Franz Josef Gateway Cottage


Entire cottage hosted by Kevin

  1. 3 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 1 bath
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This cottage is in newly built condition finished in January 2019. Ideally located in Whataroa township only 12 miles north of Franz Josef township. We recommend bringing your own food for cooking as Whataroa has limited eating options however there’s several restaurants available only 12 miles drive into Franz Josef. Hosts also operate a Helicopter Glacier flight business and offer special rates for guests. This exceptional cottage is the perfect holiday escape in a relaxing, quiet rural town.

The space
New spacious two bedroom property in peaceful Whataroa township only 12 miles north of Franz Josef. Whataroa offers a quiet rural landscape with stunning mountain views. Hosts Kevin & Heather have 25 yrs experience in the tourism industry owning & operating their Helicopter glacier scenic flight business. They welcome you to enjoy your stay in quality surroundings and peaceful environment.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Living room
1 king bed, 1 double bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Hair dryer
Long-term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Whataroa, West Coast, New Zealand

Whataroa is a quiet rural town only 20 mins drive to Franz Josef township. There are several Tourist activities available from Whataroa also worth mentioning its only 15 min drive to Okarito coastal lagoon famous for its Bird life and Stunning Sunsets. Walking distance to local activities & amenities is within 5 mins includes, Helicopter Scenic flights, Heli Hiking, White Heron Sanctuary tours, Bird watching, Alpine Fault tours, Tennis courts, Golf Course, Convenience Store / Coffee shop, Fuel Station. Whataroa Valley is also reputed for its Hunting and Fishing. Most Franz Josef activities and Restaurants are within a comfortable 12 mile drive. We can arrange Franz Josef & Fox glacier Activities of your choice, please just ask 😊.

Hosted by Kevin

  1. Joined in June 2018
  • 145 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost


  • Heather

During your stay

We can assist helping you with enquiry and general chat 😊 .

Kevin is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly-rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety practices apply
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Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy