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No.3 Pilot's House on the Aramoana Spit

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Bach or holiday home, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 5)

Historic Pilot's Cottage nestled in the dunes of Aramoana Spit between the ocean beach and the tidal flats.

Experience wide ever-changing skies and a landscape where the tides and the sealions rule.

Collect cockles and mussels at low tide. Enjoy being stranded at high tide.

Watch albatrosses, godwits, herons, and yellow-eyed penguins coming in at dusk.

Fish from The Mole, kayak to Te Ngaru and surf at Lion's Rock. Wave at the cruise ships going by, then come inside and hole up by the open fire.

Only 15 mins from the shops and cafes of Port Chalmers and 30 mins from Dunedin.

Safe upon the solid rock the ugly houses stand:

Come and see my shining palace built upon the sand!

Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Special conditions:

Longer and shorter stays negotiable.

Bookings for January 2018 minimum of 4 days

Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;

More Details

Owner
madeld985
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
August 3, 2018

Amenities

Aramoana House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 child bed , 1 child bed
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(97 traveler reviews)

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No.3 Pilot's House on the Aramoana Spit
average rating of 4.6907215 based on 97 reviews
4

We so enjoyed our stay at The Sand House.

  • 4 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay at The Sand House. It has so much character, and obviously the location is stunning! We particularly appreciated the open fire and all the spare blankets - good to warm up on a rainy weekend!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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5

What a great place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to relax! We wanted a low key and fun vacation spot and we found it! Just wish we could have stayed longer! Thank you for a great holiday!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We just adored staying there , even if there was a storm , lots of hail and wind .

  • 5 of 5

We just adored staying there , even if there was a storm , lots of hail and wind .

The house was very clean , lots of firewood , fresh flowers and we felt at home .

We enjoyed some lovely walks on the beach , even with the hail showers , saw some seals and sea lions .

Staying at the sand house is definitely a unique and wonderful experience .

Thank you very much for letting others enjoy your special family home .

Hope to come back in the summer .

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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5

We just adored staying there , even if there was a storm , lots of hail and wind .

  • 5 of 5

We just adored staying there , even if there was a storm , lots of hail and wind .

The house was very clean , lots of firewood , fresh flowers and we felt at home .

We enjoyed some lovely walks on the beach , even with the hail showers , saw some seals and sea lions .

Staying at the sand house is definitely a unique and wonderful experience .

Thank you very much for letting others enjoy your special family home .

Hope to come back in the summer .

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous house, amazing location.

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous house, amazing location. We enjoyed the open fires, charming decor, incredible location and abundant wildlife.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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5

The house is a quintessential kiwi bach, with mismatched crockery, open fires, wooden floors, and wo

  • 5 of 5

The house is a quintessential kiwi bach, with mismatched crockery, open fires, wooden floors, and wonderful quirky art. It is private, just the perfect spot to recharge. We were blown away by the beautiful beach beside the house and there are so many places to explore. It is a hidden gem in a part of NZ that we knew nothing about. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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