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#5 of 43 Speciality lodging in Kaikoura
Just next to the iconic Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway, Barnacle Bills is nestled in a flower garden onlooking the towering Mt Fyffe to the left and the glistening waters of the Pacific Ocean to your right. Both the Cottage and the Lodge are ideal for families, couples and groups seeking sunshine, mountain air and the fresh breeze of the sea. Our goal at Barnacle Bills is to offer you the finest combination of peace and quiet, cosy family fun and that much desired, ""home away from home"" feel. In each self contained accommodation there are fully equipped kitchens, plentiful freezer and fridge, flat screen TV, electric blankets on each bed as well as electric heating. Extensive relaxing area both inside and outside as well as free wireless internet, dvds, books, board games and plenty of off street boat and car parking is provided as well.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Blackout curtains
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Electric kettle
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Czech
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BrigidandMark E wrote a review Jan 2019
6 contributions
Stayed from 16-18th Nov 2018, and had the most wonderful time in the cottage. Liz welcomed us and gave us lots of local information and tips plus things that were on over the weekend. Beautifully furnished and a very comfortable bed! The bathroom is stunning along with the kitchen which had everything you could possibly need. Access was good except for the few steps up to the cottage, but once in side it was totally accessible for people with limited mobility. Enjoyed the beautiful cottage garden surrounds, sea views and the pig in the paddock. What a character. Would not hesitate to go back. Lovely location away from noise and busyness of life. Very relaxing stay. Can't thank Liz enough! Make a booking asap would be our advice. Hope new owners don't change a thing!
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Date of stay: November 2018
UKC0uple wrote a review Dec 2018
Barnsley, United Kingdom1201 contributions480 helpful votes
We were coming to the end of our North and south driving tour of the islands and our last Stay was 2 nights at Barnacle Bills in Kaikoura and we were delighted to see our accommodation was just what we expected it to be. We booked the lodge which is really a family accommodation, but just 2 of us we had lots and lots of room. The lodge is ideal for a large family containing 2 bedrooms one with 3 single beds and the other with 1 double and 2 singles. The cooking area and dining area are well equipped with all you need to make any meals you desire. the seating area has 2 settees and an armchair. The property had a bathroom with shower and toilet plus a second room with toilet and basin. We found Bills great value for money. Only downside was the weather (raining) so mist the whale
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Date of stay: December 2018
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janetlanger2016 wrote a review Nov 2018
Munich, Germany4 contributions1 helpful vote
We (a family of 4) and stayed 3 days at Liz wonderful place. We were warmly welcomed by Liz and she provided us with super helpful tips for the area and activities. The apartment was very cosy, clean and nicely decorated and located next to hiking trails and very close to town. The whole place inside and and outside was decorated with great attention to detail. Simply a very special place which we highly recommend. Thanks so much for everything Liz!!
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Date of stay: October 2018
glendacheal wrote a review Oct 2018
2 contributions4 helpful votes
We had 2 nights at Barnacle Bills cottage and would have stayed longer if time allowed. The cottage is extremely comfortable and very well appointed, everything we could possibly need. The views of the ocean and the snow covered mountains were breathtaking, magnificent walking tracks for those so inclined or only a short drive to the town centre. Liz is a very friendly host and shared tips on the local area. Sitting out on the deck admiring the view and looking at Liz’s garden is definitely a wonderful way to spend some time. Thanks Liz
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Date of stay: October 2018
2 Helpful votes
Rhys B wrote a review Oct 2018
15 contributions
My girlfriend and I are currently travelling around NZ for a month and have just stayed 3 nights in the Cottage at Barnacle Bill's. This was easily the best accommodation we have stayed in so far on our trip. On arrival we were warmly greeted by Liz who made us feel so welcome. She showed us round the cottage and also gave us some very helpful tips for things to do and places to eat in Kaikoura which we took full advantage of and we were very glad we did. I would highly recommend this place to stay and thanks again for a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: October 2018
US$94 - US$147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionKaikoura
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