Rutherford Carriage House
Hosted by Vanessa & Ralph
Vanessa & Ralph is the host.Vanessa & Ralph is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
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The space

Romantic getaway for 2 in a fully furnished and self-contained waterfront suite.

This new studio Carriage House has a king-sized bed, full kitchen, full bathroom and full laundry facilities making it possible to get away and have everything you need for a night, a weekend or longer.

The views and water access are stunning. Public beach access and the local pier are steps away. Historic Halfmoon Bay General Store is a 5 minute walk down the road, serving ice cream and sandwiches, video rentals, liquor agency and grocery items.

Beautiful walking and mountain bike trails are minutes away and watersports include kayaking, swimming, fishing, crabbing, prawning and boating. Please ask us for details on local businesses that accommodate these.

Come and relax and enjoy the peaceful views, ocean air and friendly neighbourhood for a waterfront escape!

Reminder that we do not have cable tv, but do have a TV and DVD player for movies or to hook your computer up to. And the little store down the road rents movies too.

Guest access

Reminder that we do not have cable tv, but do have a TV and DVD player for movies or to hook your computer up to. And the little store down the road rents movies too.

Interaction with guests

We are usually home right next door, but try to provide as much privacy as possible for our guests.

Other things to note

Reminder that we do not have cable tv, but do have a TV and DVD player for movies or to hook your computer up to. And the little store down the road rents movies too. There is free internet access.


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $88 NZD
Security Deposit $234 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $175 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 king bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

Please no smoking. Local by-laws require quiet hours after 10pm.

Please don't start laundry for us when you leave as sometimes we cannot get to it right away and it sits in the machine wet, which is not good :). If you could strip bed, we'd really appreciate it, but no expectation to do so. Please put dishwasher on if dirty dishes inside it :)

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Pet(s) live on property


2 nights minimum stay

161 Reviews

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Tracey User Profile
March 2017
I had a lovely stay at Vanessa and Ralph's waterside studio. All you could need for a break away to peace and quiet. Quick response to requests and had some great conversations with Vanessa (Ralph was working). General store (open until 9pm) and Cafe (open until 3) are minutes walk away. And an ideal location for travelling in either direction for ferries. If sitting with a glass in your hand on the deck watching the waves gently lap up the shore beneath you sounds like you, then I can highly reccomend a stay here! Comfy home away from home.

Donald User Profile
July 2016
We enjoyed our stay at Half Moon Bay very much, It was located in a very nice quiet area overlooking the bay, The house was excellent for two people , very clean & comfortable. The amenities were A+++++ everything provided by the host to make our stay worry free. A perfect location for a relaxing holiday.

Hayley User Profile
June 2015
We had a magical time at the Rutherford Carriage House - what fantastic accommodation! Great value ocean front self contained suite, with all the amenities including washer/dryer and air con. There is private driveway parking to this fresh spacious accommodation, complete with BBQ on the deck. Beach access a stones throw away and historic general store & cafe just a few minutes walk away. Vanessa and Ralph are perfect hosts and I can only say great things. I can't recommend this place enough, book and experience the magic of Halfmoon Bay yourselves!

Jody User Profile
September 2017
We had a nice relaxing week staying at Vanessa & Ralph's place, and would highly recommend it. It's in a great location from which to explore the rest of the Sunshine Coast - we enjoyed many of the nearby hiking trails and beaches. It is set well off the highway, so is very peaceful with beautiful sunsets. And the cafe and general store nearby are very handy. The house is fully equipped, so we prepared most of our own meals and enjoyed them on the patio overlooking the water.

Patrick User Profile
September 2017
This place was awesome! Right over top of the ocean, protected from the wind, cozy but roomy, and very private. We loved it for our romantic getaway! There is a public wharf attached to the property that you can go crabbing off of, and a cafe with good food and coffee nearby too.

Jamie User Profile
September 2017
We had to cancel the day of our check in and we found our hosts extremely understanding as well as our communication with them was excellent. Would love to experience the rest of what they have to offer in the future.

Kimberly User Profile
September 2017
Loved this place. Would stay again. Calm, quiet and beautiful views. Place was very clean and organised. Has a private parking spot. Overall made our mini-vaca very relaxing.

Halfmoon Bay, CanadaJoined in January 2013
Vanessa & Ralph User ProfileVanessa & Ralph is a superhost.

We have set up this B&B next to our house and look forward to having guests come to enjoy the beautiful Sunshine Coast!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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