Whitebait Cottage - Beach Cottage

Bach or holiday home | Hokitika | #6437

9.2/10 (121 ratings)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Own Beach Seating Area Sunsets are Amazing
  • Free Wifi Only 3 kms to town
  • Bring your dog

Whitebait Cottage is very close to the beach and whitebait creek which sometimes runs in front of the property, depending on the beach conditions. ON THE SAME PROPERTY AS ON THE BEACH -PENGUINS RETREAT. AND OCEANSIDE About 30 metres from the cottage we have made a stone path that leads to a private seating area specifically for the cottage guests- ideal place to watch the waves and the sunset. Located 3 kms North of Hokitika, the greenstone capital of New Zealand and the home of the Wildfoods Festival. Own garden area. Have a bonfire on the beach at sunset and watch the many different birds travelling to their nightly roosts. Surfcasting, stone fossicking . Let the sound of the waves send you to sleep. Hokitika is centrally located on the West Coast - 20 minutes to Lake Kaniere and Lake Mahinapua. Two hours to Franz Josef glacier. One and half hours to Punakaiki. 40 minutes to Shantytown.and Black Water rafting, to name just a few experiences you can have from here.

Special conditions: PETS ALLOWED with prior approval 3 night minimum long weekends 2 night minimum all other weekends We are happy for you to have a child in a cot or on a mattress on the floor. Smoking allowed outside only. Bed is a split queen but we prefer not to split it.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • One queen bed

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
  • AA Smartfuel: Get 10c/litre fuel discount when you book and stay at this property for TWO nights or more [More info]

*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 (186)

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  • Fantastic location, so close to the sea with views from the kitchen...

    Fantastic location, so close to the sea with views from the kitchen window. Only a few minutes drive into Hokitika, super-handy. I chose it because we could bring our dog which was a real treat. Great size for two ( it was me and my 13 year old daughter). Separate bedroom great. Very cute bach that has everything you need. Lovely couple who gave us our space but it was great to bump into them on the property and have a chat. Highly recommend!

    Lynda Jessen-Tye 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Fantastic location, so close to the sea

    Fantastic location, so close to the sea. Only a few minutes drive into Hokitika.

    Lynda Jessen-Tye 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Very poorly maintained overpriced bach

    Very poorly maintained overpriced bach. Exposed wiring, oily dirty kitchen dishes and oven, uninviting. We were really disappointed and have stayed in numerous baches countrywide over the past 20 years and found this one terrible. We nearly left and stayed elsewhere but had paid for 3 nights upfront and it was the school holidays.

    wendce980 0%|1x Apr 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Bach is ranked second in Hokitika, ( one reason being value for money) so this review is totally out of kilter with previous reviews - see previous review from the day before. "Exposed wiring" is an extension lead to a lamp. The cottage is thoroughly cleaned between bookings. We do not rewash the dishes as it is part of the house rules for guests to wash, dry and put away their dishes (which this guest did not do ) This is an older style NZ bach - do not confuse old with dirty.

    coller861 99%|621x

  • Love this tiny bach just right by the beach

    Love this tiny bach just right by the beach. Very homey and comfortable to stay in. We loved the facy that we can have walks along the beach and watch the beautiful sunset of Hokitika. The eels also add a touch of adventure for my little son when we went to feed them. Will recommend to anyone who would want to experience the untamed and beautiful Hokitika town.

    MarieAntonio09 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Access to beach is great and private for guests

    Access to beach is great and private for guests

    JennyMa42 100%|1x Apr 2018

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