Dunedin, New Zealand
Sitting on the east shores of Stewart Island, with views across the Foveaux Strait, Sails Ashore is a luxury bed and breakfast offering the perfect base to explore the beautiful landscape. The name pays tribute to the site’s close proximity to the sea, with the village waterfront just a short 4-minute stroll from the boutique lodge.
The charming building is nestled in a private flower garden, creating a peaceful island escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Guests enjoy their own wing, where rooms offer comfort, convenience, and private balconies with views overlooking the gardens and the bay.
Hosts Iris and Peter have thought of everything. Delicious breakfasts, sunny days on the terrace, and recommendations for local itineraries are just part of the heartfelt hospitality you’ll experience at this cozy retreat. Feel like a member of the family, with personalized attention and a warm welcome to start each day.
Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Dunedin into a greater New Zealand or Australasian holiday. Take a look at The Finest of New Zealand’s North and South Islands as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.
Sails Ashore Lodge Information
- Location & Getting There:
Sails Ashore Lodge is positioned just 400 metres from Halfmoon Bay on Stewart Island. Invercargill Airport is a short 20-minute flight and offers flights from Christchurch or Wellington international airports.
Local New Zealand art and neutral tones create a casually elegant atmosphere inside the comfortable rooms at Sails Ashore. Accommodations feature extensive use of native Rimu timber, salvaged from sunken logs in a nearby West Coast lake.
Guests stay in their own private wing, choosing either the Port or Starboard suites. Both offer a variety of modern conveniences, from ensuites and electric blankets, to luxurious toiletries and satellite TV, all designed to make you feel comfortably at home.
The best part of a stay at Sails Ashore is the chance to slow down and relax. Explore the island with a schedule that suits you. Following a delicious breakfast, prepared by your welcoming hosts, enjoy a guided tour of Ulva island, set out to photograph the native wildlife, or relax with a DVD in the guest lounge. Take a scenic road tour, stop in at the village museum, shop local arts and crafts. A walk with the resident border terriers is sure to put a smile on your face as you explore authentic village life.
Children and families are welcome at Sails Ashore.