We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Okarito Beach House

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Okarito
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Okarito Beach House
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 83: English reviews
Start your review of Okarito Beach House
 Click to rate
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed in the rimu house which has had a reno in the kitchen since we were last there so it looks better. We had the bedroom off the kitchen with ensuite. The bed was really comfortable and while the ensuite was small it had the necessary things in it. If you stay in this room beware the sliding door to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ah62
Eastbourne
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We hadn't realised when we booked that there are three or four double rooms in the one accommodation and you share the lounge and kitchen facilities. Once over that the accommodation is fine, though the bedrooms are medium sized and the overall feel of a little tattered. Now, the important bit, the nature of the accommodation actually suits the overall...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Eastbourneoops
Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the 'Hutel', which is a rustic cabin with a private deck, small bathroom and small kitchen area. There are no restaurants or grocery stores, so you must bring your own food. If you like to be off the beaten tourist path and surrounded by beautiful nature, then this is the place for you. Beautiful beach with crashing...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank friedahd
London, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okarito is a wonderful place to chill. Experienced the beach on a calm day and a very windy day - both were stunning. The Okarito Beach House is clean with well set up kitchens. Good beds and decent linens. The first house we stayed in needed more seating space for the number of guest in the cottage. Aryn was friendly...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Laura J
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This self-catering property has an excellent location, as Okarito is a beautiful place to enjoy nature with very few other tourists around. The kitchen was large, and we very much enjoyed our time here.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank LAtraveler007_11
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Just the one night, 3 bed cottage suited us well. No food outlets in town so you need to come prepared (which we were) - kitchen well equipped. Inner bathroom needs airing. Nice village by the coast, easy to drive past, but a pleasnt place to stop.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Bill S
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Great little place, spacious private balcony was nice. The bed was large and room was clean. Water pressure in the shower wasn't great but bathroom was otherwise practical. Having cookware and crockery provided was also great and essential as Okarito has no shops so we were able to cook our meals in our room.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank leecsw
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Very friendly owner, nice rooms, very cute little house, fast internet, free laundry. It's the perfect place to stay here in this region, especially when you go on the Kiwi Tour. I'm glad we've got a room!!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Astrid S
Winterthur, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 December 2016

The "hutel" in the Okarito Beach House is a very cute, romantic small house like a big caravan. There are a lot of special details and decorations. You find everything you need - bathroom, small kitchen, dining table - in the hut. Very quiet and nice place. Good for exploring nature hiking or kayaking or doing a bird boat trip...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Antje_Arica
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This is a very peaceful place to stay. Clean and easy to be in. Aeon is very helpful with anything you need and recommended a great little concert in Donovan's hall when I was there. Plenty of hot water and very comfy beds, insect screens on window too- to keep out the nasty sand flies ! The village is sleepy...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Carolmh95

46 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (31)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (12)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
Other (9)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (15)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (9)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Okarito
18.2 km away
Rainforest Retreat
Rainforest Retreat
#7 of 14 in Franz Josef
1,290 reviews
18.1 km away
Aspen Court Franz Josef
Aspen Court Franz Josef
#1 of 14 in Franz Josef
1,084 reviews
18.2 km away
Te Waonui Forest Retreat
Te Waonui Forest Retreat
#3 of 14 in Franz Josef
643 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
18.3 km away
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel
15.4 km away
Franz Josef Oasis
Franz Josef Oasis
#2 of 14 in Franz Josef
317 reviews
14.6 km away
Ribbonwood Retreat
Ribbonwood Retreat
#1 of 6 in Franz Josef
252 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Okarito Beach House is a real haven, away from the main tourist trail. It is situated within a stone's throw of dramatic West Coast beaches, close to the glacier township of Franz Josef.We have two lodges available, each with three en suite double or twin rooms and one private self contained chalet. Linen and bathroom amenities are included and WIFI internet and laundry is available to all guests for free. There is no shop in the village so be sure to bring food so you can make use of our fully equipped kitchens. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Okarito Beach House

Address: 29 The Strand, Okarito, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Okarito
Price Range: RM187 - RM250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Okarito Beach House staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Okarito Beach House staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Take ear plugs and insect repellant, the night time noise from the insects is noticable”
 of 5 bubbles Eastbourneoops, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The "hutel" is great! ”
 of 5 bubbles Antje_Arica, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All were great.”
 of 5 bubbles B4428HRtonyb, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Book early and BYO food (stores at Hokitika & Franz Josef). Fill your water bottles here - the local water tastes beautiful. No cellular coverage - but great wifi.”
 of 5 bubbles colem_12, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“the hutel is a self contained unit suitable for two people.”
 of 5 bubbles paullO5835SL, 1 Apr 2016 | Read review
5 of 5