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4.4/5 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Fireplace

Explore the area

    Popular LocationThe Fletcher House8 min walk
    Popular LocationNZ Marine Studies Centre and Aquarium8 min drive
    Popular LocationLarnach Castle22 min drive
    AirportDunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.)45 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
Bathroom 1

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About this area


This vacation home is located in Dunedin. Fortune Theatre and Regent Theatre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include NZ Marine Studies Centre and Aquarium and Dunedin Chinese Garden. Traveling with kids? Consider Dunedin Railways, or check out an event or a game at Forsyth Barr Stadium. Jet skiing and water skiing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours and horse riding nearby. Guests love the property's location for the sightseeing.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • The Fletcher House - 8 min walk
  • NZ Marine Studies Centre and Aquarium - 8 min drive
  • Larnach Castle - 22 min drive
  • Port Chalmers Museum - 29 min drive
  • Holy Trinity Church - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • Dunedin Railway Station - 17 min drive
  • AirportDunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.) - 45 min drive


  • Penguin Café — 4 min drive
  • 1908 — 4 min drive
  • Morning Magpie — 17 min drive
  • Best Cafe — 17 min drive
  • Ironic Cafe — 17 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Craftsman built house provides stunning retreat

Family-friendly vacation home in Dunedin
Nau mai! Haere mai! Craftsman built home in 4 acres of garden and revegetated native bush gives you all the home comforts in a stunning rural seaside setting. (The dawn chorus is outstanding!)

Situated in Broad Bay, 'Waiata Manu' offers you opportunities to re-energise amid the tranquil surroundings of bush, beach and sea. Or you can explore the best of the recreation and wildlife opportunities this beautiful area offers.

The house is owner-built on four levels to reduce impact on the site and boasts a solid wood kitchen and 2 log fires for heating (one in the kitchen-dining room, one in the large living room).You can enjoy stunning views from extensive decks and indulge in the ready made library and board game selection. The house was furnished using the finest of pre-loved items to reduce our environmental impact. (Check out the Crown Lynn and Temuka collection!). Firewood is grown on the property and you are asked to replace what you use from the woodshed.

One bedroom has a Queen bed and loft bed above. The second bedroom has 2 divan beds with loft bed above. The mezzanine above the main living room has a pull out sofa bed with extra queen mattress (under Queen bed) for added comfort. The house can sleep a total of about 8. There are several spare single mattresses and there are plenty of spare duvets and pillows. The bathroom is on the kitchen level and boasts a full length bath, also a shower, basin and separate toilet.

Walking tracks from the back of the house allow access to views of Aramoana and the open ocean from the firewood plantation at the top of the section.

Please note that this is a work-in-progress and 3 of the internal staircases have handrails but no vertical balusters and so this may make the house not suitable for very small children.

Enjoy the stunning location, appreciate the flora and fauna, relax in comfort in our superior decor, value the aesthetic and let us know how we can make it even better.
Nau mai Haere Mai
Special conditions:
When driving on Otago Peninsula do not assume your GPS shows actual roads! Download our instructions for detail on routes.
Driveway is a challenge for some, but no problem when you keep your speed up. Turn around at top.Do not bring towing vehicles up without inspecting the drive first.
House is on 4 levels so there are stairs! House is a work in progress so vertical balusters are not yet present on 3 flights of stairs.This may be an issue for young children.
Usual reply within 48 hours.

NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave; Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);
Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Close to skiing

Family friendly

  • Children's toys


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Spices
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sofa bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Music library
  • Stereo
  • Video library
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near laundromat


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 4



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a deadbolt lock

Property is also known as

Craftsman Built House Provides Stunning Retreat Dunedin City
Craftsman Built Provides Stunning Retreat Dunedin City
Craftsman Built Provides Stunning Retreat
Craftsman Built House Provides Stunning Retreat Dunedin City
Craftsman Built Provides Stunning Retreat Dunedin City
Craftsman Built House Provides Stunning Retreat Dunedin City
Craftsman Built Provides Stunning Retreat Dunedin City
Craftsman Built Provides Stunning Retreat
Craftsman Built House Provides Stunning Retreat Dunedin

Frequently asked questions

Is Craftsman built house provides stunning retreat pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Craftsman built house provides stunning retreat?
Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Craftsman built house provides stunning retreat?
Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
Where is Craftsman built house provides stunning retreat located?
This family-friendly Dunedin vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Otago Peninsula and The Fletcher House. Larnach Castle is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) away.
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Magical stay
Couldn’t be a more restorative and enriching stay. Can’t wait to come back.

5/5 Excellent

Quite and cozy
Really lovely place, nice and quite area. Due to it being self service it was a bit stuffy and there were a couple of spiders calling it home. I think it could do with some new curtains to help with the dust and some outdoor furniture for summer months. Would rent again if we were in the area.

5/5 Excellent

Homely Oasis!
Lovely home on a secluded bushy block. Peaceful with everything you need. Enjoyed our stay immensely!

4/5 Good

House with an atitude
We had a lovely stay at the property. Such a beautiful place with amazing view. Absolutely relaxing atmosphere, it feels like you're far away from everything. I wish some people would be more responsible and clean up after themselves. We ended up with a bit messy house and with a full recycling bin.

1/5 Terrible

house needs spraying for spiders and Windows cleaned
House was unsafe for older persons. Decking not complete, had large holes, in flooring. Hand rails missing, inside. Would,t recommend property to others.

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