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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Charleston, West Coast Region, South Island

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webw0rx
Timaru, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beach House”
Reviewed February 1, 2018 for a stay in January 2018

This is a high quality rental beach cottage with excellent facilities, immaculately presented and with a luxurious outside bath.
Less than 1 minute to the long sandy beach. The cottage is warm and cosy.
The owners were so friendly (not too friendly) and helpful and nothing was a problem for them.
3 minutes to the Nile river, 5 minutes to the cafe.
A really comfy double bed and comfortable relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds. Highly recommend and we will be going back again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 2, 2018
Thanks so much. You left the cottage very tidy. It was a pleasure to meet you all. Glad to hear nice words. Would love to see you all again. Happy New Year. Cheers VAL AND cRAIG
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Hans-Pete...
Abtwil, Switzerland
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect place, perfect sunset”
Reviewed April 5, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

The Beach Front Cottage is located just outside the town in a quiet, fantastic location with direct access to the beach. The accommodation is spacious with all necessary facilities for a pleasant stay. Val is an attentive host who takes care of her guests. We enjoyed our evenings on the terrace with an free view over the beach, observing a perfect sunset with the sound of the sea. Unfortunately, our stay was only short, we would have liked a few days longer in this idyllic place.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 6, 2017
It was so nice to meet you guys. Thank you so much for leaving the place nice and tidy. Thank you for leaving this beautiful compliment. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Kind regards
Val Craig Emma and Lucy xx
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Ben M
New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A piece of heaven”
Reviewed March 2, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

We had a wonderful time at the cottage. We loved hearing the sound of the waves, eating from the herb garden and gazing at more stars than we have ever seen. The kitchen was well equipped, the bed super comfortable and everything was immaculate. It is also a short drive to Westport, the seals and the penguins.
I will never forget taking a bath in the outdoor bath while watching the sunset.
But best of all was meeting the warm and friendly owners, Val and Craig.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 6, 2017
Thanks for your kind words. It was a plesaur to meet you both. Happy Holidays.
Val and Craig
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Dermot O
1 review
“Magic place for a peaceful holiday”
Reviewed October 26, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

This has to be one of the best places on earth.
Luxury accommodation within a stone's throw from the beach.
Val,Craig and Jack were fantastic hosts.Nothing was any bother for them and we were thoroughly pampered,

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Liked best: The setting and the hosts
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Nov 2, 2016
Wow. It was so nice to meet you both. Thank you for a lovely comment. I hope we will see you guys again soon. Safe travels. All the best. Val Craig Emma Lucy and Jack. xx
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Tanya D
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Luxurious Comfort on Wild Westcoast”
Reviewed May 22, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Westwood cottage is a slice of heaven nestled into the wild coastal landscape of Charleston on the westcoast of the south island. I stayed in this cottage over a weekend with two friends and from the moment we walked in the door we couldn't wipe the smiles of our faces. What a wonderful welcome - the fire was lit and music was playing softly. Val popped in to make sure we had every thing we needed and gave us some suggestions on nearby places to explore.
Super comfy bed and the shower was great! I was a cold and rainy weekend but we were warm and cosy! The beach is a hop, skip and a jump away, this is the west coast at it's best - thanks Val and Craig for sharing your lovely slice of heaven.

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Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
May 22, 2016
Thanks Tanya. It was lovely to meet you all. I trust you got back ok. Thank you for leaving the place spotless.We hope to see you girls return to our cosy cottage. All the best. Val Craig Emma Lucy and Jack. xxx
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art375
Point Arena, California
2 reviews
“Excellent vacation location with great hostess”
Reviewed February 22, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

The northwest South Island is dramatically beautiful. This very comfortable cottage located just above a very long isolated beach has a very clear and direct view of and access to the ocean. There are many great short and long walks/hikes in the area. Westport is a friendly town nearby and Punakaiki is the recreational center. One great feature of the cottage is that it is close to the attractions but sufficiently isolated from the tourist hubbub. The cottage owners live nearby and are exceptionally friendly and helpful. Afternoon tea and scones on arrival and very unexpectedly a pot of home-made chicken soup arrived to help heal our sniffles.

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Liked best: Everything
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
May 22, 2016
Thanks guys. It was so nice to meet you both. You were great guests to have at the cottage. Thank you also for the DVD on science.
Cheers Val Craig and Jack
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Maurice C
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Unspoilt beauty”
Reviewed February 16, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

The setting for the cottage is truly beautiful with views to die for. Beach is c. 50m from the front door with sunset views that are unforgettable. Cottage was very well finished to a high standard, clean, well kitted out. Outside bath was a treat with plenty of hot water and can easily fit two inside. Host was very welcoming and unobtrusive.

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Liked best: The views and standard of the cottage
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers People with pets
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  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 2, 2016
Thanks so much guys. I had problems with this site for a while trying to reply. Wonderful to meet you both. I hope the rest of your hooney moon went well. Safe and happy travels. All the best. Val Craig Emma Lucy and Jack.
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