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Overview of Fun and Funky - Fully Restored Genuine 1940's Handmade Caravan

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Beach nearby
1 bedroom, WiFi, bed sheets
1 bedroom, WiFi, bed sheets
1 bedroom, WiFi, bed sheets

Fun and Funky - Fully Restored Genuine 1940's Handmade Caravan

4.8/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationMedlands Beach13 min drive
    Popular LocationKaitoki Beach16 min drive
    AirportGreat Barrier Island (GBZ)22 min drive
    Popular LocationBlind Bay27 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Fun and Funky - Fully Restored Genuine 1940's Handmade Caravan

Adults-only cabin in Great Barrier Island
Willis is a 1940's handmade caravan, permanently parked on a purpose built space with views over Tryphena harbour.
Fun and funky, Willis has been lovingly restored with a collection of retro kitchenware, a bluetooth compatible restored valve radio, a retro smeg fridge and classic American style booth seating.
Step outside to use the adjacent eco-friendly bathroom equipped with a flush toilet and hot shower,, from which you have views over the harbour
Located just a three minute drive from beautiful Gooseberry Flat Beach, shops, cafe, pub and Social Club. A relatively steep 500 metre 4 wheel drive access driveway will bring you to Willis. Car parking is an easy three minute walk from the caravan.
Willis is named after her creater Arnie Willis who handcrafted her in his backyard in the 1940's Originally built of plywood she was reclad in aluminium later in life.
We have made every endeavour to keep Willis as close to her original state as possible while having 21st century luxuries. A seperate ablution block ensures their is adequate space to enjoy the ample views of Tryphena harbour
Rooms open to balconies. Kitchenettes offer fridges, hobs and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • WiFi available


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Spices
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Towels provided


  • Stereo
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Water sports equipment
  • Kayaking on site
  • Cycling on site
  • Golf on site
  • Boating on site
  • Tennis on site


  • Sleeps 2
  • Property does not allow children



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited

Property is also known as

Fun Funky Fully Restored 1940's Handmade Caravan Cabin
Fun Funky Fully Restored 1940's Handmade Caravan
Fun Funky Fully Restored 1940's Handmade Caravan Cabin
Fun Funky Fully Restored 1940's Handmade Caravan Cabin
Fun Funky Fully Restored 1940's Handmade Caravan
Fun Funky Fully Restored 1940's Handmade Caravan
Fun Funky Fully Restored 1940's Handmade Caravan
Cabin Fun and Funky - Fully Restored 1940's Handmade Caravan

About this area

Great Barrier Island

Located in Great Barrier Island, this cabin is in a rural area and near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Medlands Beach and Kaitoki Beach.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Medlands Beach - 13 min drive
  • Kaitoki Beach - 16 min drive
  • Blind Bay - 27 min drive
  • Awana Bay - 36 min drive
  • Mount Hobson - 47 min drive

Getting around

  • Great Barrier Island (GBZ) - 22 min drive


  • Tryphena Social Club - 12 min walk
  • The Wild Rose Café - 12 min walk
  • Currach - 13 min walk
  • EarthSong - 4 min drive
  • Mulberry Grove Restaurant Cafe Takeaways - 6 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Rating 5 - Excellent. 3 out of 4 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Quaint and peaceful. Could not get my car up the steep drive but host happened to come along and took me to the caravan with my luggage. Also got a lift down on leaving. Very kind and helpful hosts. The toilet flushknob broke but was fixed promptly once reported. Bring a brolly to get from caravan to bathroom when raining.

4/5 Good

Transport from Sealink or aircraft must be able to deliver the guest to the door.
Will be great when it is finished and the transport factor efficiently organised. Even having your own 4wd small SUV would make all the difference.

5/5 Excellent

We have given 5 stars for cuteness, (surprising) warmness, ease of booking and fantastic directions, great location (few minutes walk to the store/Irish pub and tranquility. Although the bathroom is just outside the caravan, this is no problem and only adds to the experience. (Great hot shower). We stay at a lot of places and always keep a look out for places that have been made with vision and love. This ticks the boxes. Although we were there in late May, I imagine sitting on the deck chairs looking through the trees to the water beyond on a summer’s evening would be fantastic! Marc and Margareth

5/5 Excellent

Simon and grace
Lovely view... lovely host