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Abby's Shabby Shack

A summer afternoon by 'The Shack'
Very good
4 reviews
A summer afternoon by 'The Shack'
A welcoming and cosy 'tiny house'.
Finally, the ceiling (T&G Panelling) is painted!
Fine dining?
Looking from the rear
Looking through the (opening) roof windows.
Comfort is fine wine and a good magazine.
The view from the sleeping platform.
Starting on the decoration.
Relaxing in the garden
Sunset on 'The Shack'
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 3
Blenheim, Marlborough Region, South Island
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.<BR><BR>**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".<BR><BR>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.<BR><BR>Some of the more exciting and interesting fe... Read more
About the Owner, Heather and Peter J
Languages spoken: English
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Dec 2014
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 4 reviews and 1 property
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Very good - based on 4 reviews
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Sonia U
Auckland, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in March 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 the mattress very uncomfortable with roll together a problem for us, so one of us...

Hannah D
1 review
Reviewed 1 August 2017 for a stay in August 2016

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.

London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 17 March 2017 for a stay in February 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 place but in the middle of the night, with the open-roof of the Shack (it...

  • Books
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (2)
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Sofa
    1 Full
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R 8 697
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About the neighbourhood
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.
Car advised
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: 20.0 km.
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