Iconic Historic Seaside Cottage

Bach or holiday home | Purakanui Inlet | #491

9.7/10 (151 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking

Description

  • Absolute waters edge with great indoor/ outdoor living. A surf beach a short row or walk away.
  • A nature paradise-Sea, sand, fish , birds, tides, walks and sunsets and .....peaceful.
  • Historic and unique. Boutique accommodation.

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.

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • Cot available
  • Dinghy
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Main house

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Roll-away bed

  • Merry Wives of Windsor Cottage

    A separate double bedroom with coved ceiling, views over the water.

    1 x Double bed

  • Midsummer Nights Dream

    A small single bedroom with French doors opening onto a grassy area, opposite the Merry Wives of Windsor.

    1 x Single bed

Availability

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  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 6 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night.

  • Gifts & giveaways: Free use of dinghy and kayaks.

  • Gifts & giveaways: Free Wifi Broadband Internet

  • Gifts & giveaways: Free local phone calls

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
High Season
20-Apr-18 to 30-Apr-18
$190+/night $190+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
01-May-18 to 17-Dec-18
$170+/night $170+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
18-Dec-18 to 20-Jul-19
$195+/night $195+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/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 (371)

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  • Wonderful, magical bach and area - great bird and sea life abounds...

    Wonderful, magical bach and area - great bird and sea life abounds around the cottage and you don't have to go far afield to see more sights. Really enjoyed the tidal inlet and catching fish off the verandah in the evenings. The history of the cottage is really special and worth going just for that reason.

    annell39 100%|6x Nov 2007

  • Nice and remote, unique venue for a quiet getaway

    Nice and remote, unique venue for a quiet getaway. Enjoyed the tranquility of an afternoon on the water.

    MelanieH10 100%|1x Aug 2007

  • Fantastic cottage - well fitted out

    Fantastic cottage - well fitted out. The location was less than 30 mins from Dunedin yet provided a total escape from all things urban. I have never gone to sleep before to the sound of fish. Highly recommend.

    michht247 100%|2x Apr 2007

  • a truly magic spot quite unique, we enjoyed observing the birdlife and...

    a truly magic spot quite unique, we enjoyed observing the birdlife and the wonderful reflections on the water. We also enjoyed the wonderful archived material especially the wall paper samples.

    jiller630 100%|6x Mar 2007

  • This batch was the most unique of all accommodations used in our...

    This batch was the most unique of all accommodations used in our first 3 week visit to NZ. We will definitely make inquiries about availability on our next visit.

    johnry765 100%|1x Mar 2007

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