Craftsman built house provides stunning retreat

Bach or holiday home | Dunedin City | #12467

9/10 (94 ratings)
  • 4 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking

Description

  • Funky craftsman-built house with super comfortable, ecofriendly furnishings.
  • 5 minutes walk to beach, 15 mins drive to Dunedin city or to wildlife adventures, great bird song.
  • Stunning sea views, everything you could want for comfort and inside entertainment,

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 & 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.

Facilities

  • Bath tub
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom one

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom two

    1 x Bunk bed
    2 x Single bed

  • Mezzanine

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

Availability & rates*

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  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced night. Excludes school & public holidays.

  • Mates rates: 10% off for members with 3 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Flat Rate Summer
06-Dec-16 to 14-Dec-16
$110+/night $130+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
School Holiday
15-Dec-16 to 29-Jan-17
$120+/night $140+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
Flat Rate Summer
30-Jan-17 to 16-Apr-17
$110+/night $130+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
Special Event
17-Apr-17 to 18-Apr-17
$140/night $150/night
2 night minimum stay
School Holiday
19-Apr-17 to 30-Apr-17
$120+/night $140+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
Flat Rate
01-May-17 to 06-Jun-17
$100+/night $120+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (144)

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  • Awesome unique character house , quiet & fun place to be, the...

    Awesome unique character house , quiet & fun place to be, the kids enjoyed it immensely, All amenities I needed were on hand so highly recommended,

    GavinDe1 new member Dec 2016

  • The house is a unique, handcrafted gem perched high on the hill...

    The house is a unique, handcrafted gem perched high on the hill overlooking the bay. Great location for exploring the peninsula the house is well equipped with everything you need - fantastic selection of books as well as toys and games for the kids.

    KatharinaDo1 100%|2x Nov 2016

  • Awesome spot, exactly as described

    Awesome spot, exactly as described. We'll definitely be back.

    amyes814 100%|2x Oct 2016

  • Great stay, loved the uniqueness and character this home offers

    Great stay, loved the uniqueness and character this home offers. The bird life was very charming and friendly. Thouroghly enjoyed the bath, and all the different levels of the house. The drive way needs attention, extremely steep and very hard to turn around. All the fire wood is wet ): but don't let that deter you, this is fantastic place for family time or a spacious couples retreat.

    NikitaT9 100%|3x Oct 2016

  • Great location but 20 mins out of dunedin very quiet great for...

    Great location but 20 mins out of dunedin very quiet great for relaxing

    jackiecu3 100%|4x Aug 2016

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