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Crooked Mile Cottage - CUTE & COSY BY THE SEA
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In the heart of Hokitika. 1min to the beach and river. 5mins walk to bars, restaurants and shops. An old, historic little cottage full of character and charm. A typical Kiwi bach - not modern, not fancy but definitely interesting! Free ultra fast broadband.
Perfect for those that want to experience something totally different to a hotel.

1 min walk to the stunning beach. 2mins to the river and Sunset Point. 5mins to all bars, museum, theater, restaurants and shops. The perfect spot to holiday beside the beach and still be right in the heart of town.

Our cottage is nearly 100 years old. It's a traditional New Zealand wooden bungalow.
This is NOT a shiny new, modern house but it does have fast Broadband! If you don't enjoy the character of old houses then this won't be the right place for you, but if you want a traditional Kiwi cottage by the sea where beach walks and sunsets are valued, this could be just what you are looking for. This house is quirky, interesting and fun! We offer a chance for guests to stay somewhere a little different, experience some West Coast history and chill out by the sea with a glass of wine and some great local food.

NOTE: The house can sleep 9 comfortably but there is only 1 bathroom.

Plenty of parking.

The cosy lounge/dinning area is small but functional with new woodburner for heating in winter. (If you do not know how to use an indoor fire, please do not book).

* Make sure you note our house rules and read the full description.

There is a large backyard suitable for BBQs and outdoor dining. It is fully fenced.

Books and toys provided for children.

Guest Access:
Access to the house and number of bedrooms required (as per people booked) Plenty of guest parking. Tell us exactly how many people are staying so that we know how many beds are required. E.g Do you need 1 queen bed or 2 singles. Children/infants are people too - please include them in your total of guests staying. They are not free.

Will suit independent travellers as I don't live on site. I'll try to meet you at the property and welcome you. If I can't meet you I'll send instructions on how to enter the house.
I'm happy to give you advice about restaurants and local attractions.

Crooked Mile Cottage is located on historic Revell Street, also known as the Crooked Mile. Hokitika has a rich and vibrant history that you can learn about at the museum. Now, Hokitika is a busy little tourist town with a great arts and craft culture. There are many excellent restaurants and bars, and of course our stunning, wild beach. The best place to stay on the West Coast!

You can easily walk to the beach/river and shops/restaurants.
There is a local taxi service.
Hokitika Scenic Tours (Guided drive to the Hokitika Gorge etc)
The airport is 5mins drive.
A car is best to see all the sights.

This is an old house. It has it's quirks but it is clean and tidy. Please don't expect a modern/new house. The kitchen is small and original.
Not all of the windows are meant to open.
In winter you will need to know how to use a woodburner fire.
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Sleeping Configuration

1 queen bed, 1 bunk bed
Large bedroom with queen bed and set of bunks
2 single beds
Suitable for two adults in single beds or 2 children
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Very large bedroom with a queen bed and 1 single bed.


Washing Machine
Satellite TV
Smoke Detector

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Child friendly
Children are welcome. It is fully fenced and we provide a porta-cot and toys. We have not "child-proofed" the property. The safety of your child is your responsibility.
Children's books and toys
Baby friendly
Crib/Pack 'n Play
High chair
Parking Included
Free parking available on the property and on the street.
Not Wheelchair Accessible

Getting around

You can easily walk to the beach/river and shops/restaurants. There is a local taxi service. Hokitika Scenic Tours (Guided drive to the Hokitika Gorge etc) The airport is 5mins drive. A car is best to see all the sights.

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We offer a friendly and warm space that is quite different from a hotel experience. We want guests to feel comfortable and at home in the spaces we have set up. Our listings really appeal to folks who love character homes, enjoy art on the walls and vintage/retro furniture.

We have lived in Hokitika for the past 12 years. We enjoy good music and good food.
We have both traveled extensively.
We absolutely love living here in Hokitika. It has a wonderful community - we are a really eclectic bunch. The scenery is wild and stunning and the history is fascinating.
I'm busy running our farm as well as working. My husband works for an IT company from home (unfortunately he is very busy with his job, so you probably won't meet him). We look forward to meeting our guests and are always happy to help you plan activities here on the West Coast - rain or shine - it is a fantastic place to be.
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Crooked Mile Cottage Welcome Guide
Useful information about the cottage and the area.

Policies and Rules

Check In: 3PM - Flexible
Check Out: 10AM
Guests will be sent the current code for the lock box to access the front door key. I will meet guests if I am available.
No parties or events
No smoking
Smoking is ok outside of the property. Butts must be disposed of safely.
Minimum age limit for renters: 21
If at anytime renters or their party break rental policies, the entire group is subject to eviction and/or security deposit could be forfeit. Please read all rental policies and rules before booking.

Cancellation Policy
1) 10 days prior to the Check-in Date - 100% refund of all deposits or payments
2) Less than 10 days to check-in - No refund of any deposits or payments
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House Rules
No shoes inside
No smoking or vaping inside
All heating & electric blankets must be turned off when leaving the house.
No parties
House must be left as you found it - clean and tidy. Dishes must be washed and put away.
All damage must be reported immediately
Pets by arrangement only. You must have discussed this with us first before your booking. No pets in bedrooms or on furniture. All dog droppings must be picked up and disposed of by the guest. If your dog does damage you must report it to us immediately.
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Payment Policy
Guests may pay by credit card securely.
Cancellation Policy
*For a 100% refund of accommodation fees, cancellation must be made 10 full days prior to listing’s local check in time (or 3:00 PM if not specified) on the day of check in.

*For a 50% refund of accommodation fees, cancellation must be made 7 full days prior to listing's local check in time (or 3pm if not specified) on the day of check in. No refund if guest cancels within 30 days.

*If guest arrives and decides to leave early, the nights not spent are not refunded.

We encourage all guests to purchase traveler insurance through a private company. It is Guest’s responsibility to obtain and know their own coverage options.
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CHECK IN: Guest will receive by email or text, check-in procedures and Welcome Guide to assist in the guest’s stay after payment has been made. Check-in is at or after 3 pm unless notified or granted in writing.
Prior to check-in, guest will receive via email, or phone call, the pass key code to enter the property. This code will be unique to each guests stay.
If for any reason the renter has difficulty entering the property, or is locked out the guest should contact the Owner immediately for assistance. Entering the wrong code too many times will activate the safety lock-out. Do not break windows, doors, or locks to gain entry.

CHECK OUT: Guests should follow check-out procedures outlined in the Guest’s Welcome Guide and below. Failure to leave the property in good working order could incur extra expense for the Guest as deducted from the deposit or assessed. Please report any accidental damage by guests before leaving. Prior to check-out, guests will:
Wash and put away all kitchen items, return all items and furniture to the location they were found at check-in.
Put all used/soiled towels in the washer laundry area.
Clean, cover, and return grill to location where it was found at check-in.

Turn off all appliances, faucets, and lights indoors and outdoors.
Remove personal items and all trash from inside and outside the property. Bag and place rubbish in the outside bins provided for town rubbish pick-up.
Close and lock all doors and return any key (if used) to the appropriate lock box, and close and lock the box.
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Crooked Mile Cottage - CUTE & COSY BY THE SEA is a Vacation Home located in Hokitika, West Coast, New Zealand. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 9 guests
Crooked Mile Cottage - CUTE & COSY BY THE SEA has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and was listed on Houfy on Jun 2018

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