We chose the name “Sails Ashore” to reflect the close relationship the Island enjoys with the sea. Overlooking Halfmoon Bay and the islands of Foveaux Straits beyond Sails Ashore Boutique Lodge is a short 4 minutes stroll from the village waterfront, set in a private native and flower garden. Guests enjoy their own wing, each room with a private entrance.
Internal decor features extensive use of native Rimu timber, much of it salvaged from old logs, long sunk in a West Coast lake. Muted colours, original art and the best of fittings makes for a casual elegance.
Begin the day with Iris’s special continental breakfast, at your convenience. We Stewart Islanders try to ignore clocks as far as possible, so we do things to suit you. Perhaps followed by a scenic road tour, the ideal way to get your bearings and learn a little about local history and village life.
If the weather is a trifle boisterous the Museum, Dept of Conservation Centre and local craft shops are an easy way of spending an interesting hour or two. Or if feeling really “indoors” enjoy our extensive library of local interest books and DVD’s.
You’ll also leave with a free DVD containing a short film and slide shows about Stewart Island and we’ll copy your digital images onto the disk as well.
A “Sails” guided exploration of Ulva Island is a must do and is part of the Sails Ashore package and as we generally restrict party size to a maximum of 6 you will be really involved. The local walks are a relaxed way of exploring the forests and beaches the community nestles amongst.
Sails Ashore “Port” Room
The ensuite has a heated floor, and features native “paua” shell trim. Guests have their own tea and coffee facilities and some of Iris’s homemade cookies. There is a dvd player in the room, and an extensive library of local interest DVDs and Books. Fine linen on the king double/twin of course, electric blankets and centrally heated 24/7. Stewart Island can be damp at times, so we installed a heated shelf for wet shoes. WIFI is complimentary, as is the guest laundry.
Sails Ashore “Starboard” Room
Both of our rooms have their own access, and are more or less mirror images of each other. Except that “Starboard” has a cubicle shower. The ensuite has a heated floor, and features native “paua” shell trim. Guests have their own tea and coffee facilities and some of Iris’s homemade cookies. There is a dvd play in the room, and an extensive library of local interest DVDs and Books. Fine linen on the king double/twin of course, electric blankets and centrally heated 24/7. Stewart Island can be damp at times, so we installed a heated shelf for wet shoes. WIFI is complimentary, as is the guest laundry.
Sails Ashore Boutique Lodge has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms featuring pure luxury throughout.
Luxury Ensuites, with heated tile floors, heated mirrors, toiletries, hair dryers
100% cotten luxury linen, electric blankets
Refrigerator, local bottled water
Tea & Coffee ….facilities in each room, with a selection of fine brands and home made cookies
LCD TV and home theatre and a selection of local interest videos and books
A small safe, heated shelf for damp footwear.
Central Heating in all rooms… 24/7
Complimentary Guest Laundry
Complimentary digital photo to disc burning
Complimentary transfers on arrival & departure and to all “Sails” tours
Complimentary DVD celebrating Stewart Island
Secure Gear Storage if leaving “Sails Ashore” for overnight or longer hiking trips.
Checking In & Out
Check-in from 2pm and check-out by 11am
Sails Ashore Port Room: $490
Sails Ashore Starboard Room: $490