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The Old Schoolhouse

29 Manuka Bay Road, Cheviot
Ref #: 55373
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THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE HAS NOT BEEN AFFECTED BY THE EARTHQUAKE AND IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL

"The Old Schoolhouse" is how official documents refer to this historic Manuka Bay villa but it would be more accurate to call it "The School Mistress's House." Before rail, the port just north of the villa was the main conduit for commerce and the township of Port Robinson was planned out around it

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THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE HAS NOT BEEN AFFECTED BY THE EARTHQUAKE AND IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL

"The Old Schoolhouse" is how official documents refer to this historic Manuka Bay villa but it would be more accurate to call it "The School Mistress's House." Before rail, the port just north of the villa was the main conduit for commerce and the township of Port Robinson was planned out around it and the school and the principal's house were built. The quality construction, ornate fireplaces and grand setting of ˜The Old Schoolhouse" are testimony to the aspirations of those times.

Although situated within minutes of Gore Bay's popular attractions, the Schoolhouse maintains a tranquil setting being insulated by pasture land and paper roads of the unformed town. It looks across a reserve to the Point Gibson beacon with the ocean beyond and its last long term resident (and mother of the current owner) was, for 12 years, the unofficial lighthouse keeper. The villa's furniture and decorations still convey the cozy atmosphere she created there. For the 45 years prior to retirement this lady was - you guessed it - a schoolteacher!

Within 15 mins. of the Schoolhouse are two beaches, a lagoon, river, bushwalks, a seal colony and Cheviot township with its cafes and galleries.

No outdoor fires
No groups of under 20 year olds
Please advise if you are bringing a dog so stock will be re-locaated

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Key Features & Amenities
  • Linen provided
  • No disabled access
  • Children welcome
  • No smoking
  • Pets outside only
  • Accessible Bathroom
  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • CD player
  • Cellphone coverage
  • Cleaning equipment
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Clothes line
  • Dryer
  • Electric heat
  • Extra Bedding
  • Extra Toilet
  • Fire wood supplied
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Heat pump
  • Laundry Tub
  • Microwave
  • Off Street Parking
  • Oil heaters
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Oven
  • Shower
  • Stereo
  • Tea, coffee, sugar etc
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood stove
  • Cottage
  • Kitchen
Bed layout: 1 Double(s), 2 Single(s), 1 Sofa bed(s)
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$90.00/Night for 2 guests
$15.00 per extra guest
2 Night minimum
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$90 for two persons per night, $15 every extra person per night
Two night minimum stay
Vodafone and 2degrees cellphone coverage but not Telecom

Cellphone coverage only for Vodafone and 2degrees, no Telecom coverage

Reviews (1 Comments)
Jo Murray
Stayed June 2012
Lovely bach - ideal location - perfect for a weekend away. Extremely clean and tidy
Lovely bach - ideal location - perfect for a weekend away. Extremely clean and tidy
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Within 15 mins. of the Schoolhouse are two beaches, Gore Bay and Manuka Bay, a lagoon, river, bushwalks, a seal colony and Cheviot township with its cafes and galleries.

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Day phone: +64-3-319-8354
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+64-3-319-8354
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+64-3-319-8354

Best contact time
after 5pm

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