This fully self-contained three-bedroom cottage is a special place to stay, and ideal for groups of friends, extended families as there are tons of beds, or for couples looking for complete peace and privacy.
A bach-like atmosphere pervades, but with underfloor heating, a gigantic spa bath with sliding windows framing picture-postcard views of peaceful Otumutu Lagoon, and its own jetty, Pukeko Landing is an idyllic haven, the perfect place for celebrating a special holiday or anniversary event.
The jetty is reached via a garden path, which zigzags to the water’s edge through punga ferns and magnolia trees to a private waterside lawn perfect for picnics and petanque, swimming and fly fishing.
There are three bedrooms from which to choose: the super-king master, which boasts the unforgettable bath, and two other rooms with an arrangement of bunk beds including a double. The living area is open plan, with comfortable couches, and steps out onto a deck with an umbrella, and table and chairs for alfresco dining. A paved patio fringed by boxed lavender bushes has sun loungers at the ready.
Food-wise, most guests choose to dine in, and there’s a fully equipped kitchen, BBQ, so bring your groceries with you. I really enjoyed staying here. It was peaceful and relaxing, and you could do as much or as little as you chose. The view from the bath was amazing!