No.3 Pilot's House on the Aramoana Spit

Bach or holiday home | Aramoana | #8102

9.4/10 (99 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking

Description

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. Bookings for January 2018 minimum of 4 days

Facilities

  • Cot available
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Kayak(s)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • 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

Available
Maybe booked
Booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • Gifts & giveaways: Free use of Kayaks

*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.

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  • We so enjoyed our stay at The Sand House

    We so enjoyed our stay at The Sand House. It has so much character, and obviously the location is stunning! We particularly appreciated the open fire and all the spare blankets - good to warm up on a rainy weekend!

    genevievescanlan 100%|1x May 2018

  • What a great place to relax! We wanted a low key and...

    What a great place to relax! We wanted a low key and fun vacation spot and we found it! Just wish we could have stayed longer! Thank you for a great holiday!

    Jholla4 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • We just adored staying there , even if there was a storm...

    We just adored staying there , even if there was a storm , lots of hail and wind . The house was very clean , lots of firewood , fresh flowers and we felt at home . We enjoyed some lovely walks on the beach , even with the hail showers , saw some seals and sea lions . Staying at the sand house is definitely a unique and wonderful experience . Thank you very much for letting others enjoy your special family home . Hope to come back in the summer .

    Valeriejachev 100%|3x Apr 2018

  • We just adored staying there , even if there was a storm...

    We just adored staying there , even if there was a storm , lots of hail and wind . The house was very clean , lots of firewood , fresh flowers and we felt at home . We enjoyed some lovely walks on the beach , even with the hail showers , saw some seals and sea lions . Staying at the sand house is definitely a unique and wonderful experience . Thank you very much for letting others enjoy your special family home . Hope to come back in the summer .

    Valeriejachev 100%|3x Apr 2018

  • Gorgeous house, amazing location

    Gorgeous house, amazing location. We enjoyed the open fires, charming decor, incredible location and abundant wildlife.

    MarnieandRaoul 100%|1x Apr 2018

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