Blueskin bay cottage, at low tide, collect clams

Cottage | Warrington Beach | #5960

9.3/10 (147 ratings)
  • 5 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 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 & bell-birds. 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

  • 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
mid season
27-May-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;
mid season
01-Sep-17 to 30-Nov-17
$130+/night $135+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night;
2 night minimum stay
Main season
01-Dec-17 to 28-Feb-18
$145+/night $145+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night;
2 night minimum stay
mid season
01-Mar-18 to 31-May-18
$130+/night $135+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night;
2 night minimum stay
low season
01-Jun-18 to 27-Aug-18
$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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (252)

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  • Cosy, well equipped cottage

    Cosy, well equipped cottage. We enjoyed our stay. Beautiful view!

    DinaVS May 2017

  • Cute wee Cottage in a lovely area, lots of things to do...

    Cute wee Cottage in a lovely area, lots of things to do close by and lots of indoor activities to entertain children in a rainy day. Great stay and booking made simple by a great operator. Thanks David & Lucinda!

    seleng168 100%|2x Apr 2017

  • Lovely cottage in an absolutely stunning location

    Lovely cottage in an absolutely stunning location. The house is charming and cosy with everything you need for your stay and we immediately felt at home. The view from the lounge is priceless and we found ourselves gazing at the bay through the windows for longer than we expected when we sat down. We had a great time exploring around thanks to David's recommendation and it is so nice to come back to a warm house in the evening. We'll definitely be back! Good points for dog friendliness too =)

    CharlotteBu7 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • Well equipped bach, beautiful location

    Well equipped bach, beautiful location. Our 2nd visit.

    Cozza 100%|3x Apr 2017

  • loved it lovely cottage great views clean and well equiped wiil be...

    loved it lovely cottage great views clean and well equiped wiil be back

    craigpa15 100%|1x Apr 2017

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