Whare manu, boutique cottage.


Entire residential home hosted by John

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
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Self check-in
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Whare manu is a private, self contained boutique cottage that is solar powered. Set back into native bush with views of the sea and beach, which is only a minutes stroll away.
Watch the Tui's and Bellbirds feed on the sculpted bird feeder right on the deck.
Designed for couples to relax, unwind and enjoy.
Whare manu is the home of the Omaui land care environmental trust, Southland people working hard to restore native flora and fauna. This is a unique and special place.

The space
Whare manu features luxurious side by side outdoor baths on the deck and a large tiled shower featuring horizontal jets.
Work by local award winning artists is featured in the cottage, these works are for sale.
A fully equipped nespresso machine ensures you have morning coffee without leaving the cottage.

The deck is large and multi level. It has North, East and West aspects, you can catch the last of the days sun setting into the trees on the West Side. There are fresh, seasonal herbs growing on the side of the deck for guests who love to cook.
Cooking facilities include an inverter oven /microwave, a twin element ceramic hob and a gas bbq on the deck. A comprehensive selection of cutlery is supplied, including cheese plane and garlic crusher. We hope that everything has been thought of.
Extra towels, sheets, pillows and a blanket are on site if you need them.
Bring your food drinks and personal toiletries, everything else is supplied.
The nearest town is Bluff which is 15minutes drive away and Invercargill is 25 minutes drive.
Omaui is off the beaten track but also close to town. A hidden gem...

Where you'll sleep

1 queen bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.99 out of 5 stars from 135 reviews


Where you’ll be

Omaui, Southland, New Zealand

Omaui is a quiet sea side village of 30 houses, there are no shops or cafes.
There are bush walks here, the longer one taking about an hour each way. There are ancient Rata trees to enjoy, large, twisted and gnarly. A multitude of ferns and a wide selection of trees native to the South. See if you can hear a rare red crested kakariki chattering.
An expansive beach, often deserted, is yours to enjoy. You can beach comb here for hours or just listen to the sound of the sea and watch the sunset from the dunes.

Hosted by John

  1. Joined in March 2018
  • 135 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost

During your stay

I like to leave guests to their own privacy but I am happy to be available upon request.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 1:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy