Character Beach House

Bach or holiday home | Karitane | #34655

9.9/10 (7 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Only a short walk to the beach
  • Stunning ocean and river views
  • Only 30 minutes from Dunedin CBD

Our historic crib at Karitane was one of the village’s original cottages, occupied by the boat builder for the Karitane fishing fleet. The property has recently been completely rebuilt and has now been furnished with comfort and style, featuring the owner’s lifelong collection of retro furniture and household effects. Summer guests can enjoy being a pleasant 5 minute walk from beautiful Karitane beach, renowned for great swimming and surfing, or amble across the road and put the canoe in the water then return to enjoy a BBQ on the deck and some back yard cricket on the ¼ acre lawn. In the winter the crib is warm and cosy; stay inside in front of the fire and enjoy the view, watch movies, and only leave the house if you want to avail yourself of the superb coffee or weekend takeaways on the menu at the well-stocked Karitane store. NZ famous Evansdale Cheese factory is a 5 minute drive away, now joined by Matakana Meats, while a slightly longer drive along the stunning Otago coast can take you to world famous Fleurs at Moerkai or to award winning Riverstone Kitchen for dinner or a leisurely Sunday brunch.

Special conditions: * The crib is not a characterless rental; it is our holiday home and as such it contains many of our precious personal possessions. We ask our guests to enjoy all the facilities and contents that the crib has to offer, but to also respect and take care of our stuff. * The crib is best suited to couples, up to a maximum of 4 people. * No small children, smokers or pets please.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Boat ramp
  • Canoe(s)
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x Single bed

  • Master Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $POA (required)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
My Tariff
25-Feb-18 to 20-Jan-19
$135/night $165/night
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
21-Jan-19 to 25-May-19
$135/night $165/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 (7)

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  • Great location and lovely crib

    Great location and lovely crib. Nearby walks and shop/pizzeria

    RobinMi4 100%|2x Feb 2018

  • A great little crib, really well-appointed with a very personal feel

    A great little crib, really well-appointed with a very personal feel.

    OndineGo1 new member Feb 2018

  • Everything you need is at the house which has an excellent outlook...

    Everything you need is at the house which has an excellent outlook with view of the estuary and back garden for late evening frisbee and a few beers!

    FeeMcG1 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • Great Crib, full of character and very comfortable...

    Great Crib, full of character and very comfortable. Stunning view over the estuary. We will hopefully stay again.

    NatashaHi6 100%|2x Jan 2018

  • Wonderful funky crib in good location

    Wonderful funky crib in good location. Lots of space. Lots to do. So easy to relax in this special place.

    ToddJanice 100%|4x Jan 2018

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