No.3 Pilot's House on the Aramoana Spit

Bach or holiday home | Aramoana | #8102

9.5/10 (101 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 negotiable.

Bookings minimum 4 days

Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;

Facilities

  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Double bed

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x Narrow single bed

  • Living Room

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

Availability

Available
Maybe booked
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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 (176)

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  • Lovely cottage in an awesome location, got to relax and unwind plus...

    Lovely cottage in an awesome location, got to relax and unwind plus encountered some seals and sea lions in their own environment Highly recommend this special place.

    Michael L. Jan 2019

  • The Bach was lovely and tidy and we felt very welcome for...

    The Bach was lovely and tidy and we felt very welcome for our stay over Christmas. It had a beautiful homely feel and we were lucky to have great weather for our stay. We would love to come back again and be able to stay for longer.

    bella b. Jan 2019

  • We loved it! Quaint, rustic and charming

    We loved it! Quaint, rustic and charming. Terrible weather, but we had the fire going, and two hotties in our beds, and we were cosy. The beaches, wildlife, and peaceful isolation were just what we needed, lots of walking in the mist! Thankyou??

    Susie R. Dec 2018

  • Sweet, cozy cottage, (loved the fresh flowers) perfect weather, sunsets, sealions, cruiseships,...

    Sweet, cozy cottage, (loved the fresh flowers) perfect weather, sunsets, sealions, cruiseships, albatrosses, birdsong. Bliss. We’ll be back I’m certain.

    Tania N. Nov 2018

  • We had a fantastic time staying at the sand house exactly what...

    We had a fantastic time staying at the sand house exactly what you want from a good old kiwi Bach! Thanks so much

    EmmaHa18 new member Sep 2018

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