Stunning mountain, sea and farmland views

Bach or holiday home | Kaikoura Township | #7612

9.4/10 (46 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Stunning ocean and farm land views.
  • Situated close to town but in peaceful surroundings
  • Interestingly different. Built in 2000 , but looks old

Although purpose built early 2000 at Homewood Hill, a small lifestyle farm as an Art Gallery/ Studio, what is now the Artists Retreat had an olde world feel immediately.

Built to resemble an early colonial wooden church and using recycled materials where possible, the building had character and a great feeling straight away.

In Dec. 2008, we moved the gallery/studio to another "old" building on our property and this little "old" building started a new life. We offer good, clean, fully self contained affordable holiday accommodation with stunning views,peace & privacy.The Artists Retreat is solely yours for the duration of your stay.

Perched on a hill top, a few minutes north of Kaikoura,the Artists Retreat is just off, but easily accessible from the main highway in a rural setting with never ending views.

These stunning views over farmlands from the mountains to the sea will take your breath away. Wake up to bird song, including Tuis and Bellbirds, and the distant sound of the ocean.Whilst only a few minutes north of Kaikoura,

The Artists Retreat is private and peaceful.Ideal for 1 or 2 couples traveling together or a family.Honeymooners would love staying here too.

We have farm animal pets that have quirky personalities and love to be patted, scratched and hand fed.

Photographers will love the light & especially the fantastic sunsets


Comments from our 1st guests, Ben, Jane & family:"This is an incredible, magical, beautiful house. A true find"

Our 2nd guests were so enthralled, they wrote virtually a book!

The 3rd guests came back a few days later & booked in for a longer stay.

Special conditions: NOTE: MINIMUM STAY IS 2 NIGHTS. NO SMOKING Children over the age of 12 months are charged at the additional guest rate. Children under 12 months are free. We have a portacot . For technical reasons we do not have WiFi / computer connection.If important or an emergency see us. CLEANING IS INCLUDED BUT GUESTS ARE EXPECTED TO LEAVE THE COTTAGE NEAT AND TIDY. IF YOU FAIL TO ARRIVE OR YOU CANCEL WITHIN 48 HOURS OF YOUR BOOKING & YOUR BOOKING CANNOT BE REPLACED, FULL TARIFF IS CHARGED


  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • downstairs double

    1 x Queen bed

  • Twin single

    1 x Single bed

  • Upstairs. Queen bed

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
  • Gifts & giveaways: coffee vouchers for coffee at Hislops Cafe

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Flat Rate
20-Mar-18 to 20-Jun-19
$175+/night $175+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $25/night; Children: $25/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 (105)

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  • We absolutely loved our stay at the Artist's Retreat

    We absolutely loved our stay at the Artist's Retreat. The views from every window are spectacular. The cottage itself has so much charm and character. Our favorite part was waking up, making great coffee and eggs in the kitchen and just enjoying the morning views from the balcony. This is a beautiful community to spend time in, and the Artist's Retreat is the BEST place to stay.

    TammyFu2 100%|1x Nov 2017

  • Incredibly scenic and peaceful, but still fairly close to the Kaikoura township

    Incredibly scenic and peaceful, but still fairly close to the Kaikoura township. Lots of character and charm.

    bartonmcguire 100%|1x Apr 2017

  • Great place for a young family with a child, we can say...

    Great place for a young family with a child, we can say that much!

    willemijns 100%|1x Mar 2017

  • The property is absolutely beautiful, waking up to the most beautiful view

    The property is absolutely beautiful, waking up to the most beautiful view. Would recommend to anyone.

    lauraPugh1 100%|1x Oct 2016

  • Lovely setting with fabulous landscape

    Lovely setting with fabulous landscape. Fun and funky house.

    ecnewbern 100%|8x Oct 2016

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