• Entire apartment
  • 646 ft² size
  • Kitchen
  • City view
  • Garden
  • Washing machine
  • Free WiFi
    In all areas • 35 Mbps
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Free parking

The Whitestone is a self-contained studio apartment located in Oamaru, close to cafes and restaurants. The kitchen is fitted with an electric stove top, a refrigerator and a microwave oven. All linens are provided. There are many sporting facilities in Oamaru, with a number of public golf courses within 1.9 mi. Guests can go trout fishing nearby, on the Waitaki River.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.9 for a two-person trip.

Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.9)

FREE parking!


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Travel Sustainable Level 2

This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
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  • Elena
    Uzbekistan Uzbekistan
    Great Victorian style accommodation close to everything. Nice host.
  • Melissa&chuck
    United States of America United States of America
    Location is perfect to all of the downtown... attractions, grocery, restaurants and harbor. Pictures are exactly as it looks. Large space. Such a sweet couple who own, excellent communication and so thoughtful/helpful. Fresh flowers, milk and...
  • Joseph
    United States of America United States of America
    great location and lots of space. well equipped apartment included a washer and dryer and full kitchen. Excellent water pressure and hot water for showers. immaculately clean. easy walking to everything in town and a 20 minute walk to penguins.

Hosted by Greg & Katy Waite

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Greg & Katy Waite
Welcome to The Whitestone. Independent accommodation for the discerning traveller. Our newly restored apartment is centred right in the heart of Oamaru in a building constructed in Oamaru's famous limestone. Built in the 1880's & completely restored in 2016 . The position is incomparable for convenience with a 50 metre walk to the closest restaurant & a minute away from the Victorian Precinct and main street. Also 50 metres from St Lukes Anglican church which is Oamaru's main wedding venue. Within easy walking distance are many cafes, restaurants and unique galleries. The Oamaru Port Warehouse area is now home to many quirky stores & galleries. Also close at hand is Oamaru's famous Little Blue Penguin colony. The Whitestone's position is unparalleled in Oamaru & despite being in the hub of the town is both private & quiet. The studio apartment is designed specifically for a couple. Attention to detail has been paramount in The Whitestone's setup with a top quality queen-sized bed & French leather club chairs set off with wonderful original art & furnishings. The kitchen, dining area is large & generously equipped. The bathroom, also, has been completely renewed.
We have recently sold our villa in Bali which we have operated for ten years as top quality accommodation. We feel our years of tourist accommodation experience will make The Whitestone a memorable part of your visit to Oamaru & North Otago. Greg is an antiques dealer & Katy an artist. The apartment is furnished with our collection of Javanese folk art pieces & Katy's paintings. Many of these are for sale. The apartment has a secure area for bike storage and there is a large garden to enjoy.
The Whitestone is situated in the absolute centre of Oamaru. Oamaru is a unique town in New Zealand in that it was constructed in the mid nineteenth century using limestone which is quarried locally. The level of preservation of the old town is superb. Close to the apartment is the fabulous "Victorian Precinct" which houses many galleries & quirky shops as well as restaurants & cafes. There is also a world class boutique brewery & whiskey distillery. Oamaru also hosts a large colony of the Blue Penguin. Viewing these wee birds returning home at nightfall is "a must". In short lots to do in the area. For those keen on fishing or hunting there are lots of options.
Languages spoken: German,English,French,Indonesian

Area info

Amenities of The Whitestone
Great facilities! Review score, 9.7

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
Good free Wifi 35 Mbps. Suitable for streaming HD content and making video calls. Speed test carried out by the host.
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Electric blankets
  • Soundproof
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
  • Live music/Performance
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Horseback riding
  • Bowling
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Services & Extras
  • Executive lounge access
Outdoor & View
  • Inner courtyard view
  • City view
  • Landmark view
  • Garden view
  • Sea view
  • View
Building Characteristics
  • Private apartment in building
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Laundry
  • Adults only
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Indonesian

House rules

The Whitestone takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.


Available 24 hours



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to apartment type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 25

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Cash is not accepted The Whitestone accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Please note that the property accepts payments with Visa or MasterCard. Payment via bank transfer or PayPal is also available. For further information please contact the property in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

Please inform The Whitestone of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

FAQs about The Whitestone

  • The Whitestone is 1,150 feet from the center of Oamaru. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The Whitestone can accommodate this group size:

    • 2 guests

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a terrace. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at The Whitestone on this page.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a balcony. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at The Whitestone on this page.

  • Check-in at The Whitestone is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The Whitestone offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Bowling
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Horseback riding
    • Bike tours
    • Live music/Performance
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Walking tours

  • The Whitestone has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 1 bedroom

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • The nearest beach is 1,300 feet from The Whitestone. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at The Whitestone may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.