Charming Family-Friendly Cottage on an Organic Farm near Kaikoura, New Zealand

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Kaikoura, South Island (New Zealand)
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1 unit
7 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

· Kid-friendly · Pets allowed · Barbecue

This charming family cottage is located in the open countryside on the edge of the town of Kaikoura in New Zealand and accommodates up to four adults and children. There are two bedrooms and a bathroom. In the first bedroom, guests will find a double bed with electric blankets, a single bed, and a travel cot. The second bedroom features a single bed as well as a bunk bed with a double bed on the bottom and a single bed on the top, ideal for children. In the bathroom, there is a shower and a basin, while the toilet is separate. Linens, towels, and toiletries are provided. A basic continental breakfast is included. Bathroom robes and slippers are provided in adult sizes and guests can purchase these from the host if they wish. The cottage is ideal for families as there is no charge for bringing a baby and the host can provide a portable cot, a high chair, a changing unit, and a baby bath.

In the full kitchen, guests will find a glass top oven, a microwave, a rice cooker, an electric frying pan, a kettle, a toaster, and a fridge/freezer. In the lounge, there is a flat-screen HDTV with digital Freeview satellite television and a Blu-ray player (for which the host has a library of over 700 movies) and a wood-burning fireplace with free firewood during winter. Other amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi and a clean air system which brings hot filtered air from the roof space into the cottage and filters out pollen and dust. Outside, there is parking for three cars or a boat, and access to the shared gas barbecue. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Towels
  • Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • Lounge/Living room
  • Electric blankets
  • Running water
  • Parking
  • Shower
  • Sink
  • Hairdryer
  • Double bed
  • Child's bed
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Coffeemaker
  • Oven
  • Freezer
  • Hot plate
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Garden
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Stove
  • Fireplace
  • Dining table
  • Toiletries
  • Tea kettle
  • Twin/Single bed
  • Fan
  • Highchair
  • Fire pit
  • Television
  • BR/DVD player
  • Movie library
  • Games

Guests staying in this accommodation share certain outdoor facilities with guests staying in other accommodations on the property. These include a fully-equipped outdoor barbecue shelter with a gas barbecue, a gas oven, a hob, a sink, crockery, cutlery, and outdoor tables and chairs. Glampers will have exclusive access to the host's private collection of farm animals including llamas, pigs, an alpaca, sheep, a pony, a donkey, a deer, and chickens. A continental breakfast is left in the fridge for guests to enjoy on the day of their arrival. Guests will find a selection of breakfast cereals, a loaf of bread, butter, milk, tea, coffee, sugar, homemade jam, and seasonal fruit and farm-fresh eggs when available.

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Guest Services

For an extra fee, the host offers llama treks. The two-and-a-half-hour guided trek includes one llama per guest with saddle bags, entry to Fyffe House, a visit to Kaikoura Peninsula seal colony, a coastal beach walk in Kaikoura Bay with a spectacular mountain backdrop, and a free picnic with homemade cakes and drinks. There is also a one-hour trek along the banks of the nearby Kowhai River. Read More

Location + Surroundings

This unique rental accommodation is located on a farm four kilometers from the town of Kaikoura on the spectacular east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. The town has incredible scenery, as the Seaward Kaikoura mountains nearly come to the sea at this point on the coast. Due to this coastal setting, there are many walking tracks up and through the mountains, as well as a wide range of land and sea based activities. The property is near State Highway 1, making it about two hours south of Blenheim, and two and a half hours north of Christchurch. Read More

Activities

  • Feeding animals
  • Horseback riding

Glampers can book a llama trek from their accommodation or venture beyond the property to enjoy the amazing scenery of this spectacular location. The nearby Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway is a beautiful three-hour walk along this stunning coastline with unforgettable mountain views. The area is known for its mountain biking trails and the most popular of these are from Half Moon Bay to Okiwi Bay, The Kowhai River Trail, and The Mount Fyffe Track.

Guests can enjoy an unforgettable experience swimming with New Zealand fur seals in the shallow bays of the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula where no experience is necessary and all equipment is supplied. Glampers can also try swimming with dolphins in the bay and go whale watching. The Kaikoura coastline is the perfect place for diving, with Dive Kaikoura offering tuition and guided tours as well as equipment sales, rental, and servicing. Kaikoura Kayaks offer guided kayak tours for guests to catch a glimpse of fur seals, blue penguins, and dusky dolphins.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: from 02:00 p.m. to 09:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • Pets allowed
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Events allowed
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

  • As long as you cancel at least 30 days before check-in, you will receive a 50% refund minus our service fee.
  • If you cancel within 30 days of check-in, the host does not offer a refund.
  • If you cancel after check-in, any refund will be at the host's discretion (and will not include the service fee).
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Additional Information

Recycling bins are provided in support of Kaikoura's 100% recycling ambition. The host asks that guests recycle as much as possible, and help wash, separate and recycle all waste produced.

Smoking is not allowed in the accommodation and guests are advised to contact the host about bringing pets along to stay. Read more

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