About This Listing
Cute, self contained cottage just a one minute walk to the beach. Easy to locate with room to park offstreet.
Less than 10 minutes walk to supermarket, shops and cafes. One hour drive to Punakaiki and 1.5 hours to FranzJosef.
Message me for off season rates for winter.
My cottage is over a 100 years old. It was originally a miners cottage and has seen many renovations and alterations over the years.
It's perfect base to explore the West Coast.
Sit on the deck in the morning sun and stroll on the beach at sunset!
Hear the sound of the ocean as you sleep well in a comfortable bed. There is a King size bed in the main bedroom and two single beds in the 2nd bedroom. There is also a foldout couch in the living area.
Cook for yourself or dine out at one of our many excellent local restaurants. Alternatively, if the mood takes you, go and catch the latest movie at Hokitika's Regent Theatre.
After dark, don't forget to take a quick walk around the corner from the Cottage to check out the Glow Worm Dell.
Our new West Coast Tree Walk and The Wilderness bike trail are must dos.
You can immerse yourself in local history with a historic walk or a tour of the Hokitika Museum.
The cottage kitchen is well equipped, so all you need to do is bring your own food!
Coffee, tea, milk and breakfast cereal are provided.
It's winter in New Zealand now. The cottage is heated with a wonderful wood and coal fire. Because it is self catering you need to be able to light the fire to keep warm.
Hokitika has much to offer whatever your inclination.
You will enjoy your stay at Ann's Cottage.
Inclusions and Amenities:
You have the entire cottage for your own use.
Two bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and laundry.
Interaction with Guests
I usually leave the cottage prepared and send guests instructions on how to get in.
Make sure that you take the time to walk out the gate, across the road and along a few houses to gain access to the beach. It's a wild West Coast beach that is great to walk along.
Also take a walk back to the main highway to see the glowworms after dark.
The only public transport in Hokitika is the Taxi service.
Other Things to Note
Because I don't live onsite I'm happy for you to call me if there is something you need to know about local attractions or can't work out about the cottage.
I prepare the cottage for you and come and clean when you've gone but please leave the cottage clean and tidy when you go.
We were sent complete instructions by email as I believe Ann was out of town. She left us a number to call if we had any problems. Luckily, she had a very friendly neighbor invited me in and let me use her phone and I got her nephew on the phone and learned of my mistake. But other than that, which was my own stupidity, everything was perfect. We learned that self-catering meant a really generous selection of foods for breakfast. The fire was already to be lit and we settled into a very comfortable night. We loved her cottage and wished we could have stayed longer! We were super happy there!
Nice sweet cottage with all the ammenties. Although we didn't get to see Ann, however when we tried to call her for help on the fireplace, she answer our doubts promptly. She even help us set up the fireplace before we arrived. Nice host definitely..
Very responsible on communicating and very nice. House near the sea and could be very warm if you light the fire.
beautiful house and nice host～nearly the glowworm dell ～we can see the sea view from windows～we love the FatPiPi pizza in the twon centre that Ann Recommend，exactly the most yummy pizza we have had～Ann left lots of woods for us to fire，and we didn't feel cold any more，Thank you^_^
Arrived a little early as Ann was just finishing setting up the wood burning stove - a nice touch as the weather was beginning to turn colder. The cottage is nicely furnished and warm and cozy. Only a few minutes from the downtown shopping area it manages to keep it's beachside appeal.
About the Host, Ann
I'm a traveller by nature so I enjoy hosting other travellers.
I like to read, knit and garden but never seem to have the time. I've just rekindled an interest in my family heritage.
I've lived and worked in this area for over 30 years. The wonderful scenery, fresh air and peaceful atmosphere are the things that draw me back. ....And of course there's a little cottage by the sea that I love so much!
I've travelled a lot in Australia as well as a few smaller trips to Britain and Europe.
I've stayed in every type of accommodation from Backpackers, free accommodation exchanges with other people to upmarket hotels and home stays. Airbnb is the way to go in my opinion.
I hope you enjoy my cottage.
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