Tuesday, April 13, 2010

~ Beach House Tour ~







You know the feeling. When you walk into a place and it takes your breath away. It's not anything you can pin point or describe. It's just a feeling.
There were only two things that broke my heart.
(a) I had to leave (b) It was not mine.
Here are some pictures of the wonderful Beach house we stayed in last week. I threw the last one in for some ambiance! Enjoy!
pictures from Black Barns Beach House - Holiday Rental Hawkes Bay New Zealand

71 comments:

  1. WOW Simone! What a simply stunning house & beautiful scenery. It looks huge!

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  2. I can see whey you feel in love instantly. Gorgeous!
    xx

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  3. wow Simone what a fab beach house I would be sad to leave too! Glad you had a great time. ;)

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  4. I am soooooooooo jealous but glad you had a good time. It is a beautiful place.

    Thanks for the wonderful cooment on my current post--it is appreciated!

    Melinda

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  5. Oh I am SO jealous. But I'm also sad for you that you had to leave...

    Sigh. Lovely.

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  6. I love beach houses, I am land locked in Kansas, but turn my house into a midwestern beach house of sorts! What I wouldn't give to have this house!!! Thank you for all the beautiful pictures, you made my day!

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  7. I could live there too...and can understand why it would be difficult to leave.

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  8. Oh Simone you would have thought you were in a movie set. How divine is that home. Every photo is just stunning I love that library. Was is cold over there? Sandy x

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  9. Wow--fantastic place. I would not even mind a visit there :)

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  10. Oh, wow! I love how the house is so open to the outdoors. I wish it were mine too! That has got to be an incredible place to stay.
    ☺ Celeste

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  11. Oh wow...what's not to love! Must have been hard to leave :)

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  12. oh my gosh its even better than i thought : what a wonderful experience. i hope to go there one day, melxxx

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  13. Oh My! It is beautiful!
    What a wonderful place for a holiday.

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  14. Wow! The view of the water: mesmerizing!
    Brenda

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  15. It looks absolutely gorgeous! Hawkes Bay is such a beautiful place (went there last December). Glad you had a wonderful time!

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  16. Hey Simone, It really is unbelievable!! How amazing...and love the attention to details the owners have gone to to make their guests feel even more pampered like the book shelves and the beautiful crockery. Those big bowls..love love. On an aside note must say your hair is looking very lovely( am I allowed to say that here), not that you don't always look lovely, cheers Katherine

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  17. I've been waiting to see these pics Simone and they're as gorgeous as I expected! What a beautiful spot and how lucky you are to have spent your holidays there. Looks like you had a fantastic time, just not sure how you managed to drag yourself away! K xx

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  18. Ohhhh, how difficult to leave all that perfection, it's so your style . . . if only you could pop it in your suitcase too. Oh, simply gorgeous, love Posie

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  19. one word : GORGEOUS! Where do I RSVP?

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  20. I agree with you 100%!. awesome,, love the kitchen omg....

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  21. Oh, I have been waiting for the pictures. Wow. and double wow only one bottle of wine on the counter. Where did you stash the rest of the case? I adore vacations, no matter where, but at this dream house. Yikes, wish I could go there.

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  22. That is gorgeous! What a lovely home♥

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  23. Hi Simone -

    I love the view - I would have a very hard time leaving, too. How lucky you got to vacation there. I am hoping for beach vacation soon.

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  24. Wonderful place! No wonder you wanted to stay.

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  25. WOW, I wouldn't have wated to leave either!

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  26. I know those two feelings very well! At least you got to stay for a little while!

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  27. Oh, what a wonderful place! Looks like they've thought of everything! Yours is the second vacation post I've read today! My heart is longing for the ocean! What an incredible view you had!
    Blessings!

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  28. Wow this place is absolutely breath taking. This is my perfect beach house. I've fallen in love with it just from the pictures. Wish it was mine too!
    PS Your pics are amazing.

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  29. It looks so coastal chic -wonderful!!! But you're going home to a wonderful house, aren't you!!

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  30. I love it, Simone. So fun to see the photos - I can see why you enjoyed it so much. xx

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  31. That place looks fantastic. I wouldn't have wanted to leave either!xx

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  32. i cannot tell you how jealous i am.
    enjoy it so much while it lasts! <33333

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  33. SO jealous~ glad you had a great time, can't wait to see what's in store for us this week!

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  34. yes, i would be sad to leave too....actually i'm sad i didn't go lol. looks like a very relaxing getaway!

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  35. Soooo amazing..I am in LOVE too..you lucky lucky girl. xoxo Thanks for sharing. xoxo

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  36. What a fabulous place..simply perfect. I would hate to leave!!

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  37. lovely lovely lovely and Simone was it cold enough for that cosy fire? very inviting.xx jeanetteann

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  38. Congratulations!!! - on being able to tear yourself away - I could live there.... forever! beautiful x

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  39. How lovely but isn't that a busman's holiday for you? I love the library! xx

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  40. WOW!!
    I can just see myself sitting on the deck/verandah all day long with a drink of whatever was appropriate for the time of day-just looking out at the water
    Alison

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  41. I can see why you didn't want to leave, What an amazing home.

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  42. Heaven... gorgeous house heaven!
    :)

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  43. Oh my ! I thought it was yours but it is someone's and it is beautiful !

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  44. So beautiful! I have to ask what lens you are using on your camera? I have one lens that works great for up close but the wider angle one doesn't let in enough light at all...Thanks!

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  45. I'm sure it was really hard to leave a glorious place like that, but hey, you're cottage is just as gorgeous in my opinion!
    -marie

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  46. Once again I'm so jealous! But I am putting this as a bookmark if we ever get to New Z we know of a great place to stay.

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  47. It looks wonderful! You are very lucky to have stayed there...but yeah someone who owns that is even more lucky! Alas... :( xxx

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  48. Just discovered your blog! Thanks for sharing beautiful photos, and so nice to meet another beachgirl

    Caron

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  49. I do think I am going to PASS OUT!!!!!!!!
    I know you'll be renting that again...and again...and again!
    xxooxx

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  50. sooo many comments - & i agree with them all....you know how envious i am of any beach holiday from my little spot in the english countryside here! Have bboked a house on the greek island of paxos again to compensate for not being able to get to NZ & THAT incredible house....

    melissa x

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  51. Just discovered your blog. I love your home and your style!

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  52. Wow, what a place. Looks so tranquil & relaxing together with space + the Sea! Lovely!

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  53. Wanted to let you know I passed along the Happy 101 award to you! Check out my post today to see your blog mentioned! Love your blog!

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  54. Please explain again why you came back! Fabulous house - the perfect place for a short or long stay. Leigh

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  55. Fantastic, just up your alley kinda place hey!! How was the weather, or I guess with that home, it would have been nice if it rained the whole time!!

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  56. It's like it was built for relaxation... how lovely! And oh, those bookshelves... I could spend days in that room and never come up for air.

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  57. UNBELIEVABLE....so so happy that you got to go and experience it for yourself..just so dreamy!! x

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  58. oh dear..that did it.
    that just killed me.

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  59. oh.. how fabulous!!! yes i don't know how you could leave either..
    you know.. i just went over to their site again and realised one of those images i used in my birthday wish list last year!!! well!!! you got my birthday wish!! haha.... glad you had a great time!!! xxx Julie

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  60. I can see why it was so hard to leave! This is stunning! Looks like it would be so much fun AND relaxing! Marija

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  61. WOW! I am so envious! :) Looks so beautiful and sounds like you had a great time. I wouldn't want to leave either!

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  62. Wow Simone - it looks just as perfect as I imagined! Love that library nook and the fireplace - so cosy and inviting. I am so jealous! :) Glad you enjoyed your time away x

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  63. Oh my goodness Simone, it is absolutely heavenly!! I wouldn't have wanted to leave either! So happy you got to stay there:)~ Tina x

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  64. Wow.. I want to run away to this beach house like pronto!!! Looks like pure perfection. So happy for you!!!! And love your new picture.. so pretty! Hope you are having a beautiful week!
    x trina

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  65. Wow, what an amazing place! I'm very lucky to have a beach house that we bought 17 years ago, and it's been in a constant state of remodel. I'm currently decorating in 'shabby chic' LOL and will post photos when I finish this summer. Love the dreamy photos. Thanks for sharing!

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  66. Jeez great pad!! Hits you right in the chest hahaha!

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