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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Charleston, West Coast Region, South Island

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art375
Point Arena, California
2 reviews
“Excellent vacation location with great hostess”
Reviewed 23 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

The northwest South Island is dramatically beautiful. This very comfortable cottage located just above a very long isolated beach has a very clear and direct view of and access to the ocean. There are many great short and long walks/hikes in the area. Westport is a friendly town nearby and Punakaiki is the recreational center. One great feature of the cottage is that it is close to the attractions but sufficiently isolated from the tourist hubbub. The cottage owners live nearby and are exceptionally friendly and helpful. Afternoon tea and scones on arrival and very unexpectedly a pot of home-made chicken soup arrived to help heal our sniffles.

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Liked best: Everything
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
23 May 2016
Thanks guys. It was so nice to meet you both. You were great guests to have at the cottage. Thank you also for the DVD on science.
Cheers Val Craig and Jack
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Maurice C
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Unspoilt beauty”
Reviewed 17 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

The setting for the cottage is truly beautiful with views to die for. Beach is c. 50m from the front door with sunset views that are unforgettable. Cottage was very well finished to a high standard, clean, well kitted out. Outside bath was a treat with plenty of hot water and can easily fit two inside. Host was very welcoming and unobtrusive.

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Liked best: The views and standard of the cottage
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers People with pets
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Management Response
3 Nov 2016
Thanks so much guys. I had problems with this site for a while trying to reply. Wonderful to meet you both. I hope the rest of your hooney moon went well. Safe and happy travels. All the best. Val Craig Emma Lucy and Jack.
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daschund2...
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
“A touch of Paradise”
Reviewed 8 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015

This property is like home away from home. It is well equipped, comfortable, cozy and clean. The outdoor bath is great to relax in and star gaze! Located right on the beach front we enjoyed lots of walks along the beach and our wee doggies had a ball.

The rural location of the property makes for a wonderfully quiet and relaxing holiday.

Great hosts and property, we highly recommend it.

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Liked best: The property and its location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Dec 2015
Thank you Jenny and Colin. It was so nice to meet you both. Thank you for leaving the cottage spotless. We hope to see you again in February.
Happy Christmas. Val and Craig
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Wanakaspo...
Wanaka, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“amazing setting, great hosts”
Reviewed 14 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Beautiful cottage in an amazing setting. If you are after rest and relaxation, this is the place to be. Whether you're into reading a book, go for long beach walks, or surfing and or kitesurfing, this is a place that offers it all. The cottage is very comfortable, great bed, big outdoor tub, good shower. There are Weka's wandering around in the garden, also the occasional hare. You're right at the beach. There are also some good hikes in the region, about 5 min. away. Highly recommendable.

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 Nov 2015
Thanks guys you were great guests. Thank you for leaving the cottage so nice and tidy. We are so pleased with your beautiful comments. Hope we see you again soon. Happy days. Lots of happiness Craig Val Emma Lucy and Jack
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robincP89...
Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 19 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

For couples seeking peaceful, private isolation mixed with comfort and quality accommodation, this is an absolutely beautiful choice. The setting on the wild and remote Nine Mile Beach fronting the Tasman Sea is ideal for uninterrupted beach walking and sunset watching. Thoroughly recommended.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Feb 2016
Thank you so much Guys. It was lovely to meet you both. Thank you for such wonderful reviews. Hope to see you again soon.
Cheers Val and Craig
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