Looking for a dog-friendly holiday home in Kaikoura? Holidays are more fun when you can bring your favourite furry family members along for the ride. We have quite a few dog-friendly holiday homes in Kaikoura. As a Jack Russell owner and Kaikoura local, I'm sharing my favourite eateries and spots to walk my dog, and I've prepared some background on how our holiday homes suit different dogs.

ADELPHI

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LOCATION LOCATION! And views – some of the best in Kaikoura!

With just minutes walk to the town. This lovely older house has huge character with gardens and parking off street. Perfect for family and friends to get together. Keep an eye out for dolphins and orca whales. This tidy quirky cottage is charming and a great place to enjoy Kaikoura.

Unfortunately no children under the age of 5 due to the stairs to the 2nd floor.

Beds: 1 king-size, 3 singles

5 3 1

From $115/night

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MIDDLE CREEK HOUSE

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Middle Creek House is rural property five minutes from Kaikoura township in lovely NZ native gardens, with a small lake and surrounded by rural farmland. Abundant birdlife and NZ flora.

Middlecreek House was designed by an architect, the house has been refurbished since the earthquake, with generous living spaces and three double bedrooms, each with its own en suite bathroom. All the bedrooms and living areas feature French doors which open onto a paved courtyard, which is ideal for outdoor living.

There are spectacular views of Mt. Fyffe across the paddocks, and the pond near the house has resident pukekos, paradise ducks and frogs. Middle Creek flows down the boundary of the property, and there is abundant bird life and peaceful rural views.

This is a very comfortable, spacious and well appointed house in a lovely setting, and we are sure you will feel at home. A great place to share with family and friends and unwind in the glorious Kaikoura natural beauty.

Beds: 3 king-size beds (2 of which can be split into 4 singles)

6 3 3

From $280/night

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ANNETTE'S PLACE

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A lovely house right next to the ocean - the perfect place to enjoy the stunning views of the Kaikoura coast but close enough to a fabulous restaurant and pub. Perfect for couples or small families.

Beds: 2 queen-size

4 2 2

From $160/night

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A SLICE OF KIWIANA

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A cool kiwiana Bach across the road from the ocean and some of the best diving in Kaikoura! A comfortable house for families and friends to get together and enjoy a BBQ from your fishing catch of the day. Free WiFi too. A spacious garden for children to play and plenty of off street parking. This neat tidy house is a great package for fun holidays by the sea!

Beds: 3 queen-size, 1 single

7 4 1

From $150/night

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BEACHFRONT COTTAGE MANGAMAUNU

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Cosy beachfront cottage on a 1-acre block, the ideal holiday home to escape the city life and relax with no WiFi or TV. The uninterrupted sea views allow you to watch the amazing sun rises out of the Pacific Ocean each morning. Only 12 minutes drive north of Kaikoura and situated on the oceanfront beside the state highway.

This perfect modern beach escape is a 2-bedroom cottage that is sunny, with modern furnishings, and a new log burner to make the home cosy and warm in a few minutes. From here you can hear the ocean waves and the native birdsong in the native trees that surround the property. The two ranch sliders open onto the wrap around decking which is great for all day entertainment. With your morning coffee stroll across to the surf or a small distance away catch a wave at the local famed Mangamaunu surf break. This large flat site has room for children to play cricket and guests to set up camp on. Water is supplied from a mountain spring.

Beds: 2 queen-size

4 2 1

From $120/night

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KOA RETREAT

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Koa means 'Happy', so step inside and be amazed by this beautifully refurbished home, with its amazing décor, its light and airy open plan kitchen, dining and lounge. A happy home away from home. Koa offers good size bedrooms - 1x King and 1x Queen and one bedroom with a king single bunk bed and king single bed. It also plenty of room outside for kids to explore and a front deck for the adults to relax on.

Sit back and enjoy the log burner on those wintery nights or bathe in the sun and look out on the Kaikoura ranges. Koa delivers all the essentials, plus some. Enjoy free WiFi to keep you connected, a Smart TV with Freeview, a heat pump for year-round comfort. Its bathroom and separate toilet are yet to be re-furbished (waiting on EQC) but otherwise this home has a great holiday feel about it. It's one block back from the Esplanade and a short stroll into the main street with its cafés and shops.

Beds: 1 king-size, 1 queen-size, 1 single, 1 bunk

7 4 1

From $190/night

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SCARBOROUGH HEIGHTS

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Stunning inside, beautifully presented and tranquil are good words to describe this lovely holiday home. It has an air of holiday comfort as soon as you step inside. This home offers lovely decor and is very well equipped with free WiFi, smart TV, double glazing, 4 good size bedrooms, two newly beautifully refurbished shower/bathrooms. Modern fully equipped kitchen and open plan living. The home is perfect for a rewarding get away.

Dog friendly but only on request.

Beds: 3 queen-size bedrooms, 1 bedroom with 2 singles, 1 bedroom with bunk beds with double on the bottom and single on the top

8 4 2

From $320/night

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FIVE PALMS

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A delightful older style three bedroom Kiwiana home. Beautifully filled with charm and interesting designs. Fabulous views overlooking Kaikoura, ocean and mountain ranges.

Beds: 2 queen-size, 3 singles (1 of which is in a queen bedroom)

7 3 1

From $150/night

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