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Kererū House - Rakiura/Stewart Island

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TV, DVD player, stereo
TV, DVD player, stereo
TV, DVD player, stereo
4 bedrooms, bed sheets, wheelchair access

Overview of Kererū House - Rakiura/Stewart Island

Kererū House - Rakiura/Stewart Island

4.8/5 Exceptional

Entire home

4 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 12

Popular amenities

  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Halfmoon Bay, Southland

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRakiura Museum5 min walk
  • Popular LocationObservation Rock11 min walk
  • AirportStewart Island (SZS-Ryans Creek)5 min drive
  • Popular LocationUlva Island5 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 12
Bedroom 1
    1 single bed
Bedroom 2
    1 single bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
    1 queen bed

About this property

Entire place

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

Kererū House - Rakiura/Stewart Island

Family-friendly holiday home in Oban
The most central accommodation on the island!

Situated at 10 Horseshoe Bay Road this 4 Bedroom house is fully self contained with modern amenities.

A large balcony offers views of the sea and the local church. Native birds are regular and welcome visitors to the garden.

Choose Kererū House to be your "home away from home". A family friendly holiday venue - with portacot and high chair available.

Catering for 2-12 people. Ideal for a large family or groups.

Courtesy transfer of guests and luggage to Kereru House provided on arrival.

-Two minutes walk from the main ferry wharf where you depart for evening Kiwi spotting trips or fishing trips, shops, cafes and the South Seas Hotel (renowned for it's Sunday quiz and blue cod!)
-Great beach and bush walks are at your doorstep (stop by the local DOC for a map)
-Golden Bay is 10 minutes walk over the hill. From here you can depart to Ulva Island Bird Sanctury, where you can walk the tracks through stunning native forest. Ulva Island is home to a number of rare species such as saddleback, yellowhead, weka, kiwi and robin (guides optional).

Extras: Linen (included); 3% surcharge for credit card payments (Optional, NZ$0.00 per stay); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers DVD players and a hairdryer. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Fridges and microwaves are provided.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Family friendly

  • High chair

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden


  • Washing machine


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Things to do

  • Swimming nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Hiking nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 12

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 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 private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
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 carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
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

Kereru House Stewart Island
Kereru House
Kereru House Stewart Oban
Kereru House - Stewart Island Oban
Kereru House - Stewart Island Private vacation home Oban
Kereru House Stewart Island
Kereru House - Stewart Island Private vacation home
Kereru House Stewart Island
Kereru House Rakiura Stewart
Kererū House Rakiura/stewart Island
Kererū House - Rakiura/stewart Island Halfmoon Bay
Kererū House - Rakiura/stewart Island Private vacation home

About this area


This holiday home is located in Oban. Travellers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Rakiura Museum, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Rakiura National Park and Observation Rock. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving, fishing and swimming nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Rakiura Museum - 5 min walk
  • Observation Rock - 11 min walk
  • Millars Beach - 3 min drive
  • Ulva Island - 5 min drive
  • Rakiura National Park - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Stewart Island (SZS-Ryans Creek) - 5 min drive


  • Church Hill Restaurant and Oyster Bar - 2 min walk
  • Just Café - 3 min walk
  • Kiwi French - 4 min walk
  • Kai Kart - 4 min walk

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 27 out of 34 reviews
5 - Excellent 79%
Rating 4 - Good. 7 out of 34 reviews
4 - Good 21%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 34 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 34 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 34 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Girls on the road again tour group
hi we enjoyed our stay at the house, easy meet and greet with Lorry and easy booking with great communications with owner, will be back thanks again Pam

4/5 Good

Kereru House - Great location and a very nice house
Clean and Tidy We were a group of 8. The accommodation had everything we needed. Was a very pleasant stay and just a small walk down the hill to the ferry and store We do recommend it.

5/5 Excellent

Kereru House - Great location and Excellent Host
We had the house to ourselves. It was very close to everything, clean and tidy. Highlight of this place were the hosts, Lorry and Mona. They were caring, with great passion and knowledge of Stewart Island, and looked after us very well. Something to note is the cost of accommodation was rather expensive compared to larger towns,. However, given the remoteness of the island and our late booking it is understandable!

5/5 Excellent

Kereru House was amazing
Our host Lori met us at the dock. He was very friendly and helpful. The accommodation had everything we needed. The wildlife around the property was incredible. Was a very pleasant stay and just a small walk to the main centrd

4/5 Good

Excellent location and very spacious house
Very nice property, well supplied with everything we needed. Surrounded by nature, close to the supermarket, Pub/restaurant and the Ferry. I do recommend it.