Relax in NZ's remote natural serenity. 5 min drive to Kaikoura township. New, uniquely designed, stylish, comfortable and well equipped home. Cook in a modern kitchen with all condiments and freshly ground espresso coffee. Wifi, Netflix, Linen - Yes!
Modern, comfortable, compact yet spacious open plan home with stunning views of the nearby mountains and ocean. Our vocational background in design provided an opportunity to design the house ourselves (with the help of an architectural draftsman) specifically for this site. We lived in a caravan here for 18 mths whilst designing and building the house, allowing us to study the site through different seasons as we developed the plans. Our design philosophy was to create a compact & practical bespoke home with a sensitivity to the natural surrounds. Utilising moving partitions between living and bedroom areas creates a sense of openness & spaciousness. The entire house can be centrally heated from the log burner and heat pump in winter, and implements passive solar design principles. We wanted to maximise the sun and provide views of the mountain vistas from living, dining and bedroom areas. The building also houses our own artwork, furniture & a collection of books for you to enjoy.
You will have access to the entire space and grounds surrounding the property. There will be nobody else on the property during your stay.
Interaction with guests
Whilst we will be away overseas during your time here, we will be doing our upmost to pass on our local knowledge and ensure you have a wonderful stay. We are more than happy to respond to any enquiries you may have by email or phone. We also have a friend nearby to take care of cleaning and linen prior to your stay and prepare the house for the next guests after you check out.
Other things to note
Please check-out by 10am so the cleaner can prepare the space for new guests, or contact us to request a late check-out.
This is our home for you to enjoy. We ask guests to treat our home and contents with the upmost of care as they would treat their own. Whilst the house will be cleaned and prepared for the next guests as part of our service, please do your best to leave the house as you found it. No smoking inside house and no Pets on the property. Kaikoura is a green certified community, please use the recycling bins provided for separating Glass, Tins, Cardboard & Paper, Hard Plastics and Soft Plastics. Please rinse before placing in bins. Whilst we are happy to deal with your recycling, please take your rubbish with you. Innovative Waste on Scarborough St is open 7 days (excl public holidays).
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
We have been living here for 5 yrs and enjoy the natural beauty and seasonal changeability of the area immensely. We have a son Oscar (almost 2 now). We are both artists and draw inspiration from the solitude and beauty of the ever changing area. Susie has a passion for snowy mountains and I love the coastline - Kaikoura seemed like the obvious choice of a place to settle. We also love to travel, and favour AirBnB to find unique places to stay abroad. Our interests include music, food, planting trees, surfing, skiing & spending time with family.