Luxury, Self-Contained Cottage near Punakaiki, West Coast NZ- Honeymoon Delight

Luxurious Superking bed in Ferry Mans Cottagebook-now

Ferry Man’s Cottage offers luxurious and romantic holiday home accommodation, set in its own completely private 12 acre section at the very end of Birds Ferry Road, forming part of our 45 acre property.Perfect for your honeymoon.

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 79sqm 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.


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 childrens 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!

Ferry Mans Cottage by moonlightTariff includes gourmet breakfast hamper, complimentary WIFI

The cottage has decks and outdoor furniture back and front meaning you can enjoy the sunshine at any time of the day.Breakfast al-fresco on the North facing deck is a highlight on sunny mornings. 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.

There is an on call masseuse and we invite you collect eggs from our free range hens or pick your own organic vegetables and fruit. For those preferring not to cook a freshly prepared home style dinner can be supplied to the cottage on request.

The Cottage Tariff includes:

  • West Coast Holiday Home family and pet friendlyGourmet 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, free 500mb
  • 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 unlimited supply of hot water
  • Quality linens, feather/wool duvets, dual control electric blankets
  • Cot & Highchair on request
  • use of the private walking tracks on the property including pristine rainforest.

Tariff varies seasonally from $250-$575 for 2 guests, additional guests $85 per night incl. breakfast up to maximum 5 guests. Click on our bookings page to check on rates available for your chosen travel dates.

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.

“My wife and I were looking for a beautiful, private and romantic cottage on the West coast of the South Island of New Zealand. We had some preconceived notions as to what we would like if we could design the stay ourselves. The cottage at Bird’s Ferry hit all of the buttons! Located on a huge, secluded and private segment of land, this amazing cottage was everything we dreamed of. Unbelievably clean ( which is a must for my wife ), extremely well stocked, and cozy. Our only letdown was having to leave! Alison cooked us a superb dinner, which she left for us in the fridge with directions on how to warm it up. Add a bottle of wine, and two people in love, and you have all the ingredients for an ideal stay. We can’t recommend Birds Ferry Lodge enough.” Trip Advisor 2018