The Space Fat Weka accommodation is a sunny self contained apartment with comfy bed, green views and plenty of birdsong...all on the edge of Portobello village on the beautiful Otago Peninsula. Your private shower, toilet and basin is a short walk across the courtyard. Robes and footwear are provided.
Couples and solo adventurers will enjoy peaceful surroundings close to a village and 30 minutes drive to the city of Dunedin. We provide a start to your day with a breakfast tray of home baked scones with Jeannie's Kitchen jams or jellies and plunger coffee. Tea and coffee making facilities available in your room. Space is available in a refrigerator if required to store food.
This space has been newly built with travellers comfort in mind. It has a comfortable queen bed with a view up to bush covered hills. French doors open out to a private covered verandah facing north so it gets all the sun and is perfect for reading and relaxing.
There is parking space beside the lodge available for guests.
We are in the rural zone so are not connected to city water and sewage systems. We collect rainwater so the water pressure in the shower is not great. You are welcome to hand wash any clothes and hang out on our clothes line but your best option if you want to do a big wash is the next door camping ground that has a coin operated laundry connected to the city water supply. Guest Access Fat Weka is much more than a comfy bed and a place to chill. Allow time to explore our property of regenerating forest, new planted orchard and spectacular views of the peninsula. Meet our pets Lexie the dog, Sooki the cat, Jack and Marmite our pet sheep. Our property borders a popular walking track so you may meet local people walking the circuit over the hill and back to the village. Interaction with Guests We will usually be available to meet and greet guests but if not we send a text and leave a note on the table, your lodge door will be unlocked. I am available on mobile to answer any questions guests may have. The Neighborhood We offer information about local wildlife and tourist attractions and our property and Permaculture garden. Jeannie loves cooking and has a food blog (URL HIDDEN) Peter is an actor and writer and has produced many wildlife documentaries. Lexie our friendly dog loves to go on walks on the property and Sooki the cat may even join you. Jack and Marmite our pet sheep love being fed sheep nuts by hand.
The local Portobello hotel does a really good Blue Cod and chips and Penguin Cafe offers good coffee and homemade muffins, scones and pies. The local shop is very well stocked and has a large range of fresh and deli type produce.
Portobello is at a cross roads with one way a short drive to the city and the other way easy access to wildlife tourist attractions on land and water, from albatross and penguins, to nearby beaches with seals and sea lions, wonderful night sky viewing over Hoopers Inlet and the historic Larnach Castle with magnificent gardens and views over the peninsula. Getting Around There is a bus that travels to and from the city several times a day and we can provide you with this information if required. Other Things to Note We are close to town, but we are also in the country, which has many benefits. However, we gather our own rainwater and that means the water pressure in the shower does not have big city power, but is perfectly adequate. Also, we ask you to be mindful that our water supply is not endless.
You have your own bathroom facilities, which are a short walk across the courtyard ... and for those few steps we provide robes and crocs and lights to guide you at night. There is coffee and tea making facilities but no kitchen in your room. You are however welcome to use our kitchen to heat your food. ...