The cottage is a classic cute Manapouri house that sleeps five people in three bedrooms. It has lots of character and is in a great location, just a few minutes walk to the lake.
This house offers a cozy stay in a mountain cottage.
Welcome Home Cottage is a fully self contained cute character bach, located in Manapouri, on the edge of Fiordland National Park.
The cottage features superb mountain views, BBQ and outdoor area. There is also a huge backyard along with a working coal range, open fire, mountain bike and kayak for your use, plenty of books, games and DVDs to keep everyone entertained.
Lake Manapouri is a 5 minutes walk away, and with Te Anau being a 15 minute drive, it makes the Welcome Home Cottage an ideal place to base yourself for your adventures in Fiordland, and trip to Milford / Doubtful Sound.
There are three bedrooms (one king size, one queen size and one small room with single bunk beds). The main bedroom and smaller bunk bed room is accessed off the entranceway / hallway, and the queen size room has exterior access only - ie: it is a detached (website hidden). We also have a cot mattress and portacot available if required. All linen and towels are included.
There is plenty of off-street parking available and there is even room for the boat too.
Enjoy a classic kiwi Fiordland experience, at the Welcome Home Cottage!
Inclusions and Amenities:-
- Pets Allowed
- Indoor Fireplace
- Parking Included
- Family / Child Friendly
The entire house is available to guests for use during your stay.
Interaction with Guests
While we try to meet guests in person sometime during their stay, this is not always possible. However we do live locally, so guests are welcome to contact us via phone if there are any problems.
The neighbourhood is quiet and quaint - a real hidden gem on the tourist trail.
Other Things to Note
Internet access is available at the Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn - a 5minute walk from the cottage.
Guests can check in anytime from 3pm on the day of arrival. We ask that guests checkout by 11am on the day of departure.
Pets are fine inside, but smoking outside only please.
We would appreciate it if guests could leave the cottage in a clean and tidy state, similar to how they found it.
We had a great, but quick one night stay at this cottage. Rustic charm. Would have been great to cozy up by the fireplace but it was a hot summer night!
A true home from home, perfectly equipped,and in a beautiful location. I would highly recommend Welcome Home Cottage for its charm and the way in which the owner made us feel welcome
The house was exactly what we were expecting from the listing. It was very cozy and the location was perfect for our Doubtful Sound outing. The kitchen had all of the things we needed to cook our meals and it was lovely to be able to sit on the patio and eat. The cottage was well stocked with books and movies including a very interesting dvd about life in the south part of the South Island. The neighborhood was quiet and neighbors were friendly.
Hi Christine and Martin,
We had a wonderful time in this lovely cottage. We spent one Night at the Doubtfulsound Overnight Cruise, and it felt like coming home on the next morning.
Thank you very much for this great "piece" of our NZ-Trip.
Jessi with Martin and NIKE
Overall I found the cottage a little too rustic for me. On the good side, the host communicated well, there is a nice sheltered picnic area with very nice landscaping, the bathrooms and kitchen were clean, so I did not mind eating there and would have been fine cooking there if we had been there longer. It was supplied with the necessities, except I couldn't find as many extra blankets as were described. It was also extremely convenient to the boat launch for Doubtful Sound and was on a quiet street. On the not so good side, I thought it needed more care in overall cleaning and maintenance. There were cobwebs in the corners, several dead bugs around and mouse traps under the couch. The house was drafty, though might be comfortable if you worked through the heating or built a fire, but we weren't really there long enough to do that. The upholstered furniture was very stained and I just never quite felt comfortable settling into the chairs. It was okay for a convenient one night stay, but I would not have enjoyed staying there longer.
This cottage is a " wow". Everything you need incl coffee beans and grinder. Close to the lake too. We had a peaceful and comfortable night there. Thx
We love the outdoors, travelling and reading books by the fire. Airbnb has worked well for us - both renting our place in New Zealnd, and when we travel overseas.