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Boulder
Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured New Zealand for two weeks, staying mostly at B&Bs. Birds Ferry was our favorite and most memorable of all. We really wished we could have extended our stay but the schedule would not allow for it. We were lucky enough to stay in the Ferryman's Cottage. It was just great. The cottage is a stand alone cottage a...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Ferry Mans cottage, a self contained luxury cottage overlooking a valley filled with native bush and views out to the ocean. This place is a paradise in a remote location, set in private grounds. Luxury in the middle of the native new zealand bush. Hosts Andre and Alison made our stay unforgettable. We wanted for nothing,...

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Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Peaceful, relaxing and private. The perfect weekend getaway, wish we could have stayed on for longer!! Everything you could possibly need and more plus we could bring our dog. Hope to return again one day only this time for longer!

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Amanda - Lovely to hear that you enjoyed yourselves in Ferry Mans Cottage as well as your dog! Alison

Reviewed 13 September 2016

We only stayed a couple of nights at the cottage but it was enough to realise that we'll definitely be coming back to stay for longer. The cottage is very private and well equipped for a great relaxing stay. The finishing touches really made it a special weekend away, with the fridge stocked with breakfast supplies, more fresh eggs than...

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Ferry Mans Cottage and look forward to your next visit! Alison and Andre

Bastrop, Texas
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This place is simply amazing! We arrived late, but Andre and Alison had stocked our refrigerator with bacon, eggs, butter, milk and homemade jam! A perfect ending to a long day! Alison also had a fresh loaf of homemade bread on our kitchen counter. It was wonderful and so welcomed! The cabin we stayed in had a wood-burning fireplace and...

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for post ing a review of your stay - we are delighted that you enjoyed it! Alison and Andre

Putaruru, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 August 2016

As the other reviews say - lovely place to stay! Super relaxing, lovely private property and of course an excellent evening having dinner with our hosts Andre & Alison :-) Made great friends with the local Weka too

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Thankyou for posting a review of your stay.We look forward to welcoming you back some day soon. Alison and Andre

Reviewed 18 July 2016

We stayed in the Ferry Man's Cottage for three nights as a girls weekend away and it did NOT disappoint! absolute luxury from having the fire all lit and dinner ready to go when we arrived to the beautiful holistic massages down at the lodge, this place was heaven and we didn't want to leave! The outdoor baths were something...

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review of your stay in Ferry Mans Cottage - we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 10 June 2016

We came for just one night but absolutely loved it! The dinner was suburb, just like the home made muesli the next morning! The hot tub was a treat after the few walks we did earlier that day, very nice way to end the day;) The roiom has an amazing view and the beds are too comfy:) On our way...

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Ah yes the hot tub under the stars on the West Coast - hard to beat! Thanks for posting a review. Alison and Andre

UK
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We planned our stay at the Ferry Man's Cottage at Birds Ferry Lodge as a stopover. Had we realised how lovely it was, we would definitely have planned to stay longer. We made use of the log burner and enjoyed a cosy night in the cottage, including the excellent meal prepared by our hosts. We would highly recommend booking the...

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. Sorry you were only here for one night - we here that a lot - "Wish we were here for another night". Hope fully readers will take note! After all we do offer much better pricing for multi night stays. Thanks you once again and we...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 May 2016

The Ferryman's Cottage is ideal for a couple of nights away from it all. Private, quiet and just idyllic with the lakes, ducks, weka and pukeko on your door step. It is wheelchair accessible and dog friendly which meant we were able to have a wonderful family get away with everyone - even the pooch - included. The cottage is...

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birdsferrylodge, Owner at Birds Ferry Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review of your stay with us and for choosing Birds Ferry Lodge! Andre and Alison are delighted you enjoyed your stay. :)

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Birds Ferry Lodge where you will enjoy a wilderness location just North of Punakaiki. This modern and stylish solid timber lodge features comfortable en-suite rooms with baths & balconies with superb mountain, bush and ocean views. The Self-contained cottage "Ferry Man’s Cottage" in its own private garden is perfect for couples seeking privacy or families needing space for children to run. The twin garden baths with hot piped water are a popular ‘kiwiana’ feature! On-site masseuse and day spa. Alison enjoys sourcing local fish and lamb for use in the Lodge kitchen. We grow almost all of the fresh produce used in the kitchen in our 1 hectare vegetable garden along with our own free range eggs from very happy chickens. Be sure to book a dinner which will be a highlight of your stay! FREE WIFI. Nearby are Norwest Adventures, Charleston where you can explore ancient limestone caves and see millions of glow worms. Stay 2 nights to enjoy 10% off the price of this tour. Also nearby is Tauranga Bay where you can view one of New Zealand’s large fur seal colonies and enjoy a scenic cliff top walk to the light house. Stay 2 nights & enjoy a complimentary tailor made local tour with Andre as well as a reduced tariff. NEW for 2011/12 is the "Denniston Experience" which is a short drive from Birds Ferry Lodge. This is a guided trip into a historic coal mine and is outstanding. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Birds Ferry Lodge

Address: Birds Ferry Road, RD 2, Westport 7865, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westport
Price Range: $290 - $605 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Birds Ferry Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“The Ferryman's Cottage is worth it but the lodge is nice as well.”
 of 5 bubbles Producto1, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The private cabin is the way to go!! Remarkable!!”
 of 5 bubbles beverlys664, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the cottage, the outdoor baths and the extra privacy are so worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles 542trevl, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“You will want to stay more than one night. Ask about multi-night specials over winter.”
 of 5 bubbles Shazster, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the cottage - you get a house for your self with all you need and more including own laundry facilities”
 of 5 bubbles j0ergenk, 15 Feb 2016 | Read review
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