Turn the corner at the bottom of the long drive and this is what you'll see. A separate living room/kitchen

Entire home/flat

2 Guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

Entire home/flat

2 Guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

Wake up to birdsong in our comfortable one bedroom apartment. Roam around the grounds and smell the roses or take a dip in the pool. Shops, cafes, the beach and the station for trains to Wellington are only minutes away by car. Perfect!

The space

Kel-burn Turret is self-contained and has a double bedroom looking out over the garden and a nice living space with kitchen facilities that include a fridge, a microwave and an electric hob. Breakfast provisions are supplied and will be waiting for you when you arrive. These include homemade marmalade and fresh eggs from our hens.
There is a DVD player, with a selection of DVDs but no TV reception. There are also books and games for rainy days.
Outside there is garden furniture, both near the apartment and throughout the garden. There is also a barbecue for you to use. Eating outside is such a pleasure here. There is a heated swimming pool that you can use and if you want to play croquet or boules just ask and we can provide the equipment.
Wellington is only one hour away by train or car.

Guest access

There are over 6 hectares of grounds for you to wander around. You might like to picnic by the river! There is also a swimming pool that you are welcome to use in the summer months.

Interaction with guests

We live on the property and will be here to welcome you and answer any questions you may have.

Other things to note

The nights here are magical as there are no street lights or other light pollution. You may need to bring a torch with you if arriving in the dark so you can see the gate keypad! Although we are in the countryside the small town of Waikanae is only 8 minutes drive away. There you will find shops, restaurants and a lovely little cinema. Waikanae was voted the best small town in New Zealand in 2015.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 9PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
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House Rules
Check in time is 2PM - 9PM

No smoking anywhere on the property and sorry, no pets.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

19 Reviews

Check In
Marco And Alice User Profile
April 2017
Accommodation were Awesome, hostess was terrific. A+

Adele User Profile
April 2017
We loved relaxing in the spacious spa and exploring the big garden! The house was cosy and well set up, with everything we needed.

Rosie User Profile
February 2017
This place is lovely. The bed is so comfortable and the gardens are incredible. Loved swimming in the pool and spa and Anne was the best host!

Megan User Profile
February 2017
Beautiful, secluded, quiet spot. The gardens are amazing and the pool and spa was a real treat. It is a short drive to Waikanae and the beach. Fresh eggs and homemade toast for breakfast was delicious.

Kate User Profile
February 2017
Beautiful and secluded, surrounded by bush and trees and with space for walks. Very comfortable inside and we loved the provisions of eggs, butter, marmalade, bread, milk and cereals. Thank you Anne for your generous hospitality. Definitely coming back.
Anne User ProfileAnne is a superhost.
Response from Anne:
Thank you Kate for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure to meet you and we look forward to the next time!
February 2017

Victoria User Profile
January 2017
i've never met so frindly people like them. The flat is perfect. The garden is amazing. I will recommend this place for 100%. If i ever come back to new zealand, i will stay there minimum for two days:-)
Anne User ProfileAnne is a superhost.
Response from Anne:
Thank you for your nice comments. We look forward to seeing you again when you return to NZ!
January 2017

Jeanne-Marie User ProfileJeanne-Marie is a superhost.
January 2017
The place was very nice. We tried the spa on the first day! Very cool! We could not use the pool though as it was unfortunately rainy all weekend! We stayed reading in the house and it a was very relaxing place and environment. Thanks! Great hosts!

Reikorangi, New Zealand · Joined in March 2014
Anne User ProfileAnne is a superhost.

We live in such a magical place and would like to share it with other people who enjoy all things outdoors. We have 180 olive trees and make our own olive oil. We have some beautiful formal gardens and a flourishing veggie patch which keep me pretty busy! My chickens free-range around the property and keep us supplied with fresh eggs. I also paint and write when I can find the time! We have travelled extensively and love to meet people from different backgrounds and cultures.

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