Rotoiti Retreat, Nelson Lakes Homestay B&B

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Private room in cottage hosted by Jennifer

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1.5 shared baths
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Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Blissful isolation and perfect location. 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.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Free parking on premises
Hot tub
TV
Washing machine
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Howard, Tasman, New Zealand

Rotoiti Retreat is located in a rural setting, off the beaten track but within 20 mins. drive to St Arnaud, Nelson Lakes and the start of many walks and hiking tracks. 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
  • 90 Reviews
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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

Under the current situation with COVID you can expect me to abide by the NZ Health Board's standards and recommendations when interacting with you.
While NZ does not have community transmission I will not be wearing a mask in my own home as per AIRBnB's direction. It is your choice if you prefer to do so when interacting with me.

I am a peoples person and so enjoy a good chat. I also have a licensed passenger vehicle for transfers to the airports, tours to wineries and artisans 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.
Under the current situation with COVID you can expect me to abide by the NZ Health Board's standards and recommendations when interacting with you.
While NZ does not have comm…

Jennifer is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly-rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: Nederlands, English, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, Türkçe
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
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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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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection

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