Empire Escape, Enclosure Bay

The perfect family holiday home - plenty of space, lots of beds, a huge lawn, great views, sunshine, and a choice of beaches just down the road!

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  • From NZD 495 - 895 per night

Walk to Enclosure Bay

10 Guests (max 6 adults)

Lovely Views

4 Bedrooms /  10 Beds

Great for Families

2.5  Bathrooms 

Empire Escape is large and sunny with plenty of room for family and friends, stunning views, a huge lawn, a reserve next door and the beach at the end of the road. It has lovely high ceilings, mudbrick flagstone floors, a well equipped kitchen, and indoor/ outdoor dining / relaxing areas.

The house has been designed for all day sun and is spread out over 3 floors. The middle level has a large open plan living, dining / kitchen area, with generous north facing decks and fabulous views!  A separate wee snug TV area is great for the kids, and the log burner means it is a perfect winter hideaway.

Stairs lead from here up to a sunny reading nook, then into the master bedroom, which has a super-king bed and an ensuite.  Sliding doors lead onto a large sunny deck with sun loungers and lovely views. 

The lower level of the house is accessed from outside (but covered).  There are 3 bedrooms - one with a queen bed with views of the garden, one with twin singles and a large bunkroom with 3 sets of bunks - perfect for the kids!  There is also a shower room, toilet and a laundry, as well as a lovely hot private outdoor shower situated just outside the queen bedroom.

The property has a huge lawn off the road - perfect for games of cricket or bat and ball. There is also parking for several cars or a boat at the entrance to the lawn. The house is accessed up a number of steps from the lawn and is not suitable for those with limited mobility.

Empire Escape is ideally located - in a peaceful part of the island, with the sheltered Enclosure Bay at the end of the road, perfect for kids, kayaks and rockpools.  Sandy Bay is just around the road and has a boat ramp. The McKenzie Reserve is next door. This is a 10 acre hillside reserve, planted in regenerating natives with great birdlife - and so close you can hear the kids looking for the bug hotels!  It is a 5 minute drive from Oneroa Village, is within 500m of 2 great beaches, and a 20 minute walk through the reserve or a 5 minute drive will take you to the beautiful Palm Beach around the corner. A little further on you’ll find a golf club, great wineries and plenty of restaurants.

All bookings incur a one time linen and exit cleaning cost of $300 so you have nothing to do but relax, refresh and enjoy.

Note: the property is not to be used for any parties or gatherings.  Families & mature groups only


Key Amenities
  • Unlimited Wifi
  • TV with DVDs + Apple TV
  • Wood Burner
  • Heated Outdoor Shower
  • Games and art supplies
View & Location
  • Enclosure bay 2 min walk
  • All Day Sun
  • Fabulous Views
  • Reserve Next Door
  • Lovely walks locally
  • 1 x Super-King Bed
  • 1 x Queen Bed
  • 2 x Single Beds
  • 3 x sets Bunk Beds
  • Professional Cleaning
  • Luxury Linen
  • Gift on Arrival
  • Property Manager on Call
  • Check In From 2pm


  • Large flat lawn
  • Multiple Decks
  • Gas Barbecue
  • Heated Outdoor Shower
  • Reserve Next Door


  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Stove/Oven
  • Washing Machine / Dryer


  • Family Friendly
  • Suitable for Children
  • Families & mature groups only
  • Max 6 adults
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Strictly no parties
  • No more than 6 additional visitors allowed

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