Kererū House - Rakiura/Stewart Island

10 Horseshoe Bay Road, Halfmoon Bay, Oban, Stewart Island
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About this Holiday House

The most central accommodation on the island! Situated at 10 Horseshoe Bay Road this 4 Bedroom house is fully self contained, modern and centrally heated. A large balcony offers views of the sea and the local church. Native birds are regular & welcome visitors to the garden. Choose Kereru House to be your "home away from home". A family friendly holiday venue - with portacot and high chair available. Catering for 2-12 people. Ideal for a large family or groups. Peak season rates starting from $165/night for two. Enquire now about our off peak rates! Attractions: -Two minutes walk from the main ferry wharf where you depart for evening Kiwi spotting trips or fishing trips, shops, cafes and the South Seas Hotel (renowned for it's Sunday quiz and blue cod!) -Great beach and bush walks are at your doorstep (stop by the local DOC for a map) -Golden Bay is 10 minutes walk over the hill. From here you can depart to Ulva Island Bird Sanctury, where you can walk the tracks through stunning native forest. Ulva Island is home to a number of rare species such as saddleback, yellowhead, weka, kiwi and robin (guides optional).

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
No smoking
Accessibility: please enquire
Heating & cooling
Electric blankets
Cot Available
Washing Machine
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

2 Double(s), 2 Double Bunk(s), 2 Single(s)


Average Rating: 5
6 total reviews

Excellent home for a large group. Super close to township, four square, South Seas Hotel, the wharf (for any fishing charters), and numerous walks on your doorstep. Communication throughout was great and Lorry picked up / dropped off our bags to terminal for flights. Cheeky Kea's come close and are fairly nosey...and birdsong reminds you of how 'out of the city' you are. Highly recommend Kereru House for any group - has everything you would want to relax and enjoy.
We stayed here in May 2016. The place was immaculately clean and tidy. It's got a bachy feel and is super close to town - only a few minutes walk to the pub, ferry and shop - gold! The large deck overlooks the Red Church but unfortunately not much of a view of the bay - would be good to trim a few trees to get a better view! We were disappointed as we rented the place due to the central heating but when we got there we were told the diesel heater was broken - the radiators only come on for a few hours in the early morning and afternoon, but they barely got warm, and it was pretty cold down in the bedrooms (about 9 degrees overnight). There is a gas heater in the living area which made it pretty toasty. Would have been good to have been told that the central heating was broken as we may have made other plans. The other feedback is one of the bedrooms has the water pump right next to it so its really noisy at night if anyone gets up and uses the bathroom. The owners were really nice to deal with and the property manager was fantastic! .
Response from Owner
Thanks for your feedback and apologies again for the central heating breaking prior to our stay. We have just had the unit fully replaced. Thanks again.
stayed at this great place over our summer holiday.located within easy walking distance of everything which was especially important on the days it rained saved a long walk over the hill to dinner if we had been on other parts of the island. fantastic evenings eating fresh blue cod and watching the kaka run around on the was well equipped with everything you could need. will definitely be back to Kereru House
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
2 Oct - 6 Oct $320 / Night for 4 guests$404 Nights
21 Dec - 10 Jan $320 / Night for 4 guests$403 Nights
Rest of year$280 / Night for 4 guests$402 Nights
2 Oct - 6 Oct
$320 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $40Min. stay: 4 Nights
21 Dec - 10 Jan
$320 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $40Min. stay: 3 Nights
Rest of year
$280 / Night for 4 guests
Extra guests: $40Min. stay: 2 Nights




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