Pet Friendly Outdoor Only
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!
- Bedroom (Level 2): 1 King Size Bed
- Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
- Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
Yes Outside only. Pets can come too! A small pet friendly fee of $20 + GST for up to two pets will apply.
You’ll be glad to know linen is included in the nightly rate
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.
- Air conditioning
- Driveway (private)
- Family Friendly
- Fenced (fully)
- Fridge / Freezer
- Hair dryer
- Heat pump
- Mobile cellphone Reception
- Parking (off-street)
- Washing machine
Guest reviews for Surfinn Eco CottageWe encourage reviews. Our review policy.
GraceStayed October 2021
We loved the location for a getaway with friends- we could walk down to the beach easily, and the cottage itself was cosy with comfortable beds and fun decor. You're treated to bird song in the morning and evenings. Our only disappointment was the shower, which had minimal pressure and no soap provided.
SarahStayed June 2021
Tank water so you need to be conservative or risk running out. House was clean, tidy and warm with the heat pump cranking.
Thank you for your review Sarah and we're happy to hear the property was clean, tidy and warm during your stay! We do mention on the listing that the property is on a tank water supply but have now amended the listing so it is more clear to future guests that they will need to be mindful of their water usage. We hope you enjoyed your time in Papatowai.
PeterStayed March 2021
Love the location, and presentation of the property. All needs met. Appliances necessary for a cozy comforting stay. Serene views. Close walks, and stimulating beach bush and birds. Handy to all the waterfalls, and cathedral caves.
StephanieStayed January 2021
Great central location for a couple, or two couples.
JillStayed January 2021
Problems with the water running out completely and also the noise of the water pump going all night right next to the downstairs bedroom meant very little sleep! Further problems with noise the second night, perhaps the hot water cylinder or the solar panels, this time right next to the upstairs bedroom.
Thank you for your review Jill. We apologise for the issues you had with the water, but are glad we were able to get it resolved for you during your stay. We have passed along your feedback about the noise to the owner to work on future improvements. We do hope you enjoyed your time in Papatowai.
bronwenStayed December 2020
A peaceful getaway in a quiet relaxed location. The accommodation was clean and hospitable.
LeanneStayed December 2020
Lovely cottage with great views. Everything you need for your stay.
TeresaStayed November 2020
This cottage is truly wonderful, beautiful and a treat to stay in. We would definitely book it again. it is close to the beach, the gypsy coffee cart and central in the Catlins for visiting waterfalls, native forest, fabulous beaches and worth the two nights stay to explore this beautiful region.
AnnetteStayed May 2020
A comfortable warm home, great central location and beach very handy.
SueStayed February 2020
The cottage is clean, tidy and location is great. A lovely neighbour bought us over some vegetables and the bird life was amazing! A few annoying factors were that we had difficulty in finding basic info such as the wifi password and where to hang washing (no outdoor clothes line). Also there is a lovely view from the upstairs bedroom however you can’t sit up in bed to enjoy it due to some low shelves!
Thanks for your review Sue and we're glad you enjoyed this stunning part of the country. You'll generally find the Wifi info on the modem and there is a small clothes outside by the water tank plus a drying rack at the property, which is now easier to find - thanks for the feedback, and hope to welcome you back soon.
MichelleStayed December 2019
Gorgeous wee spot to chill out in even when its raining. Friendly locals and your near the beach. Always a nice spot to come to.
CatherineStayed October 2019
We loved our stay here, it's a warm, cosy house in a lovely location.
RuthStayed October 2019
Awesome property, we love staying here!!
KristiStayed September 2019
This is a great little house with all the amenities we needed for a weekend away with the kids. It is in a great location close to a beach and walks. Our littles (4 and 6) loved the playground within walking distance.
DrStayed March 2019
Overall a beaut bach perfectly situated. Very clean and cosy. Managed 3 people well.
KateStayed January 2019
Beautiful area and very comfortable, eco-cottage. We were very snug with no need for heating or cooling despite the ever changing the weather. The photos on the site are very old and don't do this place justice. The views are fantastic, particularly from the upstairs bedroom. The place is very clean and comfortable. The walk through the forest to the beach is great even in rain.
JudyStayed January 2019
We have been visiting Papatowai for over 35 years since our kids were tiny, and it was very special to have a family holiday in our old haunts at such a comfortable low key property.
NatashaStayed October 2018
Great wee batch. Frequent visitors to Papatowai and will use again.