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86 Scarborough Street, Kaikoura 7300 New Zealand
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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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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Czech
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Franck B wrote a review Jul 2018
Fitzroy, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
One of the best stay I ever had in my life ! Lise is very friendly, always here when you need her. The cottage is beautiful, the bed very comfy... I guarantee you, you sleep in only 5 minutes. The view is gorgeous, and the sea is very close from the place. What do you want more ? This place is heaven.
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Date of stay: July 2018
Response from Elizabeth B, Owner at Barnacle Bills
Responded 27 Jul 2018
Hi Frank, Thanks for staying at Barnacle Bills, it was lovely to meet you and glad you had a great sleep and enjoyed the views.
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Carolyn E wrote a review Jul 2018
Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions
Love the views from the cottage over the sea and snow capped mountains.Sunset was amazing and can't wait for sunrise in the morning. The room was lovely and clean with an aromatherapy thingy magig smoking away in the corner. Host Liz is lovely. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2018
Mcconachiejean wrote a review May 2018
Nelson, New Zealand4 contributions
First impressions are important. From the moment we arrived we felt welcome. Liz is a great hostess. The cottage is comfortable, clean and tastefully decorated. The kitchen is extremely well equipped. The garden is beautiful and the pet pig very friendly. There are pleasant walks nearby, one down to South Bay and a 10 minute walk through bush to the Esplanade. We had booked one night but stayed for two even though the weather was not good. An easy place to feel cosy in during cold,wet weather.
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Date of stay: May 2018
astrid700 wrote a review May 2018
Helmond, The Netherlands1 contribution
Wow, what a beautiful cottage with breathtaking view. The house was very clean. We stayed for 3 nights. We would have loved to stay longer. The whales and dolphins were fantastic. We travelled for 6 weeks in NZ, This was our favorite cottage. Liz is a great host, more than friendly!!!
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Date of stay: March 2018
Allgoodthyngs wrote a review May 2018
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom1702 contributions455 helpful votes
Our only disappointment was that we couldn't stay longer. We loved out time at Barnacle Bills a fabulous accommodation, not only affording terrific views but being well appointed with everything you could need for a comfortable stay. The area is spacious, homely, peaceful and we slept really well. The location is idea, we loved going up to the viewpoint for a walk at sunset, great photo opportunity and you're not far from town for shopping trips. Liz is a soul of genuine kindness offering help in every way that she can. Her knowledge of information the area will help with any plans you need to make, logistics, shopping etc. The cottage is also in a superb garden, I spent many happy hours with my camera and would have liked longer as we found there is lots to do around
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Date of stay: May 2018
US$94 - US$147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionKaikoura
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