Location > Living

Indoor Comfort

The Waves Studio is built for warmth and comfort, with double glazing throughout and a small wood burner to provide additional heating on wintry days . The open plan layout of the spacious main living area allows guests to enjoy each others company without feeling on top of one another.

Creative Space
Create mouth watering dishes from local fare in the well-appointed kitchen area, and serve it at the six seater dining table, or chill out with a DVD and a glass of wine in the lounge area.

The Living/Kitchen Area includes a dining suite, flat screen television, DVD player, CD/radio stereo, wood burner, telephone (for local calls), Internet broadband access available, fridge/freezer, electric oven, gas cook top, microwave, toaster and dishwasher. Basic pantry supplies such as tea, coffee, sugar are supplied. Feel free to watch our DVDs or listen to our selection of CDs. We have a collection of topography maps and books, including some on the local history, which we are happy for you to use but please leave these in the house before you depart.        

Living Area


Back Deck

Outdoor Living

Large, double-glazed sliders open from the living area and both bedrooms onto a wide timber deck with panoramic views along Nine Mile Beach to Cape Foulwind. There is also a sheltered rear deck with a BBQ area for when the wind is blowing in from the sea. Guests can sit out of the wind and while away the hours gazing at the ever-changing seascape or listen to the tranquil sounds of the bush and sea.

Venture further
We have two mountain bikes for guests to use to explore Charleston. (Bike pump and helmets supplied!) The beach is a about a 20 minute walk from the house but for safe swimming the Nile River Lagoon is closer, about 10 minutes. There are many bush walks, local tours and activities on offer in the area and Westport and Punakaiki are only 20 minutes drive away. The historic Denniston Plateau is just a short journey north of Westport and is the setting for Jenny Patrick's bestselling historic novels 'Denniston Rose' and 'Heart of Coal'.

Prepare a picnic for a visit to the magnificent Oparara Valley with its Limestone Arches and Honeycomb Caves at Karamea, about 1.5hrs drive from the house which makes an excellent day trip. Or check out the stunning scenery at the Mokihinui River area 40 minutes north of Westport and have lunch at the Seddonville pub, near the Chasm Creek Walkway. The Buller area has an intriguing history with many 'ghost' towns left after the 'gold rush' days.

There are so many possibilities! Our compendium in the house gives some more details of nearby activities and places of interest.

Please be aware that there is no walking track directly from the house to Nine Mile Beach. If you were to walk along the road to the beach that you can see from the house, it would take approximately 20 minutes, but is only a few minutes drive.

Nikau palms at Karamea, West Coast, New Zealand


Minimum stay2 nights, all year
Prices for 2 nights, 2 people

May - October 2020 $500 for 1 queen + spa bath en suite
November 2020 - April 2021 $530 for 1 queen + spa bath
For use of 2nd bedroom/bathroom (on request only)
$50/per person/per night
Maximum occupancy for studio: 4 adults (sorry, no children under 12)
Off Season Offer
Please contact us directly for any special bonus night prices for stays over 2 nights.

The above prices are for payment via internet banking transfer from a New Zealand bank account. If you would like to pay by credit card please book via www.homeaway.co.nz, www.holidayhouses.co.nz or Airbnb however pricing will be different.

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