Self-Contained Seaside Accommodation in New Zealand

Seaside self-contained apartment in New Zealand

Take a deep breath and enjoy our fresh air. Watch the beautiful sunrise at dawn, and hear our native birds and seabirds chorus as they rise for the new day at the Nugget Lighthouse Reserve.
Parakaunui Falls
Parakaunui Falls
Petrified (fossil) Forest
Petrified (fossil) Forest
The Cathedral Cave
The Cathedral Cave
Kiwa Ensuites
Kiwa Ensuites
Kupe Ensuite
Kupe Ensuite

Don't rush or you will miss the seal pups playing below the Lighthouse and Surat Bay during the summer months. From dawn to dusk your day will be full. Those that rush will miss the best the Catlins has to offer.

Kepplestone by the Sea was created as B & B accommodation approx 1989 and has been catering to visitors from all over the world. We (Jack & Esther Johnson) took possession of Kepplestone in 2004 and we have provided affordable accommodation since.

As of 2008 we now have converted our separate bedrooms away from the main house into 2 warm fully self-contained units. We no longer provide breakfast in our house but  we supply breakfast to the units. Our accommodation is a short walk (100 metres) to the sealion beach and short drive to the coast ( 5 minutes) from Owaka.

We aim to make your stay an experience you will not forget as we have done to hundreds before you. Most of our guests find us by a recommendation from friends and fellow travellers.

This was a quite spot mainly frequented by overseas visitors who are familiar with the Catlins and its wildlife, and now New Zealanders are aware of the Catlins and their numbers have been rising steadily.

We offer some of New Zealand's biggest selection of wildlife. NZ fur seals, Hooker Sealions (now renamed NZ sealions) and the Yellow-eyed-Penguin. For the bird enthusiasts, Catlins has a large collection of bush and sea birds. Our beached are still deserted and there are many excellent walks.

It is our aim to make your stay in the Catlins informative and an assurance you will see all the wildlife. If have enjoyed your stay, recommend us to your friends as a personal recommendation something to cherish and return again. Have a happy holiday.