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Member since: 2014
Speaks english

The Schoolhouse Kawau Island

7 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Kawau Island holiday house

Bach or holiday home, 6 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 10)

The orginal Kawau Island Schoolhouse built in the 1870's is a 6 -7 bedroom waterfront bach. It is rustic and guests need to be prepared to open up the house themselves, turn on water pumps and make up beds.

It offers a real kiwi bach experience on a large scale. The bach runs on a combination of bore water and pump water. The island does not have roads but has great walks and boating, swimming, fishing.

Catch the Kawau Kat, water taxi or private boat to the Schoolhouse bay jetty and walk straight into the Schoolhouse. Please be aware that this really is a kiwi bach - it is in a beautiful location and has heaps of room but it is quite basic in some ways. There is no cleaner available on the island and you will find the bach as the last tenants left it. Please leave it clean and tidy for the next tenants. We live 6 hours away and give it a good clean when we come up. You are welcome to use the duvets but you need to bring sheets and pillow cases and/or a sleeping bag. The lack of a cleaning service and rustic charm is reflected in the price which is good value for the size and location.

We limit numbers due to water issues. Maximum number of adult guests is 8.

Special conditions:

Conditions of rental:

1) 3 Night minimum rental between 1 November and 1 April

2) Families preferred

2) Cancellations less than 2 weeks before rental will incur loss of deposit ( first night rental fees).

3) No cancellations less than a week from rental, otherwise full rental will be charged.

5)Change of rental date less than 2 weeks before rental will incur a $150 fee.

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NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave; Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);

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

Reviews

4.3
based on 7 traveller reviews

The Schoolhouse Kawau Island
average rating of 4.285714 based on 7 reviews
4

The property is a great size for a large family or a group of friends.

  • 4 of 5

The property is a great size for a large family or a group of friends.

We will definately be back next year

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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4

Location, charm & big enough to accommodate 3 families & the dog.

  • 4 of 5

Location, charm & big enough to accommodate 3 families & the dog.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Bookabach
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4

Fantastic location with lovely space and spaces to enjoy.

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic location with lovely space and spaces to enjoy. Great having an open fire that never went out, keeping our water skiers happy. Feasted on freshly caught fish, family fun and solid sleeps. Thank you for sharing your house.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Bookabach
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3

We had a great stay and the location of the Schoolhouse is perfect for boaties.

  • 3 of 5

We had a great stay and the location of the Schoolhouse is perfect for boaties. The house is rustic but purpose suited to a large crowd and the fireplace made it perfect for a winter stay. We very much enjoyed our stay - just wish it could have been longer!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

This property has a lot of character with a beautiful beach front setting.

  • 5 of 5

This property has a lot of character with a beautiful beach front setting. We were 2 couples in a large house which could handle more people. This bach would be great for a large Family gathering and we are hoping to get back there again next year. Thanks Michele for chance to share your bach. Brett and Lynelle Southey

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

Fantastic stay, brilliant house, great location.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic stay, brilliant house, great location. The kids and adults loved it. So much room in the house and gardens and land around...no one got bored. Will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Kawau Island, New Zealand

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
New Zealand Dollar
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season Dec/Jan/Feb
7 Dec 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$286
From
A$286
 
Available arrival
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Kawau Island

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Down Stairs 1 - 1 double bed , 1 child bed
    Down Stairs 2 - 1 child bed , 1 child bed
    Up Stairs 1 - 1 large double bed
    Up Stairs 2 - 1 large double bed
    Up Stairs School Room - 1 child bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • swimming