The Lookout: Waterfalls & Ancient Rainforest Walks


Entire home hosted by Rebecca

  1. 8 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 5 beds
  4. 1.5 baths
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Relax & unwind in total privacy with breathtaking views. Peel Forest Scenic Park is a beautiful protected rainforest. 'The Lookout' sits high in the tree tops. Surrounded by forest & birdlife, walks to waterfalls, ancient trees & mountains on your doorstep. Secluded, warm, clean and comfy-guests describe it as “A Dream”. Great for couples, families, & large groups. 5 mins to Green Man Cafe & Bar. Price includes luxury linen, toiletries, cereals tea & coffee, exit clean. Free wifi & parking.

The space
The Lookout is a very special place. The property is located in Peel Forest Park - a protected native rainforest with flora and fauna of national significance. The Lookout provides an excellent base for walking or hiking. Maps and walking guides are provided for guests doing Peel Forest scenic walks. The house has been fully refurbished using natural timbers and handcrafted interiors.
-Relax and unwind, in total privacy
-Grab a map and head off into the rainforest
-Walking tracks to waterfalls, ancient trees and mountains on your doorstep
-See and hear many of NZ's beautiful birds up close: bellbirds, kereru, fantail, rifleman and other native birds are regular visitors near the house and around the property.
-The property is set on over 1 hectare of private forest within the reserve
-With no light pollution in Peel Forest you can stargaze at the brilliant night sky
-Modern sunny and spacious living
-Breakfast included: cereals, organic coffee, herbal teas
-Quality beds (very comfortable), spa towels and luxury linen
-Free Wifi
-Travel guides and local info
-Luxury rainhead shower
-Quality books, dvds and games
-Ultra insulated home (very warm) with woodfire and heatpump
-Electric blankets, extra pillows, blankets and linen
-Setup for children includes games, books, portacot, highchair and stairgates (if required)
-5 mins drive to The Green Man Peel Forest Cafe/Bar
-15 mins drive to Geraldine township
-Breathtaking views

-Large private gardens with walking tracks for guests to enjoy
-Two foot bridges which cross over a beautiful stream
-A rustic children's hut in the forest
-Outdoor dining table, chairs and BBQ on main deck so you can enjoy the views nestled in the forest
-Dining table and chairs on top viewing deck (off kitchen) so you're up high with the birdlife, can watch the sunrise and enjoy the dawn chorus
-Enjoy exploring the unique rainforest flora and fauna
-At different times of the year you will enjoy flowering plants, such as Kanuka (January), the NZ Tree Fuschia (Kotukutuku), Himilayan Lilies (December), Exotic Rhododendrons (Spring), .

-Peel Forest Reserve is renowned for it's magnificent scenery and walking tracks.
-A map of the reserve and walking tracks (with details of these) are available to guests.
-There are walks suitable for all levels of fitness - from flat easy walks to visit ancient trees, easy/medium walks to waterfalls, to longer walks up Mount Peel.

-Private split level home (3 levels), 3 bedrooms
-Top floor: fully equipped kitchen, dining room, top viewing deck with dining, and bedroom (queen bed)
-Middle floor: lounge with woodfire leading to large outdoor deck with BBQ, master bedroom (queen bed) with private deck
-Bottom floor: bedroom (1 double, 1 single, 1 pull out trundler), bathroom, two toilets

-Complimentary breakfast cereals, organic coffee & herbal teas
-Fully equipped kitchen, including chefs knives and electric wok.
-Well stocked pantry
-Washing machine and ironing board
-Extra linen (tea towels, wash cloths) and extra cleaning items
-Complimentary laundry powder and other cleaners
-Fire extinguisher and first aid kit

-Luxury spa towels, with extra towels
-Luxury rainhead shower over clawfoot bath
-Complimentary organic soaps and shampoo/conditioner
-Heated towel rail
-Hand crafted bathroom interiors
-Two toilets.

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What this place offers

Garden view
Mountain view
Free parking on premises
Washing machine
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony

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Where you’ll be

Peel Forest, Canterbury, New Zealand

Peel Forest is a stunning area with large Scenic Reserve. There are many walks, tramps and hikes on your doorstep, and outdoor adventuring such as rafting, fishing and canyoning.
The Green Man Cafe & Bar is 5 minutes drive from the house, great meals, fantastic craft beer and they often have live music. The community is very friendly and welcoming towards guests. Geraldine township is 15 minutes drive away.

Hosted by Rebecca

  1. Joined in December 2015
  • 133 Reviews
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  • Superhost
We love nature, the outdoors and sharing our beautiful holiday home with others.

During your stay

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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