Iconic Historic Seaside Cottage

Bach or holiday home | Purakanui Inlet | #491

9.7/10 (159 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking

Description

Restored 140 yr old cottage on the very edge of the sheltered Purakaunui inlet, just a scenic 25 min drive from Dunedin.

Although still faithful to it's historic roots, there are the home comforts of a full modern kitchen and bathroom.The rooms are tastefully decorated and cleaned and maintained to a high standard. There is electric heating in every room as well as open fire and coal range. Electric blankets are on the beds except for the trundler in main house.

As featured in Life and Leisure Magazine, Jan, 2009. The cluster of four little buidings known as "As You Like It" since the 1930's, is a 100 metre walk down a path along the waters edge.

You can just sit on the deck and watch the fish just a metre away, or watch the sunset over the water, dig for cockles, fish off the deck or the rocks, walk along the ocean beach or row or canoe around the inlet. It's a great bird watchers spot- shags ,tuis, fantails, bellbirds, oystercatchers, woodpigeons, whitefaced herons, kingfishers, etc. Dinghy or canoes are available onsite. The white sandy beach can be accessed at low tide by walking across ankle deep water, or by canoe. At full tide the bay is full of water

Outings can include a visit the historic pa site, Motutapu and it's secluded beach, or the Orokanui Sanctuary, 5 min drive away. The new Dunedin Stadium is only 20 min drive away.

It is also a great base to visit Dunedin's attractions , Port Chalmers is a 10 min drive away, with designer clothes and jewelry shops as well as coffee bars and restaurants. Eating out options include the Carey's Bay Hotel overlooking the fishing village beside Port Chalmers, or Fleur's Seafood restaurant at Moeraki. The unspoilt coastal settlements of Seacliff and Karitane are a short senic drive away.

There are many walks around the township and the boatsheds, along Purakaunui beach, around the inlet or to Longbeach.

Note:unsuitable for the mobility challenged.

Special conditions:

Note that each bedroom-and the bathroom -are in separate cottages. The single bed in the main house is a trundler stored under the double bed. The buildings are clustered together and there are only a couple of steps between each cottage. Security lights light the way.

Please discuss bringing pets with us. Complimentary Clothes washing available nearby.

Check-in time after 2pm, check out by 11 a.m.

Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Main house

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Merry Wives of Windsor Cottage

    1 x Double bed

  • Midsummer Nights Dream

    1 x Narrow single bed

Availability

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*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 (379)

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  • Perfect

    Perfect.

    StephenDe8 new member Apr 2018

  • Gorgeous location, would be cold in winter

    Gorgeous location, would be cold in winter

    BronwynWe3 new member Apr 2018

  • Awesome location weather played its part too with some stunning sunsets Will...

    Awesome location weather played its part too with some stunning sunsets Will be back again in the not to distant future Nice wee walk to the river mouth and a great bench seating to and take in the views ??

    rodjones new member Mar 2018

  • Very quaint property with heaps of history

    Very quaint property with heaps of history. We loved reading the information booklet about the cottage and surrounding area and loved the Wallpaper History - very special. This was a very relaxing place to be and with the use of the kayaks we were able to explore beyond the inlet. The location is definitely a wildlife lovers paradise with all the different and entertaining sea and native birds along with being the best place to leave the world behind.

    mikeey967 100%|2x Feb 2018

  • Great experience - house is cosy but awesome

    Great experience - house is cosy but awesome. So nice being right next to the water. Great swimming and kayaking. We would definitely stay again!

    MikeKe 100%|10x Feb 2018

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