Beach and Glow Worm Getaway

8 Richards Drive, Hokitika
Max Guests

About this Holiday House

* The house is fully self contained, modern, warm and comfortable, with heating and cooling via the air-conditioning unit above the dining table. * It is the perfect location for you to enjoy Hokitika or base yourself for travel south to the Franz Josef or Fox Glaciers or head north to Punakaiki and the Pancake Rocks. The pristine, sparkling beach (or rugged and rageing) is just a minutes walk away and can be enjoyed at any time of day, but especially at sunset as it can be just stunning. There is abundant driftwood for you to collect and take home as a momento of your west coast escape. There is a glow worm dell at the other end of the street. This is set in bush and is best enjoyed at night. These attractions add to real relaxed west coast vibe the house has. There are many activities close at hand: The West Coast Wilderness Cycle Trail is fast gaining recognition as the most scenic in the country, so you may want to bring your bike or hire one here and check it our for yourself. Keen golfers will enjoy the view of Mount Cook from the local Links course. The Hokitika Gorge is a local scenic icon and it's definitely worth the drive out there. You may enjoy taking the route to the Gorge which goes via Lake Kaniere through stunning bush and the Kokatahi and Kowhitirangi valleys There are many other enjoyable scenic walks through rain forest in the area. The Tree Top walkway located just south of Hokitika will give you a birds eye view of life in the forest. Our area is known for its pounamu (greenstone) and gold so be sure to check out the local craftsmen and women. You can even spend a day with a master carver and take home a piece of pounamu you have personally carved. The recently published Luminaries was set in Hokitika. It's an easy walk to town to the cafes, wine bar, supermarket and other facilities I will contact you a day or two before arrival day to give you the code to the lock box for access to the house - via email or mobile phone. If you wish to contact me please email me as I am frequently out of mobile phone coverage.

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Heating & cooling
Air Conditioning
Electric blankets
Heat pump
Washing Machine
Boat parking
Off Street Parking
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
CD player
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Electric heat
Ensuite Bathroom
Extra Toilet
Internet available
Laundry Tub
Outdoor furniture

Bed layout

2 Double(s), 1 King(s)

Special Amenities

A quiet location on the edge of town, just a few steps from the beach. The Glow worms are about 5 minutes walk and only visible after dark. A walk to town is about 15 minutes.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

Walking distance: The rugged and beautiful Hokitika beach. (Note: only strong swimmers should swin here) Make your own beach sculpture Wicked sunsets Glow worms after dark The central business district shops and cafes Ann's Historic Walking tour experience Museum Historic cemetery on the hill with the best view in town There is a walk track circling the town boundaries Glory Days bicycle hire on Fitzherbert Street Within about 10km: Historic gold workings at Goldsborough Lake Mahinapua Hokitika Golf Course West Coast Scenic Waterways lake trips and kayak hire Tree Top Walkway Further out: Hokitika Gorge Lake Kaniere Up the coast: Shantytown Monteith's brewing Scenic coast road - Rapahoe to Charleston Punakaiki Pancake rocks Punakaiki canoes - Porarari River Bay House Restaurant - Tauranga Bay, Cape Foulwind Down south: Ross Historic goldfields relics Far West Farm Tours - Hari Hari - tours start at 2pm Okarito White Heron Tours Franz and Fox Glaciers Ship Creek - just north of Haast check out this link for more information on sights, scenery and attractions in the area


Average Rating: 5
9 total reviews

donna stewart
lovely comfortable and welcoming house and surroundings, clean and tidy. lovely touches with breakfast items, and lovely big towels would definitely recommend a new can opener :)
Response from Owner
Thanks Donna. Nothing beats hearing my guests feel comfortable and welcome! You are welcome back anytime. :-)
Cheryl Fox
Lovely warm, clean and tidy place to stay close to beach.
Response from Owner
We appreciate you being such considerate guests Cheryl. Thank you.
Wendy Burt
Very clean and spacious property. Well appointed, and perfect for our brief overnight stay.
Response from Owner
We are delighted to hear you had a great stay. :-)
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Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
1 Feb - 9 Mar $215 / Night for 2 guests$501 Night
10 Mar - 11 Mar $249 / Night for 2 guests$551 Night
12 Mar - 31 Mar $199 / Night for 2 guests$501 Night
1 Apr - 31 Aug $190 / Night for 2 guests$501 Night
1 Sep - 31 Oct $190 / Night for 2 guests$501 Night
1 Nov - 22 Dec $199 / Night for 2 guests$551 Night
23 Dec - 31 Jan $245 / Night for 2 guests$551 Night
Rest of year$180 / Night for 2 guests$491 Night
1 Feb - 9 Mar
$215 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 1 Night
10 Mar - 11 Mar
$249 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $55Min. stay: 1 Night
12 Mar - 31 Mar
$199 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 1 Night
1 Apr - 31 Aug
$190 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 1 Night
1 Sep - 31 Oct
$190 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $50Min. stay: 1 Night
1 Nov - 22 Dec
$199 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $55Min. stay: 1 Night
23 Dec - 31 Jan
$245 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $55Min. stay: 1 Night
Rest of year
$180 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $49Min. stay: 1 Night




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