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Okarito Beach House

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Winterthur, Switzerland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The "hutel" in the Okarito Beach House is a very cute, romantic small house like a big caravan. There are a lot of special details and decorations. You find everything you need - bathroom, small kitchen, dining table - in the hut. Very quiet and nice place. Good for exploring nature hiking or kayaking or doing a bird boat trip...

Thank Antje_Arica
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very peaceful place to stay. Clean and easy to be in. Aeon is very helpful with anything you need and recommended a great little concert in Donovan's hall when I was there. Plenty of hot water and very comfy beds, insect screens on window too- to keep out the nasty sand flies ! The village is sleepy...

Thank Carolmh95
Louth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for night life, shops and restaurants, forget it. If you like being off the beaten track, enjoy walking and are interested in natural history, especially birds, and conservation, this is the place. The kitchen is so well equipped you could easily rustle up a quick snack or a full family meal so long as you remember to...

Thank B4428HRtonyb
York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in the Hutel taking shelter from the west coast weather. Escapism comes at a price so consider the lodge rooms for better value. As others have said bring everything you need and you won't be pestered by calls or texts..

Thank JohnMP9967JP
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful beach house. Modernly decorated, fireplace to keep warm and everything you could possibly need. It's reasonably priced and the beds are comfy. We were fortunate to be there by ourselves due to it being quiet season so was bliss. Not sure how it would be if all the rooms were rented out to different people. For...

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

"Wow" - the first comment which came out of my mouth when I stepped foot in the beach house. We arrived at about 645pm, in the pouring rain but with the help of the owner we started the fire and it warmed up the place entirely! It really does live up to the name "beach house" with amazing drift wood...

Thank Natasha W
Waimate, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Extremely comfortable accommodation in a peaceful coastal enclave about 30kms north-west of Franz Josef township. Plenty of bush and beach to walk on and a huge estuary to explore by kayak - either on your own or guided. Ideal base for experiencing the wider glacier country for those who appreciate natural surroundings and life at a more gentle clip.

Thank Cole M
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 April 2016

lovely location - very quiet/peaceful. close to the beach/ocean - we saw some beautiful sunsets. the cabin - the hutel - was great - good size, well equipped and comfortable, we really enjoyed our stay there.

Thank paullO5835SL
Bucks, England
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Stayed for 1 night in Summit Lodge. This has 3 bedrooms and a large communal sitting, dining and kitchen area. We were the only guests so were able to lord it about. Smallish bedroom, good en-suite. Kitchen has 2 full size cookers as well as microwave and even a dishwasher!! WiFi is free and v good. Would make a great...

Thank NickC1959
Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 24 February 2016

The choice of Okarito was pretty much like sticking a pin in the map, but what a great choice we made. We had a lodge room which is one of three bedrooms in a little house. Each has private facilities and theres a very well equipped kitchen, lounge and dining area which is shared. Its self catering as nothing locally,...

Thank Colin S

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Okarito Beach House is a real haven, away from the main tourist trail. It is situated within a stone's throw of dramatic West Coast beaches, close to the glacier township of Franz Josef.We have two lodges available, each with three en suite double or twin rooms and one private self contained chalet. Linen and bathroom amenities are included and WIFI internet and laundry is available to all guests for free. There is no shop in the village so be sure to bring food so you can make use of our fully equipped kitchens. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Okarito Beach House

Address: 29 The Strand, Okarito, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Okarito
Price Range: $58 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“The "hutel" is great! ”
 of 5 bubbles Antje_Arica, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All were great.”
 of 5 bubbles B4428HRtonyb, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Book early and BYO food (stores at Hokitika & Franz Josef). Fill your water bottles here - the local water tastes beautiful. No cellular coverage - but great wifi.”
 of 5 bubbles colem_12, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“the hutel is a self contained unit suitable for two people.”
 of 5 bubbles paullO5835SL, 1 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We had the "hutel"--a standalone cottage. Okarito Beach House also offers other types of rooms and buildings more suited for groups.”
 of 5 bubbles ecargo, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
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