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Our one bedroom holiday cottage/cabin on the same large rural property as Penguins Retreat and Oceanside Retreat
We do not live on the property which suits independent travellers who have their own car, wanting time on a west coast beach.

The space

Whitebait Cottage is a one bedroom cottage/cabin.

You need take only 100 steps to be on the beach. The photos show the view of the Tasman Sea and Whitebait Creek from your own seating area at the end of the stone pathway under the trees.

Sunsets, beach fires, relaxing, and only a few kms into Hokitika, where there is all you need: lots of cafes, banks, greenstone shops, and a large supermarket

Day trips to the lakes, famous Hokitika Gorge, rivers, new Tree Top walkway (only one in NZ)

Glaciers, Punakaiki Pancake Rocks, - they are all accessible from this central West Coast location.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Guest access

The laundry is in a separate building and shared with Penguins Retreat guests and Oceanside guests.

Interaction with guests

We do not live on the property so there is no interaction with guests unless we are there servicing the other accommodation,
We live in a property close by so can be contacted if necessary.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 2AM (next day)
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 2AM (next day)


Safety features
Smoke detector
Safety card

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

20 Reviews

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Amy User Profile
April 2017
A simple beach batch, perfect for our stay on the West Coast. Definitely for independent travellers. A neat little kitchen where you can prepare meals to eat while enjoying sunset at the beach. Its an easy 5 min drive from town if fish and chips is more your style. Feeding the pet eels was fantastic! Many thanks to our hosts!

Remi User Profile
April 2017
Oppostisite the beach, plenty of space with accomodation. OUt of the town however close enough to have a balance stay.

David User Profile
March 2017
A good place to stay if you are traveling down the west coast. This beachside cabin had all the basics for a short stay like ours, but could also serve as a good base to explore the surrounding area for several days. Beautiful beach just steps away, and a neat town nearby to eat or grab some supplies before heading out to the great outdoors. Hokitika Gorge is a must see and roughly a half-hour away. Also, check out Porky's Fish and Chips. Get the blue cod; best we've ever had. Unfortunately, we didn't get the chance to meet either Colleen or Ray, but they have a nice little property and an easycheckin and checkout process. Due to some travel delays we were late getting in, but they had everything ready andwaiting for us. A couple nice extras like information on nearby attractions was a great plus! Make sure to feed the eels! A neat experience!

Hayley User Profile
February 2017
The Cottage was perfect for two nights guys on our way up the coast, 5minutes from town, lovely beach walks, clean and tidy. Would happily stay again. Thank you Colleen and Ray :)

Avril User Profile
December 2016
Great location, really clean and so nice being able to take our dog with us!

Joanna User Profile
April 2016
Nice location

Zimmer User Profile
July 2015
Cosy cottage by the beach at Hokitika. A pleasure to stay there

This host has 78 reviews for other properties.

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Arahura Valley, New ZealandJoined in February 2013
Colleen  Or  Ray User Profile

Welcome to the West Coast! We have three cottages listed so if one is not available make sure you take a look at the others !
We make stone mats from the flat stones that wash up on the beach.
Come and see us at our stone mat factory

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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