Mermaid's Hideaway, South Bay Parade, Kaikoura (Bachcare)

Mermaid's Hideaway, South Bay Parade, Kaikoura (Bachcare)

Park the boat, unpack the chilly bin, and put your feet up! Welcome to Mermaid’s Hideaway!  

This character filled Kaikōura studio is perfectly positioned to hit the water in minutes or just chill out in one of the coolest spots in Aotearoa. 

A converted garage kept toasty warm thanks to efficient heating, this artistic space offers spacious open-plan living and a well-equipped kitchenette. Don’t worry, there’s still a full-size fridge/freezer for the drinks and morning bacon and eggs! 

A compact bathroom plus a generous bedroom that comfortably sleeps four guests completes the setup for your stay here at Mermaid’s Hideaway. And yes, there most certainly is WiFi so you can post your favourite snaps and check on the weather conditions for tomorrow! 

Being just a one-minute drive and three-minute walk from the boat ramp, you really are hitting the jackpot when snapping up this gem of a holiday home. Come summer it’s near impossible to find a trailer park once you’ve launched, but by staying at Mermaid’s Hideaway you can just drive home and run back! 

Imagine coming off the water and being home with your fresh catch ready for the frying pan in minutes! 

Of course, Kaikōura isn’t just famous for fishing, there’s also whale and dolphin watching, fur seal colonies, and great walks with rewarding sea and mountain views. 

Make this your home away from home for your small family getaway and you’ll be a five to seven-minute drive from Dolphin Encounter, Whale Watch Kaikōura, and the town centre, and a three-minute walk from the South Bay Recreation Reserve and the start of the famous Kaikōura Peninsula Walkway. 

Perfectly petite and quite the treat, Mermaid’s Hideaway awaits!

Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed, 2 Single Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet

Pet Friendly

Yes Inside. 
Pets can come too! A small pet friendly fee of $20 + GST for up to two pets will apply.

Linen available at additional charge

Available at this property for $25 per person. You’ll see the option for our linen service in the ‘Add-Ons’ section during your booking. 

Special Conditions

There is another property on this section that may be occupied during your stay. It is also available as a holiday rental through Bachcare, and may be available for rent in conjunction with Mermaid's Hideaway for larger groups. To view the property, search property ID 1083676 for Mermaid's Rest.

Please be aware this property does not have a full kitchen. A kitchenette with fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle, and benchtop oven with a hot plate is available for use during your stay.


  • Driveway (shared)
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Freeview
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater (electric)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Oven
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI

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