As a straight couple, we are very pleased to be welcomed to the GayStay family by the fact our only child is proudly gay and that we count amongst our dearest friends many from the LGBT+ community. We have enjoyed the most special hosting experiences with many others over the two years we have been operating.
Hosts Carol and Richard Devine warmly welcome you to the heritage home we have loved restoring and enhancing since 1996. Bard House is an original Edwardian residence in the heart of Dunedin - only steps from the city centre, shops, restaurants, entertainment and heritage attractions.
Bard House has a maximum of four guests, with two double rooms, offering a very comfortable, personal experience. Each room is double-glazed, air-conditioned with quality linens, furnishings, toiletries, Queen double beds and private en-suites. Continental or cooked breakfast choices are available with free WiFi and parking.
As members of the Bed & Breakfast Association New Zealand, we are quality assessed and meet the high standards set by this organisation. We aim to have all our guests experience true southern kiwi hospitality and to leave with great memories of Dunedin. A minimum stay of 2 nights applies.
Bard House is a non-smoking private guest house, not suitable for pets or children. We are located on a short steep street, which is unsuitable for people with mobility issues. Please note this heritage property does not have a lift. Guest rooms are located on the first floor and guests must be prepared to carry their own luggage upstairs.
Our friendly black Labrador ‘Boz’ is a big part of our lives and resides on the premises. For those who are missing your pets, he will happily lap up all the attention you can give, but if you are not confident with a dog, we will make sure he doesn’t bother you at all. He is not permitted in guest areas and is kept confined to the private parts of the property.
For everyone booking directly with us, a valid credit card is required. Free cancellation is available up to 7 days from check-in on standard rates, after which 100% of the total Accommodation Fee is charged. Bard House accepts cash, eftpos, Visa and MasterCard and we reserve the right to pre-authorise all Credit Cards prior to check-in.
By choosing to book your accommodation with us, you are helping to preserve Bard House as one of the last remaining original family homes in Dunedin City Centre - we thank you.