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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  • As You Like It is a wonderful place to stay

    As You Like It is a wonderful place to stay. It is literally right at the waters edge, amazing! Wonderful, secluded, quite location, cockles in abundance and a great place to get outdoors.

    paulns30 100%|1x Mar 2008

  • Stunning location

    Stunning location. Would love to return again in the future. Very confortable and well set up cottage with views to die for.

    millth691 100%|324x Mar 2008

  • This is a very unusual bach (crib) and I would say that...

    This is a very unusual bach (crib) and I would say that to get a real feel for it it is best to stay for several nights and enjoy the place. The bird life was great and it was just a nice space to chill out and relax. It is very accessible for central Dunedin by car or to go nowhere, read books, and BBQ!

    debbam929 100%|2x Jan 2008

  • The children loved searching for cockles

    The children loved searching for cockles. I enjoyed eating them.

    michye306 100%|4x Jan 2008

  • The bach is well set up for both warm and cold weather,...

    The bach is well set up for both warm and cold weather, with its lovely location right by the water on fine days and the coal range which heats the house in no time when it is cold; it is an absolutely beautiful setting.

    sashen856 100%|1x Jan 2008

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