-while...

The front cottage is set in a magnificent garden section with mature trees and shrubs and showcasing incredible hedges. Little "rooms" have been cleverly created in the garden that just invite exploration. The cottage is enveloped by beautiful garden scenes befitting of a much grander home, but what the cottage lacks in size it makes up for in pure cuteness. Super cosy and just perfect for a weekend escape, Bide-a-Wee will make you want to stay more than a while, you may just find yourself plotting a sea-change to this enchanting part of the Otago coast. Boasting a beautiful bedroom with WIR and en-suite and generous living spaces incl. a fully equipped kitchen and two covered patios to catch the sun at different times of the day, the cottage is set up for pure relaxation. Cosy in winter, airy in summer and sumptuously appointed with furniture that has character, high quality bedding and linen and everything you need to make your stay perfect.

Situated very close to the Waikouaiti wildlife lagoon that is teeming with birds (you'll turn into an avid bird spotter instantly) you can walk via the lagoon that abounds in native plants right down to the beach. The walk is delightful and a hidden treasure in Waikouaiti. You may well have the long sweep of beach to yourself and it is the perfect spot to walk, talk and reconnect! Your dog will love it too and we welcome well behaved pooches.

Romantic weekend - escaping with your best friend - bringing the wee ones - just by yourself - you'll find that Bide-a-Wee is your perfect cottage escape and whether you want to sit in the garden - watch birds - walk the beach or even visit nearby Dunedin - we've found you the perfect spot to stay-a-while...

Special conditions: Strictly no smoking inside or near the cottage (on patios) and please dispose of butts responsibly. Well behaved dogs are very welcome but please be aware that the garden is not fully fenced so you either need to have a trustworthy pooch who doesn't wander or bring a long lead to tie them up if you're not at home.

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Living Room

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
28-Feb-17 to 28-May-18
$125+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $10/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 (13)

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  • Very clean and nicely presented bach

    Very clean and nicely presented bach. Bed was excellent, all amenities clean, modern up to date appliances. Great walks in immediate area, Hawksbury Lagoon, beach, Matanaka, and an excellent museum. Quiet and peaceful, with lovely garden. Get up early and enjoy the race horses training on the beach.

    trevon119 new member Feb 2017

  • Delightful! Beautifully decorated - in keeping with the period of the cottage...

    Delightful! Beautifully decorated - in keeping with the period of the cottage - yet all the quality mod cons. So cosy, so comfortable, so peaceful....The garden is a real treat - long last since I've experienced such an amazing space. And then there is Waikouaiti beach and the walk via the Hawksbury lagoon - stunning, and you can practically have it all to yourself! Thanks for sharing your special place with us Jenn. And the doggies can come too...!

    Suzettede2 100%|3x Feb 2017

  • Absolutely beautiful wee cottage, well equipped and lovely extras! Garden amazing with...

    Absolutely beautiful wee cottage, well equipped and lovely extras! Garden amazing with plenty of birdlife to watch. Thanks!!

    rickre332 100%|9x Jan 2017

  • Was everything we hoped it would be and more with gorgeous gardens...

    Was everything we hoped it would be and more with gorgeous gardens and amazing attention to detail and special touches around the place. Cute is an understatement

    Courtney92 new member Jan 2017

  • 5 plus stars from me

    5 plus stars from me. I had my 50th birthday here in this gorgeous, gorgeous cottage and am so pleased I did. It was my first time ever booking a holiday batch anywhere and Jenn the owner made it simple and straight forward. Bide-a-wee looks great in the photos, but it's even BETTER in real life. Everything is top quality, from the loo paper to the towels. It was just absolutely perfect. And, I was allowed to take my dog. Doesn't get better than this :-)

    Dee-and-BB 100%|1x Oct 2016

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