Port Charles Cottage

74 Carey Road, Port Charles, Coromandel
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Delightful old cottage a few feet from tidal beach, a few minutes from all-tide sandy beach swimming at Sandy Bay, and 10kms from ocean beach surfing at Waikauwau. Fruit trees, native bush, streams and beaches nearby. Quiet, private, romantic and very safe for children. But please be aware this is not a Lockwood or Keith Hay, (or the Hilton), it's an old classic Kiwi Bach, so if you want something modern and antiseptic, this may not be for you. It's not insulated, can get a bit dusty and cobwebby. Bring your own mozzie repellant, food, toilet paper, linen and towels. Non-smoking

Details and amenities

Child friendly
Pet: please enquire
Linen not provided
No smoking
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
CD player
Clothes line
Drying room
Electric heat
Laundry Tub
Oil heaters
Outdoor furniture
Wood stove

Bed layout

1 Sofa bed(s), 1 Queen(s), 1 Double(s), 2 Bunk(s), 2 Single(s), 1 Fold out bed(s)


Average Rating: 4
30 total reviews

Oh Sam, I so want to give your bach a great review because it is a pretty cool, classic and delightfully eccentric place. However, we were SO very pleased to be staying for just one night! We honestly felt genuine pity for the next lot of people coming in who were staying for 3-4 nights after us, just because it is the middle of winter and this bach is simply not fit for habitation in the winter. I am guessing it is fine in summer...? But the many cracked and broken windows, holey window and door frames and lack of insulation basically render it little more than a hard-walled tent. Even the dog was freezing ;) We did think it was pretty clean for such an old, musty place and the kids reckon they had the best sleep in ages ;) and the potbelly was great (though potentially unsafe?? No suitably positioned smoke alarms!) So not a complete washout and we will enjoy the memories! But it is seriously sub-standard Sam, sorry to say. We charge the same amount/night for our beautiful, super-insulated, warm, clean, well-appointed accommodation set in the bush close to the sea, which is infinitely better value for money. It is a great spot, just needs some serious TLC and updated photos if you are going to continue to rent it out. Just saying. Amy was lovely though :D
Response from Owner
Only just saw this...we are so sorry...I am in Arizona and have not been there for 18 months...we are getting a crew in to address these issues...I will add that we get mostly great reviews. It is NOT a flash, well insulated bach, as stated in the info, and can be a challenge in the winter for sure! It's a summer beach bach!
John Powley
A typical Kiwi Bach but very spacious. As described, it isn’t the Ritz or five star luxury. BUT, it is five star Baching. Our grand children loved climbing the trees, building huts on the beach, collecting cockles and pipis, paddle boarding, kayaking and simply exploring and enjoying the outdoors. The older adults enjoyed the great ambience and relaxation with great views and fresh air. Great fishing too by the mussel farm.
Best vacation ever ....!!!! No noise, no traffic.... implicitly. Back to our "kiwi roots" of a real New Zealand vacation. Absolutely loved every minute of our two day, three nights and we will be definitely returning againg. L
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
11 Feb - 14 Dec $100 / Night for 4 guests$101 Night
15 Dec - 10 Feb $150 / Night for 4 guests$101 Night
Rest of year$100 / Night for 10 guests1 Night
11 Feb - 14 Dec
$100 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $10Min. stay: 1 Night
15 Dec - 10 Feb
$150 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $10Min. stay: 1 Night
Rest of year
$100 / Night for 10 guests
Min. stay: 1 Night
$100/night for 4, $10 each extra person. One time booking fee $40. Higher rates apply for Christmas and Holidays.


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