Lovely Historic School , Karitane


Entire guesthouse hosted by Margaret

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the guesthouse to yourself.
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Great location
92% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Our unique stand alone studio is a small, historic, renovated school about 30km north of Dunedin and close to the village of Karitane. The school has everything you need for a warm, comfortable stay. There are books and games for your use. We live in a repurposed sheep shearing shed nearby and both buildings are surrounded by extensive gardens and plantings. There are panoramic views of the very picturesque coast line and out to sea. It is very peaceful and private.

The space
The school/studio has been set up for easy access with the main entrance having a ramp up to it. There is a very comfortable queen bed, set up for winter with flannelette sheets and a goose down duvet. There is a a small kitchenette to allow basic food preparation with a single induction hob and a small bench top oven. The bathroom has an easy access toilet and a great shower. There is a log burner and wood available for cold days, otherwise an electric heater is available. If you are looking for accommodation in a warm, tasteful, private and peaceful place, then contact us.

Where you'll sleep

1 queen bed

What this place offers

Bay view
Ocean view
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Luggage drop-off allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm


Getting inside

Well-lit path to entrance
Step-free path to the outdoor entrance
Wide entrance for guests

Full bathroom

Wide entrance

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5.0 out of 5 stars from 30 reviews


Where you’ll be

Karitane, Otago, New Zealand

We are about 1 km from the small, relaxed village of Karitane. There is a quirky well stocked general store there. They make good coffee. Close by is the village of Waikouaiti which has a good library with WiFi, a museum, cafes, some interesting shops and sit down meals or takeaway fish and chips can be obtained every night at the Golden Fleece Hotel.

Hosted by Margaret

  1. Joined in February 2018
  • 30 Reviews
  • Superhost

During your stay

One of us would usually be present to meet guests on arrival. There is a folder in the school containing local information, including maps, a bit of history and some places to go for a coffee or to dine locally.

Margaret is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 1:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy

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