The Dressmaker’s Cottage Hokitika

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
Beach nearby
Microwave, oven, hob, cookware/dishes/utensils
Microwave, oven, hob, cookware/dishes/utensils
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Dressmaker’s Cottage Hokitika

Entire homePrivate host

The Dressmaker’s Cottage Hokitika

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

3 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Seaview, West Coast

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHokitika Lighthouse2 min drive
  • Popular LocationGlowworm Dell2 min drive
  • Popular LocationNational Kiwi Centre3 min drive
  • AirportHokitika (HKK)4 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Dressmaker’s Cottage Hokitika

Adults-only holiday home in Seaview
Jayne’s Villa Cottage Hokitika

Set in rural surroundings just minutes from Hokitika, this early settlers cottage est. 1879 has seen much over its lifetime. Completely refurbished, this 140yr (plus) cottage is three bedrooms. It is full of character and fully self contained.

With a larger than normal master queen bedroom, a second queen bedroom and third double bedroom. There is plenty of space to accommodate up to 6 guests. It has a full bathroom with separate toilet and complete with kitchen and laundry facilities. All beds have electric blankets and plenty of storage space. The living area has comfortable and cosy
Furniture and heat pump to keep you warm on those winter days.

“Jayne’s has filled the home with delicate family treasures to creat an experience for both young and old.” Be transported in time!

Find plenty of books on the local to read and Games to play.

Free parking onsite. No fencing so not suitable for young children unless supervised.

Only a 2 min walk to the beach and sunset walks.

4 mins drive into the centre of Hokitika, shopping, restaurants, cafes and beach front to river walkway.

Beautiful 20 minute drive to lake Kaniere and given a relaxed 30 minutes more you can drive completely around the Lake through farmland and find yourself at the Hokitika Gorge

While Lake Mahinapua is only 10 minutes from town.
1 hour drive to Punakaiki.
1.3 hours drive to Franz Joseph Glacier
Air-conditioned accommodation at this holiday home offers a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Kitchens offer hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower.

Property manager


Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • On-site parking options include a garage


  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer


  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Laundry facilities


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 6
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession). EU consumer law relating to professional hosts will not apply to your booking. However, the Book with Confidence Guarantee and the cancellation policy set by the private host will cover your booking.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

About this area


Located in Seaview, this holiday home is in a rural area and near the beach. Hokitika Lighthouse and Shantytown are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Glowworm Dell and Hokitika Beach.

What's nearby

  • Hokitika Lighthouse - 2 min drive
  • Glowworm Dell - 2 min drive
  • National Kiwi Centre - 3 min drive
  • Hokitika Clock Tower - 3 min drive
  • Hokitika Beach - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Hokitika (HKK) - 4 min drive


  • Gatherer Wholefoods & Bar - 3 min drive
  • Porky's - Hokitika Townchip - 3 min drive
  • Clocktower Cafe - 3 min drive
  • Chez Millie - 3 min drive
  • Ocean View Restaurant - 3 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 15 out of 16 reviews
5 - Excellent 94%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 16 reviews
4 - Good 6%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 16 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 16 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 16 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%






Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful property!
We had a wonderful stay..everything was as expected & Jayne was lovely on arrival. House is beautifully renovated and in a great location for exploring the area. Would highly recommend :-)
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Dressmaker Cottage Heaven
Gorgeous, peaceful, so interesting roomy, and for 5 adults perfect.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Great stay at a much loved house
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the dressmakers cottage. Jayne has poured so much time and energy into making it cleverly curated collection of treasures. Beautifully presented, would definitely stay again
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Perfect place
A property with surprises in every corner and every room, beautiful vintage décor, treasures everywhere. Perfect base for exploring the West Coast.
Stayed 5 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

A cottage with history & memories of yester-year
Five star plus. Amazing effort has gone into turning this old cottage into contemporary accommodation with fantastic memoirs and taonga. We loved staying here and meeting Jayne.
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2021