Our cottage is quiet, private and a great place to relax. Room for one or two people, it has an en-suite bathroom, and off street parking. We're located at the start of the peninsula, just five minutes drive from central Dunedin. See you soon!
Our cottage is a lovely place to stay as you'll have complete privacy, a private bathroom, and free covered off-street-parking. In that sense, you've got the best of both worlds - on site hosts to help you figure out your local travel plans, and a private space to retire to as you wish!
Our home is situated five mins drive from the city centre (i.e. close but not too close!), has views of the habour, and we're located at the gateway to the Otago Peninsula, famous for Larnach's Castle, the Albatross colony, penguins, seals, stunning beaches, and one of the top 10 cycle roads in the world (according to Lonely Planet!).
Staying with us offers you great views, a comfortable private cottage, relaxed atmosphere, great kitchen, friendly local advice, outdoor spa (otherwise known as a hot tub or jacuzzi), and most importantly a peaceful nights sleep.
The cottage has a queen-sized bed, and is perfect for one or two people.
You'll also have full access to the kitchen, dining room, lounges and laundry (shared spaces inside the house). We have a guest fridge available for your use.
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as you like! We'd be delighted to help you with your travel plans, from local advice for the best things to do in the Dunedin area, to broader advice about your travels in New Zealand. We are very well travelled, and full of useful info!
That said, if you're looking for a private hideaway experience, that's totally cool too!
For the most part, we'll be around during your stay, however, from time to time we do take bookings while we're not at home, and we'll be clear in our communications with you as to our plans.
Dunedin is both under-rated and awesome. Whether you're into culture, architecture, outdoor activities, wildlife, history, a fun nightlife, or a quiet relaxing getaway, Dunedin has it all. We'd say more, but we don't want to give it all away - you've gotta come check it out for yourself!!
In regards to our neighbourhood, Andersons Bay is a relaxed quiet part of town, and we have a few restaurants and other facilities within easy walking distance. Nowhere is very far in Dunedin!
Off-street-parking is available in a covered carport adjacent to your cottage - so really handy in regards to handling baggage.
We are very conveniently located for public transport - there is a bus stop just 50 metres from our home!
If you're travelling around the South Island, Dunedin is 5 hours from Christchurch, 3 hours from Queenstown, and 2 hours from Invercargill. If you're arriving from (or heading to) the Dunedin airport, it's an easy 30 minute drive to our home (we recommend the supershuttle, it's way cheaper than a taxi, and doesn't take much longer). We'll provide you with a full description for locating our home when you book with us.
Other Things to Note
This is a new listing, as of Oct 2013, which is why we only have a few reviews. To get more of a feel for us, please read through some of the 30+ reviews written by happy guests from our other listing :) (www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/256236)
FACILITIES & SERVICES:
* private lockable cottage with queen-size bed
* private en-suite bathroom (includes shower, wash basin, toilet)
* guest fridge and full access to kitchen facilities
* DIY breakfast (includes toast, spreads, cereals, milk)
* facilities for making tea/coffee
* bed linen and towels
* free shampoo and shower gel
* free WiFi
* free off-street car parking, undercover
* only 50 metres walk to bus stop into town
* easy walking distance to the nearest bar/restaurants
* two bikes and helmets (NZ$5 per bike per day)
* washing machine and dryer (NZ$5 per load)
* spa (NZ$5 per person)
OTHER HOST RECOMMENDATIONS:
Are you planning to stay in Queenstown while in New Zealand? We recommend staying with either:
My brother, Russ: http://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/2645670
My friend, Philip: http://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/951960
We are a pet-free, smoke-free home, which our guests appreciate :)
Hats off to Steve and Elke for accommodating us on very short notice (booked on the day of check in). We found "the Cottage" to be clean, spacious, and located in a safe area. It is located off the main house, allowing for a nice amount of privacy. The bed was very comfortable, and the heating unit and electric blanket were welcome additions for those chillly autumn evenings. Steve was friendly and helped us plan our time in Dunedin and the peninsula.
A great place to stay!! Really central location close to city centre and otago peninsula - definitely recommend!!
A lovely place to stay, everything we wanted and more ! Thanks to Steve and Elke for their kindness.
Easygoing people, good conversation; very lovely hosts.
We had a quiet and relaxing Time in the beautiful Cottage just on our own. Plenty of Space, very nice bathroom , highly recommended for people with allergies. Steve and Elke are Perfect hosts, which give you an enjoyable time.
The cottage is apart from the house and that gives privacy. Very sweet cottage. You can walk into the city centre in half an hour or take a bus, that goes regulary in the same street.
We loved our stay at Steve and Elke's gorgeous studio apartment. We stayed just one night but would have happily stayed longer. We visited the stunning Otago Peninsula then returned to cook up a delicious meal in the fully equipped kitchen followed by champagne whilst soaking in the luxurious outdoor spa. The accommodation was private, nice shower, very clean and the bed was super comfortable. Highly recommended.
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We're well travelled - and enjoy outdoorsy stuff, music, hosting, meeting new people, learning new things, gardening, playing sport, reading, brewing beer, eating nice food and drinking nice wine!
ABOUT STEVE: I enjoy hosting airbnb guests and am a great ambassador for New Zealand, but hey, I'm not going to bleat on about it (enter token Kiwi/sheep joke here). If the calendar is blocked out for a bit, it's likely because I'm out hiking for a few days or leading a trip for my travel company - Aspiring Adventures - check it out some time!
When I travel, I like to mix up levels of accommodation from camping to the odd luxury lodge. I try to step outside the usual touristy stuff and tackle something a unique (I've climbed the highest peak in Fiji and Ecuador, slept in a cave in Turkey, have a godson in the Peruvian Andes after a trek to visit the "Lost Incas", and stayed with hunter-gatherers in the jungles of Vanuatu...).
ABOUT ELKE: I'm originally from Germany and love living here in Dunedin. I enjoy hosting guests from all over the world, and it's fun having German guests to talk about things back there. Like Steve, I enjoy travelling to new places. When at home I love gardening, baking, photography, arts and crafts, and expanding my Spanish language skills.
Hosting - well, hosting is great fun! To sum it up, it's like travelling without having to travel :)