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Sunny peninsula house in quiet setting

Looking north across the harbour from the terrace
2 reviews
Looking north across the harbour from the terrace
French doors open on to terrace
Bright living/dining room with harbour and bush views
Dining table captures sun and views
Full kitchen
Kitchen table
Master bedroom with Queen-size bed
Spacious master bedroom
Second bedroom
King-Single beds
Bathroom with shower over bath
Kereru (wood pigeons) in the back garden
Native kowhai trees from which the cottage gets its name
Kowhai tree in bloom
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Portobello, Dunedin, Otago Region, South Island
Kowhai Cottage is a newly renovated 100 year-old home in a quiet street with a sunny aspect and harbour views. It is a comfortable retreat suitable for both those wanting some peace and quiet, or a base to return to in the evening after a day out visiting the many local attractions. The master bedroom has a Queen-size bed and the twin bedroom has two King-Single beds. The cottage has a full kitchen for those wanting to cook their own meals. Broad Bay is situated halfway between Dunedin and the Royal Albatross colony at Taiaroa Head. The nearby villages of Macandrew Bay and Portobello offer restaurants, dairies, an art gallery, pub, and petrol pump. Larnach Castle can be reached by car or by a nearby walking track. The abundance of wildlife on the peninsula includes penguins, seals, and sea lions.
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About the Owner, Mary & Rick M
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 86 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Sep 2017
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 2 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
We meet our guests and ask if they would like any information on the area. As residents we know the best places and the best times to see particular wildlife species. We are always a phone call away to offer any further advice or help.
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Excellent - based on 2 reviews
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Worthing, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2018 for a stay in April 2018

The cottage is about halfway along the peninsula. It is cosy & welcoming with very good sized rooms & is well equipped- just as shown in the pictures! The owners kept in contact & provided help quickly when I contacted them before our visit with questions regarding the local area. We had our own car which enabled us to visit Dunedin city & Larnach Castle.

Linda H
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2018 for a stay in March 2018

Our 4 night stay at Kowhai Cottage suited us perfectly as we were a week in to our touring holiday. We cooked our own meals, caught up with laundry and ironing and felt thoroughly relaxed and 'at home' in this beautifully furnished and very comfortable accommodation. Everything that we needed was there, plus lots of extras. Owner Mary came to the house to greet us personally, and was very welcoming and helpful.

The views are lovely, and there are plenty of things to do in Dunedin and on the peninsular. A visit to Larnach Castle (just 10 mins drive up the road) is a must..... absolutely beautiful house and gardens, and the views are magnificent from the road to and from the castle as well.. We also enjoyed a trip to see the wildlife at Taiaroa Head and a day in Dunedin itself.

It was aIl so enjoyable, we would stay again in a flash!

Management response:

Thank you for your generous review, Linda. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Kowhai Cottage in our "little piece of paradise" on the Otago Peninsula. Mary and Rick


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
No smoking allowed inside the house, but smoking is allowed outside. No large groups or loud parties.
    1 Full bath
    2 Twins
    1 Full
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About the neighbourhood
An eclectic community known for its artists, Broad Bay is situated halfway between Taiaroa Head (home to the Royal Albatross) and Dunedin City. With Scottish settlers making up a large proportion of its early population, Dunedin is also known as 'the Edinburgh of the South.' Boasting the country's oldest university and many heritage buildings, the city's proximity to the Otago Peninsula with its many wildlife attractions allow visitors to combine shopping, visiting museums and other interesting sites with a visit to the albatross colony, penguin colony, wild beaches or other natural attractions on the same day. We strongly recommend a minimum two-day stay to experience just some of the many tourist activities on offer.
Getting around
A car is essential for visiting the attractions on the Otago Peninsula and surrounding areas. As a small city, it is possible to walk from one tourist site to another in Dunedin.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Dunedin Airport: 42.0 km
Your own transport is necessary for touring Otago, Dunedin, and the Otago Peninsula.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Nearest Beach: 0.5 km.
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