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Skip's Place

19 Rankin Street, Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island
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WE'RE ALMOST FULL FOR THE SEASON. 4 DAY BOOKINGS PLUS ONLY NOW PLEASE. Skip's is a casual 2-bedroomed self-catering cottage in an enchanting bush setting on Stewart Island. Enjoy a beautiful and sunny outlook to old rimu trees and native bush reserve, and fantastic bird-watching. KIWIS HAVE BEEN SPOTTED IN GARDEN, IN STREET, AND AROUND THE BAY!!

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WE'RE ALMOST FULL FOR THE SEASON. 4 DAY BOOKINGS PLUS ONLY NOW PLEASE. Skip's is a casual 2-bedroomed self-catering cottage in an enchanting bush setting on Stewart Island. Enjoy a beautiful and sunny outlook to old rimu trees and native bush reserve, and fantastic bird-watching. KIWIS HAVE BEEN SPOTTED IN GARDEN, IN STREET, AND AROUND THE BAY!!

We will pick you up and drop you off from the ferry or plane.

Skip's is well-equipped and ideal for couples and families and groups of up to 6 (more is a bit of a squash, but we have a sofabed in the lounge). It is 2 mins walk from Paterson Inlet (beach, boat ramp, fishing and kayak hire), 5 mins from Golden Bay (water taxis to Ulva Island bird sanctuary), and 10 mins from Halfmoon Bay. Linen, refreshments and fuel for the fire provided.

Please note: there are 17 steps of varying heights up to Skip's.

: Skip's has a modern flush toilet but it is in a rear extension to the house. This means you go out the back door and turn immediately into the toilet area at the side.

: There is no oven in the kitchen.

: Telecom and Vodaphone cellphone coverage available only.

OUR APARTMENT IN CENTRAL INVERCARGILL (SEE LISTING NO.20748) IS AVAILABLE ON A SPECIAL DEAL IF YOU COMBINE YOUR STAY AT STEWART ISLAND WITH A STAY AT INVERCARGILL BEFORE OR AFTER (but must be 2 nights+ in each place).

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1 May-30 Nov
$130.00/Night for 2 guests
$20.00 per extra guest
2 Night minimum
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1 Dec-30 Apr
$150.00/Night for 2 guests
$20.00 per extra guest
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$150.00/Night for 2 guests
$20.00 per extra guest
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Children 15 and under $15 each, under 5 free. Winter and longer stay (1 week+) discounts possible.

We require a 20% deposit and do not confirm bookings until after we have received it. The balance is due at the beginning of stay. The deposit will not be returned for stays cancelled less than 3 weeks prior to booked date. We can arrange credit card/EFTPOS or Paypal payments if necessary. Online payment preferred, or cash/cheque.

Reviews (5 Reviews)
Nicolamoo
Stayed December 2015
We just had a lovely few days at Skip's Place. Such hospitable hosts, collecting us from an adventurous ferry trip....and bringing us to the gorgeous wee bach in the bush......all warm and toasty and incredibly clean and tidy! The bach is... Read more
We just had a lovely few days at Skip's Place. Such hospitable hosts, collecting us from an adventurous ferry trip....and bringing us to the gorgeous wee bach in the bush......all warm and toasty and incredibly clean and tidy! The bach is amongst lush vegetation, complete with cheeky Kaka looking for a feed! The house is close to Oban township...about 10-15 minutes walk down a hill, and even closer to Golden Bay where you can catch the ferry to the divine Ulva Island and all its wonderfullness! Thank you for sharing your paradise with us Chris, Holger and Nate.....we had a very special time on Stewart Island celebrating our sons birthday!! :-)
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Lianne Kooiman
Stayed April 2015
The location of Skip's Place was perfect for us. Close to some great walking tracks and also to Golden Bay to catch the Ulva Island water taxi. In the evening it was a 10-15 minute stroll to Halfmoon Bay to enjoy a venison burger at the... Read more
The location of Skip's Place was perfect for us. Close to some great walking tracks and also to Golden Bay to catch the Ulva Island water taxi. In the evening it was a 10-15 minute stroll to Halfmoon Bay to enjoy a venison burger at the Kai Kart and buy some groceries at the store. Skip's Place is in a very nice bush setting with views across the trees. We were visited by kaka who would sit on the balcony handrail and in the trees, or would peek down at us from the roof. Skip's Place is spacious and warm and has everything you need for a comfortable stay.
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Eagle 4
Stayed March 2015
We were looking for a place that was not surrounded by other houses but close to the amenities. I took a lucky guess and found it and more at SKIPS place. It was only ten minutes to the shops or main wharf and five to the GOLDEN BAY wharf... Read more
We were looking for a place that was not surrounded by other houses but close to the amenities. I took a lucky guess and found it and more at SKIPS place. It was only ten minutes to the shops or main wharf and five to the GOLDEN BAY wharf making it ideal to tie in with water based activities . In the evenings and mornings we were often visited by various numbers of KAKA one off which would tap on the window for attention ! truely unique!
Holger is a generous and thoughfull host and though busy attended to our needs completely gifting us with treats we werent expecting as well!
The feel is of being in a treehouse in the canopy with the birds (and I think the birds think so too!)
As well as the Kakas Tuis,kerero,etc one morning I heard a kiwi close by and spooked a deer on a track nearby
We enjoyed the tranquility there so if youve ever wanted to live in a treehouse without the rope ladder go to SKIPS PLACE
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hoggy
Stayed March 2015
Note from the owners: we are trying to encourage our guests to go back online and leave comments but all seem happy to simply write in our visitor's book, so here are some comments from the book:
We have really enjoyed the peace and... Read more
Note from the owners: we are trying to encourage our guests to go back online and leave comments but all seem happy to simply write in our visitor's book, so here are some comments from the book:
We have really enjoyed the peace and quiet of Skip's, thank you for the extras and the wonderful salmon. The kakas have been great company and given us lots of laughs. The fire has been great for the hot water supply. We have had wonderful walks and an amazing day on Ulva Island- JG, Christchurch
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hoggy
Stayed February 2015
From our visitor's book: Thank you for the lovely stay in your tree house! We had a great time relaxing, hiking, exploring, and talking to the locals...perfect weather. Ulva is a must for your guests - SY, Kansas, USA
From our visitor's book: Thank you for the lovely stay in your tree house! We had a great time relaxing, hiking, exploring, and talking to the locals...perfect weather. Ulva is a must for your guests - SY, Kansas, USA
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