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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
1 night minimum
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We are building The Shabby Shack. This is an exercise in sustainable and eco-friendly living. Abby's Shabby Shack will be a 'Tiny-House' in Monro Street and available for vacation rental from 1 September, 2015. **Update** without even advertising we are now 'booked' for most of September! We have uploaded photos with the exterior cladding almost complete; the interior has yet to be lined and 'fitted out'. Incorporating all the best features from the Tiny House Movement and George Clarke's Amazing Spaces, Abby's Shabby Shack is hand-built from mainly recycled materials. Starting with the converted Glider Trailer as a base, and less than 10 sq mtrs in floor area, the design evolved as we progressed. Some of the more exciting and interesting features are: - double bed sleeping platform wit...We are building The Shabby Shack. This is an exercise in sustainable and eco-friendly living. Abby's Shabby Shack will be a 'Tiny-House' in Monro Street and available for vacation rental from 1 September, 2015. **Update** without even advertising we are now 'booked' for most of September! We have uploaded photos with the exterior cladding almost complete; the interior has yet to be lined and 'fitted out'. Incorporating all the best features from the Tiny House Movement and George Clarke's Amazing Spaces, Abby's Shabby Shack is hand-built from mainly recycled materials. Starting with the converted Glider Trailer as a base, and less than 10 sq mtrs in floor area, the design evolved as we progressed. Some of the more exciting and interesting features are: - double bed sleeping platform with a roof that opens to the trees and sky - recycled corrugated-iron roof and rear wall cladding - recycled headlight and stained glass windows, all except one of which open - window-seat/lounger beneath the large, colonial bar garden window - large french doors opening on to our garden - self-contained bathroom including shower and toilet. Note: although Abby's Shabby Shack only sleeps two adults, we can accommodate families by including The White Wabbit tiny caravan (if available) at an additional charge. Special Extras: We also offer 'Tea In A Secret Garden' - a classic NZ High Tea for Two in our Garden. We provide sandwiches, small savouries, scones and homemade jam with whipped cream, chocolate eclairs and a 'cake-of-the-day', along with unlimited pots of tea and personal service from our Kiwi Butler. There is a selection of teas, both imported from Paris and our own private blends. All food is 'homemade' and the cost is $35 per head. It also comes with a Tea Talk - a brief history and social commentary about Tea. If you would like to book just select it as an 'Optional Extra' along with your booking request, or include the option in your enquiry, and we will pencil you in.More
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About the Owner
Heather and Peter J
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2014
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

The shabby shack is in a great central spot - only 5-8 minutes walk from Blenheim CBD. Has everything you need for a short stay in a great spot in the back garden. A great idea with lots of though put into it. We found...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Sonia U
Reviewed August 1, 2017

The owners really went the extra mile to help us enjoy our stay. You have to get the afternoon tea. It was incredible! literally took a whole cake (not a cupcake), home with me as we couldn't eat all the glorious treats.

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Hannah D
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

Peter and Heather have worked hard on the Shabby Shack. Built from scratch, on site from reclaimed materials it is completely 'off-grid'. Charming, whimsical, magical are all words I would use to describe it. We were welcomed with sunshine and silence. Blenheim isn't the biggest...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank kategrant2017
Reviewed February 28, 2017

We stayed with Heather and Peter in Abby's Shabby Shack for 3 nights and had an amazing time. The shack is incredible, designed and made out of recycled materials. It is cosy but with all the space really well used and sleeping in the roof...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank RachelSManchester
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Porch
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Water Park Nearby
Corporate Bookings
Hiking Trips
Parking
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Toaster
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About the neighborhood
Abby's Shabby Shack (along with The White Wabbit On Monro) is located at the rear of our 100-year-old villa, just 200 metres from the Blenheim town centre. Within easy walking distance there are many cafes, restaurants and bars, as well as the Millennium Art Gallery and the Taylor River Reserve. Slightly further away is the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, with its world renown collection of WW1 aircraft and vintage/classic cars. Blenheim and the surrounding area of the Wairau Plains are ideally suited to exploring by bike, with well established road and cycle ways around the town and vineyards.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 12.4 mi
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