Conway River View Cottage

3296 Parnassus Road, Hundalee, North Canterbury
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

Located 35km south of Kaikoura and 35km north of Cheviot is this cosy building that was once a classroom. Nestled alongside the Conway River, just off SH1 is where you'll find Conway River View Cottage. Surrounded by hills covered in bush, pine trees and native fruit trees you can stroll the property at leisure. Only 7mins away by car, you'll find the spectacular east coast beaches of Claverley and Conway Flat where you may see dolphins and seals. Inside the cottage is a log burner that keeps the entire place toasty warm (wood provided). There's freeview tv, dvd's (selection available), wifi which can be a bit in and out. There's also chrome cast for your convenience. A bluetooth compatible sound bar can be used for sounds .. I can't get radio reception. I've been told the bed is very comfy but that's personal preference. It's comfortable, private and Pet Friendly. I know how important it is to have your best friend with you.. I like to take my dog with me everywhere! The nearest shop is a 20min drive (Cheviot) Latest Airbnb review We absolutely loved our stay here! Communication was warm and friendly and we felt very welcome from the moment we arrive, along with our two dogs. The location is great, right next to the river which our dogs enjoyed as much as we did. The accommodation was clean and cozy and Liz has thought of everything you might need and more with so much thought put into extra touches to make your stay special. The bed was soo comfy and the shower has fantastic pressure. Our only regret was that we weren't staying longer! This was a pit stop on our trip but we could happily return just to spend time enjoying the spot without anything else on our agenda! My partner travels a lot for work and this was his favorite stay so far! No hesitations recommending to others

Details and amenities

Kids: please enquire
Pet friendly
Linen provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Fire place
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Cellphone coverage
Electric heat
Fire wood supplied
Internet available
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

1 Queen(s)

Special Amenities

Just a stroll to the river and plenty of places to explore. Birdsong and views of the night sky are perks to being remote

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Kaikoura Coastal Walking track (please ask for further details) Surf casting is a quick 7min drive to the beach (for kahawai, butter fish, red cod, dog fish) or just a stroll.. the views are magnificent and you may even get to see dolphins or seals.


Average Rating: 5
11 total reviews

Susan Tull
The cottage was welcoming, and there were lots of lovely little touches that we appreciated. The roaring logburner kept us warm, and Liz was very helpful and made us and our dog feel at home. Thank you!
Chislaine Arends
Lovely cottage,very cosy but also modern inside with everything you need. The nearby beach is beautiful and we spotted lots of dolphins and seals. Thank you so much for allowing us to bring our dog. He loved exploring the property and swimming in the river.
Chris Barham
A lovely cottage for two plus our dog. A downside is the closeness of SH1 and the amount of weekend travel noise, but fortunately it does drop off to only the occaisional vehicle during the night. The cleanliness of the cottage could be a little better and it is crying out for more shelves and hooks to put our stuff on. Some hooks by the door for coats, some shelves in the kitchen area to get tea/coffee/condiments etc away from the cooking area, some shelves in the bathroom for washbags/toothpaste etc, and some more storage in the bedroom other than the single 3-draw bedside cabinet and a single hanging rail. But the cottage size was perfect, we loved the exposed wood floors, the woodburner that is more powerful than a nuclear reactor, and the beautiful setting in a valley amongst the trees. You do need to come prepared with ALL food you will need unless you want a 1 hour round trip to the nearest shop, but that is all part of the fun. A lovely place to relax and do not a lot!!
Response from Owner
Hi Chris. I have taken onboard your recommendations. I aim to revamp the cottage over the next few months and invite you to come back again to an improved Conway Riverview Cottage. I really thank you for your honest opinion
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Date rangeRatesMinimum stay
All year$160 / Night for 2 guests1 Night
All year
$160 / Night for 2 guests
Min. stay: 1 Night




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