Waterfront Delight in Karitane!

Bach or holiday home | Karitane | #11837

9/10 (44 ratings)
  • 10 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking

Description

  • Fantastic views of estuary and sea - right next to the water!
  • Spacious and comfortable for large groups
  • Large sheltered private garden -- great for barbeques!

(Yes, all photos were taken from our property!)

Out the back, there is nothing but grass between the property and the water. The sun-drenched conservatory and living room offer fantastic views of the sea and the ever-changing estuary with its interesting birdlife. Climb down to the water at high tide and launch the kayak!

In the front of the property, a large macrocarpa hedge blocks both road noise and wind. A deck catches the afternoon and evening sun. There is a lovely sheltered garden on the large section -- ideal for BBQing and outdoor games, plus a double carport with plenty of off-street parking.

The points of difference between our place and most others in Karitane:

• Fantastic views but gardens and privacy too

• Great for large groups: huge house with 2 toilets and unlimited hot water for showers

• Designed for comfort with king and queen beds, recliners and comfortable seating

• Very warm – lots of double glazed windows, fully insulated, powerful woodburner, heat pump and heat transfer system

Are there any downsides? Well, not everyone will think that the avocado green basin top and the ornate multi-coloured lounge carpet are charming period features. And while it is very comfortably furnished, the furniture is neither new nor stylish. The house is over 100 years old -- the floor is a bit uneven in places, the cupboards sometimes stick, and the carpets are worn. We regret that difficulties in child-proofing mean that it is not suitable for preschoolers, and if you're looking for a dishwasher, sorry but you're plum out of luck. Still, it is large and comfortable and the views and outdoor areas are second to none. We love it, and we think you will too!

Special conditions: Sorry but smoking and pets are not allowed anywhere on the property (no exceptions). Two night minimum stay for most of the year. For the busy Christmas-New Year period, bookings of less than six nights will not be considered until late November. We do not normally accept bookings from families with preschoolers as the property has hazards for this age group.

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Alcove

    1 x Queen bed

  • Back bedroom

    1 x Single bed

  • Conservatory

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Front bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Master bedroom

    1 x King bed

Availability & rates*

Available
Maybe booked
Booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Regular
20-Feb-18 to 29-Mar-18
$139+/night $139+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak
30-Mar-18 to 02-Apr-18
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
Regular
03-Apr-18 to 18-Oct-18
$139+/night $139+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak
19-Oct-18 to 22-Oct-18
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
Regular
23-Oct-18 to 13-Dec-18
$139+/night $139+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
Peak
14-Dec-18 to 12-Jan-19
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
13-Jan-19 to 20-Feb-19
$139+/night $139+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (63)

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  • Perfect property for a relaxing time away from the city, the house...

    Perfect property for a relaxing time away from the city, the house has everything you need and more, thankyou!

    AngeO651 new member Feb 2018

  • I would encourage anyone wanting to rent this property to read the...

    I would encourage anyone wanting to rent this property to read the terms and conditions manual in detail before agreeing to stay at this property. Would not recommend. Charged $70 for additional cleaning ("2 hours") for expectations that in our opinion are too high for a holiday home retreat and what is charged for the stay. Took shine off our holiday!

    GaryM951 75%|4x Feb 2018

    Owner/manager responds:

    Railway Welfare Society holiday houses, and others, require much more cleaning than we do at the end of a booking (eg oven clean and floor mopping). I am disabled and have a demanding full time job -- I don't want to do your cleaning. You did not raise your expectations before your stay, when I could have discouraged you from booking with us. Instead you agreed to leave our house as clean and tidy as you found it, and then didn't do so. I appreciate your suggestion to others and second it.

    seleze323 98%|67x

  • Quiet and relaxing place to unwind

    Quiet and relaxing place to unwind

    MarkF216 100%|3x Jan 2018

  • Great place to stay

    Great place to stay. Very large house, great bedrooms, conservatory our favourite hang-out room. Very quiet and peaceful, lovely to look out at the water. Lots of nooks and crannies in the garden, plenty of spots to set up with a blanket and a book (outside or in).

    JulieBr18 100%|3x Dec 2017

  • A very comfortable house, with everything we needed, and more

    A very comfortable house, with everything we needed, and more. Lovely garden and view of the estuary and the sea. Lots for the children to do, inside and out. We'd love to come back sometime!

    clains522 100%|2x Dec 2017

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