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Places to stay in Curio Bay

Places to stay in Curio Bay
Our Little Black Barn is a tiny house that is small but beautifully formed! It has stunning views over the Bay and is only minutes walk to the beach where dolphins surf the waves in summer and Yellow Eyed penguins nestle in the flax at the Petrified Forest.
Three cozy beds with two bathrooms and an outside shower for washing the sand off. North facing deck to maxamise sun and views. The batch is near the beach, forest and bush walks. Swim with dolphins in summer and view penguins all year round, we think this wild and rugged place is pretty special!
Wild waves, Hector's dolphins, Yellow Eyed penguins at Curio Bay. A lighthouse, sea lions and seals at Waipapa. Bush walks and waterfalls at the Waipohatu...the edge of the world at Slope Point, the Southern most tip of the South Island. Cathedral Caves and very friendly Southlanders:)
  • Perfect location to get away from it all but also great access the stunning Catlins. Sparkling clean, everything you need and THE best place to bunker down with a nice glass of Central Otago Pinot, if an impressive Southerly kicks off! We'll definitely be back.

    Kirstie2020-03-24T00:00:00Z
  • The Black Barn is in a great location in a rural spot, yet close to the beach. Cleverly designed with stylely interiors, the barn is an ideal base for a holiday in The Catlins. We'd love to return!

    Sally2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Such a wonderful space in the most amazing location. Very peaceful and loved the view of Curio Bay and the sheep dotted hills. It was so quiet I could hear them munching on the grass and the waves crashing in the rocks. The Curio Bay attractions were stunning and just down the hill. Really loved our stay and wish it could have been longer.

    Holly2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely stay at Sheilas! The house was spotless and has an incredible view. The beds were so comfy! Would highly recommend

    Emma2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • My husband and I, along with another couple, stayed recently and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The accommodation is very well appointed for such a small space. It was perfectly clean and the view over the bay is wonderful. Would definitely recommend the Black Barn to future guests.

    Julie2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely house in a peaceful area but with plenty to do in the surrounding area.

    Sue2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great spot exactly as listed. Just lovely! Would definitely stay here again. Even in the howling wind it is magical!

    Nancy2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Very cute house in the middle of a sheep meadow with a great view of the sea. It is very quiet and well equipped for four people - too bad that we were only there for one night.

    Julia2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Curio Bay, Southland, New Zealand

    Welcome to Lazy Dolphin Lodge - situated at Curio Bay, The Catlins. Featuring our own private beach access and panoramic views of the beach / bay, wildlife and sea. Split level accommodation. Queen, Twin rooms & shared rooms available. We can accommodate up to 15 people.
    We are a split level budget backpackers accommodation. With queen beds, twin rooms, and shared accommodation. Huge lounge and balcony. 2 kitchens. Shared bathroom facilities. Laundry facilities. Internet and Wifi.
    Remote. Private. Very small community.
  • Location was close to curio bay. We appreciated the great tips on directions to penguin viewing a short drive away. Many thanks too for helping to safekeep our fleece jacket mistakenly left behind. By the way, anyone passing through Waikawa in the Caitlins area should really try the food at the "Blue Cod Blues"! Our blue cod and battered mussels were the best on our trip!

    Emily2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Exactly what we were expecting. A clean stop over point between Dunedin and Te Anau. Great local tips, a short walk to the beach where we saw plenty of Hector dolphins swimming in the sea. There was a clean kitchen with ample cooking equipment to make dinner. Would have liked to stay in the area for longer to do some of the walks, perhaps next time

    Linda2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Each room has its own independent combination lock, which is relatively safe, and the public areas are large, and you can enjoy the sea view.

    刘邓琪2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent position with good view. Clean and spacious.

    Alison2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, cosy lodge

    Liz2019-11-29T00:00:00Z
  • Great accommodation, superb location, friendly host.

    Loren2019-11-20T00:00:00Z
  • Pamela is a very kind host, very welcoming and very understanding! We recommend.

    Lorrie2019-08-22T00:00:00Z
  • Good location near the penguin watching area, quiet space, nice and polite other guests. hahaha maybe a knife sharpener would be good to have in the kitchen - one of the other guest had to lend us their knife for cutting vegetable. would return - hopefully with more time on hand!

    Jolyn2019-04-27T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Other


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Curio Bay, Southland, New Zealand

    Fully self contained gypsy wagon located close to sandy beach of Porpoise Bay. No ocean views but beach is 2min walk. Very tidy inside. Super king size plush $3000 mattress. Cooking facilities with microwave & fridge. Log burner with wood supplied. BBQ area. All linen/towels included. This accommodation is located on our property beside our house. The toilet/shower is outside & located 9 meters away from the accommodation. Our gypsy wagon can sleep 2 adults and a baby maximum.
    The gypsy wagon is 9 meters long, it has a private outdoor balcony area with seating. At nights, you can hear the waves breaking on the beach and the penguins calling out your name. Its a very quiet relaxing location. Kitchenette comes supplied with a twin hotplate electric cooker, microwave, fridge, pots, plans, plates & cutlery etc. The wagon is heated by log burner/fire. It also has electric heating. Comes with all bed linen, duvet bed covers & towels. Tea, coffee, sugar & cooking oil is supplied free of charge. The gypsy wagon has no running hot water inside, only cold water, you need to boil hot water in the electric jug supplied. The outside shower has hot water. We also have a portacot for your use free of charge. Wifi is available for a $5 fee I do not think this is suitable for elderly people due to toilet/shower located outside from the wagon.
    70% of our previous one night guests said they had wished they had stayed 2 nights or more. You cannot properly see all of Curio Bay and its wildlife in 24 hours. Two nights is recommended. Curio Bay sells itself. It is easily one of the most beautiful bays in NZ, luckily I get told that everyday. Yellow Eyed Penguins to view most evenings, last two hours of light is best. Its only a 10-15 min walk from our accommodation to the Curio bay fossil forest where the penguins can be viewed. Dolphins are seasonal, summer months only. Sea lions most days at Waipapa Point, Surat Bay and Cannibal Bay. Nugget Point Reserve is also a good place to see seals from a distance.
  • Magic place. Everything you need, but quirky and different. A must visit.... Especially for the stars

    Catherine2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • Great spot and awesome place to stay!

    Emma2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic location with the beach right behind the property. Excellent time, will be back.

    Krystal2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • Cool and unique space 2 min walk from the beach. Very comfy bed and option to cook your own meals. Toilet and shower are 10m away but not an issue. Recommended.

    Robert2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • While the Gypsy Caravan was a bit rustic, everything was exactly as promised and we had a great time! Nick was there to welcome us at check-in and told us about things to do in the area. He dropped back in to see us and let us know that the dolphins were in the cove and we should go out to see them. The kitchen in small but very functional and the shower was nice and warm. The bed, oh the bed... we had the best sleep EVER! Definitely worth recommending.

    Trish2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Nick’s Gypsy Van is cute as, and right next to the beach with an easy little walk to a beach access point, where you can see Hector’s dolphins, sea lions, and sometimes orca! Right up the road is a penguin viewing area too if you go in the right season. Wonderful hospitality, beautiful spot. Thanks Nick!

    Paige2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Really comfortable bed!

    Sara2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing spot Perfect to unwind Best surf lesson in the area Very comfy bed I would highly recommend booking a few nights ❤️

    Morgane2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Tiny house


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Curio Bay, Southland, New Zealand

    We have a cosy cabin (studio style) opposite our house with its own shower and toilet and basic cooking facilities (double hotplate, small fridge, microwave, electric jug and toaster). 5 minutes walk to river and beach. Simple breakfast supplies are provided for you to prepare your own morning meal; home made bread, local honey, butter, jam. Unfortunately we no longer have hens so cannot supply fresh eggs. There is a DVD player and good selection of movies to watch on a rainy day.
    The cabin is situated directly across the driveway from our home so we share a driveway but guests space is private. We are on the edge of the Papatowai village and only a few minutes walk to the river and beach. There is a well stocked country store five minutes walk away and a few options within 30 minutes drive for cafes. Waterfalls, bush walks and more stunning beaches are within an hour from Papatowai. The famous Lost Gypsy Gallery and Little Rocket Coffee is just up the road and good surf beaches just over the hill. The village itself has about 30 permanent residents. Dunedin is 2 hours away and Invercargill 1.5 hours drive along the wonderful Southern Scenic Route. During the winter months our local shop and cafes are closed so it is a good idea to bring supplies with you.
  • Carols Cabin was a wonderfully, peaceful place. The cabin was spotlessly clean, there was everything we needed and it was a very well located and peaceful place to stay. We will definitely return. Thank you very much for your kind hospitality Carol.

    Dianne2020-03-27T00:00:00Z
  • We felt very comfortable with Carol. We would love to go back anytime.

    Henk2020-03-23T00:00:00Z
  • This was one of the most comfortable stays we experienced!

    Nico2020-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • Carol's cabin is a delightful experience if you want a quiet and quaint stay in a remote part of the South Island. We loved the breakfast, the cute little dog and coffee at the Lost Gypsy caravan. Highly recommended

    Greg2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Carols place was a wonderful place to stay during a whirlwind tour of the Catlins, just what I was after

    Trent2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Carols cabin at Papatowai in a delightful part of the Catlins is lovely. The amenities are good and it really is all you need and more. You will have a truly relaxing and restful time here and the fresh baked bread and local delicious honey, butter and jams for breakfast are great. The beautiful birdsong, hospitable Carol herself and Carol's lovely little dog Ginnie are perfect memories.

    Jenny2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • If you like a big open beach two minutes drive away and a quiet cosy space entirely to yourselves, then this is a must!

    Joseph2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay with easy walk to beaches. Very quiet and peaceful

    Ewen2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Papatowai, Otago, New Zealand

    Hi there and welcome to our brand new slice of heaven on the coast and on the doorstep of the Catlins Rainforest National Park. ‘Tiroroa’ is our barn style property, completed late 2019. It is perched on top of the hill overlooking the whole of Porpoise and Curio Bay sitting on its own hectare of land.
    This is our escape from Queenstown and we want to share it with others that are looking for a comfortable place to stay by this amazing coastline. With modern amenities and fitted out in a mid century style reflecting local textures and colours, it really is a world away from anywhere else. Just a walk or short drive from the beach for world class surfing, or a 5 minute walk to the amazing cliffs of Blue Cod Bay, or a stroll down to the Petrified (for the rare yellow eyed penguins) or Living Forest, there is plenty to keep you occupied. If that’s not your thing, then there you can sit in the lounge or on the large sheltered deck and simply watch it from afar. Rain or shine, this place makes you relax.
    The great outdoors is on the doorstep. Local attractions include: - Petrified Forest - Living Forest - Curio/Porpoise Bay (swim with the Hectors Dolphins in the summer) - Slope Point (southern most point) - Waikawa - Niagara - McLean Falls - Cathedral Caves - More walks than you can shake a stick at. Perfect for kids to explore the Catlins Rainforest Park.
  • A stay not to be missed. The views from the house are breathtaking! The house has everything you need and much more. Would definitely recommend.

    Tamara2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • If you want a unique experience, just book this house! It's located on a hill with fabulous views over the bay. The house is very comfortable. Higly recommended.

    M.2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Mark and Katherine have created an amazing airbnb property. The location is fantastic with an incredible view of Curio Bay. Comfortable beds and modern appliances with many thoughtful touches. If we return to the area someday we hope to be able to stay here again.

    Mike2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Mark and Katherine's home is amazing. The views, the location and the solitude are all spectacular. I find photos for accommodation often up-sells the places quite a bit, but not here, the photos barely do the view and serenity justice! A great spot to stay when exploring the equally beautiful Catlins. Would stay again, actually would move in if I could!

    Marian2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Photos don’t do this place justice. Just the most magical location.

    Aleksandra2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful space, privately perched up above Curio Bay with views over Porpoise Bay. Mark and Katherine’s home is warm and comfortable, nicely styled and perfect for a summer or winter’s stay on the Catlins Coast. Lovely hammock for enjoying the views.

    Jenny2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • A simple and stylish house with INCREDIBLE views. Comfortable beds, lovely touches like a swing for the deck and just around the corner from the petrified forest and beach. Great instructions and easy contact with the host.

    Louisa2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful place to stay. The house was clean and there was everything you need. We loved the stunning views from every room. We definitely recommend that place.

    Tanja2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Curio Bay, Southland, New Zealand

    Wifi, TV, DVD Right in the heart of the Catlin’s. Great wee place to stop and stay for a night or two on your way though the beautiful Catlin’s. This is a sleep out. (Behind the main house.) Its not a big space. It has two rooms. One with queen bed and the other with two singles plus there is a microwave,jug, toaster & fridge Plates bowls glasses. Etc in the SINGLE bed room. NO OVEN. BBQ out side and own outside area. Toilet and shower is just OUT SIDE and two steps away.
    There is wifi, tv. The tv also has a built in dvd player. Board games. Small deck to soak up the sun, or sit at the picnic table and take in the views. The place is ideal for couples. Three or four people and space gets a bit tight. But if your out exploring all day then it’s sweet.
    Papatowai is such a pretty place to stay. 5 mins walk away from beach and river. Two mins walk away from papatowai store (closed til October)hrs 9am to 6pm and the Lost Gypsy Gallery (closed til late October) which also provides coffee and food in spring & summer. As well as being a great base to stay and explore all the Catlins beautiful scenery.
  • A quaint place with an outstanding host, highly recommend Karen's place.

    Warren2020-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • Such a great spot! Great location to explore the Catlins. Would definitely recommend to anyone!!

    Claire2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed our stay. Karen really hits out does herself with amenities. She really has thought of everything to make one's stay comfortable. She was very helpful with recommendations and great to chat with. Peaceful place to escape with lots of perks.

    Yesmean2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Best host, you may be far far away from a big city but when you get the glorious escape of Papatowai you will be in for a treat, close to all the best hikes and natural wonders of South Island. Karen was a great host who thought of everything, from bug spray to coffee you won't regret a stay here.

    Celeste2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Karen’s place so incredibly lovely! She really went above and beyond with extra items to make us feel right at home. Such a thoughtful, cozy, comfortable space close to some of the most beautiful sights in the catlins. Would recommend staying with Karen to anyone. Thanks Karen!

    Marissa2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay, lovely hospitality from Karen and Bob. They provided everything you need plus more. Would highly recommend.

    Tom2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great comfy place to stay in the Caitlin’s. Lots to see in the area.

    Carol2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay to sporting board into the Catlins. Karen is a great host.

    Rob & Frances2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Papatowai, Otago, New Zealand

    Self contained unit, kitchenette with tea & coffee making facilities, microwave. Walking distance to the local Tavern for refreshments and meals. Quiet country township.
  • Great outlook, warm and comfortable. Easy access with wet floor shower, sky and plunger coffee supplied, good location for this end of the Catlins. Recommended.

    Grant2020-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice self contained place, great location, a lot of the main attractions are within an hours drive. Great for stargazing too which im glad to have witnessed. Very quiet and private, just perfect for what I needed.

    Dave2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • The cottage is ideally placed to explore the Catlins. Barry and Ellen gave great suggestions about places to eat and timings on the various sites in the area. It is a lovely, cost and very clean cottage. We will go back again when in the area.

    Theresa And Chris2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Nice clean comfortable space and well laid out. Host was available to provide good local information. Wide doors, shower accessible for disabled and ramp will be greatly appreciated by guests with mobility issues.

    Ray2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Purpose built space ideal for 1 or 2 people looking to explore the South Coast. Very clean and nicely laid out. Well stocked kitchen but no cooking surface and little counter space which is a bit limiting. The bed was comfortable and the bath accommodates individuals with disabilities. Also includes a ramp for mobility challenged. Can serve as a good base for exploring much of the south coast of the South Island. Definitely recommend it to other travelers.

    James2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely short stay. The space was cosy and comfortable, just what we needed after a long drive. Thank you for your very useful information. We would thoroughly recommend this accommodation.

    Raffaella2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Ellen and Barry were lively and welcoming. Their place is very cosy, clean and comfortable. Thanks for a great stay!

    Su-Mei2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place to be , good addresses around to see sealions, dolphins and penguins ! Enjoy a beer at the pub and watch rugby match ! We enjoyed our stay at Ellen & Barry's cottage !

    Laura2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Tokanui, Southland, New Zealand

    Cosy and private three bedroom cottage nestled in a large garden and surrounded by rural farmland. Beautiful 100 year old house. Perfect for a family or group for relaxation in the country.
    Older style house that has been given a new paint and carpet inside to make it a comfortable stay. You can enjoy the warmth of a Yunca fire in the dining room and a new heat pump will keep the rest of the house warm.
    Sleepy rural village, the house is situated directly opposite a park, also close (within 200m) are a small general store, skatepark, pub and local garage (petrol station).
  • This is a lovely old farm cottage. Nice and quiet location. You'll love sitting around the fireplace. The hosts are amazing! They replied to a message in minutes when I had a flat battery and stopped what they were doing on the farm and helped straight away. What more could you ask for! Would definitely recommend!!

    Michael2020-03-22T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely brilliant place to stay to explore The Catlins

    Iain2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • This farmlet house is spacious, quiet, sparkling clean and has everything you need for a stay. This accommodation is priced right and you won’t be disappointed.

    Kathi2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay at this cottage! The space was bright, big and clean, with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We especially loved the wood burning fire, and book collection, and enjoyed a few nice quiet evenings by the fire. The house is in a great location, away from the crowds, but an easy to drive to all the sights of Catlins. We would definitely recommend this location to anyone visiting the area.

    Bre2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Great place for exploring the waterfalls and the Southland, loads of room, well equipped, Tokanui Tavern and shops within a few minutes walk - highly recommended!

    Will2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Comfortable cottage, cosy place and close to small grocery store, fuel. Kerry was kind enough to check in on us and was very friendly. She had left us more than enough supplies for our stay.

    Sundaresan2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed for two nights with our two daughters. This was a great house for us, the house is old with taste of how it was in the old days, but with all modern comfort. We chose this location because we are traveling at the Catlins area and it is very easy and quick traveling from this location. The house was very clean and beds are comfortable, hot water with no problem. Be aware that this house is isolated, you will have all the privacy you want. I recommend this house for staying.

    Eldad2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place & great start to our stay in the Catlins

    Karen2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    3

    Tokanui, Southland, New Zealand

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    Our house is close to Curio Bay, Niagara Ridge Retreat is a modern holiday house with spectacular views of the Waikawa harbour, valley and sea. The house is situated high above the Waikawa township and 10 mins drive to delightful Curio Bay. This amazing property will enhance your Catlins experience. Also relax in our outdoor spa pool and enjoy the views this property has to offer. It is private and peaceful and is situated on the Southern Scenic Route.
    The neighbors are friendly and very helpful
  • Awesome spot. Nice tidy house

    Callum2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • The Views and Hot tub was the highlight for us. Would stay again if we wanted to do the Catlins again

    Hannah-Rose2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • This was our second time for a few of us spending a weekend at Johanna’s beautiful place near the Catlins! It has remained a peaceful retreat from the hustle we’re used to, and we will definitely be back again.

    Hannah2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • This home is all about the stunning views and its proximity to nearby places of interest. Take the time to visit the old school (Niagara Falls Cafe) which is a cafe with wonderful, homemade cakes and coffee. It is also a short drive to stunning ocean views of The Catlins We loved it.

    Anna2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely home with lovely views.

    Anita2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Astounding views, huge beautiful home. 2 nights of blissfully quiet comfortable accommodation. We loved this place high above the surrounding area. We’ll be back!

    Lisa2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect stay. House with a very high standard and beautiful view.

    Monika2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing location. Stunning views ( the weather was good too!) and the spa pool was welcome after a long day travelling.Good directions. We would love to come back and will recommend to friends.

    Wendy2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Niagara, Southland, New Zealand

    Papatowai bliss!! Take a walk in native bush along the old tram-tracks or a stroll on the beach. Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Catlins. See my other listing for photos. Sofa bed in separate room off the lounge/living area.
  • Great local knowledge, great host, it’s always good to stay in a real home.

    Robert2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • Great guy, offered advice on making the most out of the area, and introduced us to the k I've ever seen

    Samuel2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • We enjoyed our stay at David's. Great location as a stop while exploring the Catlins. David was very welcoming and the room was comfortable and clean.

    Alison2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • David was super flexible with my changing travel time. He was easy to talk to and very hospitable. As a woman traveling alone I felt safe and welcomed.

    Amber2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • We followed Davids tips & had a great day. The timing was also perfect. Thanks to David for a great stay & day!

    Jimi2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • The room is clean and the bed is comfortable. Environment is very quiet so it is a peaceful place to spend a night! Good value as well. David is very hospitable and easy to talk to.

    Charlotte2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • There's a reason why he's a superhost! We had a really great stay. Great location in the middle of the Catlins and David gave really useful advice on how to make the most of it in. 2 days.

    Alice2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • David was a great host, he was very welcoming and we got a lot of tips from him. The area is great and David‘s house is the perfect starting point to explore everything.

    Michelle2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Papatowai, Otago, New Zealand

    We are a 3rd generation farmhouse overlooking Tahakopa valley. You are made to feel very welcome upon arrival with a refreshment. We very much enjoy having guests to stay and many leave as new friends. We are a quiet household except when we ramp up the fire in the morning. Continental breakfast is provided. We do have 2 rooms listed each with a queen size bed.
  • Eleanor and Don are a lovely couple, both were helpful and kind. The bathroom was very clean and our room was comfortable. We even got a great breakfast. We would recommend staying with them.

    Lena2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful time at Eleonor and Don’s beautiful home. We can highly recommend it to anyone looking for a nice, warm, clean and friendly place to stay. They are both very welcoming and helpful. I hope we can come back some day.

    Elisa2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • Eleanor‘s and Don‘s place is absolutely lovely and they‘re great hosts who made us feel really welcome !

    Julia2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Don and Eleanors were lovely hosts. We had an enjoyable stay. Everything was as described.

    Carolyn2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Staying at Eleanor and Dons place was super relaxing and overall amazing. It was like staying in a 5-star hotel. ☺️ Thank you Eleanor and Don for a great stay!

    Johanna2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • A charming old house far from noise, in a very pleasant landscape. The hosts are charming and full of intention.

    Luc2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Eleanor & Don's place is a wonderful escape from the tourist trail in southern NZ, located down a beautiful isolated valley in the Catlins. They are wonderful hosts and were very welcoming to me! A highly recommended place to stay

    Tom2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely peaceful stay at Tahakopa - gorgeous rural setting and pretty garden. Great to chat to both Eleanor and Don.

    Meg2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Tahakopa, Otago, New Zealand

    Private room1 bed
    Pop-Inn B&B No 1
    Price:$64 CAD/night
    105 reviews
    Superhost
    Chaslands Farm Cottages are centrally located in the heart of The Catlins on a 750 acre working farm. Many key attractions are only a short drive away e.g. The Cathedral Cave, McLean Falls and Curio Bay just to name a few. Step in to our peaceful world. Your modest old style cozy self contained cottage allows for privacy and space. The Cottage has historical value as these were workers houses during the native forestry in 1949 to 1970.
    The history and beauty that surrounds this area is immense. Take the time to enjoy the scenery or soak up the history.
    Chaslands Farm Cottages are very central to many '"Catlins Must Do's". We make an excellent stepping off point to visiting them or a peaceful place just to take some time off, do some washing, enjoy the farm or read a book.
  • The cottage we stayed at is a quaint place to relax after touring the local sites. It is quiet and super clean and has everything you need. The beds are cozy and warm and the linen is nice. As like in most places in the Catlins, there is little to no internet service. We enjoyed our 3 day stay here.

    Lin2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, clean and quiet

    Ray2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Diannes place is in a lovely setting on their farm. Surrounded my green landscapes and sheep. Easy location to get to some nearby tourist spots. Dianne was very good with communication throughout the booking process

    Catherine2020-01-15T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay very clean and quiet. Quite old but that's what you expect. Would definately stay again.

    Alison2020-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • Dianne's cottage is such a lovely vintage place in the middle of the Catlins and very central to many amenities and nature in the area. We enjoyed walking through the farm area and the sheep, and playing with the goats and the dogs. Dianne and her husband are also super amicable and very attentive to their guests. Highly recommended!

    Andres2019-11-23T00:00:00Z
  • A nice and peacefull stay with a beautifull view over the farmersland. The cottage is original and brings you back in earlier years. It was great to see the farm and the animals. We enjoyed it very much.

    Bert2019-11-14T00:00:00Z
  • Chaslands Farm Cottages are peaceful and comfortable. It was great having so many beautiful locations nearby!

    Sarah2019-10-27T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome spot, away from the noise of the main road. Disappointed in myself for not exploring their farm more. Very central to many of the great activities the Catlins has to offer. Very friendly and welcoming hosts!

    Zac2019-04-25T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    3

    Chaslands, Otago, New Zealand

    Takahopa Bay Retreat is in the heart of the Catlins and offers sweeping panoramic coastal and established native Forest views. The Retreat was established by the Clark family who live on, and farm the surrounding land. The Clark's have been farming the 685 hectare coastal property in the Catlins for the last 25 years. Cameron and Michelle would love to share their secluded retreat with you to enjoy the privacy and peacefulness it provides.
    Tahakopa Bay Retreat offers guests a private escape, ideal for couples wanting a luxurious home away from home to unwind in a natural setting. It has all the modern conveniences even though we are fully off the grid. The retreat is powered by an emission free hydro system.
    Nearby are many short bush walks to breathtaking waterfalls such as Purakaunui falls, McLean Falls also Cathedral Caves, Nugget Point. Long Point where you can view the Yellow Eyed penguins, this is just a few of the amazing things the Catlins offers.
  • Tahakopa Retreat is much more amazing than the photos! We didn’t want to leave! Beautiful secluded location with the best of both worlds (Views) would love to return soon! Thanks Cameron & Michelle.

    Mikaela2020-03-27T00:00:00Z
  • The Tahakopa Bay Retreat is places in an idyllic location, extremely private with incredible views over the hills and out to sea. We had two miles of beach to ourselves and at night the stars gave an incredible show. Although the beach is only ten minutes walk, the path is steep and a little uneven in places but well worth the effort. The beach was clean and we saw evidence that deer had visited. Our hosts provided plenty for breakfast. If seclusion is what you are after, this is the place.

    Moira2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing view!! Wonderful amenities. Cozy and everything’s been thought of. Paradise away from the city!

    Mark2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • This is a beautiful, fantastic place to stay. The view is absolutely gorgeous, you can walk right down the hill to a beautiful deserted beach, and everything in the house is more than perfect. It is spacious, comfortable, very attractive, totally equipped, and has many extra amenities. There is a lovely walk to a magical natural waterfall, and all the views - not only the ocean - from the house are beautiful. It is a drive on unpaved roads to civilization, so our advice is to bring in the groceries you need for your whole stay: you won’t want to leave the property anyway.

    Margaret2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Stunning in every respect!!! This is such an awesome place & can only be fully appreciated by actually being there. Fabulous building superbly fitted out & equipped. Our stay was made extra special by an encounter with two New Zealand sea lions as we were able to watch them rise from their daytime slumbers on the beach & nonchalantly roll/strut their way leisurely to the waters edge before disappearing back into the Pacific Ocean. Magical moment! Thank you Cameron & Michelle for allowing us the privilege of staying at your wonderful new house.

    Kit & Monique2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing spot. Off the beaten track and with breathtaking views of the ocean. Great house with so many extras. We had a very relaxing and enjoyable two days. Would love to have stayed a week.

    Roz2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Gorgeous house with outrageous views at the end of the earth! If traveling down to the Catlins areas the house is perfect, clean, thoughtful and comfortable. The nicest place we stayed in our three week holiday across New Zealand.

    Brooke2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • 10/10 !!!

    Benedikt2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Purakauiti, Otago, New Zealand

    One Double Room in a 4 bedroom 2 bathroom restored character home, nestled alongside native forest on a sheep farm, overlooking the tiny seaside community of Papatowai, in the heart of the Catlins. Comfortable beds and spectacular views. You may be sharing the house with fellow travellers or you could luck out and have the whole house to yourself. The price is for one room. There are a maximum of four rooms available, so please message us as another room may be there for you.
    Our house was originally the headmaster's residence at Te Anau, It was moved to a spectacular hill site on a farm just metres away from the Papatowai Scenic Reserve. It has been refurbished and has comfortable living areas, full kitchen facilities for your convenience, heat pump, and a wood burner
  • Charming cottage with really scenic views. Good facilities, Cosy nights stay.

    Alex2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • An amazing find in the hills. Great to meet other travelers. Comfy bed, amazing views! It was great to play pool in the evening. Nice base to be able to explore the Caitlin’s. Highly recommend!!

    Jas2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Had a lovely stay here - the rooms were cosy and the shared spaces are nice. The other guests were great people so it was a lovely environment. Would recommend

    Madeline2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful cottage, equipped with all necessities, easy to find. The views are absolutely stunning. We were lucky to have the place to ourselves which was great, but it would have been great also to share with others, the communal spaces are pleasant and cosy. No coverage but WiFi is provided. Would love to come again.

    Marianna2020-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect location and superb views on the bay! Well equipped house with dvd player, pool table and kicker.

    Wanda2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Special place in combination of hostel and hotel. Private rooms with shared areas allows great travellers atmosphere. Got everything you need and the view is mind-blowing! Loved it!

    Caro2019-12-10T00:00:00Z
  • What a great House with beautiful views! We were the only ones in the house and could choose the room. Comfy with the fireplace in the evening! 100% recommend!

    Oliver2019-11-22T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful cottage on top of the hill with amazing views. We really enjoyed our stay and were lucky enough to have the house to ourselves.

    Charlotte & Kang2019-11-13T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Papatowai, Otago, New Zealand

    A charming self contained 3 bedroom cottage situated in a small township of Waikawa, has lovely estuary and rural views. Walking distance to Waikawa wharf, Waikawa Museum and Information Centre. 5 min drive to Curio Bay's many attractions such as swimming with dolphins, surf school, penguins, petrified forest.
    Waikawa is a very small peaceful town on the estuary. Everything is walking distance. There is a very popular fish and chip van operating in the summer months, Waikawa Museum and Information Centre. Cafes are Curioscape at Curio Bay and Niagara Cafe both 5 minute drive from Waikawa. If you intend cooking, it is a good idea to buy groceries before you come to the Catlins.
  • What a gem! Off the grid, quiet, everything we could've asked for when looking for a place to start exploring the Caitlins from. The fireplace was a great plus when the weather turned for the worse. Dinner on the porch in the setting sun, a definite highlight! Highly recommended.

    Fredrik2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • A very comfortable, well-equipped holiday home in a lovely setting.

    Jenny2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location and in charming retro cottage with sweeping vistas over the estuary and paddocks full of sheep and pukeko. Big skies, peace and quiet. Don't expect to log on as theres no wifi or ph reception - but we all need time out from that! No panic as it is available just over th hill. Comfortable beds and everything you could ever need from a holiday spot. Step away from the rest of the tourist tribe and their camper vans into this tucked away home just off the highway. Thanks for the pleasure Sue

    Wendy2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay

    Callum2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Great location. You will wish you had longer to enjoy the area.

    Maurice2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Great home in a beautiful location. Lovely views of the estuary and surrounding pasture. Comfy place for a family to stay with all the amenities you need.

    Sam2020-01-24T00:00:00Z
  • Sue’s house fit our group of eight perfectly. We loved the warm nostalgic feel of the home. The home has been well taken care of and was perfectly clean upon our arrival. Highly recommendable.

    Anthony2020-01-14T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome spot to relax and forget about life for a while.

    Dave2019-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    3

    Waikawa, Southland, New Zealand

    "18 Carrick" Modern warm, sun drenched upmarket apartment with elevated harbour views. Large one bedroom,with ensuite and seperate kitchenette. One luxurious king bed with all new high quality linen.
    "18 Carrick" (Waikawa) BRAND NEW! (2015) warm, sun drenched upmarket apartment with elevated harbour views. Large one bedroom,with ensuite and seperate kitchenette. One luxurious king bed with all new high quality linen. The apartment has a two seater lounge suite and a handcrafted table for two. The ensuite has large 1200mm vanity, full sized mirror, heated towel rail, with a generous sized curved glass door shower. The seperate kitchenette contains, 2 element cook top, fridge/freezer box, sink,microwave, jug, toaster etc. Own sheltered private deck with outdoor furniture, perfect for an evening wine soaking up ever changing harbour views or enjoy the beautiful southern east Coast sunrises with the native bird chorus. Plenty of off street parking. Be sure to visit the yellow eyed penguins around dusk at the petrified forest at curio bay 5 minute drive, or swim/view the Hectors Dolphins in the surf at Porpoise bay. Take a short walk to the Waikawa museum, or visit many of near by bush walks with amazing waterfalls, native birds and fauna a photographers paradise. Niagara cafe is 3 kms away serving lunch and evening meals or visit the "Blue cod Blues" Waikawa's own fish and chip takeaways. Curio Bay camp store has limited convenience foods / sundries. Come prepared with fuel as closest Petrol station is 20 minutes and closed on weekends. Waikawa has currently no cell phone coverage, curio bay can offer limited coverage. Owners do not reside in the attached holiday house but maybe in residence ocassionally.
  • Cozy guest apartment with nice views. Very well maintained

    Alberto2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great view and comfortable bed! Super nice and new guest house. No wifi or cell service so nice to disconnect and relax.

    Alison2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • This was a superb location and beautiful space. There is no wifi but Sheryl has all the information you will need for the area. We felt cozy and comfortable and would highly recommend.

    Julie2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic views. Really bright room with huge windows and lovely views. Great shower and very comfortable bed.

    Brian2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place and lovely and clean

    Charlie2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay and be based at for visiting the catlins. Spacious and tidy

    Teraesa2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely apartment with stunning views.

    Nicola2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely cosy stay, super clean and comfy.

    Carla2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Waikawa, Southland, New Zealand

    Relax and stay in the heart of the Catlins Rain Forest. Just three hours from Queenstown. Located within minutes of the main Catlins attractions of this area- McLean Falls, Cathedral Caves, Mirror Lake Wilkie, and Tautuku Beach. We have purpose built facilities to provide all the amenities you need while staying in this one convenient location. The on-site Whistling Frog restaurant features chef-prepared meals and guest happy hour. Book a table on arrival. Seating from 5PM - 6.30 PM all summer.
    Our Chalets were purpose built to provide our guests with privacy and comfort while enjoying the Catlins scenery and wildlife. They accommodate up to five people, consisting of a private queen bedroom, a single bed in the lounge area, and a double sofa bed in the lounge. All linens and towels are provided as well as a TV and DVD player. This is a fully self-contained unit, with bathroom and shower facilities. The Chalet has a fully equipped kitchen with wood features and floors made from native hardwood, salvaged wind-fallen logs on our farm. There are tea and coffee makings provided. The Chalets face the morning sun and have a covered veranda with large wooden chairs so guests can enjoy the forest birdsong even if it rains. Tuis and Bellbirds frequently visit the flax surroundings and at night Moreporks may perch on the outside trellis. There is a separate laundry facility with a washing machine and dryer in close walking distance at an additional coin fee. The Catlins is a must see during your South Island adventure, so stop in while your on the Southern Scenic Route and book to stay with us in our luxury chalet today!
    Country setting with coastal rainforest all around the property, with McLean Falls at the end of our family farm.
  • excellent clean chalet with an amazing restaurant next door.

    Les2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing location, great restaurant and service, loved it!

    Stacey2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • Cosy, super clean and comfortable chalet/self contained accommodation in the middle of The Catlins region - so convenient for those wishing to explore everything the region has to offer. Private and nestled into the native gardens. A short stroll to the property's Whistling Frog restaurant, which has a great atmosphere and where the food is fantastic. We ate there most nights and the happy hour was a nice touch - we could sample the local wines!

    Leigh2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Nice chalet, good food at restaurant.

    Roger2020-01-13T00:00:00Z
  • Fab location, quiet and serene chalet. Enjoyed our stay at the whistling frog!

    Stef2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Great location to explore the Catlins. The place is sparkling clean and extremely functional, and the support staff were really friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay and highly recommend the place.

    Dietmar2020-01-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great spot to stay close to lots of must sees in the Catlins with good coffee

    Emily2019-12-15T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay if you’re looking for a get away in the catlin

    Tom2019-10-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Chalet


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    1

    Chaslands, Otago, New Zealand

    Surfinn Eco Cottage is a modern self contained Papatowai cottage that's waiting for you to arrive and take in the best that the Catlins coast has to offer. A two story two bedroom dwelling, Surfinn Eco Cottage is located in the quaint coastal village of Papatowai, right in the heart of the beautiful and historically important Catlins Coast, which is one of the most stunning regions of the country! Noted for its big wave surfing, the Catlins is a surfer's dream come true! Paua and crayfish are swimming in the area for those keen on their snorkelling, and the magical rainforest and waterfalls in the area will appeal to all. Noted for some of New Zealand's rare and endangered wildlife, the Catlins features everything from yellow-eyed penguins and sea lions, all the way through to gannets, kakariki, and wood pigeons - it's truly a wildlife lover's paradise! This Papatowai cottage is equipped with a kitchen that includes a stovetop, oven, and a microwave. Having made your romantic meal, head to the open plan living area - it's a great place to dine, relax, and socialise as it comes with some spectacular views out towards the estuary and the forests of Tahakopa! As Surfinn Eco Cottage faces north, you'll be able to enjoy the luxury of all day sunlight! The speaker system has an iPod docking station - perfect for listening to your favourite tunes. The heat pump means that you'll always be at the right temperature; nice and cosy in the Winter, and cool and relaxed in the Summer. The lookout on the top floor is where you'll find the king sized bed. This bedroom comes complete with a small wardrobe, and has even more wonderful views of Tahakopa bay. The second bedroom has a queen bed. The bathroom combines with a laundry, ensuring that you'll always be nice and refreshed throughout your stay. The private driveway means that there's room enough for a boat of up to 7 metres. The private grassy area means that there's room for sunbathing on those sunny days! The wonderful ecological treasures of the Catlins await! Surf on in to Surfinn Eco Cottage today!
    This is spacious 2 bedroom property. Please note, the bedding configuration for this property includes a King Bed in Bedroom 1 and a Queen Bed in Bedroom 2.
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Papatowai, Otago, New Zealand

    Welcome to Lazy Dolphin Lodge - situated at Curio Bay, The Catlins. Featuring our own private beach access and panoramic views of the beach / bay, wildlife and sea. Split level accommodation. Queen, Twin rooms & shared rooms available. Shared Kitchen & Bathrooms.
    Private Bedroom Large Shared Lounge and Kitchen area. 5-10 minutes walk to Petrified Forest and Beach area.
    This is a peaceful, remote area.
  • Lovely amenities, stunning location, nice to be able to talk to other guests. Great experience!

    Gimmesheltie2019-10-10T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely warm welcome by the staff, the penguins and the seals.

    Niklas2019-07-28T00:00:00Z
  • If I could give more stars for location I would . Warm room comfortable bed. Good shower Well equipped kitchen, blunt knives. View from kitchen dining lounge fabulous. Two minutes walk to beach saw dolphins playing in surf!!

    Peter2019-04-29T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome views from common area

    Jan2019-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • Very friendly hosts and friendly communication in advance. Late check in was easily possible.

    Silvia2019-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Super close to Curio Bay attractions- beach, dolphin spotting and if you’re lucky the dolphins will come swim with you! Yellow-eyed penguins in the evening and we even saw a pod of Orcas! These accommodations are plain, but clean (they have a no sandy shoes allowed rule). We chatted with some other travelers who were also staying there and exchanged NZ experiences- this was nice, but you also have the option to keep to yourself if that is your desire. Charge $3/towel.

    Julie2019-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • it's all exactly as described. The excellent location right on the beach makes for a fantastic stay

    Meggie2019-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • We saw but heard no penguins. Easy to find and use, and ideally located on a fantastic beach.

    Arno2018-12-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Other


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Curio Bay, Southland, New Zealand

    Welcome to our cozy cottage at Aurora Downs Farm on the Southern Scenic Route between Fortrose and Curio Bay. 10 minutes from Slope point, 8 from Waipapa, 15 from Curio, you will be spoiled for choice. This is a one double bedroom, one small living room/kitchen space with en-suite shower room.
    This cute farm cottage is central to all the must see destinations in the South Catlins area. Visit sea lions at Waipapa, Hector's dolphins at Porpoise Bay (in summer), Yellow Eyed penguins at Curio Bay and the petrified forest... the list goes on.
    The area mainly consists of farms and is very rural. The coastline is rugged and beautiful. The Waipohatu bush walk is a lovely short bush walk even in the rain, but leave the longer waterfall walk for a dry day.
  • The house was great and ideal for a stay in the Caitlins... Superb views!

    Wanda2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place, good localisation to explore the Catlins. Sheila is very good host take care of you. I recommend

    Cloé2019-07-05T00:00:00Z
  • Exactly as described. Great value for money.

    Tim2019-06-29T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely place to stay in nature! I really enjoyed it.

    TingYa2019-05-04T00:00:00Z
  • Sheila is a great host! She was easily reachable and happy to answer any questions. The location was great for Curio Bay and Slope Point. The cottage itself was clean and cozy. Would recommend staying here.

    Kathleen2019-05-02T00:00:00Z
  • Enjoyed a one night stay in hotel de la shed. Everything as advertised and Sheila was a helpful host. Thanks again :)

    Dominik2019-04-12T00:00:00Z
  • beautiful little mini home with thoughtful touches and ideally located. great, hospitable hoste who was happy to let us know of the local attractions and surf spots. cheers!

    Ryan2019-04-02T00:00:00Z
  • Great little cabin - Shiela and her husband are really friendly and this is a cosy little space with everything you need for a short stay. The stars are stunning here too.

    Calum2019-03-30T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Haldane, Southland, New Zealand

    Farm stay1 bed
    Hotel de la Shed
    Price:$82 CAD/night
    120 reviews
    Superhost
    Located right in the heart of the Catlins, nestled in the native bush our papatowai house is the perfect place to relax, unwind and explore. The house has an open plan kitchen/dining/lounge area with a fire which is equipped with the basic facilities, and 3 bedrooms, 2 rooms with queens bed and a third room with 2 single beds. The beach, river, shop and walking tracks just a 5 minute walk away.
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Papatowai, New Zealand

    <p> It is our pleasure to introduce our newest and most southern accommodation at Slope Point, This holiday house features 3 bedrooms, one bathroom with an open plan living area. Ideal for families, small groups or a couple just wanting to relax and getaway. Totality surrounded by farm land, relax and enjoy country living. Television, fireplace, free wifi (basic needs only please) and fantastic views.  Washing machine and dryer if needed. cloths rack and outdoors line provided.   In Addition, we have a caravan point availalbe at the cottage for groupls.  please email direct for this option</p> <p> The cottage is located at 207 Slope Point Road.  Our recepton is at 164 Slope Point Road and main accommodation site. </p> <p> Currently we are experiancing technical difficulties which should be resolved in the near future. Currently the price of the cottage is charged out at one flat rate for everyone.  if there is more than 3 in the house, you may be asked to pay a small charge on arrival until this issue is sorted.  I apologise for this problem, it is out of the owners and airbnb control.  All enquires welcome.  Hopefully this is sorted soon. thanks for your time. </p>
  • Perfect spot to explore the catlins. Justine was easy to deal with and even had the fire all set up for us ready to light when we arrived.

    Anthony2020-03-23T00:00:00Z
  • Cute little house with everything you need. Stunning location set amongst the rolling hills and so close to Slope Pont. Wonderful country hospitality.

    Noni2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • This is one of our best Airbnb experiences. You have your own house on a farm with expansive views of green rolling hills with lots of sheep. The place is clean and comfortable and has a great wood burning stove for heat, as well as space heaters if you prefer. We got to feed the sheep...they tickle your hand as they eat the food. Justine stopped by to be sure we were taken care of and could not be a nicer person. We just wish we didn’t live in Seattle so we could come back again.

    Stephen2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely stay at Justine's farm cottage. The house was very spacious and very cosy with the log fire on in the evenings. Lovely quiet position, perfect for exploring around Slope Point and Curio Bay. We recommend a stay here in the countryside and Justine is a very friendly and helpful host.

    Hubert2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Justine’s place is quiet, quaint and serene. It had everything we needed. I wished we had more time there on our travels.

    Peta2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Justine’s place is a comfortable farmhouse, big enough for a family. The kitchen has everything that is needed. The location is perfect for a peaceful get-away. The countryside is beautiful, and it is just a short drive to the end of the South Island!!!

    Mary2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay in a beautiful region. Peaceful and private.

    Caleb2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Justin and her daughter were very helpful when I needed a computer. Feeding the sheep was also fantastic. I will definitely stay here again and enjoy the country

    Mehran2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Catlins, South Island, New Zealand

    Papatowai bliss!! Take a walk in native bush along the old tram-tracks or a stroll on the beach. Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Catlins, a rural retreat with farm animals. One large bedroom with a double and single bed. Continental breakfast provided.
    Feed a biscuit to Lilly the lamb or pat Coral the calf. Handy to the Cathedral Caves, Purakaunui Falls, McLeans Falls and many lovely bush walks.
  • Lovely location and cosy room, thanks

    Andrea2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • My dad and I had a wonderful stay at David’s place. Great location, very clean and David is very friendly en hospitable. There was another guest staying here so we had a nice chat about our travels and New Zealand.

    Brenda2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • Very bright and comfortable room! The view is amazing and the house and its garden very beautiful. David has given us great tips and is very friendly and welcoming. Thank you!

    David2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • David’s place was very much a home. He was very sweet and gave us tips on where to go as well as using any space in the house. Beds were comfortable and the house was convenient to both Curio and Nugget Bay.

    Jessica2020-01-07T00:00:00Z
  • David’s home is located in a peaceful & beautiful countryside location. The house was clean, we were warm, comfortable and made to feel very much at home. We enjoyed meeting David and his son, Jordy, who kindly treated us to a sheep-shearing demonstration. I can certainly recommend a stay at David’s home.

    Caroline2019-12-05T00:00:00Z
  • The place was really clean and tidy. David was a great host and we really enjoyed his company. Po, his sons dog was also there which was a bonus. Would love to come back again.

    David2019-11-15T00:00:00Z
  • Great location to explore the Catlins. David's house is nestled in between paddocks, set back from the street. A lovely terrace to enjoy, sheep for company. Love the fireplace. David is an easy-going host. We had lovely chats.

    Katja2019-11-06T00:00:00Z
  • Nice house in a great location. All natural wonders are nearby. David is a great host.

    Tomáš2019-10-20T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Papatowai, Otago, New Zealand

    Welcome to Lazy Dolphin Lodge - situated at Curio Bay, The Catlins. Featuring our own private beach access and panoramic views of the beach / bay, wildlife and sea. Split level accommodation. Queen, Twin rooms & shared rooms available. We can accommodate up to 15 people.
    We are a split level budget backpackers accommodation. With queen beds, twin rooms, and shared accommodation. Huge lounge and balcony. 2 kitchens. Shared bathroom facilities. Laundry facilities. Internet and Wifi.
  • Good location, friendly people and very clean! Saw the dolphins and a penguin !

    Michele2019-12-26T00:00:00Z
  • Pushpinder was a perfect host! We felt absolutely welcome and got great recommendations for sightseeings. Would love to come back any time. Hugely recommended!

    Katharina2019-11-22T00:00:00Z
  • Definitely a great place to spend time around nature. Will pick this place again the next time we're back.

    Edward2019-10-05T00:00:00Z
  • This is an excellent place to crash for the night. Two big kitchen areas with plenty of space to make dinners, nice lounge area, and two large bathrooms. The other travelers were very nice and polite, and the operation of the place is so smooth, easy to get in and out of. The linens were clean, and we had a great night's sleep. Very well managed. It's just 500m from all the action and Curio and Porpoise Bay. We are very happy with our stay.

    Steve2019-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • This location is insanely beautiful and special. Surfing porpoise, rare penguins, petrified forest, gorgeous beach and views. The Lazy Dolphin made this all possible and affordable. Pamela was very nice and filled all our questions. What a great stay!! I would come back!

    Jan2019-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Well appointed and close to beach

    Eric2018-12-12T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, super clean, everything was just great. Super friendly staff. Highly recommend.

    Ketut2018-11-26T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay in a perfect spot. Everything is clean.

    Sarah2018-10-18T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Other


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Curio Bay, Southland, New Zealand

    Secluded from the elements of the wild Catlins coast yet just 10 minutes from Curio Bay beach, Catlins Homestead is a luxury bed and breakfast set amongst 7 acres of stunning native and exotic landscaped gardens. Immerse yourself in the tranquil settings, awaken to the sound of birdsong and be treated to a delicious breakfast spread in our dining room. Treat yourself to a our indulgent meat and cheese platter to enjoy with your favourtie glass of wine as you listen to the birds.. bliss!
    Your queen room has a small ensuite bathroom, private entrance and balcony for total relaxation in the country. A beautiful continental breakfast spread is included and a full cooked breakfast can be purchased for an additional price.
  • A lovely homestead that is generously shared with their guests. Quiet and picturesque gardens surround your accommodation. Nothing is too much trouble for Jaclyn to attend to. We had a most enjoyable stay.

    Barbara2020-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time at Jaclyn and Warren’s place - it’s a sea of tranquility in a beautiful area of the country. Wish we could have stayed longer (or alternatively emigrated there 😃).

    Duncan2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Gorgeous gardens and a lovely family.

    Fiona2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • One of the best B&B I've been to by far! Amazing apartment as described and I had such a great time staying at jaclyn and Warren's place. The garden is super spacious and beautiful, breakfast provided was great and it was interesting interacting with the host and other guests who was staying at the apartment too. Will definitely recommend people coming to stay at catlins to stay at Jaclyn and Warren's place for the authentic local experience!

    Peckteng2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful environment with very comfortable facilities. Jaclyn and Warren are warm and friendly hosts.

    Christine2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • A warm welcome and wonderful hospitality

    Susan2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful set up and amazing hosts. Just the perfect spot for a relaxed and romantic getaway! Close to main touristic places. Very quiet and peaceful.

    Gise2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Very quaint country retreat. Jaclyn and Warren are welcoming and kind hosts. Definitely recommend!

    Melanie2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Progress Valley, Southland, New Zealand

    Comfortable, large motor home. Parked up on large section at the mouth of the Matuara River. Queen size island bed, full size shower, separate toilet. Full kitchen with fridge freezer. (Breakfast could be arranged at extra cost.) Fly screens on bedroom and kitchen windows. Lots of bird life in the estuary, even the occasional sea lion. We are at the start of the Catlins region so some lovely drives and walks in the area. Amazing night skies. Great for a peaceful, relaxing break away.
  • This place is awesome and the host is wonderful. It’s a special spot in NZ.

    Susie2020-03-24T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Camper/RV


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Fortrose, Southland, New Zealand

    Catlins central self contained chalet, next to all the main attractions including the McLean Falls. Separate bedroom with large kitchen, bathroom and lounge. Covered sundeck. There is a restaurant on site open during the summer months. Entrance to Cathedral Caves are 400 meters from our property. Check our Youtube listing: "Catlins Experience" for all the great attractions
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Chalet


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Chaslands, Otago, New Zealand

    Set on 7 acres of stunning native and exotic landscaped gardens, our homestead is a lifestyle block and is located just 5mins off the main highway of the dramatic Catlins coastline and just 10mins to Curio bay. Room has queen and single bed. A large bathroom with heated tile floors. Private entrance and balcony for total relaxation in the country. A beautiful continental breakfast spread is included and a full cooked breakfast can be purchased for an additional price
  • Lovely homely atmosphere and very welcoming. Good spacious room and comfortable bed. What more does one need?!

    Amanda2020-03-20T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely setting with great views and within easy walking distance of local restaurants and amenities

    Peter2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Set in gorgeous gardens in a farming area 10mins from main road, Jacklyn and Warren's family offer great accommodation, hospitality and advice on local area. It's a great base for visiting the Catlins.

    Carolyn2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • We spend a wonderful evening at Jaclyn & Warrens - their hospitality is really phenomenal. We had a tastefully arranged cheese platter in the evening and a great breakfast in the morning. When you’re staying in the Catlins, make a flat at Jaclyn & Warrens your base - we’d definitely come again.

    Jan2019-12-07T00:00:00Z
  • This is a lovely place to stop. Private and peaceful, but Jaclyn and Warren there to help if you need it. Good breakfast. Wonderful to just sit and listen to the birds in the garden. Remember to take food provisions!

    Mark & H2019-11-30T00:00:00Z
  • Host and Hostess family were so charming, friendly, and accommodating. The property: Wonderful! Perfect place to stay on southern side of south island and you can get some Instagram worthy photos on this breathtaking property. They separate 3 guests spaces much like hotel rooms, that lead to the main home, but also have separate garden entrances.

    Desy2019-11-27T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely hosts who were super warm and welcoming. Jaclyn and Warren gave us some really cool local tips which led us to swimming with dolphins in Curio Bay!! Had a great stay with them. X

    Rosie2019-11-25T00:00:00Z
  • This place is just amazing! Both the suites and the caravan are just wonderful! The place is breath takingly beautiful and Jaclyn, Warren and the kiddos are just amazing-super friendly, and super helpful! Highly, highly recommend this place!:)

    Micayla2019-11-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    0

    Progress Valley, Southland, New Zealand

    Our character cottage is nestled alongside native forest and farmland overlooking Papatowai and the Southern Scenic Route in the heart of the Catlins. We invite you to stay awhile, relax and enjoy our amazing sea views, and awake to the bellbirds
    Our restored 1900's character miner's cottage features master bedroom with ensuite bathroom. The second bedroom has two comfortable long single beds which can be made up as a king size bed if required. There is a separate shower room and a separate toilet. The living area also has a sofa bed with linen and bedding available. Free wi-fi internet, Freeview TV and DVD player, and a well equipped kitchen with microwave, dishwasher and fridge-freezer. Just bring your own food and drinks
  • Our family stayed 20 nights here, because of the Covid-19 lockdown. It turned out to be a great place to be "stuck". Good facilities (delicious tap water, good shower, good wifi, etc). Beautiful view. Lots of open space around. And most importantly, the hosts (Stuart and manager Jenny) did more than what can be expected to ensure we'd feel at home and take care of us during these extraordinary times. It was our last stop in New Zealand as we flew back home. We'll miss it, and couldn't have had a better place for this situation! Can highly recommend for just a few nights or to stay longer.

    Dreas2020-04-02T00:00:00Z
  • The cottage is lovely and is as described. Upon driving up the hill, you’ll come to a fork near the top of the hill. The road sign is a bit faint, but the cottage is toward the path that leads slightly downhill (to the right). I think something that might be helpful to know is that while there are 2 bathrooms, the hall one is only a shower and sink, so everyone who is staying at the cottage needs to use the single toilet within the ensuite bathroom. Lastly, this is a country retreat, so please don’t expect top-notch wifi and cell reception. Insects were mostly kept at bay, but occasional living and dead bugs could happen.

    Karen2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful place to stay - highly recommend!

    Andrew2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Six of us stayed one night at the Bottom House on the way through the Catlins, and we absolutely loved it for being such an adorable, picturesque little cottage! The pictures actually make it look smaller than it really feels (usually it's the other way around on Airbnb), but with a great kitchen and 2 full bathrooms, we were more than comfortable! The best part, though, is the property manager who, when we told her we had gotten a flat tire on the way there, offered to pick it up that night and take it to her husband's garage to be fixed the next morning. It turns out the tire was so damaged it was beyond fixing, so they ordered a new tire for us and put it on -- on Christmas Eve! How incredibly nice and helpful! We really loved our stay here and the hospitality we received. Thank you so much!

    Marisa2019-12-24T00:00:00Z
  • This is a gem!! Beautiful surroundings with a great facility and old school charm. If you travel through the Catlins, then this is a must-stay place!!

    Daniel2019-12-21T00:00:00Z
  • Very proper house rules. Customer friendly destination. A great place for ghost stories. We recommend it as a different experience. Lovely countryside, sea views and fields full of sheep. A true New Zealand experience

    Esamatti2019-11-17T00:00:00Z
  • A charming, warm little cottage perfectly positioned to explore the Catlins coast from. Comfy beds, great showers after a day of hiking, just a perfect place to cosy up and catch the sunrise in the morning and the stars at night.

    Pascale2019-06-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great cottage! Well equipped. Furnished with many antiques. A little hard to find but well worth the effort.

    Doug2019-04-18T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    Papatowai, Otago, New Zealand

    We are a split level budget backpackers accommodation. With queen beds, twin rooms, and shared accommodation. Huge lounge and balcony. 2 kitchens. Shared bathroom facilities. We can accommodate 15 people at one time. Laundry facilities. Free Internet and WiFi
    We are a split level budget backpackers accommodation. With queen beds, twin rooms, and shared accommodation. Huge lounge and balcony. 2 kitchens. Shared bathroom facilities. Laundry facilities. Internet and Wifi.
  • Amazing place, handy location, and was close to go around Catlins area. Managed to see Dolphins which was the highlight!

    Marco2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Staff is very friendly and helpful, room is cozy and warm. Can see the dolphin at beach! The only drawback is that the socket is too small, and it is very inconvenient to use at the door.

    玉淳2019-09-14T00:00:00Z
  • Dolphin watching, very close to see penguins. Good location.

    东华2018-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Nice and quiet place, close to the sea. I appreciated the commun living room upstairs with the view on the Ocean. I recommend this place!

    Lydiane2018-01-07T00:00:00Z
  • We four had our own room, perfekt. Looking out of the window we saw some dolphins at the beach. Everything was comfortable and clean. We only stayed one night but we would stay also for a week on this peaceful place. Also a very friendly host.

    Johannes2016-11-18T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Shared room


    Property Type

    Other


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Curio Bay, Southland, New Zealand

    Set on 7 acres of stunning native and exotic landscaped gardens, our homestead is a lifestyle and is located just 5mins off the main highway of the dramatic Catlins coastline and just 10mins to Curio bay. Your self-contained king suite has bathroom, with heated tile floors, mini kitchenette, private entrance and balcony for total relaxation in the country. A beautiful continental breakfast spread is included and a full cooked breakfast can be purchased for additional price.
  • We had a fantastic stay in the lovely farm house of our hosts, who even prepared for us a delicious dinner. We highly appreciated their hospitality. Thank you very much.

    Holger2020-01-07T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely spot to spend the night in the Catlins. Very friendly family with a wonderful garden. Great cafe down the street.

    Viola2019-12-31T00:00:00Z
  • Jaclyn and Warren are gracious and hospitable. Their cheese/meat platter and cooked breakfast are delicious touches and a total must if you stay with them! Our hosts were very knowledgeable about the Catlins and offered us a map and numerous suggestions which we thoroughly enjoyed visiting. The home is off the beaten path, however its seclusion offers a sense of peace and serenity that typifies a Catlins holiday. There’s no other place we’d stay when visiting again!

    Tim2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Our room was one of the nicest we’ve stayed in, we’ll equipped and spacious with beautiful views of the garden - we loved it. Breakfast was excellent too.

    Jan2019-11-16T00:00:00Z
  • Jaclyn's accommodation is lovely. Set in a green and secluded garden its very peaceful and relaxing. The room is large and warm and has everything we needed. Great shower and the perfect location for exploring the beautiful Catlins. Jaclyn is a warm and welcoming host and we loved meeting her little boy and also feeding the lambs. We felt very much at home here, and the breakfasts were perfect. We would highly recommend staying here and would definitely stay again should we return to this wonderful area.

    Maria2019-10-02T00:00:00Z
  • The perfect spot to stay at to see the Catlins area and Jaclyn was a wonderful host, so friendly and enjoyable with lots of knowledge on the best places to see that made our trip perfect! Would love to come back and visit again in the summertime!

    Ellie2019-06-03T00:00:00Z
  • Jaclyn & Warren were great hosts! Breakfasts were delicious. Progress Valley was a perfect central location for exploring the Catlins. A beautiful property!

    Mary2019-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful place with wonderful hosts!

    Peter2019-01-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Progress Valley, Southland, New Zealand

    We are a split level budget backpackers accommodation. With queen beds, twin rooms, and shared accommodation. Huge lounge and balcony. 2 kitchens. Shared bathroom facilities. Laundry facilities. Free Internet and Wifi
    This room has three single beds.
    Room Type

    Shared room


    Property Type

    Other


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Curio Bay, Southland, New Zealand

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