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Otago
Reviewed 27 April 2014

We stayed for two nights at Turner Cottage and couldn't have been happier. Ian and Phillippa helped arrange some trips and offered helpful advice that made our stay more enjoyable. The cottage is cosy and well equipped. Absolutely perfect spot for a couple. We left knowing we will plan on going back for another stay.

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NZ
Reviewed 5 April 2014

We stayed here for our wedding night following our gorgeous island wedding. We know the island well and its one of the great spots. Romantic wee crib with everything you need. The car is a bonus! And of course, lovely hosts :-) Perfect location to completely get away from it all, make sure you walk out to the light house...

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Bruges, Belgium
Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed for five nights at the Bach, a wonderful secluded cottage with all modern comfort. The views were breathtaking and the birdlife was very rich. The hosts were very friendly and we appreciated the pickup service at the ferry terminal very much. The introductory tour of Oban was very helpful. The watertaxi service was very handy to visit Ulva....

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 March 2014

We stayed here for three nights. Ian and Philippa were wonderful hosts and very welcoming and friendly. The cottage is immaculate and cosy. A lovely place to visit and we regretted not staying longer at Turner's cottage. Hopefully we can make a return trip!

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 28 February 2014

We stayed in The Bach which is out of town several kms but we were supplied with a car for our stay. The accommodation was a modern Bach with three levels and superbly appointed. Our hosts were very welcoming and helpful with organising anything we needed. Even fresh herbs from their garden. We felt that five days wasn't long enough....

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Broadbeach, Australia
Reviewed 4 February 2014

My husband & I chose to elope a long time ago & circumstances let us find Port of Call in Google, immediately we made inquiries with Philippa & Ian & knew this was the right choice. Philippa & Ian helped us with our eloping arrangements, Celebrant, Florist, Photographer and Hairdresser. We were picked up from the Ferry by Philippa who...

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rakiura3, Owner at Port Of Call, responded to this review

We where happy to assistance with your special day , and be part of it also . Wishing you both health and happiness , with lots of fun ahead !! Thank you Pip & Ian

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 January 2014

Completely private, lost in the bush, yet 5 minutes walk from the village centre. This amazing nugget is probably the best accommodation choice in Oban. Ian and Philippa are great hosts that give you enough attention or leave you alone, as you require. The cottage was spotless, fireplace prepared to start with a single match, all kitchen equipment you might...

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rakiura3, Owner at Port Of Call, responded to this review

We are so pleased you had a great holiday , and love your photos! Thank you for your kind comments. which are appreciated. Pip & Ian

Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Stayed at Turner Cottage for several days after walking the Rakiura Track. A perfect place to stay at in Stewart Island. Set in the bush with abundant bird life. Philippa and Ian were great hosts and seemed only to happy to do anything to make our stay as enjoyable as it was. An awesome place to stay in a special...

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Pip F, Owner at Port Of Call, responded to this review

Thank you Pat . We are pleased that you and your son had another great get away together exploring here on Rakiura . It was a plesure meeting you both , and to hear you enjoyed Turner cottage. Wishing you both another year of tramping ahead. Philippa Port of Call / Stewart Island Water Taxi & Eco guiding

Brisbane
Reviewed 13 April 2013

Turner Cottage is buried in the trees above Oban village, with Kaka, Tui, Blackbirds and Silvereye visiting and entertaining us, morning and evening. Situated on a steep walk from the road, the Cottage was not without challenges, but Ian made us welcome, did our washing when the machine broke and organised guide and wildlife photographer Matt Jones to guide us...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 17 March 2013

I stayed in Turner Cottage for 3 nights in March 13 and thought it was fabulous. It is in an excellent location, close to Oban township. It was so relaxing and there are some great walks on Stewart Island. I enjoyed having a wood fire and being able to sit outside on the deck watching the beautiful birds fly around...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Port Of Call can offer you three unique options in accommodation. Port Of Call B&B is a gorgeous seaside home, amongst 20 acres of native forest. Wake up to bird song, spectacular sea views and the smell of coffee and croissants. The Bach is a self-catering cottage close to Port Of Call. Tucked in native forest with abundant bird life and sea views, the Bach is a place where you can completely unwind.Turner Cottage is a newly refurbished self-catering cottage nestled in the heart of Halfmoon Bay. It's a charming and romantic place for the perfect honeymoon. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Port Of Call

Address: 63 Leask Bay Rd, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Stewart Island
Price Range: $194 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Port Of Call Stewart Island, South Island
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