Bed and Breakfast Glendaruel Bed and Breakfast
38 Golden Bay Road, 9846 Half-moon Bay, New Zealand – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.5/10! (score from 80 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
Restaurant Church Hill Restaurant0.6 miles
Cafe/Bar South Sea Hotel0.6 miles
Ocean/Sea Foveaux Strait0.6 miles
Mountain Mount Anglem/Hananui12.4 miles
Invercargill Airport34.9 miles
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Prices you can't beat!
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The staff speaks English
Booking is safe
Most popular amenities
- Toilet paper
- Bathtub or shower
- Private Bathroom
- Free toiletries
- Wardrobe or closet
- Alarm clock
- Garden view
- Dining table
- Electric kettle
- Washing machine
- Socket near the bed
- Clothes rack
Pets are not allowed.
- Dining area
- Sitting area
Media & Technology
Food & Drink
- Tea/Coffee maker
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
- Airport shuttle (free)
- Baggage storage
- Executive lounge access
- Wake-up service
- Wake-up service/Alarm clock
Front Desk Services
- Invoice provided
- Electric blankets
- Smoke-free property
- Ironing facilities
- Non-smoking rooms
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8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
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Crib and extra bed policies
There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Glendaruel Bed and Breakfast accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Pets are not allowed.
FAQs about Glendaruel Bed and Breakfast
Yes, Glendaruel Bed and Breakfast is popular with guests booking family stays.
Glendaruel Bed and Breakfast is 2,950 feet from the center of Half-moon Bay.
The nearest beach is 1,300 feet from Glendaruel Bed and Breakfast.
Check-in at Glendaruel Bed and Breakfast is from 8:30 AM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.
Glendaruel Bed and Breakfast offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
Guests staying at Glendaruel Bed and Breakfast can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.8).
Breakfast option(s) include:
- Full English/Irish
- À la carte
The prices at Glendaruel Bed and Breakfast may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.
The following parking options are available to guests staying at Glendaruel Bed and Breakfast (subject to availability):
- Free parking
- On-site parking
- Private Parking
Room options at Glendaruel Bed and Breakfast include: