36 Schoolhouse Bay Road is the perfect family getaway holiday home, fully equipped to keep adults and children happy for long or short stays. The children will love the jungle gym, the ½ acre securely fenced section and when they can finally be persuaded to go to bed, the bunkroom will let them recharge for the next day’s adventures, for those with smaller children, a portable cot and highchair are provided. For the adults the house is simply and tastefully furnished with everything you need for a peaceful break away from the stresses of modern life. Schoolhouse Bay has good access from the mainland with the public ferry jetty only a few minutes’ walk from the house, and to make it even easier you can use the owners 4x4 to move your belongings and family between the house and the jetty. The house has 4 good sized bedrooms, one of which can be used as a second lounge or children’s play area, 2 bathrooms and a large lounge/dining area, expansive deck with BBQ and ample seating. With easy access to the numerous walking tracks around the island you can visit the historic Mansion house with its superb cafe, explore the fascinating copper mining heritage of the island, paddle around Schoolhouse Bay in the kayaks and dinghy provided or simply sit and listen to the birdsong from the deck or garden with a drink close to hand. All you need to bring is food, drink and the desire to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life for a while. The Bunkroom is set up as a children's room therefore a maximum of 6 adults are able to stay at the holiday house.
On rain water tank - please use water carefully
Smoking allowed away from house only - remove all butts
Children must be supervised on jungle gym
All rubbish and recycling to be taken off the island
No outside fires except BBQ
Families and couples prefered
Bunkroom is set up as a children's room therefore a maximum of 6 adults are able to stay at the holiday house.
Due to water conservation, linen not normally provided, linen can be provided for overseas guests at additional cost.
Extras: Cleaning (Optional, NZ$70.00 per stay); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels)
The check in and departure times are set to align with the ferry schedule and allows enough time for our caretaker to clean and prepare the house between guests, however if there are no guests immediately before or after your stay you may be able to arrange other times.
There is an additional fee of $70 which will either cover the cost of our caretaker cleaning the house or act as a bond if you choose to clean yourself. The bond will be refunded after your stay after the house has been checked.