Barn style shutter for security and privacyOpen plan living and dining area


Entire home/apt

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds

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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!

The space

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.

Guest access

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.


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 60
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

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).


Cancellations

Moderate

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.


Safety features
Smoke detector

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Elizabeth User Profile
March 2016
This really was a piece of paradise in NZ! We loved staying in Matt and Susie's home and really appreciated the little book of information.

Cali User Profile
March 2016
The house was perfect for our stay in the area. It was close to town (maybe a 10 minute drive to downtown) but far enough away where you could see all the mountains and tons of stars at night. The washing machine was perfect for our needs, though since we had almost 2 weeks worth of laundry, it took a lot of loads. There's a fireplace that keeps the house nice and warm on chilly nights and a small space heater that was perfect for the bedroom. All in all, it has awesome views and was perfect for the two of us.

Kirilee User Profile
March 2016
We absolutely loved our stay at Matt and Susie's beautiful home. It was very comfortable, easy to find, and set in such a beautiful location! We had and had a great time in Kaikoura and can definitely recommend the Seal Swim!

Amazing amazing amazing. We absolutely loved our stay in this modern, sleek and beautiful home. Matt & Susie have created a home that has impeccable taste and design elements, while also being incredibly comfortable and warm. The house incorporates the surrounding environment seamlessly, with the back windows overlooking mountains and a beautifully landscaped lawn. The front of the house looks towards the ocean. The mountain view from the master bedroom is heavenly to wake up to. The outside bath (wow!!!!) also overlooks mountains and is very private. You can also shower with a door opening up to the outside, looking at mountains. There is a cute wood stove that warms the house easily and makes evenings very cozy. We could have stayed here for many weeks and been happy. Thank you to Matt and Susie for creating a truly spectacular space.

Dina User Profile
March 2016
Everyday we spent at this unique place we were even more excited about the wonderful home they have created. Absolutely well equipped and especially for our little one everything was there. We enjoyed the wood fired oven a lot so it was not a pity that it was only raining during our stay. The view all around the house is breathtaking. We also enjoyed a relaxing outdoor bath with the little one while a white horse from the neighbor ground was watching. Amazing. The place was absolutely tip top clean and all needed information was very well described and available in a hand made 'guide book for the house'. We were also very respectful about the great garden including the fresh herbs. The beds are absolutely comfortable and you can enjoy the beautiful mountain views when waking up in the morning. Open windows during the night are easy possible due to mosquito nets - perfect. The hosts were super clear and friendly in communication. Perfect descriptions in how to get there and how to get access to the house. It's an super relaxing and cosy place as well interesting in an artistic way with no noise at all from the street. Still very close to Kaikoura and the seals. Definitely and highly recommended!!! Included in our top 3 accommodations in NZ and even around the world.

Kaikoura, New ZealandJoined in August 2015
Matt & Susie User Profile

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.

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