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Wakatu (wait a while) Cottage

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

Description

Kaikoura House Rental Photos and Description

Bach or holiday home, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 6)

Wakatu (wait a while) Cottage - in the heart of South Bay, a comfortable house reminding you of your granny's. Tranquil - watch the walkers and boatees go by from the front verandah, entertain on the sunny deck out back. This is a great place to recharge the batteries.

One minute stroll down the reserve path adjacent to the harbour to see where the penguins are nesting or check out the fishing boats and whale/dolphin watching operations, potter round the rock pools or go for a swim. Adults sit in comfort as your children delight in the mermaid's pool.

Step out to the Peninsula walks, up to the views and back or take the challenge of the loop round the Peninsula, into town and back over the reserve walkway to South bay.

Launch your boat ahead of all the others first thing in the morning - no inside parking but plenty of room on the grass verge. Or snorkel at low tide - clean your catch in the sink/fish cleaning area outside.

Safe for all aged children - have the young children sleep inside the house, or set up the older children in the sleepout, safe but fun to be independent.

View the penguin activity around the Coast Guard - tours at dusk. But if you have a dog, make sure its on leash in that area.

Special conditions:

We request a bond of $100 which is returned to you when the next renters report the property clean and tidy. This system works very well so you can be confident the house will be clean and tidy when you arrive - we have only withheld part of a bond once in 10 years.

Smoking allowed outside only, please pick up buts.

Pets welcome if sleep in their own beds/kennels, please pick up any doggie doos

NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave; Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Property Manager
Bookabach
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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 2 days
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016

What makes this house unique

Stroll down the reserve path to explore the harbour, stride up the cliff tops for stunning views

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

Wakatu (wait a while) Cottage
average rating of 4.367347 based on 49 reviews
4

Lovely old cottage took us back down memory lane.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely old cottage took us back down memory lane. Very homely,

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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4

Nice property, good location.

  • 4 of 5

Nice property, good location.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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3

Well equipped house.

  • 3 of 5

Well equipped house.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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Wakatu is a comfortable bach.

  • 1 of 5

Wakatu is a comfortable bach. Well fenced for the dog and has all adequate requirements for an enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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Loved our stay - thanks!

  • 4 of 5

Loved our stay - thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

Lovely place with real character and value for money.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place with real character and value for money. Everything you need plus really good water pressure for shower. Will be back at Christmas!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Rates & Availability

Kaikoura House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
New Zealand Dollar
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low season tariff
Dec 8 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$115
 
 
Mid rate/School holidays
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
$107
From
$122
 
 
Peak season
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
From
$132
 
 
Summer season tariff
Feb 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$118
From
$132
 
 
Low season tariff
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$115
 
 
Easter
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
$132
From
$132
 
 
Mid rate/School holidays
Apr 17 2017 - Apr 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$107
From
$122
 
 
Low season tariff
Apr 30 2017 - Jun 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$115
 
 
Long weekends
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$118
From
$132
 
 
Low season tariff
Jun 5 2017 - Jul 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$115
 
 
Mid rate/School holidays
Jul 7 2017 - Jul 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$107
From
$122
 
 
Low season tariff
Jul 23 2017 - Sep 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$115
 
 
Mid rate/School holidays
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$107
From
$122
 
 
Seafest
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$132
 
 
Mid rate/School holidays
Oct 8 2017 - Oct 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$107
From
$122
 
 
Low season tariff
Oct 15 2017 - Oct 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$115
 
 
Long weekends
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$118
From
$132
 
 
Low season tariff
Oct 23 2017 - Dec 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$115
 
 
Peak season
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$125
From
$132
 
 
Summer season tariff
Feb 1 2018 - Mar 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
$118
From
$132
 
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

Kaikoura House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Second bedroom - 1 child bed , 1 child bed
    Sleepout - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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