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Bookabach

Member since: 2014
Speaks english

Stunning mountain, sea and farmland views

45 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Kaikoura District holiday house

Bach or holiday home, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 4)

Although purpose built early 2000 at Homewood Hill, a small lifestyle farm as an Art Gallery/ Studio, what is now the Artists Retreat had an olde world feel immediately.

Built to resemble an early colonial wooden church and using recycled materials where possible, the building had character and a great feeling straight away.

In Dec. 2008, we moved the gallery/studio to another "old" building on our property and this little "old" building started a new life. We offer good, clean, fully self contained affordable holiday accommodation with stunning views,peace and privacy.The Artists Retreat is solely yours for the duration of your stay.

Perched on a hill top, a few minutes north of Kaikoura,the Artists Retreat is just off, but easily accessible from the main highway in a rural setting with never ending views.

These stunning views over farmlands from the mountains to the sea will take your breath away. Wake up to bird song, including Tuis and Bellbirds, and the distant sound of the ocean.Whilst only a few minutes north of Kaikoura,

The Artists Retreat is private and peaceful.Ideal for 1 or 2 couples traveling together or a family.Honeymooners would love staying here too.

We have farm animal pets that have quirky personalities and love to be patted, scratched and hand fed.

Photographers will love the light and especially the fantastic sunsets

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Comments from our 1st guests, Ben, Jane and family:"This is an incredible, magical, beautiful house. A true find"

Our 2nd guests were so enthralled, they wrote virtually a book!

The 3rd guests came back a few days later and booked in for a longer stay.

Special conditions:

NOTE: MINIMUM STAY IS 2 NIGHTS. NO SMOKING

Children over the age of 12 months are charged at the additional guest rate. Children under 12 months are free. We have a portacot .

For technical reasons we do not have WiFi / computer connection.If important or an emergency see us.

CLEANING IS INCLUDED BUT GUESTS ARE EXPECTED TO LEAVE THE COTTAGE NEAT AND TIDY.

IF YOU FAIL TO ARRIVE OR YOU CANCEL WITHIN 48 HOURS OF YOUR BOOKING andamp; YOUR BOOKING CANNOT BE REPLACED, FULL TARIFF IS CHARGED

Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included);

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bookabach (Property Manager)
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Member since: 2014
Speaks english

What makes this house unique

Interestingly different. Built in 2000 , but looks old

Reviews

4.8
based on 45 traveller reviews

Stunning mountain, sea and farmland views
average rating of 4.8444443 based on 45 reviews
5

The property is absolutely beautiful, waking up to the most beautiful view.

  • 5 of 5

The property is absolutely beautiful, waking up to the most beautiful view. Would recommend to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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4

Lovely setting with fabulous landscape.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely setting with fabulous landscape. Fun and funky house.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

A unique rustic property on a mini farm a short drive from the hustle of town.

  • 5 of 5

A unique rustic property on a mini farm a short drive from the hustle of town. We found it very relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

Stunning location between snow-capped mountains and the sea, just unbelievably beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

Stunning location between snow-capped mountains and the sea, just unbelievably beautiful. The house was much larger than I needed but cozy upstairs with high wood-beamed ceilings, a balcony, fully-provided kitchen, and a very comfortable bed. I'd love to come back with family and use all the space (and kids would love the animals--as did I, to be honest), but I'd come back alone again in a second as well.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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4

Peaceful spot with great views.

  • 4 of 5

Peaceful spot with great views. Away from busyness of kaikoura but only a five minute drive from good coffee. We loved feeding the animals too. Bach is well equipped and the real fire keeps it warm

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

We loved our stay at Artist's Retreat.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Artist's Retreat. Just wish we had had more time, to have spent longer there. A stunning and tranquil place to stay, with amazing views across to Kaikoura. Bob and Karen were warm hosts, with beautiful little fresh flowers to welcome us - a special touch, thank you. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Kaikoura District, 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
 
Flat Rate
9 Dec 2016 - 9 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$168
From
A$168
 
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 Kaikoura District, New Zealand

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • downstairs double - 1 large double bed
    Twin single - 1 child bed
    Upstairs. Queen bed - 1 large double bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • ski
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis