Rustic dorm room with 4 alcoves. A double bed, two with 2 singles and one with 1 single nearest shower and looGenerous deck to catch the sun, private room (door closed) and open door leads to kitchen dining area. Down the steps and over to the swimming pool on hot days!
The Old Coach House. Rustic & rural
9 guests
2 bedrooms
7 beds
1 bath
9 guests
2 bedrooms
7 beds
1 bath
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
9 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Rustic harness decor in dorm (sleeps up to 7) with shower and loo leads into fully equipped kitchen & dining with WiFi, tv/dvd, cosy firebox and summer swimming pool access. Separate private double room. More info at (URL HIDDEN)

The space

The Old Coach House located at The Staging Post is rustic and full of character, a bit like your hosts Linda and Mike. We aim to make you as comfortable as possible and recognise we're not the Hilton Hotel so bring a sense of humour and call us with any question. We do restrict rentals to a minimum of 2 nights during summer and weekly bookings during school holidays.

Guest access

You'll be able to access short walking tracks in the Staging Post area as well as our swimming pool or the stage area if you're looking for some peace and quiet. We are a rural retreat located just 45 minutes from Kaikoura and 55 minutes from Hanmer Springs, and the Waipara wine district is about 45 minutes south.

Interaction with guests

We'll pop in every day (trying not to disturb you, so when you go out on a day trip, or around 10 - 11am daily) to check the bathroom and kitchen area supplies and ensure all is safe and well (hot plates off, tv off if you're out etc). Having lived and worked in the area for over 30 years we're able to let you know about other local attractions that make ideal half day and day trips, or the best place to hide and read a book, or even lend you a spare yoga mat.

Other things to note

We have clean drinking water that is UV treated and filtered.


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $30 NZD
Weekly Discount: 20%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 5 single beds

House Rules

The Staging Post is a rural retreat with plenty of bird call sounds at dawn and dusk. This atmosphere is enjoyed best with a quiet drink in the early evening. Loud parties, loud music and loud people are not encouraged (though loud laughter is as welcome as local bird calls). We only allow pets if the owners have contacted us first and read the "pooch policy" at (URL HIDDEN) carefully and will not allow any dog owners to stay without having read and complied with those conditions at least 2 weeks prior to their arrival. We'd prefer it if you didn't smoke at all, and smoking inside never allowed.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and other pet(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

2 Reviews

Joey User Profile
March 2016
We had a lovely time at the Staging Post last Easter weekend. We were a group of 3 families and booked for the Old Coach House and a tent. The Old Coach House easily accomodated 9 people without feeling over crowded. The house was clean and tidy. Spending autumn nights, it was surprisingly warm and cozy. Mike and Linda were amazing hosts, showed us around the place and told us where to go around the area. Linda even printed us a copy of the map to one of the walks! It was an absolute delight! Thank you Mike and Linda!

Matt User Profile
December 2015
A lovely little rural hideaway Very attentive hosts Unique decor Great for any group size

This host has 14 reviews for other properties.

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Christchurch, New ZealandJoined in October 2015
Linda At The Staging Post User Profile

The Staging Post is a rustic rural retreat and your host Linda, a foodie and an artist, enjoys sharing this little piece of paradise with local and overseas visitors on a regular and relaxed basis. Note the "rustic" part - you'll need a sense of humour at times! Linda has a website for The Staging Post Rural Retreat in North Canterbury where you can find out more about us and the local area.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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