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About this listing

My place is close to all restaurants and cafe's in the beautiful town of Kaikoura, 200 mtrs from the sea and walkable distance to the seal colony, peninsular walk, cafes. The apartment may not have a view of sea and mountains but being close to everything (including tennis court and movie theatre) is a big advantage.. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers. ////We had a large earthquake on 14th Nov. SH1 North will be closed for months. SH1 south is open.


Extra people: $15 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $15 NZD


The space

It is a large self-contained bedsit with one double and 1 single bed. Prefer couples or a single person or couple with one child. You will have Netflix but no tv at present.

Guest access

Guests can access house if asking for something or invited.

Interaction with guests

We will be available to help with information about the town and services if able. Sometimes we may wish to socialize.

The neighbourhood

We live on a back section and a short walk to Dolphin Encounter where you can have a boat trip to see dolphins and birds (albatross). It also has a cafe which is a favorite of locals. Picture theatre (closed since earthquake), cafes and information centre all walking distance - 1 1/4 kms.

Getting around

You can park beside the apartment or walk to bus stops. We are also prepared to pick up or drop off to bus.

Other things to note

Kaikoura is very popular in summer months. Whale watching boats are very busy and also Dolphin and bird watching trips. Diving with the seals trip is also a must. Mountain biking and tramping the local mountains. Fishing trips are also popular. Plenty to do.
///// Please note - due to earthquake, Whalewatch has only 3 trips a day because of the seabed being raised and the port not operational for the larger boats yet. Dolphin Encounter has 3 trips operating. You can take flights to see the whales and earthquake damage up the coastline.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM



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

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

40 Reviews

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Hanna User Profile
April 2017
This is a perfect place to stay in Kaikoura. Very good location, very nice and clean and comfy with everything you need. Even lots of toys and baby cot, super for our 8 months baby. So welcoming, warm, easygoing and friendly hosts!

Rodolfo User Profile
March 2017
A comfortable, spacious studio close to shore. And it is a reasonable and pleasant walk to the center of Kaikoura. It had everything you would need including breakfast supplies, a washer and a drier. If you want to visit the area this place is very recommendable.

Kanako User Profile
March 2017
They're very kind and the room was also nice! We really enjoyed staying their place.

Katharina User Profile
March 2017
Things are a little outdated but the space is cozy, spacious and clean. The kitchen was well equipped so that I had everything I need. I'd recommend this place when in Kaikoura.

怀智 User Profile
March 2017
Lovely place to stay in Kaikoura! The hosts are so friendly and offered a lot of helps to our trip in Kaikoura

Huaxian User Profile
March 2017
The host are so nice and their house full of flowers and fruits. We can easily find everything we need. If the weather good, it's good choice to do star observation in the garden at night.

Peter User Profile
March 2017
Marilyn and Ken were very hospitable and communicated well with us prior to arrival and during our stay. The bed was comfortable and we appreciated use of the washing machine after finishing a week of tramping. Peter

Kaikoura, New Zealand · Joined in October 2016
Marilyn User Profile

We have retired here in beautiful Kaikoura after owning an orchard in Central Otago. We have five married children spread from Auckland, Otago and Australia. We are quiet living people with a desire to share our self contained flat with others since the family isn't here very often. I enjoy gardening, art and playing croquet. Husband does skindiving (although not so much these days), was a pilot for a living for 15 years, and gardening and we have shared many trips on our Goldwing motorcycle. We only travel to Australia to see family and have a camper van as we love our own country. Husband Ken has 6 siblings here in Kaikoura so we have many family get togethers. His brother does "Diving with the seals" here in Kaikoura as a family. Look forward to hosting you.

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