The Artists Retreat is a unique, cozy and private, 2 storey, 3 bedroom timber house.

NO, you don't need to be an Artist to stay! If you do happen to get your "artistic flair on"

 whilst staying here, great! Some of our guests drawings are hung in the house

so please give it a go, if not just come stay to relax and 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.

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.

 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.

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 a few lifestyle paddocks and we have 

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

Sheep, Calves, Jersey Cow, Highland Cow, Goats, Kune Pigs , Pekin Ducks, Chickens

There is also a wandering Peacock and a bird aviary.

Our resident animals are our Groodle dog, Merle & Bengal cat, Dorothy.

The Retreat house is made mainly from recycled materials and is 18 years old,

has everything you need to make sure you are comfortable

and is furnished in a vintage/recycled/bohemian style.

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

My amateur video clip above shows from the entrance and what you can expect - haven't added the views!