“The Yard master” Schooner Bay

200 Schooner Bay Road, Schooner Bay, Great Barrier Island
8
Max Guests
3
Bedrooms
1.5
Bathrooms

About this Holiday House

The yard master is a characteristic 3 bedroom family batch in Schooner bay nestled amongst ancient pohutakawas. With an abundance of native bird life and breath taking views of the bay you will feel like your in your own slice of paradise. The bay provides great fishing, diving and beautiful sunsets. This is the perfect place to unwind and disconnect from everyday life and reconnect to nature. It is only a 10 minute drive from Tryphena harbour, local shops, cafe and Irish pub. This unique space offers comfortable living areas, wood fired coal range, gas oven/hobs, gas fridge/freezer, simple kitchen equipment, large deck, bath/shower and a flushing toilet. The house is off grid running on 12 volt solar which is mainly used for lighting, this is a great place to take a break from technology but there is internet at local shops if needed. There is a boat shed right on the water with kayaks, dingys, bbq, outside shower and fish filleting table. If you are up for an ocean adventure there are sea caves and coves you can visit within the bay on kayaks and stunning snorkeling everywhere you look. The boat shed is a shared space for renters, family and friends. There are plenty of hiking tracks, white sandy beaches and even a hot water spring no more 30 minutes away. This is a truly epic place surrounded in rich native bush and stunning coastline. The night sky is something dreams are made of and sunsets you wouldn’t believe. The thing that makes great barrier special is the island itself.. something’s just can’t fit in a little description box, you might just have to come see. Please book 72 hours in advance, leave one day between bookings for maintenance and tidy up before you leave :) Check in 2pm Check out 10am

Details and amenities

Child friendly
No pets
Linen provided
Smoking outside only
No disabled access
Features
BBQ
Dinghy
Kayak(s)
Heating & cooling
Fire place
Kitchen
Oven
Bathroom
Accessible Bathroom
Bath
Shower
Parking
Off Street Parking
Basics
Tea, coffee, sugar etc
Other
Cellphone coverage
Cleaning equipment
Cleaning supplies
Clothes line
Fire wood supplied
Fridge/Freezer
Outdoor furniture
Outdoor Shower
Wood stove

Bed layout

1 Double(s), 1 Double(s), 4 Single(s)

Special Amenities

There is a boat shed right on the water with kayaks, dingys, bbq, outside shower and fish filleting table. If you are up for an ocean adventure there are sea caves and coves you can visit within the bay on kayaks and stunning snorkeling everywhere you look.

Special Attractions and Activities Nearby

There are plenty of hiking tracks, white sandy beaches and even a hot water spring no more 30 minutes away. This is a truly epic place surrounded in rich native bush and stunning coastline. The night sky is something dreams are made of and sunsets you wouldn’t believe. The thing that makes great barrier special is the island itself.. something’s just can’t fit in a little description box, you might just have to come see. I recommend bringing a vehicle or renting one from our lovely locals. Our roads are windy and narrow in places so dive with care and take your time, after all your in holiday... what’s the rush.

Reviews

Average Rating: 5
3 total reviews

Cheryl Henshilwood
Schooner Bay is a magical setting, very private, wonderful sunsets and a boathouse with real character. The Yardmaster accommodation was great with good space for a number of guests, everything you might need in the kitchen and a great smokehouse. Limited freezer space if you are catching lots of snapper. Be aware the solar system is small and operates a 12 volt lighting system - your 24 volt appliances will not work and take your own battery pack or solar charger for cell phones if you need to be online. There is virtually no cell phone reception in Schooner Bay, although that's part of the beauty of it.
Annette Kelly
It was exactly as photographed, us mature 5 ladies loved it, enjoyed the sunsets, the Black Cow gallery within walking distance was worth the visit. And it was a lovely quiet retreat after a day of walking and swimming somewhere else in the island.
Viasha Moodley
The house was extremely well equipped, with everything we could have possibly needed. The view was breathtaking. It is a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the mainland.

Availability

Rates

Date rangeRatesExtra guestsMinimum stay
All year$175 / Night for 2 guests$252 Nights
All year
$175 / Night for 2 guests
Extra guests: $25Min. stay: 2 Nights
$15 for child over 5yr, under 5yr for free.

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