About this listing
Sandpiper cottage is set in a private garden setting with a magnificent unrestricted harbour view and a beach right at the bottom of the steps. Sit on the balcony and watch the seabirds, and at high tide listen to the waves lapping up on the beach.
Kitchen includes breakfast bar, microwave, stovetop cooker, fridge, electric frypan, double hotplates, pots pans, bowls, utensils etc,
The cottage is nearly new accommodation with a kitchen with microwave, stovetop oven, electric frying pan, pots, pans, bowls and utensils etc. It has a separate bedroom with queen sized bed and bathroom with shower. There is a verandah and deck with outdoor furniture. Free WIFI.
Guests are welcome to use Nyree's laundry.
Not suitable for people with disabilities, as there are quite a lot of steps going up to the cottage.
Interaction with Guests
The owner, local artist Nyree McInally lives on the property, and is accesssible, but not visible as the cottage is very private. She is usually always at home to meet guests on arrival.
Broad Bay is a lovely, idyllic beachside community, just 20 minutes drive from Dunedin and 25 minutes drive to the albatross and penguin colonies. There are a lot of interesting walking tracks nearby. Please note that there is no petrol stations or supermarkets on the peninsula - there is, however, a dairy at Portobello which is very good and well stocked.
There is a bus which runs hourly during the day. There is space to park in the driveway. Broad Bay is approximately 45 minutes drive from the airport.
I enjoy interacting with guests and like them to know they are welcome to knock on my door, but I respect their privacy and so don't venture up to the cottage unnecessarily.
About the Host, Nyree
I am a ceramic sculptor and painter, presently doing a post graduate diploma in sculpture at Otago Polytechnic. I work from home most days doing my favourite things, messing about with clay, painting and a little bit of gardening.
I love being an airbnb host as it's always a pleasure to meet people on holiday as they are relaxed and usually always enjoying the peninsula - it makes me appreciate it more, seeing it through others' eyes. I like my guests to know they can knock on my door any time if they need assistance with their plans, as I have been to all of the venues, ie Penguin Place, the Albatrosss Colony, Larnach Castle and Nature's Wonders (all highly recommended). I have eaten at all the local restaurants and coffee shops also, of course...
In May next year I am going on my first trip to Europe with my daughter Dani; we fly into Rome and leave via France. I am presently reading a biography of Michelangelo, and "The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire" just to get a feel for what it will be like in Rome.