|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Now with unlimited WiFi.
Experience staying in Oamaru's smallest, cutest house, with a beautiful backyard garden, an interior to treat the artist's eye, and expansive views across sea and sky to lift the soul.
Remember simple pleasures? Watch the sun rise out of the sea from your bed, lounge in the bath, read a book for hours, picnic on the lookout, or let the open views inspire you to paint, write, or take up meteorology. Walk down to the movies (10 min), then sit on the tiny front deck watching the twinkling lights of town. A new TV has satellite Freeview, plus DVD.
Explore unique historic Oamaru, with its unbroken streetscapes of both the grand and the workaday architecture of the 1800s, all built in the local whitestone, and much of it looking as if it had been transported from Ancient Greece. In the old harbourside area, artists and traditional craftspeople have set up shop in the former warehouses. Many of them wear period costumes.
Oamaru has a good network of walking trails. The skyline trail follows the ridge above the bach across farmland. Towards town includes the old and beautifully kept public gardens. Then past town to volcanic Cape Wanbrow, overlooking the harbour. Blue Penguins (the world's smallest) and Yellow Eyed Penguins (one of the world's rarest) can both be seen around the cape.
The district is one of stunning natural beauty, with lush rolling farmland, empty surf beaches, and snowy ridges inland. Spend a day on the self-guided Fossil Trail exploring ancient marine landscapes, (including the famous Moeraki Boulders), or in the beautiful Waitaki River valley. You could do something different every day for weeks - my personal favourites are detailed in the visitor information in the bach.
Because I feel that The Paintbox is so suited for retreats, either creative or spiritual, I offer cheap long-term rates in winter. The bach is very easy to heat and power is included.
Usual arrival time is after 4pm and departure before 11am. This allows the caretaking staff to keep the standards high. Please ask if you need an exception to this.
A minimum 2 night stay applies all year, thank you.
Extras: Cleaning (Optional, NZ$30.00 per stay); Linen (Optional, NZ$12.00 per person);
20 min walk to historic town area, or retreat and take your holiday in the bach.
Another wonderful stay in this very special bach with its view of the ocean and welcoming vibe. If you need to relax and enjoy the simple life this bach is for you.
If you want a unique and tranquil holiday experience at any time of the year, complete with all the comforts, wifi, TV and a place to take your beloved pet, look no further than the Paintbox, Oamaru.
This was my second time staying at the Paintbox, again I had a lovely, relaxing time. The weather wasn?t great, but I enjoyed lots of reading, looking out at the wonderful view, and a few soaks in the tub. I will definitely be back for another stay :)
A very cosy wee cottage .. with an awesome view and garden..
Ayla offers a lovely little place, full of kiwiana, just perfect for a laid back stay in Oamaru. Happy to recommend to anyone
The Paintbox is in a lovely location with amazing views over Oamaru and the sea. Would have appreciated fewer knick knacks and more usable space for the guests. Enjoyed our stay.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jan 18 2017 - Jan 18 2018
2 night minimum stay