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Bookabach

Member since: 2014
Speaks english

Iconic Historic Seaside Cottage

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

Overview

Photos and Description of this Dunedin holiday house

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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Bookabach (Property Manager)
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Member since: 2014
Speaks english

What makes this house unique

Historic and unique. Boutique accommodation.

Reviews

4.9
based on 126 traveller reviews

Iconic Historic Seaside Cottage
average rating of 4.888889 based on 126 reviews
5

cant wait to go back ,property has a great holiday feel, and bursting with history.

  • 5 of 5

cant wait to go back ,property has a great holiday feel, and bursting with history.

Lots of great walks and the caves are amazing.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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4

Outstanding spot, very relaxing and well presented batch.

  • 4 of 5

Outstanding spot, very relaxing and well presented batch.

We will definitely visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

A delightfully unique cottage with a mix of 19th to 21st century furnishing and fittings.

  • 5 of 5

A delightfully unique cottage with a mix of 19th to 21st century furnishing and fittings. Located in a very peaceful, tranquil spot.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

Magical property right on the water.

  • 5 of 5

Magical property right on the water....this time we saw the octopuss...thank you for allowing us to stay in this special place...total balm for the soul...totally restful sleep..a special place for us..hopefully we will be back..

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

All good.

  • 5 of 5

All good. We enjoyed it

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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4

It's a bit tricky to get to but is worth the effort.

  • 4 of 5

It's a bit tricky to get to but is worth the effort. An amazing setting with lovely accommodation. Makes you feel like you have gone back in time minus the discomforts of that era. The owners have presented the property in wonderful condition.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Dunedin, New Zealand

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
4 Dec 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
A$163
From
A$163
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$25.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
High Season
17 Dec 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
A$182
From
A$182
 
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 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
A$197
From
A$197
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 2 people. NZ$25.00/adult and NZ$25.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
High Season
1 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$182
From
A$182
 
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$163
From
A$163
 
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$182
From
A$182
 
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$197
From
A$197
 
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 - 4 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$182
From
A$182
 
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