Bed and Breakfast Glendaruel Bed and Breakfast
38 Golden Bay Road, 9846 Half-moon Bay, New Zealand – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.6/10! (score from 51 reviews)
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Raylene taking ownership of her new boat, Else, Hayden Johnson at tiller
Glendaruel, 8-10 minutes’ walk from the centre of Oban, is framed by native forest and looks out over the beautiful waters of Paterson Inlet to Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary, a must-do destination for nature lovers. Bird lovers will be enthralled by the large number of different native birds that visit my large, colourful garden. My home is just that - a much-loved house with spacious guest areas - lounge, sunroom, three decks with sea and forest views, antique furniture and original art works. The queen bedroom is upstairs and has a spectacular view into the forest canopy - lie in bed and watch our feisty native birds dispute the treetops! All bedrooms have ensuite bathroom, table and chairs, tea and coffee facilities, making each room a relaxing, private and peaceful place. There is a large guest lounge with two balconies giving views of Paterson Inlet to the south and a wide sweep of native forest to the north and west. TV, lots of DVDs, books and music, if you can tear your eyes and ears away from the birds! Breakfast is served in the sunroom overlooking a sheltered valley of native forest, alive with birdsong.
I am a New Zealander who has chosen to spend my retirement years on this beautiful island. I love the unspoiled nature of Stewart Island and especially the many native birds that visit my garden. In another life I taught Classics, still a major passion, along with my love of travel, cooking, gardening, reading, kayaking and - now - messing about in my new old boat! . France, especially the Pyrenees, is my overseas holiday destination of choice. Greece, especially Crete, is not far behind! My Cairn Terrier, Macpherson, keeps me relatively fit and humble - a much loved but distinctly independent personality, he is a great favourite with the many guests we enjoy hosting together. I have travelled overseas often and hope I have a good appreciation of the needs of my guests. A priority is helping my guests with booking activities and meals to make the most of their time on this special island. Setting the scene over a welcoming cup of tea or coffee is important, as is a friendly chat at breakfast time and at the end of the day.
Glendaruel is ideally sited for guests seeking both peace and adventure. The centre of Halfmoon Bay, the Island’s only settlement, with its shops and restaurants, is an 8-10 minute walk in one direction. In the other, just a 4 minute walk from Glendaruel is Golden Bay. This is a gorgeous little bay, a sweep of – yes! – golden sand, backed by native forest. At one side of Golden Bay is the water taxi and ferry wharf, where you embark for the bird sanctuary of Ulva Island and other beautiful spots on the extensive waters of Paterson Inlet. Guided kayak trips leave from close by. Several well maintained and sign-posted forest tracks begin near Glendaruel and just up the road there is Observation Rock with its magnificent views of Paterson Inlet and our even more magnificent sunsets – or Aurora Australis. Even closer is Traill Park, where you may be rewarded, after a quiet, late evening wait on the edge of the rugby field, by the sight of kiwi emerging to feed on the nicely mown grass. For those wishing to rest and relax, Glendaruel Garden offers a wealth of colourful and contrasting plants, which attract many bird species.
Languages spoken: English, French
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Area Info– Excellent location – show map Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Restaurants & Markets *
Church Hill Restaurant Restaurant0.6 miles
South Sea Hotel Cafe/Bar0.6 miles
Ship To Shore Supermarket0.6 miles
Natural Beauty *
Foveaux Strait Ocean/Sea0.6 miles
Mount Anglem/Hananui Mountain12.4 miles
Closest Airports *
Invercargill Airport34.9 miles
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Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
- Airport shuttle (free)
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8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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Smoking is not allowed.
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