Kaikoura Peninsula Retreat

Bach or holiday home | Kaikoura Township | #18962

9.5/10 (49 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Quiet, relaxing, modern & comfortable
  • Close to Peninsula walkways, seals etc
  • Wonderful mountain views

A comfortable, modern holiday house with most conveniences.

The main living area combines a full-sized kitchen, dining & lounge. Prepare dinner in the fully equipped kitchen, while other guests gather around the granite-topped island. We keep a decent supply of plates, cups & glasses etc.

There's a 6 place dining table, & the lounge features a large comfortable leather couch. You can bring movies on a USB stick & plug them into the TV.

Sliding doors open out to the front & back decks. The master & 2nd bedrooms & study also open to decks.

The shower is tile & glass, and large.

The study has a decent sized desk & you can connect to the Internet via Wifi or cable.

We are located almost at the end of the peninsula, up top. There's no through traffic, so it's lovely & quiet. It's within walking distance to the beach, the peninsula walkways, the seal colony & 5 minutes drive from the town centre.

While we handle the rental of our holiday home remotely (we live in CHCH), we pass on the rental details to our neighbour, giving the added safety that someone local is usually available to assist. Our neighbour also does deep tissue & relaxation therapeutic massage, foot reflexology & breathing meditation reiki.


Most shops, restaurants and tourism companies such as Whale Watch and fishing charters are open.

The crayfish fishery has been reopened, following surveys that have determined that crayfish numbers have been largely unaffected. Likewise, fishing is unaffected. The collection of shellfish (e.g. Paua) has been banned to give numbers a chance to recover.

The only roads into Kaikoura are from the South - the inland road & the coast road. If you are coming from the North, it's a long drive - I do not recommend driving from Nelson or Blenheim in 1 day. Also, the coast road is being closed periodically to facilitate the road repairs. See the NZTA website for the latest info.

Ask if unsure about anything!

Special conditions: Smoking allowed outside only Two-night minimum stay Price does not include linen or cleaning, which we can supply for an additional charge Regardless of your choice we do have a cleaner go through the house after each stay, so you can be sure that it will be spotless when you arrive Tea & Coffee is provided


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Back bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Front bedroom

    Great views towards the mountains. Opens onto the front deck. The split king bed can be set up as a king or 2 singles.

    1 x Split King

  • Master bedroom

    Great views towards the mountains. Opens onto the back deck.

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Roll-away bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $80.00 per stay (optional); Linen $20.00 per person (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
17-Dec-17 to 21-Dec-17
$180/night $190/night
2 night minimum stay
Christmas etc
22-Dec-17 to 06-Jan-18
$230/night $230/night
2 night minimum stay
07-Jan-18 to 31-Mar-18
$180/night $190/night
2 night minimum stay
01-Apr-18 to 31-Aug-18
$170/night $170/night
2 night minimum stay
01-Sep-18 to 17-Mar-19
$180/night $190/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 (61)

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  • Great house, good size for 3 couples and nice that there are...

    Great house, good size for 3 couples and nice that there are three queen+ beds. Excellent outdoor areas. Would be nice to have another bathroom or toilet. Happily stay again house well equipped and idea having loads of parking.

    nicong901 100%|1x Nov 2017

  • beautiful location

    beautiful location

    LorryM84 100%|2x Jul 2017

  • I will stay here again, amazing views, beautiful house and lovely owners

    I will stay here again, amazing views, beautiful house and lovely owners.

    CoralM33 100%|2x Apr 2017

  • Great location and place to stay while in Kiakoura

    Great location and place to stay while in Kiakoura

    davehy936 100%|4x Apr 2017

  • great stay - beautiful views

    great stay - beautiful views

    julianph1 100%|1x Oct 2016

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