The new sofa bed, and 2 underlays, wonderful sheets and blankets for your comfort.The view from the patio, amazing.
Room With a View Kaikoura
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Your private apartment and balcony. These photos here are YOUR spectacular view overlooking the ocean, mountain range and town. The food included is extensive, kitchenette is fully furnished; fruit, bread, milk, juice, eggs, condiments, snacks, rice maker, noodle bowls. This is all included in the price. Free WiFi. I included everything I can think of. It is like you are house-sitting with free food. Great for up to 4 people. You will love this place!

The space

The balcony has the most amazing view of the ocean and the mountains. Kitchenette is fully furnished (pots, pans, oils, spices, condiments), it is perfect if you want to prepare your own meals or have take-away food. Great for a romantic setting or a family. The large claw-foot bathtub has hot running water, and a gate to pull over for privacy.

Guest access

There is only one apartment so you have it all to yourself. Please know the photos don't show how open this place is, and the balcony has full window from the main lounge/ everything room. The balcony and grounds are all for just you. You will have free WiFi, your own balcony, kitchenette, TV, cable SKY.

Interaction with guests

I will see you when you check in and explain the features of my apartment including the full cooking facilities. I will also tell you about restaurants and the food market. I am next door if you have any questions or need anything. You will have your privacy to take a bath on the deck and relax.


Extra people $20 NZD / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price $290 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 1 air mattress

House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

- Smoking is allowed outside, pets ok upon approval, parties approved upon discussion.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

11 Reviews

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Srivats User Profile
June 2017
Had a very pleasant stay at Carol's. Convenient location with a killer view. Carol is very helpful and had very thoughtfully stocked up the place with everything we needed. Our kids had a lot of fun in the balcony bathtub. Very close to whale watching terminal. Highly recommend this place. Thank you Carol for starting our vacation on a great note!

Andrew User Profile
June 2017
Carol was a wonderful host. This is the place to stay. The view was absolutely stunning. I recommend this place to anyone. The extra snacks and care she took really makes a difference. She really cares about her guests. I can't recommend this place enough.

Tim User Profile
March 2017
I can't imagine a better place to stay in Kaikoura. The view from Carol's place is stunning. The place is clean and extremely well stocked with snacks and most traveling basics. Would highly recommend.

Lesley User Profile
March 2017
Fantastic view. Studio accommodation.

Emily User Profile
March 2017
Highly recommend Room with a view. Clean and with generously supplied amenities and food. The view and bathtub on the deck were amazing. Can't wait to have an opportunity to come back!

Beatriz User Profile
January 2017
Cute place, beautiful view and a excellent host!

Jennifer User Profile
January 2017
We loved Carol's place! We were only in Kaikoura for one night, but we would have loved to stay there longer. First, let me say that Carol is an extremely generous person! Due to road closures, we were going to be arriving later than planned, and she offered to go buy us some food so that we would have some waiting for us. The rental is stocked with ANYTHING that you might need during your stay. She had coffees, teas, snacks, fruit, eggs, milk, bread, spreads, etc. In the bathroom, she had just about every toiletry imaginable as well as plentiful towels and a hair dryer. We wanted for nothing, which was extremely helpful for us given our short stay and delays. We ended up just getting to enjoy our time there without having to worry about a thing. She also gave us a personal NZ gift and let us take one of the books that was in the rental. She even gave us a gift for our next Airbnb host. See what I mean? Generous! We loved the outdoor bathtub and the view. The shower was hot and with good pressure. The bed was SO comfortable, and it was the only king size bed we had for our entire 2.5 week run in NZ (8 Airbnb's!). We were sad to leave it. We had our own personal parking. Check-in was super easy, and she allowed us our privacy but still came over to chit chat with us before we left. Check-out was flexible. Internet and TV worked perfectly. The drive from her place to the city centre was 5 minutes or less, so it was extremely convenient for getting into town to grab food or go on a tour (we highly recommend the dolphin encounter with a dolphin swim). Kaikoura is a lovely place, and Carol is just as lovely. You will not regret booking here in the slightest.

New ZealandJoined in August 2016
Carol User Profile

I am an American who has lived in New Zealand for 20 years. My accommodation started as a side project that has become among the top accommodations in my nice little town of 3,500 people. I have traveled both in New Zealand and in the USA, and there have been times I have found I wish I had brought something else with me. One thing is if you want to cook and you don't want to have to buy a whole jar of sauce or something. Well, I think my place will have everything you need. And I am next door, so if you need something I probably have it. By the time you leave, even if it is just one night, I think you will feel like you enjoyed a very special place and want to come back. Many guests tell me they wish they could have stayed longer. The best part of my apartment is that you can have everyone piled in, and there is enough room to be together without being stuck in a small motel room, or having to rent 2 hotel rooms. I can offer you different types of juice, milk, fruit. Just tell me your preference and I'll see what I can do. And the view is just magical. Your hostess...Carol

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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