Iconic Historic Seaside Cottage

Bach or holiday home | Purakanui Inlet | #491

9.7/10 (157 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking

Description

Restored 140 yr old cottage on the very edge of the sheltered Purakaunui inlet, just a scenic 25 min drive from Dunedin.

Although still faithful to it's historic roots, there are the home comforts of a full modern kitchen and bathroom.The rooms are tastefully decorated and cleaned and maintained to a high standard. There is electric heating in every room as well as open fire and coal range. Electric blankets are on the beds except for the trundler in main house.

As featured in Life and Leisure Magazine, Jan, 2009. The cluster of four little buidings known as "As You Like It" since the 1930's, is a 100 metre walk down a path along the waters edge.

You can just sit on the deck and watch the fish just a metre away, or watch the sunset over the water, dig for cockles, fish off the deck or the rocks, walk along the ocean beach or row or canoe around the inlet. It's a great bird watchers spot- shags ,tuis, fantails, bellbirds, oystercatchers, woodpigeons, whitefaced herons, kingfishers, etc. Dinghy or canoes are available onsite. The white sandy beach can be accessed at low tide by walking across ankle deep water, or by canoe. At full tide the bay is full of water

Outings can include a visit the historic pa site, Motutapu and it's secluded beach, or the Orokanui Sanctuary, 5 min drive away. The new Dunedin Stadium is only 20 min drive away.

It is also a great base to visit Dunedin's attractions , Port Chalmers is a 10 min drive away, with designer clothes and jewelry shops as well as coffee bars and restaurants. Eating out options include the Carey's Bay Hotel overlooking the fishing village beside Port Chalmers, or Fleur's Seafood restaurant at Moeraki. The unspoilt coastal settlements of Seacliff and Karitane are a short senic drive away.

There are many walks around the township and the boatsheds, along Purakaunui beach, around the inlet or to Longbeach.

Note:unsuitable for the mobility challenged.

Special conditions:

Note that each bedroom-and the bathroom -...

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Main house

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Merry Wives of Windsor Cottage

    1 x Double bed

  • Midsummer Nights Dream

    1 x Narrow single bed

Availability

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*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 (377)

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  • This is the most amazing property

    This is the most amazing property. The cottage/s are adorable, clean and well equipped. The location is spectacular. We had an idyllic two day stay - would loved to have stayed longer. Thank you for sharing this very special spot, Barbara. Jan, Ant and Sammy

    JanB2491 Jul 2018

  • Love this place our second time staying there perfect location cost house...

    Love this place our second time staying there perfect location cost house absolutely love it

    tracld367 100%|3x Jul 2018

  • Fantastic spot and stay

    Fantastic spot and stay. It’s my second time here and it’s such a special place. It has everything you need and one of the best views in Dunedin. Thanks Barbara

    JuliaLo1 100%|2x Jun 2018

  • Charming, very unique bach in a simply breathtaking location

    Charming, very unique bach in a simply breathtaking location. Impeccable, lovely fitting decor. Very impressed by the amount of care & love that has been put into the property inside & out.

    JocelynBr5 new member Jun 2018

  • Undeniably beautiful location

    Undeniably beautiful location. We didn't want to leave. The buildings were well cared for and comfortable

    Scylla 100%|1x Apr 2018

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