Property Ref: 59197
Old Bones Lodge - Modern, Purpose-Built Beach-Side Business & Home
This is your opportunity to combine a relaxed coastal lifestyle with a sustainable business at little more than the price of an Auckland home!
Located just 5 minutes (4.6kms) from Oamaru Old Bones Lodge was designed specifically as genuine boutique lodge accommodation, hosting a maximum of 16 guests in 4 double rooms, 4 twin rooms and 6 powered campervan sites. Nestled in 1.6ha (approx.) of landscaped farmland directly across the road from an idyllic sandy beach this was once the site of an ancient Maori settlement some 600-800 years ago with old Moa bones having been found (hence the name). The Penguin colonies are just 5 minutes away, and the world famous Moeraki Boulders are 30 minutes scenic drive to the South.
Some of the many features include reception area, massage therapy room, spacious open-plan kitchen and dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows, open fire and separate male and female bathrooms, all with quality fit-out. Additional guest amenities include six private (easily managed and maintained) ‘hot-tubs’ plus sauna – adding an authentic ‘health spa’ feel to this lovely place.
The private 3-bedroom owner’s cottage has been tastefully renovated from top-to-bottom including modern, neutral décor and lovely kitchen with all mod-cons. Adjacent to this home are several outbuildings including implement shed and barn together with various plant & equipment for property maintenance. And there is a productive vegetable garden for the best in home-grown produce!
New owners may also choose to exercise the right to further develop the property with consent already in place for three further dwellings for visitor accommodation.
This is a very special opportunity in one of the truly unique parts of New Zealand.
North Otago may well be the wildlife enthusiast's "undiscovered country". Somewhat off the beaten path compared with its neighbours, yet right in the middle of everything, North Otago's vast territory remains an unspoiled landscape where nature reigns supreme and the influence of man is largely unfelt.
Close by is the whitestone townscape of Oamaru which contains some of the best-preserved heritage buildings in New Zealand. In the late 19th century, the town prospered through goldmining, quarrying and timber milling. Some of the wealth was spent on elegant stone buildings made from local limestone. The Harbour-Tyne Street area is particularly special – and the shopping is great too. After exploring the Victorian precinct, swing by the steampunk playground and museum.
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"I have travelled around the world and this was one of the best lodges I have ever stayed!!"
"Excellent accommodation - 1st class"
"Just wanted to say that this is the best place we stayed in the whole time we were in New Zealand…”
"Your warm welcome and the quality facilities at Old Bones Lodge made this a brilliant stay - a benchmark for all others. To walk the deserted beach was wonderful, at dusk the penguin watch was enchanting…"
"This place is a must do if you stay in New Zealand. We spent wonderful days here. Utter bliss! Thank you."
"I love this hostel!! It is not a BBH - it is a hotel!"
“A ‘total WOW’ for us. Best lodge ever…”
"Old Bones is a delight. The kitchen is very well equipped and squeaky clean. The common living/dining area has beautiful garden and ocean views. Our room was cosy and clean with plenty of extra bed linens and towels. The host was most gracious. There is a lovely ocean-side walk close by…”
“The lodge has a stunning living room where you could see the vast coast line. Relaxing or eating in the living room was a complete luxury… The vast grassland before the lodge and the stunning beach view is gorgeous. The sunrise in the morning was dream like!”
"What an amazing place. Absolute perfection - couldn't bear to leave"
"A great idyllic place - wish we stayed longer…”
“Not your usual lodge… A purpose-built lodge that's only eight years old, it's modern and clean with a spacious lounge and kitchen area and eight twin/double rooms plus communal bathrooms.”
“A slice of heaven!”
“This is the most relaxing and comfortable place in Oamaru to recharge your batteries, looking at the sea as well as the farmland.”
“The lodge itself was spacious, clean and with excellent facilities, the best shower and bed we have had in the whole of New Zealand while travelling. The owner was very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. If you want something special this Is truly the place to stay, myself and my family were sorry to leave.”
“Beautiful, quiet location with the most amazing view.”
"We absolutely enjoyed staying here. It's an awesome hostel with really caring owners - we'll be back."
“We immediately liked the common area, which is bright and airy with a high ceiling and big panoramic windows facing the ocean. Relaxing music was played on a low volume and in the evenings we enjoyed the cosy lounging area by the warm fireplace. Staff always made sure there was enough wood to keep the fire going all evening…”
"Perfectly located by the beach, this little gem is cozy and comfortable. It is by far the cleanest place I have ever stayed. The fire is lit for you after a busy day looking around the area and hot tubs are on standby for a spectacular night under the stars."
"We loved this place! The view of the ocean is spectacular. Everything is clean and tidy. The shared living room is great to meet new people."
"Amazing place, great location and great facilities. Would love to stay longer. A great place to relax with amazing ocean views. Great lounge room with fabulous armchairs looking out at Ocean."