Enjoy a night in Egyptian cotton sheets, looking out at the stars, listening to the waves.Roomy inside, lots of natural light by day and solar lights available during the night.
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About this listing

Enjoy a totally off-grid experience at Sva's Hut, a private cabin nestled in native bush and overlooking Woodpecker Bay. This charming retreat boasts spectacular ocean views, and with a sheltered outdoor kitchen and shower you will be able to enjoy them to the max. Spend your evenings listening to the waves while the sun sets. Great place to relax and unwind, with no interruptions from the outside world.

The space

Sva's Hut is nestled into the bush on one side providing great shelter for you to cook, shower and relax in the outdoor space. Even in torrential rain we have enjoyed sitting on the deck watching the weather explode around us. The hut is warmed by the afternoon sun and is often very toasty when you head in for bed. Sva's has a lovely comfy bed – with new mattress – that is elevated to make sure you are never missing that ocean view! A short walk down the driveway and you are on one of the most beautiful West Coast beaches.

Guest access

The driveway is reasonably steep, the parking area is confined but flat and next to the cabin. You will need to reverse back down the driveway, or ask your host to help. You can walk up and down the driveway with moderate fitness.

Interaction with guests

Jed will take you to your cabin and show you around. Point out all you need to know and can help with local info. Jed stays next door at the Glassworks and is happy to drop off frozen slickers for your ice box each day if required.

Other things to note

Water: We have unfiltered, untreated spring water that we are very happy to drink. There is no farm land etc between the spring and the tap so the water should be very pure. It sometimes has a bit of natural sediment if there has been a lot of rain, let it sit for a while if this bothers you. If you are worried, you can bring drinking water with you, or boil the tap water on the gas burner. Hot water is provided by a gas califont to the kitchen sink and the outdoor shower.

Power: We are running on a small solar set-up. Solar lights and Dynamo lanterns are provided, Jed will show you where to charge them during the day.
Cooking is done on a BBQ with a side burner. Its fully equipped with pots & pans, cutlery & crockery, chopping boards and sharp knives, coffee plunger, garlic crusher, potato peeler & masher etc... Chilly Bins and Ice Packs available.

Extra beds: There is a single futon bed and a small camping area available on the front lawn. There is a surcharge of $30 for each extra person, per night. There may also be a sleep out available for extra guests upon request.

Sandflies: As with any West Coast adventure and you have probably already come across these glam-pires. Most annoying at dusk, then they go to bed. Some people react to their bite, it is advised you try not to scratch and the itch will go away. Kawa kawa leaves rubbed on a bite will also relieve the itch. We have become used to putting on long sleeves, long pants and socks at dusk each day.

Surfing: Fox River is a left hand point break on a mostly sandy beach off the rocks at the Fox River mouth. The wave breaks over the rocks at the southern end of the beach, then peels across the beach. Its a long, wally wave with several sections to play with. You can go through the cave across the river in the side of the point and come out the end of the point to paddle out behind the rocks. Good for surfers of all levels. River mouths often have strong currents and rips, so watch out. Wave Type: Left point, Wave Size Min: 1.5ft,
Wave Shape: Wally/Powerful/Long, Optimal Swell Direction: SW, Optimal Wind Direction: E, Tide: Low/Mid, Beach Type: Sand/Stones/Rock, Skill Level: Beginner.


The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $30 NZD / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 45%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Please leave it as you found it, respect the environment you are in - we encourage only eco friendly products should be used or use the ones provided. No pets allowed, due to native wildlife - Wekas, possums and penguins. Outside smokers ok. Take care using the fire pit and candles.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Fanny User Profile
June 2017
The place is just amazing ! Jed is a perfect host and he always wanted that our trip be perfect ! The view is extraordinary and the sound of the waves is perfect on the terasse with a beer... Thank you for all you did for us ! Everyone need to come in beautiful place !

Mariana User Profile
June 2017
It's a beautiful place! Amazing views and perfect to relax and disconnect from everything.

Sherilyn User Profile
April 2017
A unique opportunity to be immersed in the West Coast, privately located in the bush above the sea and under the stars. Gorgeous little grotto bathroom, fire-pit for the marshmallows and off the grid.

Freya User Profile
April 2017
Fabulous location! Just had a wonderful EASTER, off grid and so peaceful with the most amazing west coast warm weather! Sva's place is tidy, clean & embedded in beautiful nature. Definitely recommend! The sound of the ocean day and night meant we slept very soundly!

Stefan User Profile
April 2017
Awesome place! Jed knows how to turn a beautiful place into paradise. Thanks for everything

Heidi User Profile
March 2017
Awesome secluded tranquil Bach!

Reiko User Profile
March 2017
This is a really special little spot - falling asleep to the roar of the sea and looking up at the brightest stars was a highlight of our trip to New Zealand. It's a humble but characterful and well-equipped little hut. Thanks to Jed for coming to help us get settled even though we arrived quite late at night.

West Coast, New Zealand · Joined in January 2016
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