Surfinn Eco Cottage - Papatowai Cottage

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2 bedrooms, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Surfinn Eco Cottage - Papatowai Cottage

Entire home

Surfinn Eco Cottage - Papatowai Cottage

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
Papatowai, Otago

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMatai Falls6 min drive
  • Popular LocationCathedral Caves8 min drive
  • Popular LocationPurakaunui Falls18 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

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

Surfinn Eco Cottage - Papatowai Cottage

Cottage in Papatowai with kitchen
Surfinn Eco Cottage is a modern self contained Papatowai cottage that's waiting for you to arrive and take in the best that the Catlins coast has to offer.

A two story two bedroom dwelling, Surfinn Eco Cottage is located in the quaint coastal village of Papatowai, right in the heart of the beautiful and historically important Catlins Coast, which is one of the most stunning regions of the country!

Noted for its big wave surfing, the Catlins is a surfer's dream come true! Paua and crayfish are swimming in the area for those keen on their snorkelling, and the magical rainforest and waterfalls in the area will appeal to all. Noted for some of New Zealand's rare and endangered wildlife, the Catlins features everything from yellow-eyed penguins and sea lions, all the way through to gannets, kakariki, and wood pigeons - it's truly a wildlife lover's paradise!

This Papatowai cottage is equipped with a kitchen that includes a stovetop, oven, and a microwave. Having made your romantic meal, head to the open plan living area - it's a great place to dine, relax, and socialise as it comes with some spectacular views out towards the estuary and the forests of Tahakopa! As Surfinn Eco Cottage faces north, you'll be able to enjoy the luxury of all day sunlight!

The speaker system has an iPod docking station - perfect for listening to your favourite tunes. The heat pump means that you'll always be at the right temperature; nice and cosy in the Winter, and cool and relaxed in the Summer.

The lookout on the top floor is where you'll find the king sized bed. This bedroom comes complete with a small wardrobe, and has even more wonderful views of Tahakopa bay. The second bedroom has a queen bed. The bathroom combines with a laundry, ensuring that you'll always be nice and refreshed throughout your stay. The private driveway means that there's room enough for a boat of up to 7 metres. The private grassy area means that there's room for sunbathing on those sunny days!

The wonderful ecological treasures of the Catlins await! Surf on in to Surfinn Eco Cottage today!
Great news – Bachcare provides cleaning and linen services for all HomeAway bookings. The total price for your booking will include Bachcare’s cleaning and linen service fee, which will be paid as part of your booking. Check out the “owners fees” on your booking summary for details of these fees.
Other things to note: Linen is included in the rates for this property.
This property is on tank water, so the water pressure is lower than normal town supply.
Due to the remote location of the property, the WiFi connection may not be stable during certain weather conditions.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers air conditioning. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs and microwaves. Bathrooms include a shower.

Property manager

Bachcare Holiday Homes

Property amenities


  • WiFi available


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels provided


  • Stereo


  • Washing machine


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • In a village


  • Sleeps 4

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 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 professional host
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

Surfinn Eco Papatowai
Surfinn Eco Cottage - Papatowai Cottage Cottage
Surfinn Eco Cottage - Papatowai Cottage Papatowai
Surfinn Eco Cottage - Papatowai Cottage Cottage Papatowai

About this area


This cottage is located in Papatowai. Teapot World is a local attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Matai Falls and Cathedral Caves.

What's nearby

  • Matai Falls - 6 min drive
  • Cathedral Caves - 8 min drive
  • Catlins Lake - 14 min drive
  • McLean Falls - 15 min drive
  • Purakaunui Falls - 18 min drive


  • The Little Rocket - 3 min walk
  • Whistling Frog Cafe & Bar - 8 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 3 out of 4 reviews
5 - Excellent 75%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 4 reviews
4 - Good 25%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 4 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 4 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 4 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%






Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful location and great walks nearby
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Great little getaway
Lovely, warm little bach, and would be enough living / bathroom space with 4 people too. The kitchen was well-equipped and it's only a short walk down to a beautiful beach. Would definitely recommend! The bach catches a lot of sun too, so it's bright and cheerful during the day. Only slightly negative comment: Watch your head on the shelves above the bed upstairs!

5/5 Excellent

Christmas Holiday
Very comfortable and well equipped accommodation. It could be improved with better curtains in the upstairs bedroom and by fixing the holes in the window screens.

5/5 Excellent

A Great Weekend Away
This is a very quiet place, away from any hubbub with all the amenities you might need.