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86 Scarborough Street, Kaikoura 7300 New Zealand
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#3 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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Self-serve laundry
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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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English, Czech
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Kazzum99 wrote a review Oct 2014
Playa Flamenca, Spain36 contributions56 helpful votes
My family and I have just stayed at Barnacle Bills for the second time, the first back in 2009. It has the best view of the mountains and although a bit chilly this time to sit outside and enjoy, there is a great deck area with seating and dining table. It is surrounded by a very pretty garden and is quite private. Both times we visited there were no other guests. Liz has recently updated the cottage decor and it is a lovely accommodation. Really well equipped. Lots of towels which is a bonus with two teenage children. The kitchen is great and has excellent fridge and freezer & full stove. The queen size bed is perfect for getting a great nights sleep. Super pillows which is important in my view. We stayed just one night but I promised myself that the next time I visit it
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Date of stay: October 2014
Teddy_B_Bear wrote a review Oct 2011
Melbourne, Australia87 contributions40 helpful votes
Barnacle Bill was a well-known diver around Kia Koura. He built this place especially for diving groups or other people who want to explore the coastline and enjoy the many fruits of the sea. (It is featured on this gastro vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGACbn7dyX0.) The place has two units. We stayed in the “bunk house”. This can accommodate up 12 people (as along as some of them are happy to share!) In addition to the bunkroom, there is large lounge with a monster wood heater, pool table and large kitchen table. It also includes freezes and fridges that will easily cater for any size groups. The second unit is a two-bedroom cottage. Liz, Bill’s widow, is a keen gardener with her efforts on display around both units. There are also BBQs, crayfish pots and the outdoor
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Date of stay: October 2011
US$94 - US$147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionKaikoura
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