Looking across Carey's Bay valley to our house.Sunrise from kitchen window
Stunning Views, Wildlife, Tranquil Retreat

Entire home/flat

5 guests

3 bedrooms

4 beds
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Our house began in the 1860's as a fisherman's cottage built for the local lighthouse keeper. Over the years it has eclectically grown into a unique rambling retreat. We have a spectacular north-facing view of the ocean with all day sun, no matter the season. This creative space, filled with birdsong, is for couples, solo adventurers, families, artists, writers, photographers, outdoor lovers or anyone looking to re-charge in paradise.

The space

There are three shower areas at the house - one over claw foot bath, one indoor/outdoor with great views out to garden, the other as part of a separate ablution block.
There is basic gym equipment in one of the outdoor sheds - a Nordic Trainer, Swiss Ball, yoga mat and light weights. For photography enthusiasts, there is a built in dark room, and you will need bring your own chemicals, unless otherwise arranged beforehand.
Big screen television not hooked to a provider, only for watching movies (DVD collection). Games, cards, puzzles and books provided.

Guest access

You have access to the entire ground level of our home - three bedrooms, kitchen, lounge, living and sunroom.
There is a large organic garden with a mini orchard - you are welcome to help yourself to any fruit and vegetables in season. Relax in the sun on the large deck, hammock, or make yourself at home in any of the various outdoor sheds suitable for reading, writing, playing music, creating.

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: 3PM - 7PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: 23 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 21%
Weekend Price: 53 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 7PM



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card

2 nights minimum stay

11 Reviews

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Nadia User Profile
July 2017
Absolutely perfect.

Marty User Profile
July 2017
Lara and Phil's house was such a beautiful place to base ourselves for our stay in Dunedin. The home is full of history, warm and inviting. Views of the Port Chalmers bays are spectacular and we whished we could have stayed longer. Highly recommended!!

Sarah User Profile
June 2017
Would highly recommend, a great location and very different from any experience you would get in a hotel. Felt like we were in a fairytale and loved the outdoor shower!!

Pale User Profile
June 2017
An amazing home with features of the past that give it a marvellous authentic touch of NZ. Location is spectacular with privacy and the tranquil feel of nature at your door step. Lara was an amazing host, who looked after us very well. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting a great experience.

Ayano User Profile
May 2017
Lala is an awesome host!!! Scenery is truly beautiful. We had unforgettable memories. We would love to stay again!!

Naomi User Profile
April 2017
Fabulous house straight out of "world of interiors".Great location easily walkable into port chalmers. Peaceful and super quirky!

Kathy User Profile
March 2017
We had a wonderful time, Phil was a great host sorry to have missed u Lara...Phil made some homemade bread for us which was delish. Our family arrived and loved the outlook, and the apples..:) Thank u for sharing your lovely home with us.

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