Great views of the bushSpacious lounge/dining
Whalers Rest, Stewart Island
Hosted by Jane
Jane is the host.
5 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
5 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Such a great location to EXPLORE Stewart Island. PRIVATE, 3 bedroomed home, 350m from the townwnship, comfortably sleeps 5 and has modern appliances and home comforts. The tui, wood pigeon, bellbird and kaka are residents of the property too!


House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM


10 Reviews

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Alison User Profile
April 2017
We enjoyed our stay a lot however confused why we never had any contact from the host despite having sent Air Bnb messages and we left a voicemail. We did book with only 24 hours notice. We found the key in the door upon arrival. We did not know how easy it is to get around Oban and wanted to know what to do once off the ferry. Luckily it was not raining and we could roll our one suitcase up the hill with our 1 year old in a backpack with no problem. The house is 5 minutes walk from the dock. Also, the only heat is a wood stove, which we had to stoke in the middle of the night...but added to the rustic charm. (We only had to stoke it to keep the baby warm...the bed had a heated layer so we would have been plenty warm.) The house had every amenity we could want, even a high chair and pack and play for the baby! Very convenient location and lots of birds in the yard. I would highly recommend staying at Whalers Rest.

Kemble User Profile
March 2017
A comfortable house in a treed setting with many birds in the garden. Excellent walks close to hand and a short walk to Oban. Heating is by fire and there's plenty of wood and coal.

James User Profile
March 2017
Janes house is close to where everything happens. Very private and lots of bird life about. Nice and cosy fire and plenty of board games. Jane communicates very well and is accommodating. We were on a running trip and would stay here over the hotel any day! Cheers

Graham User Profile
March 2017
Homely, warm and with SkyTV.

Janis User Profile
February 2017
Great location, local birds visited in numbers, very comfortable and can easily sleep 8. Big living space, tons of room.

Robert John User Profile
January 2017
Janes place was clean, tidy and comfortable. The location was ideal close to everything and the uphill walk was good to help keep the weight stable. I would recommend Whalers Rest to families, couples and singles looking for a quiet sanctuary close to every thing you need on Stewart Island. Hopefully I get a chance to go back soon. Cheers, Robert.

Nicholas User Profile
January 2017
Just wonderful! We've had a brilliant stay in your home Jane, in a very very special place in the world. Your advice for Ulva Island guide could not have been better. Honestly the best break we've had in many years. Your home, your advice - all just top notch. We would be privileged to stay again.

Half Moon Bay, New ZealandJoined in April 2015
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