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Overview of Orowaiti River Cottage

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TV, fireplace, books
TV, fireplace, books
2 bedrooms, Internet, bed sheets

Orowaiti River Cottage

4.5/5 Wonderful

Entire home

2 bedroomsSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Fireplace

Explore the area

    Popular LocationSolid Energy Centre17 min walk
    Popular LocationMiner's Brewery3 min drive
    Popular LocationCoaltown Museum4 min drive
    AirportWestport (WSZ)11 min drive

About this property

Entire place

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

Orowaiti River Cottage

Riverfront cottage with kitchen and fireplace
Updated traditional kiwi bach with all amenities on the banks of the Orowaiti River, a renowned wilderness and whitebait fishing attraction on the edge of Westport, views to mountains and tidal riverscapes surrounded by parkland, offering exceptional quiet, privacy and peace. Funky and artistic decor, relaxed and comfortable with great kitchen facilities, casual relaxed lounge, large main double bedroom with immediate view of river flowing past your window, second bedroom with 2 single beds. Bright, cheerful and very quiet. Bathroom with shower and laundry with separate bath.
Guest accommodations at this cottage offer fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and hair dryers.

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Property amenities


  • Internet access

Parking and transportation

  • Car recommended


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • On the river


  • Sleeps 4



Check-in time starts at 3:00 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; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

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
This property accepts credit cards
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property
Orowaiti River Cottage Cottage
Orowaiti River Cottage Westport
Orowaiti River Cottage Cottage Westport

About this area


Located in Westport, this cottage is on a river. Denniston Experience and Mitchells Gully Gold Mine are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Solid Energy Centre and Tauranga Bay Seal Colony.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Solid Energy Centre - 17 min walk
  • Miner's Brewery - 3 min drive
  • Coaltown Museum - 4 min drive
  • Carters Beach - 14 min drive
  • Cape Foulwind Lighthouse - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Westport (WSZ) - 11 min drive


  • Smileys Pizza & Takeaways — 20 min walk
  • Johnny's Restaurant and Bar — 3 min drive
  • PortSide Bistro & Bar — 4 min drive
  • The Pines Tavern — 8 min drive
  • Donaldo's Cafe — 8 min drive
Rating 5 - Excellent. 3 out of 6 reviews
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Great kiwi bach
We loved Emma’s bach, the view and outdoor area is so ideal! We had our 2yr old son with us who loved spotting birds and playing on the lawn. What a great wee place with so many amenities! Thanks so much!

5/5 Excellent

A Perfect Bach in a Perfect setting!
We couldn’t have wished a better start to our holiday by renting this Bach! Although we are seasoned Bach renters and tend to bring everything we require, the owner made every effort to meet everyone’s needs! A very Comfortable bed, a warm and cosy ambience and the “make yourself at home” atmosphere all contributed to making our stay so pleasant! I could also indulge my passion for bird photography as I watched them feeding as the tides went in and out on the Orowaiti River! I wish we could have stayed longer than the designated 3 days!

5/5 Excellent

Wildlife Sanctuary at Your Door
The photo board on this listing are breathtakingly accurate. What a beautiful spot!We sat and watched the tide ebb and flow in this warm and cozy place.The bach isn't built out , so privacy is guaranteed and the cottage garden adds to its charm. The bach is filled with interesting nic nacs and an eclectic book collection. Emma was fantastic in assisting our queries,before,during and after. We will definitely return.

4/5 Good

A simple bach overlooking the wetlands. Easy access to a number of trails and hikes.

4/5 Good

Time away
Good spot piece and quiet.

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