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DRIFTING SANDS - Perfectly Positioned Beach House

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
16
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

Bach or holiday home, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 16)

Located along the stunning and rugged West Coast of New Zealand's South Island, Drifting Sands is the perfect beachfront bach with that cozy home away from home feel.

The main house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms with open plan kitchen, lounge and dining. This sleeps nine people.

A fourth room, our Beach Hut is situated in the garden leading directly to the beach and can sleep a further five people.

The 1930's house has a roaring Pioneer fireplace in the lounge with Marley wireless hi-fi and board games to keep family and friends entertained. The kitchen is fully equipped with all you need to cook up a tasty meal or two.

If you wander through the back garden, you will find yourself on the beach, which is ideal for fishing, paddling, or just enjoying a stroll taking in the wild ocean, the view and the expanse of beach as far as the eye can see. We are so fortunate to enjoy such gorgeous sunsets with a bonfire while the sun goes down. Don't forget to keep your eye out for some jade stone along the way!

Special conditions:

The property is not designed for pets and not fully fenced however upon request we may accept well behaved quiet pets.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$50.00 per stay); Linen (included);

More Details

Property Manager
Bookabach
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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 2 days
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

What makes this house unique

Perfect location for Lake Kaniere, Hokitika Gorge, Lake Mahniapua and gateway to the Glaciers

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

DRIFTING SANDS - Perfectly Positioned Beach House
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 15 reviews
5

On the beach & super comfy but eclectically yet tastefully decorated.

  • 5 of 5

On the beach & super comfy but eclectically yet tastefully decorated.

Top bedding & linen means a lot at this stage of life - our expectations were exceeded.

The idiosyncratic and pleasing inner decor was great to relax into.

A place that we easily made 'our own'.

We had the whole house & Claire honoured that even though she could've rented an out-building at the rear.

Beautiful macrocarpa flitch table & well equipped kitchen which was a welcome change.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Bookabach
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4

Great location.

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Beautiful wild waves at times and lots of driftwood on the beach. Easy walk along the beach (or road) to town and grocery stores. Lovely landscaping with picnic table in yard and private very short walk to the beach. Each of the 3 bedrooms had its own combination lock. Open kitchen. Toaster did not work properly. Unique and somewhat quirky lodging that we all enjoyed.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Bookabach
Owner's Response: I glad you enjoyed you enjoyed your stay and you're group had a great time in Hokitika Nicolas, I am so sorry about the toaster, as mentioned the timer broke that very morning and sadly living in such a remote part of the country it's hard to instantly fix. I made the 6hr return trip to Christchurch this week solely to return the toaster and pick up a new one. It's the only place in NZ that sells industrial 6 slice toasters :) Best of luck with the rest of your travels :)
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5

Hokitika is a fabulous place to visit with family and friends, beautiful people and beautiful part o

  • 5 of 5

Hokitika is a fabulous place to visit with family and friends, beautiful people and beautiful part of the country.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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4

Quirky cool.

  • 4 of 5

Quirky cool...we loved Claire's flair

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

Awesome family/ group accommodation, warm and welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

Awesome family/ group accommodation, warm and welcoming. Beach access just a walk through the back and shops literally just walking distance.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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5

Great place, great location

  • 5 of 5

Great place, great location

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Bookabach
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Rates & Availability

Hokitika 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
 
Peak
Feb 23 2017 - Apr 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$358
From
$358
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 10 people. NZ$40.00/adult and NZ$30.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Off-peak
Apr 30 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$215
From
$215
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 6 people. NZ$20.00/adult and NZ$10.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Winter Special Rate
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$186
From
$186
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 4 people. NZ$20.00/adult and NZ$10.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Off-peak
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$215
From
$215
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 6 people. NZ$20.00/adult and NZ$10.00/child for extra occupants.   
 
Peak
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$358
From
$358
 
Notes: Rate applies for up to 10 people. NZ$40.00/adult and NZ$30.00/child for extra occupants.   
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Amenities

Hokitika House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Beach Cabin - 1 child bed , 1 child bed
    Beach Hut - 1 child bed , 1 child bed , 1 child bed
    Garden Suite - Double / Twin Room - 1 double , 1 child bed
    Mountain View - Double / Twin Room - 1 double , 1 child bed
    Triple Room - 1 child bed , 1 child bed , 1 child bed
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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