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Historic Former Whaler's School Cottage

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1 bedroom, bed sheets
1 bedroom, bed sheets
1 bedroom, bed sheets
Fridge, microwave, oven, high chair

Overview of Historic Former Whaler's School Cottage

Historic Former Whaler's School Cottage

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace
Queen Charlotte Sound, Marlborough

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTe Weu Weu Bay90 min drive
  • Popular LocationPicton Ferry Terminal112 min drive
  • Popular LocationPicton Harbour113 min drive
  • AirportPicton (PCN)119 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6
Common area
    1 double bed
    1 single bed

About this property

Entire place

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

Historic Former Whaler's School Cottage

Boat or water taxi only access to the island ensures your peace and privacy for those who wish to get away from it all. For your pleasure of arriving here, there will always be someone to meet and greet you as this is a working family farm, and the house will always be open to access on your arrival!

The School Cottage, which is the remodelled school, was where the whaler's children were educated. This special, cosy cottage is located on the grassy flats at Whekenui Bay, Tory Channel.

The cottage sleeps 6 comfortably, a maximum of 7 people. There is one set of double bunks and one set of single bunks. A fold down bed is also available. The cottage is open plan living style including kitchen with fridge/freezer, oven and hob and microwave oven. Separate shower and toilet facilities.

From the deck, you can look out to stunning views of the bay and a fresh water stream runs right beside the cottage. Guests have no trouble in unwinding quickly.

You can relax while listening to the rumble of the waves from our safe, white, sandy beach only a short walk away from the cottage.

Sleeps 6 - 7
1 x double bunk
1 x single bunk
1 x single fold down bed
Linen and towels are provided

Dinghy and mooring are included in Tariff. One nights payment confirms your booking. All prices include GST.

Restrictions | We would appreciate if smokers would smoke outside the house. Thank you for your consideration. No pets please. Please note that if you wish to leave the cleaning to us so you can just head out the door at the end of your stay, an additional $120 will be added to the tariff.
Special conditions:
Tarrif | School Cottage Minimum stay 2 nights
Summer Season (November - April inclusive)
$190.00 per night up to 6 people | $22 per night per extra person if additional camping is required
Off Season (May - October inclusive)
$145.00 per night for up to 6 people | $22 per night per extra person if additional camping is required
Off Season Special - Stay 6 nights and get a 7th night FREE.

Dinghy and mooring are included in Tariff. One nights payment confirms your booking. All prices inclu

Extras: Cleaning (Optional, NZ$120.00 per stay); Linen (included);
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. Kitchens offer fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include baths or showers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities

Family friendly

  • High chair


  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Freezer


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV
  • DVD player

Outdoor areas

  • Decking
  • Barbecue


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Things to do

  • Kayaking on site
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Safety features

  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 6

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 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 not allowed

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 smoke detector
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

Historic Former Whaler's School Cottage Private vacation home
Historic Former Whaler's School Cottage Queen Charlotte Sound

About this area

Australia - New Zealand and the South Pacific

What's nearby

  • Te Weu Weu Bay - 90 min drive
  • Picton Ferry Terminal - 112 min drive
  • Picton Harbour - 113 min drive

Getting around

  • Picton (PCN) - 119 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



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5/5 Excellent

Easter holiday
Wonderful hosts and a wonderful location. We’ll definitely be back.

5/5 Excellent

Home away from home
Great stay with lovely people for instant unwinding

5/5 Excellent

Great family experience on a beautiful island
Dear Antonia and Mike We enjoyed your hospitality from the first day on. Already the mailboat cruise to your place was very impressive and the kids loved it a lot. We felt immediately at home in your cosy school cottage. All the more as you, Antonia, also involved the children from the first day on in feeding the animals, collecting eggs or walking the dogs. Mike, thank you for all the tipps and tricks around the fishing and for providing us great fish, as we weren't so succesful. It's just a pitty you do live on the other side of the world. We'd be there every year!! A big hug from all of us :-)

5/5 Excellent

Fabulous relaxing holiday
Awesome accommodation for our family. Great boat access and mooring. Antonia and Mike are fabulous hosts. Perfect relaxing place with walks, boat trips, paua farm tours and pony and puppy visits :-)