Peaceful and tranquil hideaway close to dunedin

Bach or holiday home | Doctors Point | #35769

9/10 (4 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Estuary views
  • Quiet and tranquil. Beautiful bird song
  • Close to so many beautiful beaches

This is our home and we love it. We love the lifestyle it offers us and are pleased to offer it to others. If you wish to have a stress free holiday away with your animal family, then this cottage is the place for you. Partially fenced so that the animals have their own run, you can rest on the deck and drink in The songs of the tuis and bellbirds in the trees. There is also a dog run, fully fenced attached to the garage if you need a secure place for your pet. You and your animals will enjoy the sun drenched deck. In summer, throw all the doors open, and in winter an outdoor brazier is a lovely experience. if star gazing is something you enjoy, the night sky of waitati will not disappoint.

Comfortable, warm cottage with rustic features, this place is a simple place to relax and get away from the stressors of life. With slightly wonky floors (!) ,mismatched doors, a perfectly functional 70s style Bach feel kitchen and low ceilings this house has bags of character and has an easy care, stress free kiwi Bach feel.

In winter, there can be snow on the back lawn, and in the warmer months you can pick apples off the tree, pick up walnuts and sit in the chairs on the deck and enjoy the view. If you like birds, the this is the place for you! At night you can hear moreporks,during the day you can see all kinds of beautiful bird life from tuis, bellbirds, shags, parrots...

Situated close to Dunedin (only a 15 min drive away) and also handy to pristine beaches such as long beach, purakanui, Osbourne and doctors point, you may get the chance to see penquins and seals in their own natural environment. Doctors point beach is literally a 5 min drive away and is very dog friendly. Low tide you can make it all the way around to Osbourne beach. Great fishing spot, apparently there are trout to be had in the estuary at times.

Orokonui bird sanctuary is a close attraction, there is a handy shop up the road and the nursery has a stunning cafe.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Trampoline
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Double bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Extras: Cleaning $75.00 per stay (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Default Tariff
25-Apr-17 to 24-Aug-17
$80+/night $110+/night
For up to 5 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
25-Aug-17 to 27-Aug-17
$200/night $250/night
Default Tariff
28-Aug-17 to 25-Jul-18
$80+/night $110+/night
For up to 5 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (4)

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  • Property was as described and good value

    Property was as described and good value.Great location for various activities while still close to city. We would rent again.

    KennethWi2 100%|1x Dec 2016

  • Beautiful Blue Skin Bay exceeded our expectations

    Beautiful Blue Skin Bay exceeded our expectations. We had a wonderful extended holiday with our 2 dogs, supporting our daughter through her exams. The house and location were superb with so many things close-by. Many thanks to our hosts. We really appreciated our time there.

    SusanGl3 100%|2x Nov 2016

  • Great house & great location, the house was very comfortable & homely...

    Great house & great location, the house was very comfortable & homely with a lot of character. Only a short drive to Dunedin city centre and some beautiful coastline & beaches. We will be back!

    gavian471 100%|5x Sep 2016

  • An idyllic winter retreat at this lovely rustic spot

    An idyllic winter retreat at this lovely rustic spot. The house is well appointed, homey and comfortable, the environment beautiful. Throughly enjoyed our time here.

    robiey582 100%|2x Aug 2016

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