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Rotoiti Retreat, Nelson Lakes.

SuperhostHoward, Tasman, New Zealand
Private room in cottage hosted by Jennifer
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1.5 shared baths
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100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Blissful isolation and perfect location. No worries about social distancing here. My cottage is close to Nelson Lakes National Park and Rainbow Ski field. You’ll love my place because it's set amongst farmland and has a wonderful view over the river. The bed is a European King size bed with 2 single mattresses and is very comfy. Your room has it's own TV and is next to the bathroom.

The space
My home is a modest New Zealand style cottage furnished with European furniture and decors. It is located in a valley away from traffic noise and the turmoils of the current times. Set on 3000sq.m site is an outdoor bath ( small surcharge for use) and plenty of space to chill out in with a view to the river or mountains. This is a place people come to to enjoy nature, tranquility and the sound of birds to wake to. Gold panning and bush walks are in the valley. Nearby is the Nelson Lakes National Park. Fishing, hiking, walks, 4WD, mountain biking, hang gliding (and skiing in winter - pending) are a few of the activities on my doorstep. Within 1.5hrs drive are Nelson, Blenheim, Westport, Abel Tasman National Park, Wineries and Arts and Craft galleries. I love to be outside, read, paint, work in the garden and cook using home grown products. I am a Kiwi but have lived in Europe for over 20 years. I speak Dutch, German, Italian, French. I have come back to NZ to enjoy the outdoors and bring with me a touch of the European flair in hospitality and food.

Guest access
Guests are welcome to use the kitchen ( a separate fridge is available to you) and bathroom ( both shared spaces) and some outdoor seating areas. As the closest cafe, restaurant is 15km's away, I am happy to cook a home style dinner for $20.00 per person. Please request in advance. Payment by cash.

Other things to note
Ask about my Experiences and Special rates when staying at Rotoiti Retreat. These must be pre-booked prior to arrival.
1/ Winter special Dinner, B&B and private 'kiwi' bath. Available for 2 night or longer stays. $55.00. Includes dinner for 2 and hot outdoor bath, towels and choice of essential oil.
2/ Greet the morning ~ ( introduction to )Yoga with Ashton~ on deck overlooking the river. Available for 3 night stays or longer. $50.00
3/ Star Struck in the Spa with a Sparkle for 2 persons. Incl. private use of Spa pool, and a glass of bubbly, towels, bathrobes and aroma therapy candles. Available during your stay. $40.00
Please note 1 shy cat lives here.
Blissful isolation and perfect location. No worries about social distancing here. My cottage is close to Nelson Lakes National Park and Rainbow Ski field. You’ll love my place because it's set amongst farmland and has a wonderful view over the river. The bed is a European King size bed with 2 single mattresses and is very comfy. Your room has it's own TV and is next to the bathroom.

The space

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
TV
Indoor fireplace
Iron
Smoke alarm
Breakfast
Wi-Fi
Hot tub
Heating
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Howard, Tasman, New Zealand

There are no neighbours to be seen, just cows, sheep and nature. Down the road is a waterhole in the river. There is plenty of parking on site and the area is very safe.

Hosted by Jennifer

Joined in October 2011
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I love to socialize and get to know people. Though I love to have fun and feel that life is one big adventure I may surprise you with some serious questions as I get to know you. I have travelled all over the world, initially as a backpacker, then decided that I wanted to be paid to travel. After living and working in Europe I have returned to NZ to enjoy the great outdoors. After running an historic guesthouse, cafe & bar for several years I am now focussing on hosting guests in my own home. And yes I now also get paid to travel as I work as a tour guide /driver in NZ in the summer months. I love to cook and am happy to prepare a healthy dinner for you if you give me some advance notice. If the availability is blocked for a longer period then sorry I may be on tour. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in staying for a week or longer and being self sufficient. Special rates apply.
I love to socialize and get to know people. Though I love to have fun and feel that life is one big adventure I may surprise you with some serious questions as I get to know you. I…
During your stay
As much as guests like. I am a peoples person and so enjoy a good chat. I also have a licensed passenger vehicle for transfers to the skifield & tours so if you want to get to know the area as a local and even go off the beaten track then feel free to ask. During the winter I can drive you up to the skifield for a small fee. ( Chains are obligatory for vehicles using the road so if you have to hire them then my fee is very reasonable)
As much as guests like. I am a peoples person and so enjoy a good chat. I also have a licensed passenger vehicle for transfers to the skifield & tours so if you want to get to know…
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm