No.3 Pilot's House on the Aramoana Spit

Bach or holiday home | Aramoana | #8102

9.4/10 (74 ratings)
  • 5 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


Historic Pilot's Cottage nestled in the dunes of Aramoana Spit between the ocean beach and the tidal flats.

Experience wide ever-changing skies and a landscape where the tides and the sealions rule.

Collect cockles and mussels at low tide. Enjoy being stranded at high tide.

Watch albatrosses, godwits, herons, and yellow-eyed penguins coming in at dusk.

Fish from The Mole, kayak to Te Ngaru and surf at Lion's Rock. Wave at the cruise ships going by, then come inside and hole up by the open fire.

Only 15 mins from the shops and cafes of Port Chalmers and 30 mins from Dunedin.

Safe upon the solid rock the ugly houses stand:

Come and see my shining palace built upon the sand!

Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Special conditions: Longer and shorter stays negotiable. Pets allowed with prior approval Bookings for January 2017 minimum of 4 days.


  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Trampoline

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Double bed

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x Single bed

  • Living Room

    Other sleeping area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • Last minute bookings: 10% off for stays over the next 7 nights

  • Gifts & giveaways: Free use of Kayaks

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
28-Feb-17 to 30-Jun-17
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $20/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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (145)

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  • Perfect place to stay

    Perfect place to stay

    kathey777 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • Wonderful location

    Wonderful location. The house has everything you need. Sadly we had cold weather and it was a little exposed but we kept warm with the open fires.

    JamesBr25 100%|1x Jan 2017

  • The property was great and the location was an experience for our...

    The property was great and the location was an experience for our family. The children enjoyed the different environment and loved kayaking. I would recommend though that the owner needs to ensure there is enough water for the people using the house. Instead of giving enough water for the amount of booked days, give water for a day extra just incase it runs out. Otherwise everything else was fine, we really enjoyed our stay at the house.

    Doma1 new member Jan 2017

  • Great place to stay as long as you fit in around tides...

    Great place to stay as long as you fit in around tides and a bump access track. The house is nestled in the dunes on The Spit with the saltmarsh on one side and the sea on the other. We didn't get to swim as it was too windy and cold but sure it would be lovely when it is sunny.

    simoay958 100%|5x Dec 2016

  • Fantastic quirky, light and bright interior, lovely big kitchen

    Fantastic quirky, light and bright interior, lovely big kitchen...and of course the most amazing location out on the spit!

    Susan_Hirst 100%|36x Dec 2016

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