Motunau is a sleepy fishing village, peaceful & a beautiful area. Be great to welcome you to this special place. Sandy Bay is our wee gem of a beach a great spot for swimming(summer), walking and having a picnic. Motunau is a known area for fossil hunting and fossicking.
We are about 50mts above sea level so we have good ocean views.
As it's colder months we can loan a small TV with a usb port if you want to hunker down and watch a movie or two.
This is a sweet wee space with loads of character. Our sleep out is self contained with a kitchen facilities fridge/freezer and hob for cooking, microwave, electric jug, toaster etc. The bedroom is an attached caravan its clean and spacious for two. Bathroom facilities shower and toilet. This is a classic small space set up but well appointed and you will have all you need for a great stop and get to experience the natural beauty of Motunau Beach.
Accès des voyageurs
Drive to the end of Hall Street cul de sac and carry on straight you will see the sleep out slightly to your left. Parking to the right of sleep out and you will have full use of the sleep out and have privacy from us as our house is situated 15 meters away from your space. We will set you up with the key and access in before or on your arrival.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
Absolutely we will offer advice about our community and any local and surrounding area that you may inquire about. We have lived in the area for a good while now so have acquired genuine local knowledge.
We are friendly, welcoming and like to laugh and meet new people and have a love for our beautiful land and country.
If you have bikes and or kayaks its a great place for that. Lots of cyclist and kayakers take advantage of the good roads and river access to the sea. Motunau Island is just a short paddle away. We have Hector dolphins, seals, and one of the few homes to the white flippered penguin. Sandy Bay is a safe swimming beach and is great for walks and taking a picnic/packed lunch and snacks. Its less then 10 minutes walk down the track from our place or you can park your car in the Sandy Bay car park. Have a check online of the tides as low tide is best.
- We are reasonably easy going but smoking outside only. Please get in touch if you are bringing a pet as it is a small space 1-2 pets only.
Hello & Kia Ora ( good health), I'm Jo and have lived @Motunau and the Hurunui area since 1989, so a good while now. I grew up in Lyttelton and seem to end up living by the sea which is great as I really enjoy swimming, beach walks with our faithful mutt Stella. I also really enjoy getting out on our boat and seeing the beautiful ocean we have hector dolphins, penguin's, seals and when passing orca's are migrating we know we are in very special and wonderful place. We fish and when time allows play golf at our local Scargill Golf club. I work part time in Christchurch and travel in for that as required. Apart from above I enjoy reading, cooking ( and eating!), watching quality movies and enjoying music and the occasional concert/gig, exploring and always learning new skills and having adventures. I am very family/ whanau/ friend orientated and love being with our now adult children, we have 5 and two grandchildren/ mokopuna. They are Mark and my finest achievements' and I'm incredibly proud of them all. We have some very lovely friends and when we get the chance we like to have a good catch up with them and there is always a lot of laughter!. My aim for this year is to learn new skills ( sailing a yacht is on the agenda!) and do some more travel if possible. I have a great love & respect for this land, sea and sky and still find a lot of joy in exploring it and meeting new and interesting people. I hope you can join us and enjoy it too,