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Wakatu (wait a while) Cottage

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

Bach or holiday home, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 6)

Wakatu (wait a while) Cottage - in the heart of South Bay, a comfortable house reminding you of your granny's. Tranquil - watch the walkers and boatees go by from the front verandah, entertain on the sunny deck out back. This is a great place to recharge the batteries.

One minute stroll down the reserve path adjacent to the harbour to see where the penguins are nesting or check out the fishing boats and whale/dolphin watching operations, potter round the rock pools or go for a swim. Adults sit in comfort as your children delight in the mermaid's pool.

Step out to the Peninsula walks, up to the views and back or take the challenge of the loop round the Peninsula, into town and back over the reserve walkway to South bay.

Launch your boat ahead of all the others first thing in the morning - no inside parking but plenty of room on the grass verge. Or snorkel at low tide - clean your catch in the sink/fish cleaning area outside.

Safe for all aged children - have the young children sleep inside the house, or set up the older children in the sleepout, safe but fun to be independent.

View the penguin activity around the Coast Guard - tours at dusk. But if you have a dog, make sure its on leash in that area.

Special conditions:

We request a bond of $100 which is returned to you when the next renters report the property clean and tidy. This system works very well so you can be confident the house will be clean and tidy when you arrive - we have only withheld part of a bond once in 10 years.

Smoking allowed outside only, please pick up buts.

Pets welcome if sleep in their own beds/kennels, please pick up any doggie doos

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

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

What makes this house unique

Stroll down the reserve path to explore the harbour, stride up the cliff tops for stunning views

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(50 traveller reviews)

Wakatu (wait a while) Cottage
average rating of 4.36 based on 50 reviews
4

Gorgeous wee cottage, lovely out door areas and close to the beach, kids loved walking to the beach

  • 4 of 5

Gorgeous wee cottage, lovely out door areas and close to the beach, kids loved walking to the beach for bonfires and the property is well fenced if you are taking a dog. We would happily stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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4

Lovely old cottage took us back down memory lane.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely old cottage took us back down memory lane. Very homely,

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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4

Nice property, good location.

  • 4 of 5

Nice property, good location.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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Well equipped house.

  • 3 of 5

Well equipped house.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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Wakatu is a comfortable bach.

  • 1 of 5

Wakatu is a comfortable bach. Well fenced for the dog and has all adequate requirements for an enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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Loved our stay - thanks!

  • 4 of 5

Loved our stay - thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Kaikoura, 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
 
Peak season
17 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$176
From
A$181
 
 
Summer season tariff
1 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$157
From
A$181
 
 
Low season tariff
1 Apr 2017 - 12 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$133
From
A$152
 
 
Easter
13 Apr 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$176
From
A$176
 
 
Mid rate/School holidays
17 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$143
From
A$162
 
 
Low season tariff
30 Apr 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$133
From
A$152
 
 
Long weekends
2 Jun 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$157
From
A$176
 
 
Low season tariff
5 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$133
From
A$152
 
 
Mid rate/School holidays
7 Jul 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$143
From
A$162
 
 
Low season tariff
23 Jul 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$133
From
A$152
 
 
Mid rate/School holidays
29 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$143
From
A$162
 
 
Seafest
6 Oct 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$167
From
A$181
 
 
Mid rate/School holidays
8 Oct 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$143
From
A$162
 
 
Low season tariff
15 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$133
From
A$152
 
 
Long weekends
20 Oct 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$157
From
A$176
 
 
Low season tariff
23 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$133
From
A$152
 
 
Peak season
17 Dec 2017 - 31 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$176
From
A$181
 
 
Summer season tariff
1 Feb 2018 - 28 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$157
From
A$181
 
 
Easter
29 Mar 2018 - 2 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$176
From
A$176
 
 
Low season tariff
3 Apr 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$133
From
A$152
 
 
Mid rate/School holidays
13 Apr 2018 - 17 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$143
From
A$162
 
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Second bedroom - 1 child bed , 1 child bed
    Sleepout - 1 large double bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • ski
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis