Sam Gascoigne

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
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Sam Gascoigne

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'MOUNTAINS BY THE SEA'

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Overview

Kaikoura House Rental Photos and Description

Fully furnished family home including all amenities

Enjoy fantastic views every aspect on this elevated property. A fully furnished family home including all amenities to make your stay a relaxed and comfortable one. This house was my grandparents and I spent my summers enjoying the beach, going fishing and walking on the reef looking in rock pools. Enjoy all rooms fully made up for your arrival at this peaceful getaway.

With three large bedrooms, sun drenched breakfast nook, dining room and huge lounge there is plenty of room for the kids to run around and enjoy themselves. A triple tiered front lawn with plenty of room to enjoy and has apple and peach trees and passionfruit vines abound out the back means that in season there is plenty of fresh organic fruit to be had.

From waking in the morning to the sound of waves crashing on the beach below, to leisurely meals at the sun-filled breakfast table enjoying the views of the mountains and the bay. The Seahorse will remind you of childhood beach holidays with a familiar and inviting space and plenty of time to unwind.

A 1 minute walk across the road to the beach below, a 5 minute walk to the historical Pier Hotel and only 20 minutes walk to see the seals at the 'point'. The main Kaikoura shops are a 20 minute walk away or take the slow way and walk along the beach in 30 minutes. This of course can also be accomplished in a short five minute drive.

It is an accessible two hour drive to Christchurch International Airport. It is located within a comfortable day trip to the outstanding vineyards of Marlborough, the relaxing hot springs at Hanmar Springs and during the ski season at Mt Lyford.

With a population of approximately 3,900 residents, the Kaikoura township is located on a rocky peninsula, protruding from lush farmland beneath the mountains. In the waters off the peninsula, a complex marine system provides an abundantly rich habitat for marine mammals and seabirds making it an ideal place for getting 'close to nature'.

A town with it's own fasinating history, archaeological remains indicate that Moa Hunters inhabited the peninsula 900 years ago. In Maori legend, Maui placed his foot on the Kaikoura peninsula to steady himself while he 'fished-up' the North Island. The Maori name Kaikoura translates to 'meal of crayfish' (Kai - food, koura - crayfish), and it is crayfish for which the region has traditionally been famous. The area's abundant food sources attracted Maori settlement, and the remains of several pa sites can still seen on the peninsula to this day.

Today, the emphasis in Kaikoura is the conservation of marine life, working with a sustainable tourist industry which allows visitors from all over the world to appreciate life in the ocean. In 1978, the Marine Mammal Protection Act was finally passed, providing total protection to New Zealand' s whales, dolphins and seals. Kaikoura lies within the Southern Hemisphere Whale Sanctuary.

... abundant on the Kaikoura Peninsula & coastline

Several different species of whale can be seen off Kaikoura at different times of the year, but almost always the huge Sperm Whales. Flukes lifting clear at the start of the deep dive, adolescent male Sperm Whales enjoy the rich diet of the Kaikoura waters while building up their strength to move to the mating grounds of the warm north. Regularly diving to depths of one kilometre, Sperm Whales have been known to dive to 3 kilometres, holding their breath for up to two hours - perhaps gulping down a few groper or wrestling with a giant squid.

The clean sharp fin of the Orca is often sighted in Kaikoura, and schools of Pilot Whales are occasional visitors. And everywhere the fun loving Dusky Dolphin. Fur seals, once almost hunted to extinction are now plentiful here, resting on warm rocks after a nights fishing. Seabirds, also enjoying the rich sea harvest, are abundant.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Sam Gascoigne (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay here. The house was clean and very comfortable. Spacious and plenty of parking. Our view was lovely. We would stay here again. Thank You Sam.
Jan 2014
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
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Reviews

Reviews

'Mountains by the Sea'
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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'Mountains by the Sea'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p956228
+61 -(0)409 169 678
Kaikoura Canterbury
5

Great property and location!

  • 5 of 5
Had a wonderful time with my family at this fantastic property. Highly recommend it to others.
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
208 Kilometres
Christchurch
Nearest Barpub
650 Metres
The Pier Hotel
Nearest Ferry
130 Kilometres
Blenheim
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Kaikoura Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Kaikoura
Nearest Motorway
1.8 Kilometres
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
650 Metres
The Pier Hotel
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Beach
Car: not necessary

Amazing views from all rooms on this elevated property. Fully furnished family home including all amenities to make your stay a relaxed and comfortable one. All rooms fully made up for your arrival at this peaceful getaway. From waking in the morning to the sound of waves crashing on the beach below, to sitting at the sun-filled breakfast table enjoying the views of the mountains and the bay. A 1 minute walk across the road to the beach below, a 5 minute walk to the historical Pier Hotel and only 20 minutes walk to see the seals at the 'point'.

It is an easy 2 hour drive from Christchurch International Airport. It is central to a comfortable day trip to the outstanding vineyards of Marlborough, the hot pools at Hanmer Springs or in the winter skiing at Mt Lyford.

With resident whales off the coast as well as other migratory whales passing through several pods of dolphins. a family of blue penguins, nesting albatrosses and the baby seal nursery, if you like sea life then Kaikoura is the spot for you!

Photos

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

Kaikoura House Rental Rates

Notes

  • Additional Rates
  • Base rate $150 per couple, per night. (Exclusive use)
    $20 per extra person, per night
    $50 Tariff for stays of only 1 night
    $750 flat rate for entire week
    A housekeeper and linen are included in the rates
    Port-a-cot available free of charge
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Amenities

Amenities

Kaikoura House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Carport
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Cot available on request. Linen provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Smoking outside only. Brand new BBQ ready to be fired up for summer fun! In the summer and autumn there are apples, passionfruit and peaches in the garden that are delicious and ready to eaten!

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