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Shag Point Retreat

Entire bungalow hosted by Maxene
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the bungalow to yourself.
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Our tranquil ocean side retreat, overlooking a tidal reef, is conveniently located a 15 minute drive to the famous Moeraki boulders, a 40 minute drive to the historic town of Oamaru and just 10 minutes to Palmerston for shopping . Shag Point Retreat offers private gardens, a unique base for exploring and also a quiet respite “off the beaten track”. Close by a wide sweeping sandy bay. Or head to the Conservation reserve, a 10 minute walk - coastal views, seals and bird life abounds.

The space
Our Beach style Bungalow has a homely feel with its eclectic furnishings including a piano, range of books and puzzles. Shag Point Retreat has its own entrance and gardens that are totally private and fully fenced in. Perched cliff side high above the high tide mark, 180° views will hold you mesmerized with an amazing variety of birds, marine life and ocean moods in sync with the tidal flows, moon bathed sea vistas and first light sunrises.

Two bedrooms have comfortable Queen Beds; the larger room has the sea and reef views the other smaller room outlooks onto a small green garden. The living spaces have single beds for those daily naps or if you have additional people (the request for additional people, children and pets are at our discretion). A well-stocked utility kitchen can have you cooking up a storm, open plan dining and a separate snug for reading or TV viewing. We supply coffee, tea and milk. A comfortable patio is adjacent to the living areas in a garden setting with a barbeque, and check out the glass house for veggies in season. Street side Parking.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

Amenities

Beach access – Beachfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV
Washer
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Shag Point, New Zealand

With a close access track to the reef (requires a bit of agility to navigate), the low tides reveal a wonderland for exploring the rock pools, formations and fossils, with close up and personal Seal encounters (respecting the 10 meter distance rule and not getting between them and the sea). A short flat 10 min walk to the road end takes you into the DOC scenic reserve. Here there are good access paths to lookouts with Seals, Gulls, Turns and Shags - beside a small historic Coalmining harbour, now used as a boat ramp for recreational fishing. For sand, surf, swimming, snorkelling, fishing and beach side picnics the area offers a variety of safe options. Check out tidal times. The renowned Moeraki boulders are a short 15 minute drive north and don't forget to check out "Fleurs" famous seafood restaurant in the cute seaside village of Moeraki. Close by is Palmerston to the South and Hampden to the North each having a selection of cafes, petrol and general stores.

Hosted by Maxene

Joined in July 2017
  • 71 Reviews
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We both love being creative, in various mediums. Currently working on sculptural projects in our Shag Point Studio.
During your stay
We are living onsite ourselves, capturing our own retreat experience. We have our own driveway and entrance at the adjacent side of the house, with huts, shed and workshop space. Our bathroom and kitchen is adjoined to the house with a utility door that is locked both sides. We are happy to leave you to your own devices and respect your privacy. We will meet and greet you if we are around when you arrive, along with being available for inquiries and emergencies.
We are living onsite ourselves, capturing our own retreat experience. We have our own driveway and entrance at the adjacent side of the house, with huts, shed and workshop space. O…
Maxene is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Cancellation policy

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