Our beach house has fabulous views of Taramea Bay and enjoys daylong sunshine. Beautiful sunrises through to the late afternoon/evening sun in the conservatory/back deck. Soak up the sun on the deck overlooking the Bay or if the weather is not up to being outdoors keep warm and cosy inside with the fire and enjoy the constantly changing view over the Bay. A short walk down the lane takes you to the safe swimming beach , park for the kids and local dairy.
Our beach house is double storied, with Kitchen, Dining/Living area, Conservatory, Laundry, Garage, Decks, Bedroom and bathroom on the top floor/street level. Stairs lead to the 2 bedrooms and downstairs bathroom with a door opening to the garden. The top level has been recently modernised with the downstairs still to be completed.
Although families with young children are welcome to rent the house please note that there is no gate at the road entrance.
A wood fire and heat pump keep the upstairs warm and cosy, whilst the downstairs is heated with panel heaters.
The local Beach House cafe is no more than a brisk 10 minute walk away where great coffee & food is served whilst enjoying the fabulous sea view.
Walking access to the beach is via a lane one house over to the South (up the hill).
A small canoe and 2 boogies boards are available.
Porta cot and bedding.
Childrens toys and games.
Other things to note
Thirty kilometres from Invercargill, Riverton's population is an interesting mix of artists and fishermen. The town spans Jacob's River Estuary, a picturesque location framed by the vast, sweeping coastline.
The township itself is nearly 200 years old and steeped in history.
The quaint, old fashioned shop fronts of main street are an attraction in themselves – many home to off-beat shops, cafes and art galleries. A craft trail of artists' studios will take you to visit potters, painters, and Maori weavers and carvers.
Riverton's surrounding beaches and estuary are popular with swimmers, kayakers, surfers and families. Dolphins often travel up into the estaury for feeding and can be seen from the beaches. Why not try collecting your own seafood? Explore Western Southland where you could try collecting paua or mussels along the coastline.
Nearby Colac Bay is home to ‘The Porridge’, which ranks among New Zealand’s top surfing spots. The Long Hilly Track starts just after this bay, exploring regenerating native bush and relics from the days of early Chinese goldmining in Southland.
Riverton is also on the Southern Scenic Route and is an ideal stopover between Queenstown and Dunedin.
- Please leave the house as it was found
From Dec 01, 2017 - Feb 28, 2018 the minimum stay is 7 nights.