Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 4)
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Our names are Lia and Kees and we are a semi-retired couple. In 1980 we traveled the world and during our visit to New Zealand, we fell in love with the West Coast. We live in Christchurch but for 7 years we searched for that special place on the coast and finally found a fisherman's cottage at Motukiekie beach. The cottage needed a lot of work and in 2010 we decided to build a new house. Together with a builder, I built a house designed for the conditions of the location. Salt-laden air and strong winds. We think that Motukiekie is very special and we like to share this location with you.
Keesd523 purchased this Apartment in 2011
Why Keesd523 chose Barrytown
Sleeping with the sound of the sea. See the crashing waves from your chair. Experience amazing sunsets. Walking alone on one of the most amazing beaches in New Zealand or a choice of other walks. A toasty fire. Soak up the history. Just relax with a good book or make the most scenic photos. Please do not rush past, give it the time it deserves. You will be so pleased you did. Look for the photos of Motukiekie and read our reviews.
What makes this Apartment unique
Wedged between the bluff and the ocean is a narrow strip of land. The rainforest tumbles down. The waterfall forms the creek flowing past. Listen to Tui and Bellbirds. Discover footprints of blue penguins. Encounter seals. Go fishing from the rocks or catch a Crayfish. Steam the mussels you picked.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Exceptional Vacation Home and Location
This was our favorite stay while vacationing in New Zealand and we stayed at some very wonderful homes! This is a secret hideaway at a secret beach that most New Zealanders did not even know about. Kees was most accomodating with check in, details about our stay and check out. The home is cozy, comfortable and clean. We arrived on a cold afternoon and walked the Motukiekie Beach at low tide which was an incredibly beautiful sunset experience with all the rock formations and sea life. It was dream-like! The home has a very efficient wood burning stove which made the stay very comfortable. There was everything we needed, coffee, tea and all the utensils and dishes, cooking pans we would need. The washer and dryer came in handy, too. We were 4 adults and we were very comfortable. Loved hearing the sea as the high tide comes quite comfortably close down the cliff. I wished we could have stayed longer!!! The owners even gave us a handmade candle that we lit and brought home to remind us of our magical stay. I could definitely recommend this home for a true home away from home GETAWAY! Thanks for allowing us to be your guests!
Adriane and I love fireplaces. In our new home we only have a heat pump. We were looking forward to the weekend no matter what the weather. The fireplace was all that we needed and it lived up to our expectations. However everything else about this place to stay was also fabulous from the rugged beach to the bush walk to Coal Creek Falls. What a wonderful warm welcoming place to stay.
Thank you so much, Malin and Adriane Stone
Fabulous property and location. Perfect spot for a chill out weekend away from it all.
This was one of the most memorable stays I have had for quite some time. The accommodation far surpassed my expectations with a very welcoming introduction to a sun filled comfortable home. The attention to making your stay as comfortable as possible was fantastic from the fire all ready to just light and the board game's for those lazy nights. Will definately be going back for another stay.
We really enjoyed our stay at MOTUKIEKIE , being so close to many walks.
The log burner was a bonus, bed very comfortable.
Overall I would give it a "10 out of 10"
Super clean, very comfortable
Great place to stay if planning an overnight in Arthur’s Pass. Very clean and a good place to relax. The kitchenette was sufficient to make the stay more comfortable, as well.