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Okarito Beach House

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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2016 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..

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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,...

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Thank Colin S
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Okarito is a magic place to stay even in the rain. It is a 20-30 inhabitant hamlet with no shop at the end of a no exit road. Bring your food and fill your tank before coming down the 13 km from the SH6. Mind the Kiwis which really do live there as I was lucky and saw two. Aaron...

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Thank Chrisbeeoxford
Buffalo, Wyoming
Reviewed 20 February 2016

This was a great place to stay! Close to the beach in a quiet community but close enough to Franz Josef to take a quick trip over. The beach house is cozy and comfortable and the owner was very polite. I would recommend this place for sure.

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Reviewed 19 February 2016

We had a great two night stay at the Okarito Beach house "hutel." The cottage-style rental was rustic and comfortable, with a very comfy king bed, cooking facilities, decent bathroom, and all the basic amenities. We enjoyed stargazing from the deck at night (but definitely bring bug spray!). Aaron greeted us and walked us through the rental and also told...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $55 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Take ear plugs and insect repellant, the night time noise from the insects is noticable”
 of 5 bubbles Eastbourneoops, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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