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The Paintbox, cute 1950s character, wide sea views

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Bach or holiday home, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 2)

Now with unlimited WiFi.

Experience staying in Oamaru's smallest, cutest house, with a beautiful backyard garden, an interior to treat the artist's eye, and expansive views across sea and sky to lift the soul.

Remember simple pleasures? Watch the sun rise out of the sea from your bed, lounge in the bath, read a book for hours, picnic on the lookout, or let the open views inspire you to paint, write, or take up meteorology. Walk down to the movies (10 min), then sit on the tiny front deck watching the twinkling lights of town. A new TV has satellite Freeview, plus DVD.

Explore unique historic Oamaru, with its unbroken streetscapes of both the grand and the workaday architecture of the 1800s, all built in the local whitestone, and much of it looking as if it had been transported from Ancient Greece. In the old harbourside area, artists and traditional craftspeople have set up shop in the former warehouses. Many of them wear period costumes.

Oamaru has a good network of walking trails. The skyline trail follows the ridge above the bach across farmland. Towards town includes the old and beautifully kept public gardens. Then past town to volcanic Cape Wanbrow, overlooking the harbour. Blue Penguins (the world's smallest) and Yellow Eyed Penguins (one of the world's rarest) can both be seen around the cape.

The district is one of stunning natural beauty, with lush rolling farmland, empty surf beaches, and snowy ridges inland. Spend a day on the self-guided Fossil Trail exploring ancient marine landscapes, (including the famous Moeraki Boulders), or in the beautiful Waitaki River valley. You could do something different every day for weeks - my personal favourites are detailed in the visitor information in the bach.

Because I feel that The Paintbox is so suited for retreats, either creative or spiritual, I offer cheap long-term rates in winter. The bach is very easy to heat and power is included.

Special conditions:

Usual arrival time is after 4pm and departure before 11am. This allows the caretaking staff to keep the standards high. Please ask if you need an exception to this.

A minimum 2 night stay applies all year, thank you.

Extras: Cleaning (Optional, NZ$30.00 per stay); Linen (Optional, NZ$12.00 per person);

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:
27 February, 2017

What makes this house unique

20 min walk to historic town area, or retreat and take your holiday in the bach.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(87 traveller reviews)

The Paintbox, cute 1950s character, wide sea views
average rating of 4.551724 based on 87 reviews
5

Fantastic views.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic views.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

Fantastic views.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic views.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

Very cute cottage with every possible need catered for.

  • 5 of 5

Very cute cottage with every possible need catered for.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Bookabach
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Nice and quiet location .

  • 3 of 5

Nice and quiet location .

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

A lovely small house with a wonderfull garden and amazing views.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely small house with a wonderfull garden and amazing views.

Combined with a very friendly and nice host.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

The Paintbox has beautiful views and garden and house is immaculate.

  • 5 of 5

The Paintbox has beautiful views and garden and house is immaculate.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Bookabach
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Oamaru, 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
27 Feb 2017 - 27 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$75
From
A$75
 
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Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 child bed , 1 child bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming