Divine character cottage set in a superb garden

Cottage | Karitane | #34878

9.6/10 (23 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • 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.


  • 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


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)

*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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  • Lovely cottage and gardens

    Lovely cottage and gardens. Great attention to detail. Wish we could have spent more time there. Would definitely book again if going down to Dunedin.

    TrevorMa5 100%|5x Apr 2018

  • The property and bach were very well maintained and very clean

    The property and bach were very well maintained and very clean. Everything we needed in the kitchen was there. We were really at home there and hated to leave. Thanks Jenn for making a small part of our holiday a very enjoyable time.

    LaurenRo9 100%|10x Feb 2018

  • A beautiful little cottage, well equipped, comfortable and relaxing

    A beautiful little cottage, well equipped, comfortable and relaxing. The garden has 'rooms' to sit out in and enjoy the cottage garden and the sunshine. Good

    Janne and Ray 100%|21x Feb 2018

  • what a lovely wee cottage, we had an awesome stay and will...

    what a lovely wee cottage, we had an awesome stay and will be back again, the cottage had everything you could want, so clean and comfortable . So nice to be able to take our puppy and what a time she had exploring the lovely gardens and grounds fully fenced and so safe for her. The cottage is in a very quite street and is only a short walk to the estuary walk way that leads to the awesome beach. yes Jen we will be back. Many thanks Carol, Roger and Tanzy.

    Carol6822 100%|5x Feb 2018

  • Lovely location, awesome garden, had everything you needed for a quiet weekend

    Lovely location, awesome garden, had everything you needed for a quiet weekend.

    PaulH617 new member Oct 2017

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