Outdoor seating areaLarge living space with kitchen and two bedrooms
Barnacle Bills Cosy Cottage with Ocean View

Entire home/apt

5 guests

2 bedrooms

4 Beds

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About this listing

This cosy cottage is situated atop Kaikoura Peninsula and has everything you would need for an enjoyable stay. Self-contained with a kitchen, bathroom, living room, and two bedrooms, this cottage comfortably houses five people.

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $40 NZD / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit: $150 NZD
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The space

Welcome to The Cottage at Barnacle Bills. This 2 bedroom 1.5 bath has everything you could need for your stay in Kaikoura. From the accommodation you can see views of the mountains and ocean. We offer complimentary tea and coffee, sugar and milk on arrival. We are not a B&B and do not provide breakfast. However, the kitchen is stocked with things you would need for cooking. A large fridge, freezer, kettle, pots, pans, and cooking equipment are all available in the Cottage.

Guest access

Guests have access to The Cottage and can borrow DVDs from the office. There is plenty of outdoor space for enjoying a glass of wine in the sunshine while taking in the gorgeous gardens and ocean.

Interaction with guests

Liz lives in the main house and is here to show guests around the accommodation. She is available if guests have any questions or need help.

The neighbourhood

We are located on top of Kaikoura Peninsula. Only a five minute walk to Kaikoura Lookout to see stunning views of both the north and south side of the Peninsula. There are many paths for walking to explore the area. Nearby is Kaikoura Township. Some local attractions include Whalewatch, Dolphin Encounters, the seal colony, bird watching, Kaikoura Kayaks, and much more. Kaikoura is renowned for our crayfish and delicious seafood.

Getting around

There are lots of opportunities for walking in Kaikoura including paths that lead down to the beach on the north or south side. It's a 20 minute walk into town or a 5 minute drive.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Signs are posted around the Cottage. Please follow the instructions on the signs. Loss of key will result in a fine of $30.



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

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

62 Reviews

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Kay User Profile
June 2017
Elizabeth's place was far better then we had expected. The place was very spacious and warm and the room had this great wooden bench that my daughter and I could both fit our suitcases on. It was a great proximity to both the dolphin encounter and this great sunset lookout spot across all of kaikoura! She gave great restaurant recommendations and gave us fun things to do outside of the dolphin encounter. We had the most amazing steak and lamb at The Green Dolphin and the most amazing gluten free seafood chowder at the Pier Hotel! We also had some great seafood at this bbq stand on the way to walk the Peninsula. We highly recommend you take the time to walk the peninsula. It had amazing views! Overall an amazing experience, kaikoura exceeded our expectations. Will definitely come again and stay at this great place!

Jane User Profile
May 2017
We had a wonderful stay here! Very clean, cozy and Elizabeth was great to communicate with. Highly recommend!

Sanio User Profile
May 2017
Very cozy, very clean, nice location and helpful host:DD

Margy User Profile
April 2017
When I first arrived at Liz's Barnacle Bills I immediately wanted to stay here for a month. Ever single thing about this place is exceptional: the view, the cleanliness, every utensil is provided, the amount of space, the phenomenal bedding, the multiple sources of heating, the darkening curtains, the front porch w multiple seating overlooking the exquisite view, the option for a large family to stay here, the multiple grilling options, an entire area for cleaning freshly caught fish, TV and radio, hiking near by, the free laundry, and to top it off the garden is one of a master gardener! Liz picked me up from the bus station and took me grocery shopping and showed me around Kaikoura. She dropped me off for my whale watching tour and another day she took me back to get more groceries! Liz is the most gracious and generous host I have experienced. This place is a rare find on airbnb for all of these factors. It will remain the highlight of my trip to New Zealand.

Quan User Profile
April 2017
Thanks to Elizabeth, my family and I had a nice stay in Kaikoura. It's a very big house with much space, so we really enjoyed cooking there. Elizabeth is very nice and showed us everything that we may need. It was a great experience with my family there.

Lorraine User Profile
March 2017
Kaikoura is a place that I will visit again and again and again. this house has the best location to see sunrise and sunset. 20 minutes walk to both side beach. Elizabeth is so kind and warm hearted. I want to move my home here!

Kate User Profile
March 2017
A super homely place to base yourself in Kaikoura. Liz is a fantastic host. Please visit this fascinating area.

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Kaikoura, New Zealand · Joined in November 2015
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