About This Listing
Sandpiper cottage is set in a private garden setting with a magnificent unrestricted harbour view and a beach right at the bottom of the steps. Sit on the balcony and watch the seabirds, and at high tide listen to the waves lapping up on the beach.
Kitchen includes breakfast bar, microwave, stovetop cooker, fridge, electric frypan, double hotplates, pots pans, bowls, utensils etc,
The cottage is nearly new accommodation with a kitchen with microwave, stovetop oven, electric frying pan, pots, pans, bowls and utensils etc. It has a separate bedroom with queen sized bed and bathroom with shower. There is a verandah and deck with outdoor furniture. Free WIFI.
Guests are welcome to use Nyree's laundry.
Not suitable for people with disabilities, as there are quite a lot of steps going up to the cottage.
Interaction with Guests
The owner, local artist Nyree McInally lives on the property, and is accesssible, but not visible as the cottage is very private. She is usually always at home to meet guests on arrival.
Broad Bay is a lovely, idyllic beachside community, just 20 minutes drive from Dunedin and 25 minutes drive to the albatross and penguin colonies. There are a lot of interesting walking tracks nearby. Please note that there is no petrol stations or supermarkets on the peninsula - there is, however, a dairy at Portobello which is very good and well stocked.
There is a bus which runs hourly during the day. There is space to park in the driveway. Broad Bay is approximately 45 minutes drive from the airport.
I enjoy interacting with guests and like them to know they are welcome to knock on my door, but I respect their privacy and so don't venture up to the cottage unnecessarily.
房东去女儿家参加入伙了，我们自助入住。地方很好找，在房东的后院山坡上，要爬十几节台阶。但是风景太好，晚上只有海声陪你入睡。设备齐全，不过对于中国人来说可能少一些碗。从住的地方开车去sandfly bay和信天翁中心都不远，看到了大海狮。everything is fantastic，warm and cozy.
Nyree welcomed us to Sandpiper Cottage and showed us the particulars for a comfortable stay. The cottage is cozy, warm, fully equipped, clean and has a great view where you can watch the tides. Her artwork makes a nice touch and she supplies optional breakfast items. We recommend the cottage without hesitation.
We stayed at Nyree's cottage for 2 nights and found it very spacious and comfortable. The cottage is up approximately 20 steps, from where the car is parked, but this enabled us to have a fantastic view over the bay from our deck. Nyree met us on arrival and also left bread, milk, butter, tea, coffee, etc for our use. We would recommend staying at Sandpiper Cottage.
We found our way along the Otago Peninsula to Nyree's cottage. We found a welcoming message and some snacks, which were appreciated after our drive. The view from the cottage over the bay is interesting. Dunedin weather was not so good during our stage but the heater and double glazing kept us cosy. Lots of breakfast foods were left for us and cooking hot plates enabled us to cook fish for dinner.
The 20 steps up to the cottage are worth it for the view.
Would recommend to friends.
Nyree was away visiting grandchildren, which we knew before we arrived. She had a friend check in on us, and left her phone number in case of any questions. The cottage was lovely, and we had everything we could need. Thank you for sharing this cottage with us!
We absolutely loved staying in Nyree's beautiful cottage. This was the first stop on our honeymoon and one of our favorite places. Breathtaking views- close enough to everything while being away from the hustle of the city. Also enjoyed all of the art in the cottage done by Nyree herself! Thank you for sharing your lovely home!
About the Host, Nyree
I am a ceramic sculptor and painter, presently doing a post graduate diploma in sculpture at Otago Polytechnic. I work from home most days doing my favourite things, messing about with clay, painting and a little bit of gardening.
I love being an airbnb host as it's always a pleasure to meet people on holiday as they are relaxed and usually always enjoying the peninsula - it makes me appreciate it more, seeing it through others' eyes. I like my guests to know they can knock on my door any time if they need assistance with their plans, as I have been to all of the venues, ie Penguin Place, the Albatrosss Colony, Larnach Castle and Nature's Wonders (all highly recommended). I have eaten at all the local restaurants and coffee shops also, of course...
In May next year I am going on my first trip to Europe with my daughter Dani; we fly into Rome and leave via France. I am presently reading a biography of Michelangelo, and "The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire" just to get a feel for what it will be like in Rome.
On a nice day you can sit outside and look across the harbour while having a drink or a meal. I recommend their blue cod as its always fresh. Five minutes drive from Broad Bay.Harington Point Rd Dunedin 9014
Five minutes before you reach Broad Bay, marvellous food and lovely view of the harbour.Portobello Road Otago 9014
If you drive to Portobello you can turn up the hill and drive to the top of Highcliff Road, which takes you all the way to Dunedin. On the way you will see spectacular views of the sea and harbourPortobello Rd Dunedin
Highcliff Rd has spectacular views of the sea on one side and harbour and hills on the oher. Stop at Sandfly Bay to see seals and penguins if you are fit to walk up steep sand dunes.Highcliff Rd Dunedin Otago 9077