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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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whydoesoneneedthis wrote a review Oct 2018
10 contributions4 helpful votes
We liked everything. One very convenient feature was the long wide benches in each bedroom to place suitcases on. Two comfortable settees in the livingroom. The kitchen equipment was worthy of a Masterchef in training. Surrounding the lodge were beautiful garden beds. There would be something flowering in every season to look out on from the kitchen window. Lots of great places to see and go to in the town and nearby, including the closest one would ever get to a seal colony. The historic Pier Hotel was a great place for dinner but be sure to book to get a great window view. An absolute highlight was our wonderful hostess Liz and her huge pet pig Ginger !
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Date of stay: September 2018
RachelSManchester wrote a review Sep 2018
Manchester, United Kingdom40 contributions50 helpful votes
Quirky and charming this was a fantastic location to base ourselves whilst enjoying the nature of Kaikoura. The owners were externally friendly and welcoming and the overall feel was relaxed and unfussy. The accommodation had a well fitted kitchen with everything you could need as well as comfortable bedrooms and a lovely space to sit outside. We would just highlight that the walk down to the town (about 20 mins) would be quite challenging for some but is just a 4 minute drive by car.
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Date of stay: January 2018
Karen S wrote a review Aug 2018
Nelson34 contributions6 helpful votes
We were two couples on a weekend getaway and had the best time at Barnacle Bill's cottage accommodation. Liz warmly welcomed us and settled us in,before making some dinner recommendations. The cottage was bright, clean, spacious, well-appointed and with a great bathroom and bedroom facilities (noting that the second bedroom has two single beds). Had we wanted to cook, the kitchen was well set up for us to do so. If we had been staying longer we would have enjoyed making use of the lovely terrace with outdoor table and chairs and a simply beautiful view of the snow-capped Kaikoura ranges and the ocean. Thanks Liz - we absolutely loved staying at your place!
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Jezza N wrote a review Aug 2018
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates37 contributions13 helpful votes
We stayed a couple of nights in Kaikoura. Barnacle Bills is situated just out of town on the high ground along Scarbourgh Rd. A steep pathway opposite the cottage takes you down towards the waterfront. The sun rises across the ocean into the front windows, so we sat on the veranda for our morning coffee and just admired the amazing view. All the amenities work well and the cottage (there is also the lodge next door) is lovely and snug. As it was winter, we had the two heaters in the living room on which is enough to warm the room up. The bathroom doesn't have a heater, but the water is hot. The beds have electric blankets which made for a comfortable night's sleep. There are washing machines, but no dryers (but washing lines in garden). We had a super friendly welcome, with
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Date of stay: August 2018
Ebony B wrote a review Jul 2018
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Liz greeted us upon arrival, very warm and welcoming. She also advised us on all the local attractions and then took us for a tiki tour around Kaikoura. The facilities are top notch as well, everything you could want and more. The front of the cottage faces the sea and ice capped mountain range, golden and pink sunrises and sunsets. And also Ginger the pig was an added bonus.
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Date of stay: July 2018
Response from Elizabeth B, Owner at Barnacle Bills
Responded 2 Aug 2018
Thanks for you lovely review. It was great to meet you both. Hope to see you again in the near future. Take Care, Liz Beazley.
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US$94 - US$147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionKaikoura
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