Welcome to the Hayloft. The whole of the upstairs of the property is yours to enjoy.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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We warmly invite you to stay at our unique, strawbale loft apartment set on 16 acres of rolling farmland and enjoying fantastic views of the Southern Alps.

The perfect retreat for a couple, and i a spacious, fully self contained part of our house

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We warmly invite you to stay at our unique, strawbale loft apartment set on 16 acres of rolling farmland and enjoying fantastic views of the Southern Alps.

The perfect retreat for a couple, The Hayloft is a spacious, fully self contained part of our home with its own private access and will be exclusively yours for the duration of your stay. Although self catering, breakfast provisions can be provided for your convenience for NZ$30 per day.

An ideal haven to unwind and get away from it all, this distinctive Wanaka accommodation combines all the charm and character of an old farm cottage with the comfort and facilities of a modern home. Designed with natural materials and recycled timbers, it's wonderful thick walls make it cosy and warm in winter and cool in summer.

The Hayloft is a self contained apartment on the upper floor of our strawbale house. It has 1 large bedroom (Queen Bed), a bathroom, lounge, 2 balconies and a kitchenette ( Hotplate, microwave, fridge and sink)

Guest access

Guests have their own access to a self contained top floor of our strawbale house. They are also welcome to access the garden and surrounding paddock.

Interaction with guests

We are usually around for some of the day and most evenings.

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

26 Reviews

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Linda User Profile
September 2016
We spent five wonderful nights in John and Julie's straw bale loft accommodation. Wonderfully cosy and relaxing in an excellent location with great hosts. Our spring break even had snow to add to the magic. We can't wait to come back! 

Dinghua User Profile
April 2017
Great communication and nice and quiet place to stay.

Kate User Profile
February 2017
Our stay in the Hayloft was very enjoyable and peaceful. Julie met us and showed us around and made us feel right at home, answering questions and going the extra mile to make sure we had what we needed. The apartment had thoughtful touches, such as fresh fruit, chocolate, and all bathroom essentials. The house was quiet and comfortable and had absolutely fantastic views from both upper patios. We viewed one of the most gorgeous sunsets on our trip from one of the patios. It's an easy drive into the lovely towns of Wanaka or Albert Town, but just far enough away that you still feel the peace of the country. We would definitely come back and stay here again!

Liz User Profile
February 2017
Where is the "great plus" category for review? We would absolutely stay there again. In fact, we are sorry we can't take the Hayloft and the team with us around New Zealand. The place is just gorgeous and spotlessly clean. Stunning views. Relaxing. Sorry we had to leave. Highlight of the trip for sure! John steered us to awesome hikes. Thank you John, Julie and Lucy for your generous hospitality!

Nick User Profile
February 2017
Lovely apartment and location with stunning views of the mountains and easy drive to town. John was very helpful, both with advice and where everything was. My first experience of staying airnb, very positive.

Aly User Profile
January 2017
Wonderful location! So close to town but feels like you are on a remote ranch. The bed is amazingly comfortable and the place has everything you need for a home-like stay. We enjoyed our coffee on the porch even though the clouds and rain obstructed the beautiful view. We went to Cinema Paradiso because of the rain and it was so charming! Great place to stay.

Catriona User Profile
January 2017
Simply stunning location & property. Roomy accommodation, comfy bed & so peaceful. Short drive to town only. John gave good advise about our onward journeys too. Catriona & Colin

Wanaka, New ZealandJoined in September 2013
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.

Julie and I chose to live in Wanaka 17 years ago for the outdoor lifestyle. I am actively involved in creating walking and cycling tracks in the district as a trustee of the Upper Clutha Tracks Trust. I am a freelance tour guide and also have my own local day tour company Lonely Mountain Tours. (Lord of the Rings, local history, wine tasting).
Julie is a preschool teacher.
We have traveled widely having spent 2 years back packing around the world in our 30's, and have visited over 60 countries.

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