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Iconic Historic Seaside Cottage

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Bach or holiday home, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 5)

Restored 140 yr old cottage on the very edge of the sheltered Purakaunui inlet, just a scenic 25 min drive from Dunedin.

Although still faithful to it's historic roots, there are the home comforts of a full modern kitchen and bathroom.The rooms are tastefully decorated and cleaned and maintained to a high standard. There is electric heating in every room as well as open fire and coal range. Electric blankets are on the beds except for the trundler in main house.

As featured in Life and Leisure Magazine, Jan, 2009. The cluster of four little buidings known as "As You Like It" since the 1930's, is a 100 metre walk down a path along the waters edge.

You can just sit on the deck and watch the fish just a metre away, or watch the sunset over the water, dig for cockles, fish off the deck or the rocks, walk along the ocean beach or row or canoe around the inlet. It's a great bird watchers spot- shags ,tuis, fantails, bellbirds, oystercatchers, woodpigeons, whitefaced herons, kingfishers, etc. Dinghy or canoes are available onsite. The white sandy beach can be accessed at low tide by walking across ankle deep water, or by canoe. At full tide the bay is full of water

Outings can include a visit the historic pa site, Motutapu and it's secluded beach, or the Orokanui Sanctuary, 5 min drive away. The new Dunedin Stadium is only 20 min drive away.

It is also a great base to visit Dunedin's attractions , Port Chalmers is a 10 min drive away, with designer clothes and jewelry shops as well as coffee bars and restaurants. Eating out options include the Carey's Bay Hotel overlooking the fishing village beside Port Chalmers, or Fleur's Seafood restaurant at Moeraki. The unspoilt coastal settlements of Seacliff and Karitane are a short senic drive away.

There are many walks around the township and the boatsheds, along Purakaunui beach, around the inlet or to Longbeach.

Note:unsuitable for the mobility challenged.

Special conditions:

Note that each bedroom-and the bathroom -are in separate cottages. The single bed in the main house is a trundler stored under the double bed. The buildings are clustered together and there are only a couple of steps between each cottage. Security lights light the way.

Please discuss bringing pets with us. Complimentary Clothes washing available nearby.

Check-in time after 2pm, check out by 11 a.m.

Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;

More Details

Property Manager
Bookabach
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Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Manager indicates their response time is
Within 2 days
Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2017

What makes this house unique

Historic and unique. Boutique accommodation.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(135 traveller reviews)

Iconic Historic Seaside Cottage
average rating of 4.8814816 based on 135 reviews
5

Such a beautiful location, thank you Barbara for opening up this special spot for others to enjoy.

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful location, thank you Barbara for opening up this special spot for others to enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

Second trip to this house - loved it even more 2nd time round.

  • 5 of 5

Second trip to this house - loved it even more 2nd time round. A very special location. Little house but has everything you need. Beds beautifully made up and nice and warm.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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5

This is a very special place.

  • 5 of 5

This is a very special place. very comfortable ,with the best view in the world

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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5

This place is magic, we love it.

  • 5 of 5

This place is magic, we love it. After our first stay I researched on the house and location and am grateful for the opportunity to stay. The accommodation is lovely, clean and very comfortable. This is the iconic New Zealand family holiday and I recommend it highly

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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it was a lovely place.

  • 5 of 5

it was a lovely place. We really enjoyed our stay. Would certainly go back,

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

Location is second to none.

  • 5 of 5

Location is second to none. Very enchanting and well equipped cottage including a tv although you don't need it. The best pictures and entertainment is all before you as time and tides roll gently by. Great wildlife, local walks and great beaches . Wonderfully relaxing for me (an Irish import) and a great treat for my wife whose family owned properties nearby for 3 generations. A slice of paradise.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Dunedin, New Zealand

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
23 Feb 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$178
From
A$178
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$25.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Low Season
1 May 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$159
From
A$159
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$25.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
High Season
1 Dec 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$178
From
A$178
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$25.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Christmas New year
24 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$192
From
A$192
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$25.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
High Season
5 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$178
From
A$178
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$25.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Low Season
1 May 2018 - 23 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$159
From
A$159
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$25.00/child for extra occupants.   
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Dunedin, New Zealand

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Main house - 1 double bed
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Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming