Blueskin bay cottage, at low tide, collect cockles

Cottage | Warrington Beach | #5960

9.3/10 (138 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Beautiful views over the estuary and coastline, whilst listening to the sea when the swells up.
  • Warrington beach is 2km away, great surfing swimming or an early sunrise walk.
  • Karitane is a lovely seaside town at the end of the scenic coast rd 10kms from Warrington.

Blueskin cottage has a panoramic view over the estuary, in the evening if its very still over the water its particularly stunning.

The cottage is surrounded in a variety of native plants that attract the large wood pigeons & bellbirds. There is always the sound of birds.

Two km's away is the surf patrolled Warrington beach, there is a lovely walk to the end of the spit which ends at the mouth of the estuary a return walk can be taken on the inside of the spit.

When the tide is low enough you can collect clams (cockles) from the beds either side of the shallow channel which is nearest to the cottage.

There is a children's park next to the domain area behind the beach on the spit, good for picnics.

In the summer if the tide is coming in at the end of the day the water will warm up over the sand so paddling or swimming is recommended.

A few minutes away is Blueskin nursery which has an great cafe with excellent food & of course lots plants & handicrafts.

The Orokonui eco-sanctuary is on the road to Port Chalmers after turning off at Waitati. There is a very interesting visitor centre with displays about the native species they are working with.

There is a good cafe with wonderful views over the bay with the Silver Peaks as a backdrop.

Karitane is a fishing village 10 km's up the coast rd, you can hire kayaks or pop into the shop for ice creams. Explore the rocks at the south end of a the lovely beach.

Dunedin is less than twenty minutes away & there is a long list of things to do there & places to eat, a variety of Asian cafe style eateries to great restaurants like Plato for seafood and interesting surroundings,

The new Early settlers museum is laid out so well a couple of hours would easily disappear as you become absorbed by interesting stories that created Dunedin.

Taiaroa Heads where the Northern Royal Albatross nest is 30 minutes down the Otago peninsula road.

Special conditions: One nights stay attracts a cleaning charge of $40. Pets allowed with prior approval.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Double bedroom

    1 x Double bed

  • Living area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Queen bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Single bedroom

    1 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 6 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

  • Mates rates: 5% off for members with 3 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

  • Last minute bookings: 10% off for stays over the next 7 nights

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Main season
22-Feb-17 to 28-Feb-17
$145+/night $145+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night;
2 night minimum stay
mid season
01-Mar-17 to 31-May-17
$130+/night $135+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night;
2 night minimum stay
low season
01-Jun-17 to 31-Aug-17
$120+/night $125+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (243)

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  • Another stay at the lovely Blueskin Bay cottage

    Another stay at the lovely Blueskin Bay cottage. Well set up, comfy cottage.

    Sarah-Jane_Be1 100%|7x Feb 2017

  • Great out of town location - go prepared

    Great out of town location - go prepared. Driveway a bit challenging til you get used to it. A lovely place to stay.

    Mogoes new member Feb 2017

  • Lovely views

    Lovely views. A very relaxing spot

    AnnaJa11 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • Wonderful, scenic and relaxing location

    Wonderful, scenic and relaxing location. Very pretty with stunning views!! Comfortable cottage with a "home from home" feel. Kids loved Monopoly!!

    SaraP199 new member Jan 2017

  • Driveway is only downfall a bit tight for two cars but manageable...

    Driveway is only downfall a bit tight for two cars but manageable ??

    kellld972 100%|3x Jan 2017

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