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Luxurious | Self-Contained | Cottage | Near Punakaiki | West Coast NZ


book-nowFerry Man’s Cottage offers luxurious and romantic holiday home accommodation, set in its own private 12 acre section at the very end of Birds Ferry Road, forming part of our 33 acre property.

It is the perfect spot for a romantic weekend or mini break or a family holiday. Located on the edge of a small Lake, 2 km from the highway and, with native Wekas, Pukekos and wild ducks as neighbours this is a most peaceful spot. The rare Kiwi can be heard at night here.

The luxurious bach (cottage) is finished to a very high standard and designed to take in the panoramic mountain and ocean views. All the luxury touches of Birds Ferry Lodge but with a fully equipped kitchen in your own very private setting.

RoomsPunakaiki  West Coast Holiday cottage Family&Pet friendly|rural retreat|country cottages|vacation rental Room with 4-poster bed

There are two large bedrooms, 1 x four-poster Queen, and 1 x Superking which splits to be 2 singles.

There is a  sleep sofa in the lounge.

Cot and high chair are available as well as a wide selection of indoor and outdoor games plus DVD’s.

The cottage is very cosy and warm at all times of the year – the bedrooms have oil filled radiators, electric blankets, the bathroom has underfloor heating and there is a ‘Metro’ wood burner in the lounge which packs a punch!

Punakaiki  West Coast Holiday cottage Family&Pet friendly|rural retreat|country cottages|vacation rentalRomantic outside bathsTariff includes gourmet breakfast hamper.  WIFI now with boosted signal for Blackberry, Ipad and Iphone.

The cottage has decks and outdoor furniture back and front meaning you can enjoy the sunshine at any time of the day. By the front deck there are TWIN OUTDOOR GARDEN BATHS with hot running water (One for you and one for your significant other – how romantic is that!) from where you can watch the sun go down in spectacular fashion with a glass of bubbles perhaps.

The Cottage Tariff includes:

  • Punakaiki  West Coast Holiday cottage Family&Pet friendly|rural retreat|country cottages|vacation rental cottage dining cornerGourmet Hamper of locally produced and/or homegrown breakfast supplies, manuka smoked bacon, free range eggs, greek yogurt, homemade muesli and jam, fruit juice, seasonal fruit bowl, freshly baked bread, organic fair trade coffee beans
  • 2 spacious bedrooms. One of them with 1 queen four poster. The other one with a superking double bed which can be split to become 2 single beds
  • Wifi, first 50mb is free
  • Garden Bath with hot piped water.
  • Fully equipped kitchen and laundry facility.
  • TV, DVD (with NZ DVDs), CD player,Ipod Dock magazines and games
  • Exclusive use of a 12 acre section including extensive landscaped gardens
  • A modern fully tiled bathroom with a shower and a bath. Under floor heating adds that luxury touch…
  • Large towels and luxury hand made toiletries from Marlborough. Hairdryer and heating throughout
  • An aunlimited supply of hot water
  • Quality linens, feather/wool duvets, dual control electric blankets
  • Cot & Highchair

Tariff varies seasonally from $300-$450 for 2 guests, additional guests $60 per night incl. breakfast up to maximum 5 guests.

Ferry Man’s Cottage is named after Mr William Bird who operated a ferry across the Totara River during the gold mining years around 1869. This is a great base from which to explore the local gold mining history for which Charleston is world famous..

2 night minimum stay on Friday and Saturdays unless you are booking last minute in which case ask us! Tel 0800 212 207. Ferry Mans Cottage is not assessed by Qualmark as Guest & Hosted accommodation.Please be aware that our unsealed road is owned by all the residents that live here and your speed and actions directly affect them. We ask that you keep to the left, keep your speed to no greater than 30 km per hour, and be aware that you may encounter other road users ranging from children walking or on bikes to heavy machinery.