Bide-a-wee (stay a while) cottage


Entire cottage hosted by Jenn

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
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Self check-in
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Great location
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Bide-a-Wee by the sea (stay a while) cottage is situated in Waikouaiti, a classic Kiwi beach town full of cute little cribs. Just half an hour north of the wonderful city of Dunedin is this delightful cottage set in amazing old gardens.
This cottage is like visiting with your favourite Grandma - filled with treasures from times gone by but with all the mod-cons to enjoy too and all beautifully nestled in mature gardens and classic manicured hedges.

The space
The cottage was built in the 1880's and still features the original coal and wood fired AGA (yes, you can use it) and it is just as cute as a button. Small but perfectly formed with a full kitchen that opens out to the perfect space for a morning cuppa and a dining space that can even fit friends.
The lounge is spacious and offers plenty of room for relaxing with the double set of french doors opening to the garden in summer or cosy and warm as a winter retreat.
We got amenities such as free unlimited WiFi, modern TV with DVD and a library of titles to enjoy and a Nespresso coffee machine so you wake up happy :-)
The gardens that surround this cottage are an absolute delight and used to be visited by local garden clubs! Nestled amongst fabulous old-growth hedges for privacy and delightful in every season, you really feel like you've found a private oasis.
This is the perfect place to find your peace, reconnect with yourself or your partner and just unplug from the world for a while.
We also welcome well behaved pooches to enjoy the cottage, the garden and all that Waikouaiti offers beyond our gates.

Where you'll sleep

1 queen bed
Common space
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Waikouaiti, Otago, New Zealand

Hosted by Jenn

  1. Joined in February 2016
  • 336 Reviews
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Hi! Here's a bit about us... our 'team' started with us (Jenn and Mat), we then added Anna and Charlotte (who are almost leaving us to go out into the big wide world) so we've also added Maggie and Olive (who won't leave us as long as we keep feeding them)! We have been lucky enough to live in Australia, the UK and Germany and now New Zealand - YAY! We've travelled widely with our girls and have loved staying in Airbnb's all over the world. We hope that when you stay in one of our Airbnb properties it feels like you're 'coming home'.
Hi! Here's a bit about us... our 'team' started with us (Jenn and Mat), we then added Anna and Charlotte (who are almost leaving us to go out into the big wide world) so we've also…

During your stay

We live half an hour down the road in Dunedin and are always available either via email or on my mobile - 022 466 3721.

Jenn is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: English, Deutsch
  • Response rate: 92%
  • Response time: within a few hours
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Show more
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $170

Cancellation policy