Seacliff cottage - in a beautiful historic reserve

Bach or holiday home | Karitane | #8639

9.2/10 (44 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.

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

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.

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 there are actually five beds available: a double bed, a single bed and two bunk beds.) There is also a cot in the bedroom.

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
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • 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
06-Dec-16 to 06-Mar-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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (57)

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  • Had a lovely 4 day stay

    Had a lovely 4 day stay. What a great place to stay. Handy to so many places toand things to do. Great to kick back and relax. Lots of bird song and great walking around the Truby King reserve.Recommend a stay to anyone.

    MarinaKi1 new member Aug 2016

  • Beautiful Bach

    Beautiful Bach. Would Highly Recommend.

    emmard768 100%|3x Aug 2016

  • Great kiwi bach style home with plenty of room for a big...

    Great kiwi bach style home with plenty of room for a big family. Easy to light the fire and the house warmed up very quickly. Really nice spot - quiet and surrounded by bush. Plenty of kitchen equipment if you wanted to stay for a few days.

    JohnS74 100%|10x Jun 2016

  • A more rustic place to stay, but all was clean and tidy

    A more rustic place to stay, but all was clean and tidy. Would stay again as it is the right price and about 20 minutes from Dunedin.

    JamieMi6 100%|6x Jun 2016

  • Enjoyed the short stay

    Enjoyed the short stay. The cottage is practical and a bit rustic in places. Great location.

    Cauliflower new member Apr 2016

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