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Peaceful and Secluded Vacation Rental in the Catlins, New Zealand

Waikawa, South Island (New Zealand)

Peaceful and Secluded Vacation Rental in the Catlins, New Zealand

cottage
Nature Lodge
6 guests
Private Bathroom
Kitchen
Private room

This fabulous, secluded vacation rental is located in Waikawa Bay, in the Catlins region of New Zealand, and can accommodate up to six guests. There are two attractive bedrooms and one full bathroom. The first bedroom has a large queen-size bed, and the second bedroom has two cozy single beds. Further sleeping space comes in the form of a sofa bed in the lounge area. In the bright and modern bathroom, guests will find a toilet, a sink, and a walk-in shower. Freshly-laundered linens and towels are provided by the host.

In the light and spacious living room, with its high wood-beamed ceiling, guests will find plenty of soft, comfy sofa space, and an inviting wood-burning stove. For entertainment, there’s a TV, with a selection of Freeview channels, and a DVD player. The fully equipped kitchen comes with a fridge, a freezer, an oven, a stove, a microwave, a toaster, and a tea kettle. There are lots of dishes and utensils for guests to create delicious meals, and a handy dishwasher to assist with the cleaning up. Glampers can enjoy dining at the table next to the kitchen area, with views out over the harbor. Other amenities include a washer and dryer, an iron and board, and electric heaters.

Outside, there is a large balcony, with harbor views, and patio furniture. This area captures the sun in both the morning and the early afternoon. A barbecue is available for guests’ use, providing the option to dine al fresco.

Guests traveling by car will be pleased to know that there is free on-site parking at this property, for both cars and boats. All of the accommodations feature outdoor space, and patio furniture, along with electric heating inside, to ensure that glampers stay comfortable at all times. There is also a housekeeping service, when this is required. A child's crib is available upon request.

Features and services

  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • barbecue Private Barbecue
  • iron Iron
  • Television
  • Shower
  • Kitchen
  • Linens and pillows
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Hosted by Craig

  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: Over 1 day

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Accommodation rules

  • Check-in: Flexible
  • Check out: Flexible
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No Pets allowed
  • No smoking
  • No parties
This property is not suitable for pets.

There is no smoking allowed in the accommodation.

Be kind to the environment and take care of the surroundings.

Cancellation policy: Moderate

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Free cancellation until .

After that, cancel before and get a 50% refund.

If you cancel before check in day get a 50% refund.

It is at the discretion of each individual host as to whether the booking can be rescheduled to another available date. If you cancel at any time, you will not receive any refund.

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Location and surroundings

Waikawa, South Island (New Zealand)

Detailed location provided after booking

Activities

  • Swimming
  • Surfing
  • Biking
  • kayak Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Meditation
  • Whale watching
  • Wildlife watching

This region is famous for its immense natural beauty, and its array of native wildlife. 10 minutes, by car, from the property, guests will arrive at Curio Bay, where there's a fascinating fossilized forest, which dates back to the Jurassic period, 160 million years ago. Visitors to the bay may also see protected yellow-eyed penguins, as they come ashore in the late afternoon. Papatowai, a 40-minute drive away from the property, is also a great place to get up close and personal with nature. Here, there are New Zealand sea lions, fur seals, penguins and many species of sea birds and fish, and the pristine waters are perfect for surfing and swimming.

Guests who are able to should make the 50-mile trip to Kaka Point, where they'll have the opportunity to swim, surf, and kayak, on a surf-patrolled beach, for peace of mind. Those who like natural wonders should check out Cathedral Caves, 30 minutes away, where there are 100-foot high sea caves, accessible at low tide. Within 45 minutes of the property, is the astonishing Purakaunui Falls, where glampers can take an easy six-mile walk around this cascading three-tiered waterfall. Guests with access to bikes can enjoy the region’s bike trails, which are a fun way to explore this breathtaking area. There are rides suited to all different fitness levels.

Keen fishermen will be pleased to know that there are many streams, rivers, and lakes in the Catlins, where it's possible to reel in freshwater brown trout. For those occasional rainy days, the Waikawa Colonial Museum and Information Centre is just a short stroll or car ride from the property. It features interesting stories and artifacts relating to the region's original settlers and their way of life. Within just five minutes of the property, is the award-winning Niagara Falls Cafe and art gallery, where visitors can enjoy delicious breakfasts and lunches, and a gourmet a la carte menu in the evening.

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