When we arrived we where warmly welcomed by Sacha then joined by Gareth and we where invited into the cottage. It is well appointed ,warm ,comfortable ,and quite and...there were two free beers in the fridge!! We were very impressed with their genuine and honest hospitality . The accommodation offered was 5 star. We recommend this as the place to stay in Te Anau...we will be back
Our hosts Sacha and Gareth and their two kids welcomed us with open arms. The cottage was warm and sunny. Great heating. Comfy bed. Good shower. Great little kitchenette. Comfortable leather lounges. Lovely sunny bay window facing north on a lovely little hobby farm a stones throw from the Te Anau township. We even got a tour of the little farm and met all the animals. Gareth prepared a superb platter of freshly caught Milford Sound crayfish as a complimentary "hello" gift. Each evening on our return to the cottage after a day of sightseeing we were met with a warm and inviting cottage to relax in. All the luxuries of home with extras. Thanks for your hospitality and knowledge of the area. We will be back for sure.
Writing a first review just to recommend the Sou'West Cottage, which is independently run by Sacha and Gareth but would best most other accommodations out there in terms of how thoughtful and welcoming they are for their guests. The unit is spacious and private separated from their home, with all the bathroom and kitchen amenities you would expect from a serviced apartment, and on top of that - complimentary beers and breakfast was a nice surprise after a long drive and before the next day's activity. Super comfortable bed and living room. Sacha and Gareth and family were very welcoming and had a lot of knowledge about sights and activities in the area. Just a great experience overall.
Mar 2017 Peter and Neal
This accommodation is just wonderful and
quiet and handy to Te Anau. The environment is rural and peaceful with a spacious cottage. The hosts are very knowledgeable and well connected with local attractions. We have no hesitation in recommending this as an excellent place to stay . truly restful in keeping with the ambience of Te Anau.
This accommodation is well appointed, quiet and handy to Te Anau. The environment is rural, with a number of friendly animals, and deer just over the fence. The hosts warm and welcoming, are very knowledgeable and well connected with local attractions. We have no hesitation in recommending this as an excellent place to stay.