Coastal cottage, Karitane

Max Guests

About this Holiday House

This is the ultimate kiwi bach experience – retro and quirky but also quiet, sunny, warm, and comfortable – the perfect private holiday retreat. Swimming, surfing, fishing, walking, birdwatching, kayaking and more... all within easy reach. Or head to Dunners for dinner, a gig, the movies or retail therapy, just a half-hour drive away. Karitane is a small seaside town – just a half-hour drive north of Dunedin's CBD – with beautiful landscapes, seascapes and unspoiled beaches. It's a delight to explore. The fully furnished bach is rather retro but is bright and sunny with an open-plan kitchen/living area. The main bedroom has a queen-sized bed with space for a portacot. The smaller single bedroom has two single beds. The sleepout has beds that join together to make a king bed (as in photo), or can be two singles. Off-street parking in a carport is available, together with room to park a boat or caravan on the wide, mowed roadside of the no-exit street. Spring water will be supplied for drinking and cooking. The tap water is safe for showering and laundry. Sky TV with Sky Sport will be available from 22 April.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet: please enquire
Linen provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Sky TV
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Fire place
High Chair
Extra Bedding
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Fire wood supplied
Outdoor furniture
Wood stove

Bed layout

1 Queen(s), 4 Single(s), 1 Cot(s)

Special Amenities

Private and quiet, it's a perfect spot for photography, stargazing, birdwatching or just relaxing while listening to the sounds of the sea, the birds, and occasionally a train in the distance.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

A short walk away is the picturesque wharf, usually with a handful of fishing boats moored close by. The Karitane cafe/general store offers coffee, fresh baked goods, fruit, vegetables, wine, local cheeses, some takeaways etc. A few minutes' drive north is the small town of Waikouaiti, with quirky second-hand shops, a bakery, hotel, fish and chip/Chinese takeaway shop, great cafe, and library with free internet access. The nearby historic buildings at Matanaka and the museum are fascinating local attractions. A 20 minute drive south, above Blueskin Bay is the 307-hectare Orokonui Ecosanctuary – the only place on mainland South Island of New Zealand where endangered native birds like the Tokoeka kiwi, tuatara and insects can live a life safe from predators. Enjoy the walking tracks or guided tours, and the superb architecture of the visitor centre/cafe.


Average Rating: 5
8 total reviews

Great little property. Perfect kiwi bach. Clean, warm and comfortable. Thank you, we loved our stay.
Response from Owner
Many thanks! So pleased you loved your stay. Hope you will come again :-)
Sarah Rickard
Cosy, comfortable and spotlessly clean. It was an absolutely perfect base for some R&R time. Thanks Sue!!
Response from Owner
Thanks, Sarah! So glad you enjoyed the bach and time out from your busy life :-)
We stayed mid winter and the bach remained cosy and warm. Electric blankets were much appreciated :-) Everything we needed was supplied and Sue was wonderful! A true piece of NZ culture. I cant recommend it highly enough!!
Response from Owner
Thanks very much Joy – I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the bach. It's great to have guests who love it as much as I do, and Karitane is perfect at any time of the year! :-)
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
All year$120 / Night for 2 guests$202 Nights
All year$700 / Week for 2 guests$401 Week
All year
$120 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $20Min. stay: 2 Nights
All year
$700 / Week for 2 guests
Extra guests: $40Min. stay: 1 Week
Standard rates are for 1-2 guests. Minimum 2 nights.
Holiday weekends minimum stay 3 nights. Discounts may be available for longer stays. Third bedroom is a sleepout close to the main house. Please enquire about pets. Portacot and highchair available. Single beds in sleepout can push together to make a king bed as shown in photo.


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