CONGRATS you found us! we are a secret kind of special place apparently so look around and see if we fit your needs.

The Artists Retreat is unique! We don't just have views during the day - we have them 24/7 as we look back to Kaikoura's 

 twinkling skyline and also don't forget to look up as there are plenty of stars too!

If you are after a brand new hotel/motel modern in town stay - well, sorry we aren't what your looking for!

We are offering a comfortable, cozy, qwerky and memorable stay in your very own private,

2 storey, 3 bedroom timber house perched on our own little hill with fantastic views - no one else has our views!

Equipped with just about everything you will need or want just like home.

NO, you don't need to be an Artist to stay! We are having a name change soon..

BUT if you do happen to get your "artistic flair on"

 whilst staying here, great! Our guests drawings are hung in the house

so please do give it a go, if not artistic just come stay relax and just enjoy!

We are perched up on a small hill with amazing views from all windows overlooking back to

Kaikoura township, rolling farmlands on the right the Pacific Ocean on the left & the 

Seaward mountains are behind us which are snow capped in winter.

We have the best of both country and town as we are conveniently located 

a scenic 8 minutes drive north of all the town's attractions has on offer.

We are also a perfect base for those wanting to travel slightly further out

 to be able explore some of the surrounding districts attractions too.

If your travelling by yourself, a couple, a group of people or a family look no further!

You have the whole house to yourself  for the duration of your stay.

We are ideal for any length of stay you will need:

 A quick night stay when passing through Kaikoura,

a mid week stay for a night or two, (or three or four)

a weekend away to recharge, 

or a longer stay to experience everything Kaikoura and the surrounds has to offer as you won't want to leave.

Whatever length of stay you are having you'll still be wishing you booked to stay a bit longer!

Everyone seems to be in agreement that a minimum 2 night stay in 

Kaikoura is best especially if booking any marine activities as adverse sea and weather conditions

sometimes occur and a trip may have to be postponed.

The extra day will help with flexibility to reschedule if needing to.

 Our property consists of our house, the accomm house and a few 

 friendly farm animals that you can also come pat and feed.

Sheep, Cows, Goats, Kune Pigs , Pekin Ducks, Chickens,

Turkeys, Guinea Fowl  and a wandering Peacock plus a bird aviary.

Hopefully we have some little baby animals that you can bottle feed depending on the season.

Our friendly pet animals are our Groodle dog Merle, Bengal cat Dorothy

and Kelpie working dog Bell..

The Retreat house is made mainly from recycled materials and is over 20 years old,

has everything you need to make sure you are comfortable

and is furnished in a vintage/recycled/bohemian style - just stay you will love it!

You won' t be disappointed with choosing to stay here!

My amateur video clip above shows from the entrance and what you can expect

but we  haven't added the views or some ever changing additions/upgrades that can surprise you!