Elegant Victorian Homestead with Two Dogs

Oamaru, Waitaki District, New Zealand
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My partner and I run our house as a luxury lodge during most of the year but in the winter we close the lodge and travel overseas to meet with travel agents, see our friends and family overseas, and have a bit of a break. Unfortunately our

Home & location

The house is an 1889 mansion, built as a private home but converted in 1994 to a lodge. Despite being from the Victorian era, it has all the modern conveniences--ultra-fast broadband throughout, flat-screen TVs, Netflix, a professional

  • House
  • Disabled access
  • High-speed WiFi
  • Beach
  • Mountains
  • City
  • Countryside
  • Sitters need a car


We'll ask you to look after our two dogs, George and Ivan, which will include keeping them fed and watered, walked, and generally looked after. General housesitting duties might include keeping a few plants watered in the house and, if

Meet the pets

  • George


    2 years

  • Ivan

    Shetland Sheepdog

    13 years

Sitter feedback (1)


I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the magical Pen-y-bryn Lodge with James’ sweet dogs. The building itself is spectacular and oozing with historical

Stayed · 02 May - 04 May 2018

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