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Romantic Stone Cottage Getaway in New Zealand (with Sauna!)


This is a stunning and romantic stone cottage in New Zealand where you can vacation. While the outside looks quaint and old-fashioned, the interior has lovely modern touches that somehow blend perfectly with the old-world stone.

There’s a main open-concept living room and kitchen, and one bedroom with a king-sized bed. The bathroom features a spectacular round tower feature! Outside is a lovely garden for sipping coffee and appreciating the breathtaking views. After a long day of exploring, you can relax in the nearby sauna! Book your stay on Glamping Hub!

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New Zealand Stone Cottage with Modern Finishes

Romantic Stone Cottage with Modern Finishes in New Zealand

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The flat-front wooden cabinets are so modern and accent the stone walls beautifully.

Romantic Stone Cottage with Modern Finishes in New Zealand

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The eating area and living room share this space in the stone cottage.

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Such a lovely view out the front door.

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A cozy wood-burning stove provides heat in the cooler months.

Romantic Stone Cottage with Modern Finishes in New Zealand

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Clean lines combined with choppy stone.

Romantic Stone Cottage with Modern Finishes in New Zealand

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Wow! The ceiling in this home is fantastic.

Romantic Stone Cottage with Modern Finishes in New Zealand

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The bathroom is behind that stone wall. Lovely feature.

Romantic Stone Cottage with Modern Finishes in New Zealand

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Here’s the bathroom with everything you need.

Romantic Stone Cottage with Modern Finishes in New Zealand

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Outside is the luxurious sauna!

Romantic Stone Cottage with Modern Finishes in New Zealand

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Interior of the sauna.

Romantic Stone Cottage with Modern Finishes in New Zealand

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Amazing! Now that’s a breathtaking view. I feel at peace just looking at a picture.

Romantic Stone Cottage with Modern Finishes in New Zealand

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So what do you think? Would you stay here?

Romantic Stone Cottage with Modern Finishes in New Zealand

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Highlights

  • Arrow Junction, South Island, NZ
  • Private cottage
  • Near Queenstown
  • Perfect for couples (romantic getaway)
  • Snow-capped peaks nearby to enjoy looking at
  • Rolling green valleys
  • Deep blue lakes
  • Comfy king-size bed
  • Circular stone shower
  • Stone walls inside
  • Rich wood floors and ceilings
  • Rustic ambiance
  • Comfortable sofa and armchair
  • Smart TV with coffee table
  • Fireplace
  • Wooden dining table
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Outside garden with table and chairs
  • Sauna at the end of the garden

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
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  • CJ Burlingame
    May 5, 2020, 11:09 pm

    The question isn’t would I stay there, it’s more like how would you get me to leave after I arrived. Given the opportunity and timing, that could easily be my final home. New Zealand has been on my shortlist for a while to build an ecovillage but more so now with all the crap going on in the US. That is by far the best compliment I’ve given any tiny or small home on this site. You have now released the motivated beast in me. Thank you..

    • Natalie C. McKee
      May 6, 2020, 1:06 pm

      So glad this inspired you!

  • Sheila
    May 6, 2020, 10:23 am

    This is breath taking. I would bring all of my Nikon cameras and take pics all over the place. Love the inside of the cottage. Saw the comment above. I would not want to leave. LMAO!!! The lawn and the flowers, bushes are beautiful. The mountains.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      May 6, 2020, 1:03 pm

      I agree. I could stay in this little secret garden forever.

      • Eric
        May 16, 2020, 7:18 pm

        As a Kiwi, I can tell you the hoops, hurdles and (virtual) barbed wire you’d need to navigate planning consents, resource management act consents, and a gazillion other things… I’d think you’d rather want to stay where you are. It would drive you insane.

        Eco village? Only a handful of them in the whole country. Try to get planning consent? All the nimby’s would come out of the woodwork with the same arguments you get in the States. It’ll cause property values to decline. Build one of them villages and nek minit all the homeless people will be there (to which I say, hey not homeless any more are they?)

        Oh, and then there is the cost of building these things as well. Really, really expensive to build in NZ. Just ask Bryce Langston.

        • Eric
          May 16, 2020, 7:20 pm

          Not sure what happened there… was supposed to show up under CJ Burlingame’s post. Bah, gremlins. I Hate ‘Em.

  • MareM
    May 6, 2020, 2:49 pm

    Natalie, you surely picked a winner when choosing to highlight this cottage!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      May 7, 2020, 3:02 pm

      Haha this one was all Alex! He sent me this one to write about 🙂

  • Linda
    May 10, 2020, 3:21 pm

    Oh, my gosh! I am drooling. This is so, so beautiful. It is homey, full of space, placed amongst beauty, and just different enough to release my inner maverick. Love this. I can’t figure out what the tower is on the right hand side. The bathroom is on the left, correct? And, that ceiling just warms the entire place up. I love the kitchen. It is also inviting. Did I tell you it is just beautiful? Ahhhh. Give me tea so I can sit in the garden for the afternoon. please?

    • Natalie C. McKee
      May 11, 2020, 1:23 pm

      I think it might be the shower. I looked at it about 100 times while writing and couldn’t decide! And there were no hints in the Airbnb description either

      • Eric
        May 16, 2020, 7:25 pm

        While it is hard to tell… looking at it myself I believe that the shower is on the right and the toilet (the John in America?) is on the left. How did I come to that conclusion? Enlarged the pic and that white bit looks suspiciously like the front of the toilet bowl to me.

        • RightUp Sam
          April 10, 2021, 11:23 pm

          We call it a toilet in America, too. 🙂

  • april hunter
    September 28, 2020, 12:21 am

    What is with people and open bathrooms? Seriously. There’s a lot to be said for keeping the mystery (somewhat) mysterious if you’re cohabitating.
    Everything is great, except that. Just no.
    Oh, and a ceiling fan would be a cool addition to the room with zero bathroom privacy.

    • RightUp Sam
      April 10, 2021, 11:32 pm

      Agreed!! That was the first thing I thought of, too–not only would I not want to be using the bathroom with my “romantic getaway partner” basically in the same room, but there’s no fan or anything, either! My husband and I have been married for twenty-one years (in fact, our anniversary was the day before yesterday), and over the course of those years we’ve dealt with stomach bugs and babies being born and all kinds of less-than-sexy things, but that still doesn’t mean we usually share bathroom time together.

      I think the design is lovely, but for practicality–and romance–it just doesn’t appeal. If they even put glass to the ceiling and a glass door, they could keep the same look but guests wouldn’t be desperately trying to urge their boyfriend/girlfriend to go take a long walk by themselves.

    • James D.
      April 11, 2021, 1:05 am

      Well, for those who like them, Open-concept bathrooms ‘create’ a sense of more space, which can especially help smaller spaces at least feel bigger. While Open-concept bathroom design can add a sense of calmness or serenity, help maximize a view (as often coupled with large windows, or allow for more natural lighting. Along with generally easier access, better ability to move around the space and easier access to everything like cloths, etc.

      Then there’s the novelty, like Open Concept designs in general. Avoiding cookie-cutter and what everyone else is doing can be one of the reasons people choose to do it…

      That said, properly done, it doesn’t have to mean you lose privacy and most will usually employ some method to still maintain privacy but that isn’t always easy to do or within the budget…

      Sure, not for everyone, but it’s trending in high end homes, hotels, etc. and most survey’s indicate over 40% are fine with it…

      Besides, this is a glamping getaway… Not the same standards as you would apply to regular home…

  • Michael
    September 28, 2020, 12:55 am

    It is indeed a surprise when comparing exterior and interior. I like the combination of natural stone and wood.
    Natalie it’s indeed inviting and I could stay there,. too. Especially nowadays because New Zealand has almost zero Covid cases.
    This is a cottage designed for two adults, therefore I don’t see any problems with lack of doors at bathroom’.
    I am wondering often about the difficulties to think outside the box. There are plenty of new buildings with bathroom windows floor to ceiling to enjoy a wonderful view. As long as you don’t have a big family or infant kids doors aren’t really necessary and there is a reason why tiny space are designed open.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      September 28, 2020, 9:31 am

      Yes I do think that’s why they didn’t include doors. I’m ok as long as no one can see me haha!

  • Donna Rae
    September 28, 2020, 7:58 am

    Gorgeous! As others have said, I could stay for a very long time. The only change that really jumps out at me is that most people like more privacy in the bathroom. Maybe there is privacy as far as sight is concerned but what about the sounds, smells and humidity. Unfortunately, it is next to impossible for people from other countries to move to New Zealand permanently. Sad for us but I can see how that would be very good for them.

  • Cate
    November 2, 2020, 2:09 pm

    The modern furniture ruined it for me. One would expect a more “cottagey” feel….not the 1950s – YUCK!

  • David Harriman
    July 7, 2021, 2:06 am

    This cottage looks great, very traditional and well built, but how does it cope with the earthquakes? I used to live in a typical NZ timber-framed house in Paraparaumu, and we used to get some real old “house-shaking” episodes there.

    • Eric
      August 21, 2021, 7:31 pm

      Well its coped quite well until now. And its in the Deep South so if any earthquakes are going to damage it, they would have done it by now. Think the Christchurch earthquake.

      Yet in Paraparaumu, where I have lived for thirty something years, the big earthquake that struck us a few years back showed no sign of damage to the timber framed house. The concrete driveway however got cracked as did the Garage floor. Go figure!

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