Divine character cottage set in a superb garden

Cottage | Karitane | #34878

9.6/10 (25 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


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.

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


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Living Room

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

*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 (25)

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  • An absolutely wonderful cottage

    An absolutely wonderful cottage. Beautifully presented and in a fantastic location.

    CarolCr3 100%|19x Sep 2018

  • This cottage is beautifully decorated and very well equipped

    This cottage is beautifully decorated and very well equipped. Large garden setting which our dog loved exploring. Easy to walk from here to the lagoon, and its not far to drive to the lovely Waikouaiti beach or to Karitane. All in all, we had a great weekend. Would stay here again! Thanks Jenn.

    GlendaDi2 100%|3x Aug 2018

  • 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%|22x Feb 2018

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