Not just a stay - we are an experience you will remember!

Bach or holiday home | Kaikoura Township | #7612

9.4/10 (49 ratings)
  • 6 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


We offer a unique and quirky 3 bedroom house that is clean, self contained and makes this an affordable holiday accommodation with stunning views, peace and privacy that you will remember!

3 bedrooms in total & can sleep 6.

2 bedrooms downstairs - 1 room has 2 single beds and a cot.

The other downstairs bedroom has a queen size bed.

Upstairs is an open plan loft style containing a queen bed, kitchen, dining table and small sitting area with fantastic views of mountains, farmlands, sea and township.

The Artists Retreat 2 storey house is solely yours for the duration of your stay.

Perched on a hill top, a few minutes north of Kaikoura, the Artists Retreat is easily accessible from the main State Highway 1 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.

The Artists Retreat is private and peaceful.

Ideal for those who are travelling alone, couples or 2 couples travelling together or a family or small group.

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

Grab your camera - you will love getting up close to the animals and you will have no trouble taking some captivating pictures as there is just so many opportunities to show the beauty of the area where we are located you have the most fantastic sunrise and sunsets vantage points.

You wont be dissapointed!

Special conditions:

NOTE: THERE IS STRICTLY NO SMOKING in or around the property!

All children and additional guests are charged at the additional guest rate of $40 per person (ages 0-99).

There is a cot set up in the single room and also have a port a cot available if required.

Wifi - YES we have wifi - code will be give upon arrival.



You have your own 2 storey house with the comforts of home.

We do offer some basic food items to help out in the kitchen (bread,milk,eggs, bacon, fruit,sauces,onions,butter,condiments) and also some additional food items (cereals,pasta,cooking sauces,lasagne,rice biscuits etc) to help get you through if needed and we ask if you do use the additional items to just replace from the local shop before leaving or leave some $ so they can be replaced and then the next guests can enjoy them too.

You just need to bring the food/wine etc you would like to have for your stay.

Downstairs: Laundry (Washer & Dryer), Bathroom (shower & bath), Lounge room, TV, games, 2 separate bedrooms - one with a queen size bed & the other with 2 single beds. A deck outside the lounge room with table and chairs to sit back and enjoy the view.

Upstairs is just like an open plan studio/loft apartment. 1 x Queen size bed, kitchen and dining table and small lounge/sitting area plus a deck to get the best elevated views of the deck below.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • SKY TV ®
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Downstairs queen bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

  • Twin single

    1 x Cot
    1 x Narrow single bed
    2 x Single bed

  • Upstairs. queen bed

    1 x Queen bed


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*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 (108)

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  • Great spot with unique views of Kaikoura

    Great spot with unique views of Kaikoura. Close to town.

    ChrisBa73 100%|1x Sep 2018

  • Charming and unique house on an amazing piece of property

    Charming and unique house on an amazing piece of property.

    AndreaDu8 100%|4x Jun 2018

  • We loved the open loft style with stunning views back towards Kaikoura,...

    We loved the open loft style with stunning views back towards Kaikoura, down the driveway and back towards the mountains

    JimC8662 100%|4x May 2018

  • 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

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