Seacliff cottage - in a beautiful historic reserve

Bach or holiday home | Karitane | #8639

9.1/10 (49 ratings)
  • 5 people
  • 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

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Main price
30-Apr-17 to 30-Jun-18
$97/night $97/night
2 night minimum stay
01-Jul-18 to 30-Jul-18
$90/night $90/night
2 night minimum stay

*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 (62)

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  • The location is great! We weren't so keen on sharing the house with...

    The location is great! We weren't so keen on sharing the house with a very active and prolific population of mice though. A thorough clean of the property would probably make a huge difference.

    pamert396 new member Apr 2017

  • Our family had a wonderful easter break, the location is great for...

    Our family had a wonderful easter break, the location is great for exploring and the cottage was very cute and homely. We were toasty warm and the kids had loads to do even on the rainy days. Surrounded by forest, fantails and ocean, just perfect

    donnast15 new member Apr 2017

  • great time

    great time

    suega186 new member Mar 2017

  • House is set in a very beautiful rural setting

    House is set in a very beautiful rural setting. It has plenty of room and lots of heating options available. The possums in the ceiling / roof do detract a wee bit from the peacefulness of this house.

    TaniaMa1 100%|3x Jan 2017

  • This was amazing place with great trails and forested areas on the...

    This was amazing place with great trails and forested areas on the property and very close by for our toddler to enjoy. Would love to re-visit sometime again.

    Stacie.lilley 100%|3x Jan 2017

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