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The Pink Pipi Karitane

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Overview of The Pink Pipi Karitane

Entire home

The Pink Pipi Karitane

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

3 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 10

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace
Karitane, Otago

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWarrington Beach14 min drive
  • AirportDunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.)53 min drive
  • Popular LocationRoyal Albatross Centre60 min drive
  • Popular LocationPenguin Place68 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 10
Bedroom 1
    1 single bed
    1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
    1 bunk bed
    1 single bed
    1 sofa bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower

About this property

Entire place

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

The Pink Pipi Karitane

Waterfront Holiday home with kitchen and balcony
Historic 100 year old house right on the estuary. Formerly the home of the fishing station manager, servicing Sea Cliff asylum.
Right on the estuary at Karitane. You couldn't get any closer to the water's edge!
The estuary provides a safe tidal swimming area for you and your family. Bring your fishing rods and come and play. We have kayaks for you to use. At low tide, enjoy hunting for crabs with the kids or dig for cockles for your dinner. You might see Harold, the resident sea lion in Karitane Harbour.
Put your feet up with a book and a cold drink on the deck while your BBQ lunch is cooking.
Fancy a short walk to Karitane Beach? Enjoy swimming or surfing at the beach. Ride a push bike along Karitane beach at low tide to the rock pools at the southern end. (2 adult bikes and 2 kids bikes supplied). Walk to the blow holes at the northern end of the beach.
The local shop is only a brief walk and stocks all of your essentials.
Karitane is only 35km north from Dunedin.
Special conditions:
Outside dogs allowed with prior approval.
New kitchen, new bathroom.

Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$60.00 per stay); Linen (included);
Air-conditioned accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer fridges, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Speaks English

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Family friendly

  • High chair


  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Electric kettle


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


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

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Limited housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • On the waterfront

Things to do

  • Kayaking on site
  • Cycling on site
  • Hiking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Swimming nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 10

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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 professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession, within the meaning of Article 155 of the French Tax Code
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 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

Pink Pipi Karitane House
Pink Pipi House
Pink Pipi Karitane
Pink Pipi
The Pink Pipi Karitane Karitane
The Pink Pipi Karitane Private vacation home
The Pink Pipi Karitane Private vacation home Karitane

About this area


Located in Karitane, this holiday home is on the waterfront. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Warrington Beach and Shag Point Scenic Reserve. Scuba diving and snorkelling offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and mountain biking nearby.

What's nearby

  • Warrington Beach - 14 min drive
  • Shag Point Scenic Reserve - 24 min drive
  • NZ Marine Studies Centre and Aquarium - 52 min drive
  • Royal Albatross Centre - 60 min drive
  • Penguin Place - 68 min drive

Getting around

  • Dunedin Railway Station - 29 min drive
  • Dunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.) - 53 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 40 out of 64 reviews
5 - Excellent 63%
Rating 4 - Good. 20 out of 64 reviews
4 - Good 31%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 64 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 64 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 64 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%






Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Gorgeous spot
We had a lovely time at the Pink Pipi. There was enough room for two families of young kids even though it was a rainy week and we spent a lot of time inside. The kids loved the kayaks when the weather cleared and we had a walk around the pa and saw a sea lion swimming around. The house is quite old but the new kitchen and bathroom was great. It was great to be right on the water as the kids were safe to play on the beach and have a paddle. We would definitely come back.

4/5 Good

Lovely relaxing spot, awesome views

5/5 Excellent

Brilliant Location in Karitane
Great Property, Old & Quaint, but updated facillities and very cosy. I would definately use it again. Would be nice to know its history.

4/5 Good

Location, location
Karitane was a bit of an undiscovered gem before this trip. We enjoyed exploring several wildlife sanctuaries to the North, en route to Moeraki. We even saw yellow eyed penguins! We also loved hanging out at the old pa site and taking the kayaks out onto the river.

4/5 Good

great to be so close to the estuary