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Birdsong Bach - new and improved

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4 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, bed sheets

Overview of Birdsong Bach - new and improved

Entire home

Birdsong Bach - new and improved

4.8/5 Exceptional

Entire home

4 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Osborne, Otago

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPurakaunui Inlet4 min walk
  • Popular LocationDoctors Point5 min drive
  • Popular LocationLong Beach10 min drive
  • AirportDunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.)51 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 8
Bedroom 1
    1 single bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    3 single beds
Bedroom 4
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Birdsong Bach - new and improved

Family-friendly holiday home in Osborne
If you want peace and tranquility then Birdsong Bach is the place for you! For that weekend getaway to relax and unwind, this place is a must. By day you can sit on the deck and listen to the birdlife, explore the local beaches and walking tracks and by night curl up in front of the open fire and look out at the stars.

Set amongst native bush in the small township of Osborne, across the bay from Purakaunui and on the doorstep of the Orokonui Ecosanctuary, our bach is full of old school charm that oozes character.

Our bach has recently undergone a wee makeover, getting a septic tank, which means no more late night trips to the long drop after dark. The bathroom now has a new toilet and shower to make your experience a little bit more luxurious (well it is for us!). The addition of a new woodburner adds to the other heating options of the open fire and a heat pump.

The house is old and quirky, please do not book with us if you want perfection!

The property is surrounded by bush - there are creepy crawlies (spiders, mice etc). We will do our best to ensure that there is nothing in the house when you arrive but there may be times when you'll find something that may need to be disposed of :)

The property is on tank water so please respect the local community and only use water as required.

Please clean up and leave the property as found and strip the sheets and pillowcases off used beds and leave in the bathroom.

Pets are OK but the property is not fenced.

Sky TV is available if you bring your own decoder.

The listing states 4 bedrooms however one of the rooms is open to the kitchen (below the ladder to the upstairs bedroom as shown in the pictures). A curtain can be drawn for privacy.
Air-conditioned accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include baths or showers and hairdryers.

Property manager

Keith and Jackie
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
Property is kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Family friendly

  • Children's games


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Electric kettle


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 8

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Birdsong Bach Your Home Away Home House Osborne
Birdsong Bach Your Home Away Home House
Birdsong Bach Your Home Away Home Osborne
Birdsong Bach Your Home Away Home
Birdsong Bach Your Away
Birdsong Bach Improved Osborne
Birdsong Bach Your Home Away From Home
Birdsong Bach - new and Improved Osborne
Birdsong Bach - new and Improved Private vacation home
Birdsong Bach Available for Self Isolation Please Enquire
Birdsong Bach - new and Improved Private vacation home Osborne

About this area


This holiday home is located in Osborne. Dunedin Railways and Regent Theatre are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Dunedin Botanic Garden and New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame. Travelling with kids? Consider Otago Museum, or check out an event or a game at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

What's nearby

  • Purakaunui Inlet - 4 min walk
  • Doctors Point - 5 min drive
  • Long Beach - 10 min drive
  • Holy Trinity Church - 14 min drive
  • Warrington Beach - 25 min drive


  • Orokonui Ecosanctuary - 11 min drive
  • Horopito Café - 11 min drive
  • The Galley Cafe & Bar - 15 min drive
  • Portsider - 15 min drive
  • Sushi Johnny - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Dunedin Railway Station - 27 min drive
  • Dunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.) - 51 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 37 out of 41 reviews
5 - Excellent 90%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 41 reviews
4 - Good 7%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 41 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 41 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 41 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4/5 Good

Our stay
Lovely and quiet

5/5 Excellent

Enjoyed the many walks in the area, the peace and quiet, and the sounds of the native birds.
Wonderful place to stay

5/5 Excellent

Nature at the door
Relax among Bush clad hills.

5/5 Excellent

We had another great stay. This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

5/5 Excellent

Highly Recommended
Such a great bach with an awesome feel about it. Very peaceful area, will definitely try and come back.