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

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Dermot O
1 review
“Magic place for a peaceful holiday”
Reviewed 27 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

This has to be one of the best places on earth.
Luxury accommodation within a stone's throw from the beach.
Val,Craig and Jack were fantastic hosts.Nothing was any bother for them and we were thoroughly pampered,

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Liked best: The setting and the hosts
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
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Management Response
2 Nov 2016
Wow. It was so nice to meet you both. Thank you for a lovely comment. I hope we will see you guys again soon. Safe travels. All the best. Val Craig Emma Lucy and Jack. xx
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Tanya D
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Luxurious Comfort on Wild Westcoast”
Reviewed 22 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Westwood cottage is a slice of heaven nestled into the wild coastal landscape of Charleston on the westcoast of the south island. I stayed in this cottage over a weekend with two friends and from the moment we walked in the door we couldn't wipe the smiles of our faces. What a wonderful welcome - the fire was lit and music was playing softly. Val popped in to make sure we had every thing we needed and gave us some suggestions on nearby places to explore.
Super comfy bed and the shower was great! I was a cold and rainy weekend but we were warm and cosy! The beach is a hop, skip and a jump away, this is the west coast at it's best - thanks Val and Craig for sharing your lovely slice of heaven.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
22 May 2016
Thanks Tanya. It was lovely to meet you all. I trust you got back ok. Thank you for leaving the place spotless.We hope to see you girls return to our cosy cottage. All the best. Val Craig Emma Lucy and Jack. xxx
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art375
Point Arena, California
2 reviews
“Excellent vacation location with great hostess”
Reviewed 22 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:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
22 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 16 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.
Recommended for:
Older travelers People with pets
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Management Response
2 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 7 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.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
8 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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