Beautiful Cottage Rental near the Native Forest of the Catlins, South Island

Papatowai, South Island (New Zealand)

Beautiful Cottage Rental near the Native Forest of the Catlins, South Island

Vacation Rentals
1 unit
2 guest capacity
Private Bathroom
 Host photo
Hosted by Craig
  • New accommodation


  • Kid-friendly
This cozy cottage rental is situated near the native forest and coastal shores of the Catlins, South Island, and can comfortably accommodate two guests in the one bedroom and one bathroom available. As an island cottage, this property comes with a variety of water-based activities to experience in the nearby areas.

Guests will find a comfortable spot to relax in the bedroom which features a cozy queen-size bed adorned with lovely linens that the hosts provide. In the living room, glampers will find a comfortable setting to sit back and relax on one of the sofas available. The dining area provides comfortable seating for guests to enjoy a home-cooked meal. The fully-equipped kitchen features all the necessary appliances including an oven, a microwave oven, utensils, pots, and pans. Other amenities include a washing machine.

Outside, guests will find a covered patio with outdoor furniture, a quaint garden, and an outdoor BBQ.


  • Queen-size bed
  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Cell service
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Linens and pillows
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Desk
  • Dining table
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking basics
  • Fridge
  • Coffeemaker
  • Tea kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Lounge/Living room
  • Dining room
  • Deck/Patio
  • Telephone
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Games
  • Sound system
  • BR/DVD player
This beachside rental comes with a number of conveniences that are designed to provide guests with the perfect setting for a relaxing escape. Inside the accommodation, glampers will find comfortable beds with supplied bedding, an ensuite bathroom, electric oil heaters, a self-contained kitchen with twin gas cooker, a microwave oven, pots, pans, a telephone with free calling within the district, and Wi-Fi to keep guests connected. For entertainment, there is satellite TV, a VCR, and a video library with 950 titles. Outside, glampers will find a private balcony with breathtaking views of the rolling hills, as well as off-street parking, while some of the units come with a private garden, outdoor furniture, and a BBQ.

Guest Services

  • Front desk service

Location + Surroundings

Nearby local services
  • Supermarket
  • Shopping
This glamping accommodation is positioned a short walk away from the breathtaking coast along the South Island in Papatowai. The property is surrounded by flourishing native bush in an area well-known for its scenic wonders that include the Matai Falls, MacLean Falls, Curio Bay, among other natural attractions in the Catlins. This stunning beachfront location is sure to enchant all glampers! The region's penguins, seals, and sea lions are just a swift walk away. A wide variety of watersports and outdoor activities are rife within the area and draw in a wide variety of visitors year-round. The nearest airport, Dunedin International Airport, can be found an hour and a half away.


  • Swimming
  • Winter sports
  • Water sports
  • Surfing
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • Scuba diving
  • Fishing
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Wildlife watching

Glampers will be treated to a plethora of activities in the nearby areas, and outdoor lovers will find this to be a perfect spot to escape to. Both Nugget Point and Kaka Point are signature attractions of the Catlins on the South Island. At Nugget Point, glampers will find themselves at the end of the earth with a lighthouse set on the rocks amid crashing waves that attract thousands of visitors year-round. Kaka Point is a seaside setting where glampers will find a small beach settlement that is now a sleepy holiday home village.

Hiking fanatics will be blessed with spots like the Purakaunui Falls, McLean Falls, and Matai Falls which are three waterfalls set in the native Catlins bush and a definite must-see on the Catlins trail where guests can immerse themselves in the breathtaking natural surroundings. Additional places glampers can explore include Curio Bay and Porpoise Bay, which respectively offer the opportunity of swimming with dolphins, relaxing back with a book in hand and sunbathing on the beach, watching the penguins up close and personal, as well as meandering on through the awe-inspiring petrified forest, an ancient forest that has been frozen in time among the rock pools, which is roughly 180 million years old.

Glampers in this area will have access to a variety of hiking trails, watersports, canoeing, kayaking, as well as shopping and art gallery spots.

Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: Flexible
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • No parties

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days
Moderate: You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.

Additional Information

Pets may be permitted at this facility. Please inquire with the hosts for further details.

This is a non-smoking accommodation.

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