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Ringaringa Beach Cottage, comfortable whole house

Mary is a superhost.

Ringaringa Beach Cottage, comfortable whole house

7 guests2 bedrooms5 beds1 bath
7 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
Sparkling clean
16 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Mary is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location
90% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.

Very quiet location with a welcome to overseas and New Zealand visitors. Families welcome but parents are asked to remember that although the road has little traffic, the property is not fenced. We have the greatest sea views, plenty of land and pelagic birds to spot with many simple and more challenging walks available, very like New Zealand used to be. Friendly but not intrusive people, helpful house manager available.


Indoor fireplace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
The host hasn't reported a carbon monoxide detector on the property.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
3 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed



86 reviews
Ginger User Profile
March 2020
We booked 3 nights but we could only stay one because of coronavirus lockdown. We were told that if we didn’t leave the island with 48 hours we need to be prepared to stay a month. The home was spotless with a view grander than I expected. The views from the glass porch was…
Mary User Profile
Response from Mary:
Thanks Ginger, hope you are home safe and well!
March 2020
Richard User Profile
February 2020
The views from the sun room were better than the pictures on the website. I spent a lot more time there than I expected. Mona is fantastic - having someone with such good familiarity with both Stewart Island and the house was a real positive. The path to the beach was a little…
Mary User Profile
Response from Mary:
I always leave piles of blankets down in the house so that people who are unable to light the fire can stay warm. We are also constantly looking at options for heating as wood on the Island is expensive BUT so is electricity and we are constrained by the transformer on the…
February 2020
Megan User Profile
January 2020
Gorgeous location, clean and well maintained home, we loved the view and being able to sit in the sunroom and look at the sea. Having a car was very handy for reaching different walks, just make sure you're comfortable driving a manual on hills!
Marsha User Profile
November 2019
Mary’s cottage was comfortable and cozy. We particularly enjoyed the sun room which looks out over the water. Visits from the Kakas in the morning and evening were a highlight as well as all the other birds we were able to view in the yard. There are lots of windows and two…
Shannon User Profile
June 2019
The Ringaringa Beach Cottage is a must-stay if coming to Stewart Island. Welcome to your home-away-from-home, in paradise! You’ll be picked up from the ferry by the wonderful Mona with ready access to a car for exploration of the island, but you might just find yourself stuck in…
Sandra User Profile
May 2019
Mary is an outstanding host, providing much information ahead of time an arranging for Mona pick us up at the ferry. The house is in a beautiful location. The wood stove kept the living room and kitchen toasty warm. The heated beds were great. House is comfortable and well…
Mary User Profile
Response from Mary:
thank you Sandra, your comments are much appreciated and I am so glad you saw a kiwi. It is a real pleasure to see them and to know that visitors are having this experience.
May 2019
Dawson User Profile
April 2019
Mary's place is beautiful and wonderful. Such a great spot near the ocean. You can sleep to the waves and stars. Everything about the house had a wonderful touch especially the sunroom. It is very peaceful and quiet at the area. Free to use the car which was a wonderful…
Mary User Profile
Response from Mary:
Thanks Dawson, glad you had a great time. we also love staying there, regards, Mary
April 2019

Hosted by Mary

West Coast, New ZealandJoined in February 2017
Mary User Profile
86 Reviews
Mary is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Interaction with guests
I don't live on Stewart Island but our house manager Mona is available to answer queries or help out and you can reach her on the house phone by dialing 2191531
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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The neighborhood

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM

House Rules

  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events