No.3 Pilot's House on the Aramoana Spit

Bach or holiday home | Aramoana | #8102

9.4/10 (87 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 & rates*

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

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Peak
21-Jan-18 to 01-May-18
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $40/night; Children: $30/night;
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
02-May-18 to 21-Apr-19
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $40/night; Children: $30/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 (158)

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  • My parents who were over from the UK have never, or will...

    My parents who were over from the UK have never, or will ever stay in a place like this again. Great kiwi back! It was amazing, unique, beautiful, quirky with a great relaxing location and the art work in the sand house made it so much more. Thank you to Phil and family. We had a great time!

    Dunners 100%|2x Jan 2018

  • My most favourite place to visit in NZ

    My most favourite place to visit in NZ.

    kathey777 100%|3x Dec 2017

  • Wonderful location and unique Bach you almost want to keep it a...

    Wonderful location and unique Bach you almost want to keep it a secret. Had everything we needed and more. Will definitely return.

    Neats11 100%|1x Oct 2017

  • I loved this place, had everything that we needed and wanted, I...

    I loved this place, had everything that we needed and wanted, I will certainly be back for a longer stay.

    TeresaWa16 100%|1x Sep 2017

  • Such a fascinating eclectic wee hideaway

    Such a fascinating eclectic wee hideaway. The drive in was an adventure in itself. We had seals bathing just meters away & an amazing sundown. Loved the record collection & we found everything we needed. Thanks we will be back. :)

    SallySc4 100%|2x Sep 2017

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