• Warm, comfortable accommodation in Kaikoura
  • Your home from home
  • Kaikoura birdlife abounds
  • Sunset from Bay Cottages
  • Breakfast time for wild fur seals in South Bay
  • Uninterrupted nature... the amazing view from Bay Cottages
  • All this, straight across the road from Bay Cottages

Step off the beaten track and take time to breathe in stunning South Bay, Kaikoura.

Here at Bay Cottages we are proud to offer the best value accommodation in Kaikoura, with 5 spacious cottages on a quiet site just 2 minutes drive from the centre of town. Private, peaceful and extremely affordable, a stay at Bay Cottages gives you the freedom to enjoy a no-hassle holiday experience surrounded by some of the most beautiful vistas in New Zealand. You'll be a stone's throw away from one of Kaikoura's finest swimming beaches and amazing sunset views.

All modern, self-catering units are exceptional value for money; well heated, sunny, clean, very comfortable with a parking space next to each one. You'll experience great kiwi hospitality from your resident hosts, Larisa & Gus, who love Kaikoura and its unique coastline. They will help you with anything from finding the best local seafood in town, through to activity advice and bookings.

Stay, relax and discover the secrets of South Bay from those who know it best.


5 spacious, self-contained cottages, full linen & towels provided, well-equipped open plan kitchen, TV, heating, electric blankets, non-smoking.
Bathroom amenities provided.

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"Excellent value, expanding, first-class operation in purpose built, well equipped, self-contained units, in a quiet spot at a silly price. The owner is exceptionally friendly and sometimes takes guests out crayfishing in the morning. The disadvantage, or advantage, is being 2km from the town centre in the pretty South Bay."
Highly recommended tourist flats (with kitchenette and bathroom) capable of sleeping four. They are on South Bay, a few kilometres south of town, close to swimming beaches. The friendly owner may take you out crayfishing and often puts on a coffee-and-cray brunch.
"My Favourite" by Hans Kluche

" DuMont Reisehandbuch Neuseeland" and " Wereldreisgids Nieuw-Zealand"