Craftsman built house provides stunning retreat

Bach or holiday home | Dunedin City | #12467

8.8/10 (99 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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Booked

  • 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
29-Mar-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 08-Jun-17
$100+/night $120+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
Special Event
09-Jun-17 to 13-Jun-17
$140/night $150/night
2 night minimum stay
Flat Rate
14-Jun-17 to 07-Jul-17
$100+/night $120+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
School Holiday
08-Jul-17 to 23-Jul-17
$120+/night $140+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
Flat Rate
24-Jul-17 to 24-Aug-17
$100+/night $120+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
Special Event
25-Aug-17 to 26-Aug-17
$140/night $150/night
2 night minimum stay
Flat Rate
27-Aug-17 to 29-Sep-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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (149)

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  • private location and well stocked with games and dvds

    private location and well stocked with games and dvds

    robs68 100%|10x Mar 2017

  • The house is in a lovely location up above Broad Bay

    The house is in a lovely location up above Broad Bay. Rather challenging access and parking we managed in our 4x4 but a low slung car could be awkward.Gardens and bush around the property are pretty grown in so in the recent bad weather the house is a bit dark. We couldn't work out if there were paths up to the hills. Like most places that are 'leave as you find' there can be problems with cleaning and maintenance. We sorted those we found on arrival and Jenny was understanding.

    gills852 100%|5x Feb 2017

  • The house is in a lovely location up above Broad Bay

    The house is in a lovely location up above Broad Bay. Rather challenging access and parking we managed in our 4x4 but a low slung car could be awkward.Gardens and bush around the property are pretty grown in so in the recent bad weather the house is a bit dark. We couldn't work out if there were paths up to the hills. Like most places that are 'leave as you find' there can be problems with cleaning and maintenance. We sorted those we found on arrival and Jenny was understanding.

    gills852 100%|5x Feb 2017

  • We stayed during very bad weather and couldn't light the larger log...

    We stayed during very bad weather and couldn't light the larger log fire but did get a good fire in the dining room fire. So we weren't that comfy for our money while sitting around, however the kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms are very good. If the big log fire worked easily the large living area would be lovely and I would rate the house a lot higher. Due to the rain the decks and steps were very slippery. Lovely view. Nice woody house.

    Juliet_Mc1 100%|3x Jan 2017

  • Great location, great character home

    Great location, great character home. Although no morning bird song the 1 night we stayed.

    CoryC587 100%|2x Jan 2017

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