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Portobello Settlers Cottage - charming, vintage, character and delightful

Cottage -
3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Portobello, Dunedin, Otago Region, South Island
Welcome to our beautiful newly restored 1860s early settlers cottage which is charming, cosy, unspoiled and private. It is in a great coastal and rural location only 3.4km from the pretty Portobello Village shops and a good 30 minutes from Dunedin City, ideal for all activities on the iconic Otago Peninsula. There are conservation and wildlife books on the local area, also novels, cards, games, TV and free wifi.

The cottage is self-catering and self contained. Kitchen facilities include microwave, a small oven and a fridge freezer. The modern newly built bathroom with shower has beautiful stained glass inserts in the ceiling and the window looks out over the chickens! You can drink healthy rainwater from the cottage's own supply. Enjoy our organic vegetable garden at the front door.Eggs and vegetables are free for you as long as th...
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Listing #HL9051048
About the Owner
Jane C
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2017
Interaction with guests
We the owners live next door and can assist as requested, however your privacy is respected at all times. Let us know if you'd like to hear suggestions for things to see and do, or places to eat.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I felt like going back in time in the best possible way in this warm, cosy and utterly charming cottage and those two attic rooms are really something! And although it's easy access by the main road it is still peaceful and tranquil and so...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Daydream60901068885
Tour22324028972, VR Owner at Portobello Settlers Cottage - charming, vintage, character and delightful, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Birgit you were a pleasure to have, we both really enjoyed your company. Thank you for your kind review and best wishes for your next travels.

Reviewed June 20, 2018

Thank you Jane & Robin John and myself had a wonderful stay in your dear little cottage , so warm and full of charm of years gone bye , and thank you for your warm hearted friendliness , we will surely recommend you to our...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Western_House_Kurow
RedJaw, VR Owner at Portobello Settlers Cottage - charming, vintage, character and delightful, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2018

Thanks so much Hazel. You are perfectly correct, it is warmth, cleanliness and friendliness that make for the best stays! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and thanks for leaving the cottage so tidy and clean. We will also recommend your place.

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

We stayed at portobello cottage when we went to the ed sheeran concert as there was little options in the city and we were so happy. Jane was lovely and made us feel at home. The house was comfortable and we loved staying here. It...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Linda M
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Freezer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Unknown type bathrooms (1)
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 9:00 AM
Check in and out times can often be flexible, please ask. Please just treat our quaint old cottage with care, and leave it clean and tidy, used linen in the wash basket. Rubbish...
    1 Unknown type
    2 Twins
    1 Full
    1 Queen
    1 Crib
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  • Damage Deposit: $63 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighborhood
Otago Peninsula is famous for its wildlife, the Albatross Colony is 10 minute drive away. Penguins, seals and sea lions are all within close distance. Tours and visits are held frequently.

The night skies in our area are spectacular and people come from far and wide to see the clear unpolluted views of the heavens.

We are close to Portobello Village, the wildlife centre of Otago, with yellow eyed penguins and little blue penguins, the albatross colony, seals, sea lions, occasional whales and dolphins, birdlife and more.

Larnach Castle and its wonderful garden are a short drive away. Outstanding arts and crafts are to be found on the Peninsula. Also many sports including surfing, sea kayaking, cycling.
Getting around
Having a car makes seeing all the local sights a whole lot easier. Cycles would work if you are very fit too! Public transport will take you to the city and back but not to the special spots you may like to see.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Momona Airport: 28.0 mi
The Dunedin airport is 50 minutes away and a taxi will bring you or let us know if you'd like to book us to collect you. Taxis will also come from Dunedin. Public buses pass our door three times a day or from Portobello Village each hour.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.3 mi.
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