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Kaikoura Peninsula Holiday House
Kaikoura Peninsula Holiday House
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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Comfortable, modern holiday house with most conveniences. Great kitchen, comfortable beds & furniture, free WIFI, plenty of off-street parking. Quiet with mountain views.

The space

This is a very comfortable, modern holiday house with most conveniences.

The main living area combines a full-sized kitchen, dining & lounge. While you prepare dinner in the fully equipped kitchen, the other guests can gather around the granite-topped island & join in. The kitchen has a built in oven, ceramic hob, extractor & microwave. The dishwasher, dual sink & waste disposal are built into the central island. The pantry has a decent supply of plates, cups & glasses etc.

There's a 6 place dining table & the lounge features a large comfortable leather lounge suite. We've got a flat-panel TV, DVD player & FreeView. You can bring movies on a USB stick & plug them into the TV.

Sliding doors open out to the front & back decks. The two biggest bedrooms & the study also open to decks.

The bathroom has a sliding door providing access from the master bedroom through the walk-through wardrobe. So it's almost an en-suite. The bathroom has a proper tile and glass shower.

If you want to combine a bit of work with pleasure, the study has a decent sized desk. You can connect to the Internet via wireless or cable.

There is also a fold-up bed if needed.

While we live in Christchurch (a couple of hours drive from Kaikoura), our neighbours help us manage the rentals, do cleaning etc. So there's a reasonable chance that someone will be on-hand should there be any issues.

Guest access


Interaction with guests

You will have the house to yourselves - we will be 2 hours away in Christchurch. However, our neighbours in Kaikoura will have your details and will be able to assist in an emergency.

Other things to note

There won't be anyone to greet you on arrival - entry is by key that you will retrieve from a lock-box.

Also, while there are non-perishables such as tea & coffee, we don't supply milk, bread etc.


Our house was not damaged in the November earthquake and we are accepting bookings again. Most shops & restaurants are open. Most tourism companies such as Whale Watch and fishing charters are open.

The crayfish fishery has been reopened, following surveys that have determined that crayfish numbers have been largely unaffected. Likewise, fishing is unaffected. The collection of shellfish (e.g. Paua) has been banned to give numbers a chance to recover.

Make sure you understand the upper South Island road situation. The only roads into Kaikoura are from the South - the inland road and the coast road. If you are coming from the North, it is a long drive - I do not recommend driving from Nelson or Blenheim in one day. Also, the coast road is being closed periodically to facilitate the road repairs. See the NZTA website for the latest info.

Do ask if you are unsure about anything.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

No smoking, no pets and leave your shoes off inside.

We clean after you, but we do expect you to leave the place reasonably tidy, with the dishwasher & washing machine on. If you use the oven or BBQ, please leave them clean.

You must take your rubbish with you. Kaikoura does not have a rubbish collection service, as part of rubbish minimisation initiative. You can drop your waste into the recycling centre, which you will pass as you leave Kaikoura.


49 Reviews

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Zhiming User Profile
October 2017
My parents love it!

Andrea User Profile
September 2017
Tim was a great host. The property was very comfortable and tidy with all the amenities you could want. Would recommend and stay again.

Sheryl User Profile
July 2017
Nothing to fault about. The location is great near conveniences I need.

Valerie User Profile
June 2017
Great place with a really helpful host! Will definitely come back!

Delphine User Profile
April 2017
Wonderful, warm comfortable home away from home. Highly recommended! Tim was accomdating with all our request!

Zhuo User Profile
March 2017
Tim is very nice and hospitable. He let us check in more earlier and response very quick for our requests .will recommend

Bill User Profile
February 2017
We stayed for 1 night at Tim's house and wish it could have been more. The house is modern,extremely spacious and well equipped. The house was very clean.The bed was comfortable . The kitchen is well equipped. The garden is large and well designed with decking on 2 sides. There are wonderful views of the mountain ranges and the sea. The night sky was bursting with stars - there is almost no light pollution and the glory of the milky way in full display. It is so quiet in this house that a dropped pin would be called a racket! Tim was an excellent host. I had booked long before the earthquake. He kept me up to date on the road situation. We were coming down from Nelson so our drive had become significantly longer post earthquake, Tim agreed to let us reduce our stay from 2 nights to 1, allowing us to break the journey down into more manageable lengths. The check in procedure was very straightforward.

Woodend, New ZealandJoined in March 2012
Tim User ProfileTim is a superhost.
I work as a software developer/DBA for a living. I used to be an officer in the Naval Reserves (here in New Zealand that means part-time Navy), and when I retired from the Navy after some 30 years my wonderful wife Tong suggested we build a holiday home in Kaikoura to "fill the …
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