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Birds Ferry Lodge

4.5 of 5 Birds Ferry Road, RD 2, Westport 7865, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in Ferryman's Cottage - what a unique, fantastic place. The cottage and its surrounds were bursting with imagination and thoughtfulness. From the beautiful lake with friendly ducks, stunning views, homemade croissants and bread, lovely interiors and luxurious touches, to the bath outside, perched on the cliff top and adorned by candles. 'Landscape art' like we have not seen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stayed at the cottage and enjoyed the private ponds and view over the mountains. we loved to have the privacy and quietness of the mountains. the only sounds we heard were the ducks from the pond, whom we fed every day. The BBQ was in use each night on the sun deck. Andre would bring us veggies from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We used this as our base for a visit to Karamea and as far north as one can drive in north west South Island... a really beautiful area to explore. It is a two hour drive each way, but well worth it. Birds Ferry Lodge is remote, yet not far from the highway, so easy to get to. Lovely views... More 

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Lawrence, KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit of a challenge finding this remote paradise in dreary spring rain, so the warm welcome was, yes, welcomed. Sadly, we could only imagine the vista off the balcony but the comfort and beauty of this home more than compensated. Allison is a gifted cook, preparing one of the best meals of our 5 1/2 week trip. Her whitebait... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This was our first experience of the West Coast and it didn't disappoint. Andre (nice to meet a fellow South African) and Alison were the most welcoming hosts, and cooked us a delicious dinner and breakfast. Also a fantastic massage by Andre. This is truly a special find, we wished we could have stayed on a bit longer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the ferrymans cottage and were delighted with the comfortable house, the outdoor baths and the glorious setting with lakes, gardens and ducks. We also loved the commitment to sustainability expressed by lovely hosts Alison and Andre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Although we only stayed for one night, we were wowed by all that Alison, Andre and their beautiful home had to offer. We chose to dine in and the local whitebait patties and venison steaks which Alison skillfully prepared proved this to be a great decision. The two lovely dogs (I forget their names) added to the homeliness of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This property is a bit out of the way, but worth the drive. Sadly, we only had one night here and it was raining. We're so glad we opted for dinner. Alison is a gourmet cook! And most of what they serve is grown right there. We loved the tour that Andre gave us of the green houses. Our room... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

Our room in the lodge was stylish and comfortable and we were lucky enough to have sole use of the communal lounge area which is lovely. Alison and Andre were great hosts and joined us for dinner where Alison served up some great food and Andre brought out some lovely wine. Andre gave us some great ideas for stop off... More 

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Hello again and thank you so much for posting your review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay despite the unseasonally cold Spring weather! We would have been more that happy to light the lounge fire - guests only need to ask and we are happy to oblige. On cooler evenings the fire is always lit for dinner... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We had a long weekend in Buller staying at the cottage at Birds Ferry Lodge. It was clean and comfortable and all of the goodies in the breakfast hamper were fabulous. Everything from the log fire to the outdoor baths and ducks visiting in the morning for breakfast were great. The lodge is well located not too far from Westport... More 

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your weekend escape - hope to see you both again some day! More 

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Address: Birds Ferry Road, RD 2, Westport 7865, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Birds Ferry Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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