Kamahi Cottage

30 Kamahi Road, Halfmoon Bay
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Fabulous views over HalfMoon Bay and out to the Titi Islands. Watch the sun come up over the water from the deck (or bed!) and experience the island's birdlife from any room, day and night. A comfortable, renovated (in 2019) but character family cottage with original charm but modern convenience and located to allow you to experience all the Island has to offer. A short walk to shops, hotel and ferry, minutes from Bathing Beach and close to Church Hill restaurant. Kamahi Cottage is an unforgettable delight. From the deck and sunroom, almost everything the island has to offer can be glimpsed. Bush birds such as kaka, tui, bellbird, tomtit, kakariki, wood pigeons, fantails come and go with the seasons; seabirds such as the great mollymawks, the excitable terns, oystercatchers and skua’s come and go with the weather; on summer nights the calls of the little blue penguins that nest below in the cliffs and bush can be heard. Out to sea, beyond the heads, the illusion of the ‘Two Sisters’ lie head to head as if trapped in time and myth. Behind these, Ruapuke and the coast of Southland appear seemingly from nowhere. The wonderfully varied shapes and colours of fishing boats arrive and depart with the tide. The sun rises out of the sea, the full moon lifts over Lonnekers Beach, and at the suggestion of rain, countless rainbows emerge.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Washing Machine
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
Laundry Tub
Outdoor furniture
Wood stove

Bed layout

2 Queen(s), 1 Single(s)

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

There are a variety of ways to enjoy the Island. The National Park offers many challenging tramps for the experienced hiker. Closer to home guided nature tours (Ulva Island and Kiwi Spotting are a must!), fishing charters (your fare returned in blue cod!) or self-guide around the many local walking tracks and return to dine in the cottage's bush setting with sea views - an ideal location to enjoy Annett's Perfect Dinner!


Average Rating: 5
26 total reviews

Jennie Crawshaw
Serene and beautiful, Thankyou for creating such a calm, cosy, peaceful place.
Response from Owner
Many thanks Jennie - lovely to hear you had a great stay. Niki
Jennifer Beullens
Amazing cottage in a gorgeous part of the country. The view is beautiful. Pretty sunroom and deck for the mornings and a fire for cosy evenings. Thoughtfully decorated with fabulous art as well a great kitchen, lovely new bathroom, comfortable beds and wifi. We loved this place!
Julia Arnold
We spent eight nights here and wish it were longer. The cottage is cosy and has everything you need for a holiday away. Yes, there is a steep incline to reach it - but it's very short and the views are worth it. No Kaka for us but that may have been because it was breeding time. Between the hotel, the four square, the kai cart and Church Hill (two doors down the hill and definitely worth a visit) were never went hungry! So many things to see and do on Stewart Island and we ran out of time - recommend Ulva Island, Phil's Kayaks and day trips to the many, many walking spots. We even had a dip at Bathing Beach (brrr).
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
All year$240 / Night for 2 guests$302 Nights
All year
$240 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $30Min. stay: 2 Nights
2 night minimum except
Christmas & New Year minimum 4 nights; Easter 3 nights


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