Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 6)
- english, Mike is French Canadian, but is pretty rusty!
About Nicky O’Brien
My name is Nicky. Before purchasing the school, my Canadian husband and I had moved our life back to NZ in 2006 to be closer to my mum. Unfortunately my mum passed away just 5 days after I flew in to NZ with our then 10 month old daughter and as we loved mountains and outdoor mountain sports, we decided to head further south to Dunedin, where there was a university and small city, not too far from the playgrounds of the southern alps. We have not looked back and have been incredibly busy raising our 2 children now aged 12 and 14 and slowly renovating the old school into a home. Mike is a fine furniture maker, designer and master builder. He works out of the south end of the school. We live in the 3 classrooms between his workshop and the old office end of the school, which is what we converted into accommodation for me to run and manage and afford me to work the hours that suited a busy mum. Fast forward 9 years and we still love this incredible peaceful location. The beach, as per my description on the listing is absolutely second to none. We recently added Aspen, a golden Labrador to our family and I now make time each day to go for a run or walk along it. The last walk was in a storm and we took 2.5 hours to tire and make our way home. You can get lost at the beach here and it grounds me every time I visit it, and reminds me of all that matters and just how grateful I should be. I love opening our apartment to people from around the world and New Zealand. It is an honour to be able to give the school new life and share it with you soon in beautiful, Ocean View!
Nicky O’Brien purchased this House in 2010
Why Nicky O’Brien chose Dunedin
We were lucky. Right place, right time and it suited our skill set and gave me a platform for hospitality and Mike a wonderful workshop. We had purchased in the next neighbourhood, called Brighton, however, whilst attending play centre with our children the real estate sign appeared on the old school frontage. It felt meant to be, even though we had a home to sell. We dropped in price on our home to get sold and gained in so many ways! So lucky! So grateful!
What makes this House unique
A short walk to the long white pristine beach called Ocean View. Paradise just 15 minutes to city! Clear your head, get back to what matter - you won’t be disappointed!
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Quiet after 10pm
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
An amazing host is Nicky and Mike. Spotless place very comfy!!!!
Fantastic stay, So clean and welcoming kids had a blast couldve stayed...
Fantastic stay, So clean and welcoming kids had a blast couldve stayed there for the week. So warm even in mid winter. Dog loved it too. Best part was not having to fill the car to the brim as everything was provided making things so much easier to escape we will be back
Lovely quiet with seaview.
Lovely quiet with seaview. Comfortable and clean. Great space.
A great place for a family holiday.
A great place for a family holiday. Quiet but with a tennis court and animals and plenty of space for kids to run around. The drive into Dunedin was easy and took about 15 minutes. Beds were clean and very comfortable. We had a very enjoyable stay despite the weather.
The property is a converted school so there is plenty of room to get your gear sorted out and for ki
The property is a converted school so there is plenty of room to get your gear sorted out and for kids to play and explore. The beautiful beach is just a short walk away and is a perfect place to unwind from your travels.