Gypsy Wagon, Curio Bay, Catlins.


Tiny house hosted by Nick

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the tiny house to yourself.
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Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
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Fully self contained gypsy wagon located close to sandy beach of Porpoise Bay. No ocean views but beach is 2min walk. Very tidy inside. Super king size plush $3000 mattress. Cooking facilities with microwave & fridge. Log burner with wood supplied. BBQ area. All linen/towels included. This accommodation is located on our property beside our house. The toilet/shower room (converted water tank) is located 9 meters away from your accommodation Our gypsy wagon can sleep 2 adults and a baby maximum

The space
The gypsy wagon is 9 meters long, it has a private outdoor balcony area with seating. At nights, you can hear the waves breaking on the beach and the penguins calling out your name. Its a very quiet relaxing location. Kitchenette comes supplied with a twin hotplate electric cooker, microwave, fridge, pots, plans, plates & cutlery etc. The wagon is heated by log burner/fire. It also has electric heating. Comes with all bed linen, duvet bed covers & towels. Tea, coffee, sugar & cooking oil is supplied free of charge. The gypsy wagon has no running hot water inside, only cold water, you need to boil hot water in the electric jug supplied. The outside shower has hot water. We also have a portacot for your use free of charge. Free Wifi is available. I do not think this is suitable for elderly people due to toilet/shower located outside from the wagon.

Where you'll sleep

1 king bed

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Free parking on premises
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Fully fenced
Indoor fireplace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.84 out of 5 stars from 359 reviews


Where you’ll be

Curio Bay, Southland, New Zealand

70% of our previous one night guests said they had wished they had stayed 2 nights or more. You cannot properly see all of Curio Bay and its wildlife in 24 hours. Two nights is recommended. Curio Bay sells itself. It is easily one of the most beautiful bays in NZ, luckily I get told that everyday.
Yellow Eyed Penguins to view most evenings, last two hours of light is best. Its only a 10-15 min walk from our accommodation to the Curio bay fossil forest where the penguins can be viewed. Dolphins are seasonal, summer months only. Sea lions most days at Waipapa Point, Surat Bay and Cannibal Bay. Nugget Point Reserve is also a good place to see seals from a distance.

Hosted by Nick

  1. Joined in September 2016
  • 359 Reviews
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  • Superhost

During your stay

Yes we are always happy to answer any questions. Curio Bay is a very special place, nowhere in the world during summer months do you find Hector Dolphins, Penguins and NZ sea lions living all within walking distance of our accommodation. I am an ex-wildlife ranger and yellow eyed penguin lover so I know this area and its local wildlife very well.
Yes we are always happy to answer any questions. Curio Bay is a very special place, nowhere in the world during summer months do you find Hector Dolphins, Penguins and NZ sea lions…

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House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Not suitable for children (2-12 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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