Craftsman built house provides stunning retreat

Bach or holiday home | Dunedin City | #12467

8.9/10 (129 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Nau mai! Haere mai! Craftsman built home in 4 acres of garden and revegetated native bush gives you all the home comforts in a stunning rural seaside setting. (The dawn chorus is outstanding!)

Situated in Broad Bay, 'Waiata Manu' offers you opportunities to re-energise amid the tranquil surroundings of bush, beach and sea. Or you can explore the best of the recreation and wildlife opportunities this beautiful area offers.

The house is owner-built on four levels to reduce impact on the site and boasts a solid wood kitchen and 2 log fires for heating (one in the kitchen-dining room, one in the large living room).You can enjoy stunning views from extensive decks and indulge in the ready made library and board game selection. The house was furnished using the finest of pre-loved items to reduce our environmental impact. (Check out the Crown Lynn and Temuka collection!). Firewood is grown on the property and you are asked to replace what you use from the woodshed.

One bedroom has a Queen bed and loft bed above. The second bedroom has 2 divan beds with loft bed above. The mezzanine above the main living room has a pull out sofa bed with extra queen mattress (under Queen bed) for added comfort. The house can sleep a total of about 8. There are several spare single mattresses and there are plenty of spare duvets and pillows. The bathroom is on the kitchen level and boasts a full length bath, also a shower, basin and separate toilet.

Walking tracks from the back of the house allow access to views of Aramoana and the open ocean from the firewood plantation at the top of the section.

Please note that this is a work-in-progress and 3 of the internal staircases have handrails but no vertical balusters and so this may make the house not suitable for very small children.

Enjoy the stunning location, appreciate the flora and fauna, relax in comfort in our superior decor, value the aesthetic and let us know how we can make it even better.

Nau mai Haere Mai

Special conditions:

When driving on Otago Peninsula do not assume your GPS shows actual roads! Download our instructions for detail on routes.

Driveway is a challenge for some, but no problem when you keep your speed up. Turn around at top.Do not bring towing vehicles up without inspecting the drive first.

House is on 4 levels so there are stairs! House is a work in progress so vertical balusters are not yet present on 3 flights of stairs.This may be an issue for young children.

Usual reply within 48 hours.

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);


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom one

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom two

    3 x Single bed


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*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 (180)

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  • This house is pretty special, private, water pressure good, fire cranks in...

    This house is pretty special, private, water pressure good, fire cranks in lounge.Bird song beautiful.The property is in need of TLC however, trees/shrubs require pruning both to allow access to the path up the back and the view at the front.The decking is a bit dodgy in places, there has obviously been alot of work put into this place making it unique and it is sad to see it looking a bit neglected.Queen bed comfy, love location, would stay again.

    KieranY1 100%|1x Oct 2018

  • Rough exterior but gorgeous in inside

    Rough exterior but gorgeous in inside. V well equipt and great location. We’ll be back.

    Rachel P. Oct 2018

  • The place was very cool - the library was extensive and well...

    The place was very cool - the library was extensive and well organised. The 2 fires kept the house really warm. Do be careful on the deck as it was quite slippery and you do need to take linens and towels. Would totally stay again - it was close enough to the city but located away from all the hassle of the city. And the birds really do wake you up each morning.

    Huzka 100%|1x Sep 2018

  • Great peaceful location

    Great peaceful location. Warm and cosy, we loved our stay here.

    ArianaK6 100%|3x Jul 2018

  • Easy to find

    Easy to find. Beautiful and peaceful place would love to spend more time next stay.

    WillLee 100%|6x Jul 2018

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