Lakeside Cottage- where life stops and holidays start!

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Beach nearby
TV, DVD player
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
TV, DVD player

Overview of Lakeside Cottage- where life stops and holidays start!

Lakeside Cottage- where life stops and holidays start!

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen

Cleaning and safety practices

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

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKaka Point Beach21 min drive
  • Popular LocationNugget Point Lighthouse43 min drive
  • Popular LocationMcLean Falls54 min drive

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About this area


Located in Hinahina, this farm stay is in a rural area and on a river. Teapot World is a local attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Catlins Lake and Jack's Blowhole. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Catlins Lake - 5 min walk
  • Teapot World - 10 min drive
  • Kaka Point Beach - 21 min drive
  • Nugget Point Lighthouse - 43 min drive
  • McLean Falls - 54 min drive


  • Kuku Cafe - 10 min drive
  • Lumberjack Bar & Cafe - 10 min drive

About this property

Lakeside Cottage- where life stops and holidays start!

Family-friendly farm stay in Hinahina
About this space

A homely 112yr old warm cottage that was our family home for 18 years before we built further up the hill. Fully renovated, this cottage is situated on our sheep and beef 1500 acre farm, and is beside the Catlins Lake . Stroll down the driveway and catch a fish, before breakfast or sit on the balcony and just chill. Lovely and quiet, it is the perfect spot to unwind and great base to explore the Catlins. Farm trips to stunning sights on our farm or moving stock with Karl will be possible, but you must be vaccinated.
The space
Newly renovated, this cottage is warm and dry. There is a fire for the cold days and doors to open on the hot days. A full kitchen with the basics is for your use. Games, magazines and conversations to be had instead of looking at screens. No TV but DVD player.
This sheep and beef farm will have stock in the surrounding paddocks for you to look at and sometimes pat and feed.

Guest access

The whole house is for your private use and the lawn.
Other things to note
WiFi is available. For meals...The LumberJack is a favorite of ours but bookings are required. The Bake-house does takeaways and Pizza's, the Catlins Inn has bar meals till late. Kaka Point is 20mins away with The Point and Neux restaurants.
Jacks Bay is a mere 7km away so walks on the beach and swimming are close by.
Guest accommodation at this farm stay offers DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. This accommodation is furnished with dining tables and kitchen islands. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Karl and Melanie Burgess

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
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: WiFi

Things to do

  • Playground

Family friendly

  • Children's books
  • Children's dinnerware
  • Dining table
  • DVD player
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Playground
  • Fridge


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden


  • Games
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • DVD player
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining table
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen island
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Outdoor space

  • Balcony
  • Fenced garden
  • Private porch


  • Iron/ironing board
  • Washing machine

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Check-in time starts at 2:30 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 not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession).
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
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

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property
Lakeside Cottage Hinahina
Lakeside Cottage Private vacation home
Lakeside Cottage Private vacation home Hinahina

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 8 out of 8 reviews
5 - Excellent 100%
Rating 4 - Good. 0 out of 8 reviews
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Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 8 reviews
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Quiet, good view
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful relaxing Easter Escape
Wonderfully positioned and beautifully set up place. A bit of something for everyone. Very spacious, with added benefits, hens, views, log burner. Definitely recommend .
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

great weekend away
lovely quiet location but close to many interesting sights. well appointed. great hosts. We even got a tour of one of their farming properties which was spectacular.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Serene and delightful
We loved staying here. It is such a lovely escape from a busy life, and Melanie was so welcoming. The playroom was such a hit with our wee ones, and such a nice surprise (not on the listing, so we bought all our toys with us!). We can't wait to come back again.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Excellent stay
Location for Catlins experience, ambience, farm tour all excellent. Bring your own food as there are limited options nearby.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022