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Historic Oceanfront Cottage Rental for a Romantic Getaway in French Pass, South Island

French Pass, South Island (New Zealand)

Historic Oceanfront Cottage Rental for a Romantic Getaway in French Pass, South Island

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Private Vacation Rental
2 guests
Private Bathroom
Entire Vacation Rental

This historic oceanfront cottage rental is located in French Pass, South Island, where it was originally the village's post office. Since then, it has been renovated to bring its comforts into the present while retaining its connection to its past. Accommodating two guests and featuring panoramic views of Elmslie Bay, it provides an ideal setting for a romantic getaway full of beachside relaxation, outdoor recreation, and reconnection to nature in the wildlife-filled waters and forests of the Marlborough Sounds.

The interior of the cottage consists of one studio-style bedroom, a separate kitchen, and a full bathroom. The bedroom is furnished with a queen-size bed and a pair of recliners facing a window through which guests can see the ocean and watch for dolphins. In the bathroom, guests will find a toilet, a sink, and a walk-in glass shower. Linens, towels, toiletries, and a hairdryer are provided.

The kitchen comes with a stove, a microwave, a refrigerator, a toaster, and equipment for making tea and coffee, along with a table for two. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, heating, an electric blanket, and a television. Outside, guests will find a small deck with views of the sea, which is just a short walk away. Guests will also enjoy access to a shared patio with a barbecue area.

Inside the accommodation, guests will enjoy amenities such as Wi-Fi, heating, and a television. Outside, they will find a private deck and a shared patio with a barbecue area.

1 bed

  • 1 Queen-size bed

Features and services

  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Heating
  • Private Barbecue
  • Hairdryer
  • Television
  • Shower
  • Front desk service
  • Linens and pillows
  • Parking

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Accommodation rules

  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
  • Check out: 10:00 AM
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No Pets allowed
  • No smoking
  • No parties
Check-in is between 2:00 PM and 10:00 PM

Smoking and pets are not permitted.

Be kind to the environment and take care of the surroundings.

Cancellation policy

24-hour free cancellation
Fifteen: Cancellation is free up to 24 hours after your booking is confirmed and at least 15 days before check-in.

Location and surroundings

French Pass, South Island (New Zealand)

Detailed location provided after booking

  • Coastal
  • Beach


  • Swimming
  • Water sports
  • Surfing
  • Biking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • Climbing
  • Fishing
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Wildlife watching
  • Feeding animals

There are a variety of trails and areas where guests can go hiking and biking around French Pass and d'Urville Island, such as the French Pass Reserve, the d'Urville Island Loop, and Elaine Bay, where guests will find the Piwakawaka Track and the Archer Track. At the reserve, guests can keep an eye out for blue penguins, king shags, and dolphins, while the four-to-five-hour loop trail takes guests past two waterfalls and ends at the Wilderness Cafe, making it an excellent day trip opportunity.

To explore the coastal waters of French Pass and the Marlborough Sounds, guests can go kayaking, or they can take a scenic wildlife tour or fishing trip with a local boat operator with whom the host can make arrangements for guests. Depending on their luck, guests may see bottlenose dolphins, dusky dolphins, orcas, and whales during their tour.

Last but certainly not least, guests can go swimming at the village of French Pass's safe swimming beach, which is just a short walk away from the accommodation.