Seacliff cottage - in a beautiful historic reserve

Bach or holiday home | Karitane | #8639

9/10 (63 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Cottage is set in a historic woodland reserve.
  • Two wonderful beaches are 5 minutes away by car.
  • Sunny, cosy and peaceful. No extra charge for weekends or for more than 2 guests!

The cottage is very comfortable and warm, normally used for our overseas guests, and sleeps 5.

The cottage has a double bed and bunks, and also a small single bed. The sleeping area is essentially one large bedroom, with an alcove where the bunkbeds are.

(This means the house can sleep five: in a double bed, a single bed and two bunk beds.) There is also a cot in the bedroom.

This property is set within the historic Truby King reserve, site of the old Seacliff asylum. It is an extraordinary woodland and it is locally known as "the enchanted forest".

If you walk five minutes up the hill you get spectacular views of Otago peninsula and Karitane. It is five minutes drive to both Karitane and Warrington beaches, which are safe for swimming and surfing. At Karitane there is a fine walk round the peninsula and the cheese factory is nearby.

There is a woodburner in the living room, and firewood is supplied.

It is an easy, scenic 25 minute drive to Dunedin.

PLEASE NOTE: Though some maps and GPS systems show that the Seacliff end of Russell Road is accessible from Highway 1, it is not. When coming to our cottage, you must travel to Seacliff via Karitane or Warrington, and along Coast Road.

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only. Bench provided!


  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Trampoline
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • master bedroom

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

  • small bedroom

    1 x Bunk bed


Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen.

*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 (76)

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  • Very peaceful and quiet location

    Very peaceful and quiet location. The cottage is well appointed with heaters and a log fire. A pity the coal range wasn't in working order. Wood pigeons and Bell birds close by. A bit more sun in the house would be a bonus. Comfy bed.

    GeorgeRo2 new member Jun 2018

  • Fabulous location to spend some time exploring the area

    Fabulous location to spend some time exploring the area.

    AnnaBakerNZ 100%|4x Apr 2018

  • Great location, and the crib is fine, if rustic

    Great location, and the crib is fine, if rustic. Beautiful reserve surrounding the house.

    samon815 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • House was immaculate, clean and tidy, we loved our stay, so peaceful...

    House was immaculate, clean and tidy, we loved our stay, so peaceful and quiet....not too far to travel into Dunedin....we will definitely be back for longer next time..thanks so much Mary

    StaceyWi17 new member Apr 2018

  • Location was just lovely as was away from the hustle and bustle...

    Location was just lovely as was away from the hustle and bustle of the town. Loved the country feeling. Everything you needed was there. Enjoyed listening to the possums on the roof at night. Not spotlessly clean but not too bad.

    JanG2743 new member Apr 2018

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