Historic train carriage (no cleaning fee)

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Train hosted by Sarah And David

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
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All about Sarah And David’s place

Unique, historic, tranquil and private accommodation 15 minutes South of Greymouth, 2 mins drive to Shantytown and 5 mins drive to the Wilderness cycle trail. Te Pahika ( the runaway) - was originally built in 1907 as a guards van and crashed at Moana in 1963. It literally did runaway. Nestled at the far end of the large pond in a secluded area with a raw native bush backdrop, the setting sun, abundant bird song and local wildlife. Te Pahika promises to offer you a relaxing and peaceful stay.

The space
It is our pleasure to share Te Pahika with you. It is a one of a kind historic property, quite different from a motel or hotel room. Here you have a fully equipped self contained/catering accommodation choice offering a unique and peaceful stay. Somewhere to unwind and relax away from the day to day hustle and bustle of the modern technical world, where you can enjoy being close to the West Coast bush and nature, with rustic elements and yet modern comforts. The main carriage has a comfortable queen bed made up European style, with an electric blanket (removed during the summer months) , a seating area to relax overlooking the large pond and a small dressing room space with an area for luggage storage.
Across the semi covered deck "platform" you will find the purpose built structure "train station" housing a fully equipped kitchen with a 2 burner gas cook top, microwave and small fridge and a modern bathroom with shower, sink and toilet.
Outside nestled against the bush you will find the rustic outdoor bath area with hot water on demand
Te Pahika does not have a TV - We do have free wi-fi which we ask you to use responsibly.
For your comfort and convenience during your stay you will find a hair dryer, hard wired usb charger ports, spare blankets, knee rugs - for those clear chilly nights star gazing and a few other added extras.
The area from the car parking space and surrounding the train carriage complex is pathed for your convenience -
To fully appreciate Te Pahika and its peace and tranquility multiple night stays are recommended.
We do not charge a cleaning fee and ask that you leave the place as you find it.

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What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Garden
Hair dryer
This fridge is a small under the bench style refrigerator
Microwave
Dedicated workspace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Marsden, West Coast, New Zealand

Shantytown is 2 minutes drive from our place. Paroa is about 5 minutes drive from our place where there is a local pub serving evening meals and a dairy for essentials or perhaps an ice cream or milk shake. Paroa is also where you can pick up the Wilderness cycle trail. A little further along the road heading North there is a combined dairy and fish and chip shop, (Four J's) - a great option for a west coast sunny evening to watch the sunset at the beach, eating fish and chips out of the newspaper :) More places to dine can be found in Greymouth which is about a 12 to 15 minutes drive from our place

Hosted by Sarah And David

Joined in July 2015
  • 335 Reviews
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Hi. We moved to NZ from UK in 1997. David my husband is from New Zealand, and we met in Denmark where we lived for several years in the 80's. We have two grown up children and three grandchildren who visit often. We are family focused, we love our home and the West Coast ,but also enjoy exploring the country in our caravan and the occasional overseas holiday. We like to grow vegetables and some fruit - although sometimes we are not that successful. We keep chickens - who provide all our fresh eggs, and we usually have some sheep who do a great job of mowing the lawns in our back paddocks. We are keen DIY'ers who love to up-cycle, and re purpose. We look forward to welcoming you to our place.
Hi. We moved to NZ from UK in 1997. David my husband is from New Zealand, and we met in Denmark where we lived for several years in the 80's. We have two grown up children and thre…

During your stay

The beauty of Te Pahika is that it is self contained, secluded and private, therefore we will not be disturbing you during your stay.
If you do need anything or if you would like some advice or to ask a question please message or call us initially as David is a shift worker and is sometimes asleep during the day
On occasions you may see us attending the sheep from the parking area which adjoins the field where they live next to Te Pahika
The beauty of Te Pahika is that it is self contained, secluded and private, therefore we will not be disturbing you during your stay.
If you do need anything or if you would…

Sarah And David is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Check out: 10:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Show more
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy