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TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
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Overview of Craftsman built house provides stunning retreat

Entire home

Craftsman built house provides stunning retreat

4.4/5 Excellent

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Fireplace
Dunedin City, Otago

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationThe Fletcher House8 min walk
  • Popular LocationNZ Marine Studies Centre and Aquarium8 min drive
  • Popular LocationLarnach Castle32 min drive
  • AirportDunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.)52 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    3 single beds
Bathroom 1

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 Dunedin holiday home in Broad Bay, near Otago Peninsula
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.

Under the Kiwi bach tradition (and as we do not live near the property) you are asked to:
Bring your own sheets ,towels and pillowcases.
Clean the house for the next people when you leave. This house is not serviced and the price reflects this.

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.

Remeber: you need to bring your own linen and clean ready for the next people.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. This accommodation is furnished with sofa beds and dining tables. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include baths or showers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

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

Property manager


Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • Close to skiing

Family friendly

  • Children's toys
  • Children's books
  • Children's dinnerware


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Spices
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sofa bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Living room
  • Wood stove


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

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the waterfront
  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Cycling nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 4


  • Beach access
  • Cycling
  • Ecotours
  • Fishing
  • Fitness centre access
  • Golf
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Hunting
  • Jet skiing
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain climbing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Swimming
  • Waterskiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Winery tours

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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 host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
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
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

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

About this area


This holiday home is located in Broad Bay, a neighbourhood in Dunedin, and is in a rural area and on the waterfront. New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame and Regent Theatre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include NZ Marine Studies Centre and Aquarium and Dunedin Chinese Garden. Travelling with kids? Consider Dunedin Railways, or check out an event or a game at Edgar Centre. Jet skiing and waterskiing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with mountain climbing and hunting nearby. Guests love the property's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • The Fletcher House - 8 min walk
  • NZ Marine Studies Centre and Aquarium - 8 min drive
  • Port Chalmers Museum - 29 min drive
  • Holy Trinity Church - 30 min drive
  • Larnach Castle - 32 min drive

Getting around

  • Dunedin Railway Station - 17 min drive
  • Dunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.) - 52 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 23 out of 38 reviews
5 - Excellent 61%
Rating 4 - Good. 11 out of 38 reviews
4 - Good 29%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 38 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 38 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 38 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%

5/5 Excellent

Birdsong morning
This is a really cool place with a lovely homely vibe. A cuppa in the morning on one of the landings, watching the sunrise over the Otago harbour, amongst the tree tops, to glorious birdsong..... Bliss!
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Relaxing spot
A lovely, secluded house with great views. Ideal for families with older kids or just a couple
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Unique house with awesome sea views
I loved this house. This home looks like it was made with love. I was surprised & blown away by the view from the deck & inside the house. The fire was fantastic for cold dunedin weather. Owners were helpful with directions. The driveway was a bit of a trick, best just to park at the top by the street. Driveway aside would be back in a heartbeat. Unique & cosy. A great experience!
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022

4/5 Good

Bush bach
a good spot to hang out in the bush and chill out
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Fabulous cosy cottage nestled in the trees
We loved our time here. Fabulous views of the bay, surrounded by birdlife.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2021