$516 / night
Total guests, Nights

Hear Wild Kiwis at Night & enjoyTWIN Garden Baths! – Home 4307502 House

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  • 1 night min stay

Hear Wild Kiwis at Night & enjoyTWIN Garden Baths! – Home 4307502

  • House
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child Friendly
  • Ask about pets

Description from owner


Highly rated purpose built cottage,located at the very end of Birdsferry Road,Ferry Man's Cottage offers an exclusive retreat set in it's own private gardens within our 33 acre property. 2 Km from SHW 6 and located on the edge of a small lake, with only native Wekas and wild Ducks as neighbours this is a most peaceful spot.The native kiwi can be heard calling here at night. Ideally located, midway between the West Coast glaciers and Nelson/Picton,making it the perfect spot to break your journey.

The solid timber cottage is finished to a very high standard and designed to take in the panoramic mountain and ocean views all the luxury touches of Birds Ferry Lodge but with a fully equipped kitchen in your own private setting. Luxurious interiors are warmed by a roaring fire meaning the cottage is cosy at all times of the year.Double garden baths with hot piped water for star gazing at night with a glass of something special There is a TV for those who would miss one and a cd player,magazines and games. WiFi Internet.Cell phone reception is usually good here.

There are 2 Spacious bedrooms 1 Queen with 4 poster bed and the second room has a king twin double bed which can be split to become a twin. There is an additional double sleep sofa in the lounge. Extra beds can be provided for children if required. All rates quoted are for double occupancy. Additional guests $85 per person per night. The cottage has decks and outdoor furniture back and front meaning you can enjoy the sunshine at any time of the day especially those famous West Coast sunsets over the ocean.

The modern bathroom has a shower and a bath and is supplied with large towels and luxury toiletries, hairdryer and heater. The cottage has an ample supply of hot water.

A fully equipped kitchen includes microwave, oven, dishwasher and washing machine. A BBQ is also provided. Your tariff includes a welcome pack of breakfast supplies to get you started with homemade bread and preserves, bacon, our own free range eggs, milk tea and coffee.Cottage Dinners available so you dont have to cook!

Surrounded by beautiful scenery, the cottage is 2km from the main road and accessed from State Highway 6 via our own private road. We are 15 minutes South from Westport and 30 minutes North from Punakaiki.

Please Note Flipkey will charge up to 10% booking fee. Booking direct with us at Birds Ferry Lodge will saved you money!

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 King Beds
  • 1 Full bath


  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

A G.
Calendar last updated:
23 Mar 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





34 reviews

Very Good

“Stunning cottage in a great location”

Reviewed 13 Sep 2019

From the minute we arrived at Ferry Man's Cottage until we left, we loved our stay. It's a very cozy cottage in a lovely setting. Very good location for seeing the Westport area. We loved fe… More

“Charming park-like private location.”

Reviewed 7 Mar 2017

Stayed 2 nights in this charming cottage. Private location ~1+km down a winding (and dusty) gravel road, a few hundred meters past the lodge. Sits on side of hill with distant ocean view (few km in … More

Response from the owner Hello again and thank you for your review. We need to clarify a few facts for the readers: There is a king bed and a Queen bed, one of each. “Dated appliances”- In New Zealand, for environmental reasons we do not change appliance just for the sake of keeping up to date and since the washing machine works perfectly well we see no need to change it! The kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge and dishwasher are all near new. We are stunned about the harsh comments about the outdoor baths – This feature is heavily used and complimented by many of our other guests so we have to assume it is just not your thing. The baths are antique cast iron and one of them is over 100 years old!!! They have hot piped water, candles and a brazier all of which seems to go down very well with romantics. We do not intend changing anything! Regarding pricing/discounts – you booked on Trip Advisor rentals who take a commission and $50 booking fee – You would have saved money by booking direct on our website. You stayed in high season and we do not offer discount in high season as we operate at 100% occupancy and the season is only 5 months long. We offer a totally unique experience which has high operating costs and charge accordingly. We are not a budget facility.

“Wonderful escape from the rat race - over too quickly”

Reviewed 20 Mar 2011

Alison and Andre have created a piece of heaven on the NZ west coast. We felt the stress lift as we approached the Ferry Man's Cottage. The cottage is simply but comfortably furnished - with ev… More


Reviewed 14 Mar 2011

Alison and Andre where great, friendly, great cooks and they have two fun dogs enjoyed our stay very much but did not stay long enough.


Reviewed 7 Jan 2011

Tranquil isolated relaxing and very comfortable. Lovely warm homely atmosphere and very good food in generous supply. Interesting location and good local knowledge but not enough time to do everythin… More

“Bench mark set high, with New Year celebration at Ferry Mans Cottage.”

Reviewed 6 Jan 2011

The 2 nights we stayed at Ferry Mans Cottage where hosts Andre and Alison took "hosting" to a new level, was without doubt, the hightlight of our West Coast Holiday. We felt like we were b… More

“Breath-taking, Pristine, Private, Luxury”

Reviewed 6 Jan 2011

Set away from the rest of the lodge the Ferry Man's Cottage is a quiet and breath taking place. It's a little house with beautiful showers, a new kitchen, a backyard with ducks and a pond, … More

“Wonderful, relaxing one night stay; wished it had been longer”

Reviewed 29 Dec 2010

We had booked Ferry Mans Cottage for a special getaway during a quick scoot on the South Island away from the kids. We had hoped from the what we'd seen on the website that it would be a break to… More

“An amazingly beautiful piece of paradise”

Reviewed 2 Dec 2010

We both love the outdoors, the wonderful birdlife and the serene beauty of the coast, and we found all of that and more at Ferrymans Cottage. The peace and quite we needed after our wonderful wedding … More

Response from the owner WE are delighted that you enjoyed your stay - we look forward to welcoming you both back some day soon! From a hot and sunny Birds Ferry Lodge Alison & Andre.

“Total privacy and relaxation”

Reviewed 5 Nov 2010

The location, massages and gourmet food were all amazing. Thank you alison and andre, we absolutely loved staying here.

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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