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Bedroom 1
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Dry laundry in the sunshine
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Villa entrance
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Fully equipped kitchen
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Outdoor space
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cosy kumara villa

Kumara, West Coast

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Sleeps up to 6
From $285 tonight
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Sleeps up to 6
From $285 tonight

Our retreat is in the middle of everywhere and away from it all. It is a place to escape from the crazy world and enter into wild, relaxing and comfortable spaces, to socialise with other guests, or to be alone. Come enjoy our wild gardens on an environmentally friendly property with abundant birdli...

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Essential Stay Info

Dogs Welcome
Family Friendly

Check in time: Between 4pm and 8.30pm
Check out time: 10am

Eating and Drinking
Full kitchen available, including oven and gas hob for self catering, large dining table and open plan connecting lounge makes this a great space to share with friends and family.

Bedding Configuration
3 Bedrooms, 5 beds.

More info about the property
Seriously spacious yet wonderfully cosy, this self-contained holiday home boasts comfy rooms, a wood-burning fireplace, electric heaters, indoor and outdoor dining areas, an inviting sofa and a bathro...

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Unique kiwi experiences for you

Quiet location on edge of village & walking distance from local hotel/pub.
Near Wilderness Cycle trail & other small walks.
Stars, Birds, Puppy and Magic..... need I say more

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What we love about this property

The guests that find this place seem to be wonderful, respectful, interesting and social. Stories are shared between cyclists on the wilderness trail, Kiwi families on holiday, young international tra...

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Activities on or nearby this property

Cycle Tracks
Mountain Biking
Nature Walks
Star Gazing


Bath tub
Clothes Dryer
Fridge (or cooling facility) available
Gas available
Heating (electric, gas or fireplace)
Linen Provided
Property Manager on site
Sealed roads only
South Island
Washing Machine
Wifi Available


The honesty system. The relaxed atmosphere. The interesting grounds and commitment to caring for the environment. The caravan was comfortable and very clean.

This is a beautifully renovated property that Kate has taken great care to lovingly restore. It is very quiet and peaceful and I would have no hesitation in recommending this as a great place to stay for either a short stay or longer.

About your host, Kate

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I arrived on the West Coast at the tender age of 25 from Dorset, England and promptly found a place that I could call home.
After working in hospitality in Franz Josef, Hokitika, then four and a half years in Punakaiki, I bought a rundown property in Kumara.
The property had been on the market for more than 10 years and needed a lot of love. It had beautiful bones and a nice feeling even though it was rotting, wild, smashed and broken in places.

After a few hectic hard years of working full-time, learning as I went, landscaping and renovating, I took a leap of faith and opened the Villa as a holiday home.

The retreat is now entering a new phase and will be offering Yoga classes, massage, reflexology, Sudjok Korean Therapy and other healing treatments throughout summer. Hidden within a tent surrounded by wild garden and the sweet music of birdsong, this tranquil space allows you to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with your soul and spirit.

My springer spaniel Scout is my entertainment - as well as meet and greet manager. Between us we enjoy getting to know each guest, learning and sharing the stories and going the extra mile with genuine interest and kindness. Who knows what comes next, but I see a few more large tents, a couple of powered sites, workshops for healing and yoga, organics, creating music and art and who knows what else! I am always open to ideas and feedback.
I love my home here and am happy to share the space with you. It will never be finished, it will always be a little wild and is progressing organically.

I look forward to welcoming you to my home.

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