馃挌 Return to nature 馃挌 Cottage + hot tub & stars

Entire cottage hosted by聽Amy

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Book for a beautiful Autumn experience in the gorgeous Mackenzie!

Relax in a cosy cottage and soak in pure spring water in a wood-fired hot tub. Contemplate the amazing stars in a dark sky reserve. Explore the cute hydro town of Twizel, or take a day trip to Aoraki/Mt Cook or Lake Tekapo.

Need to know: 17km from Twizel, 2-bedroom cottage, family & pet friendly, hot tub, garage hangout, free bike hire, super fast Wi-Fi, Smart TV, great music, friendly hosts.

The space
COTTAGE: Our cute and cosy cottage is 50sqm and entirely for the exclusive use of guests. It has a beautiful, New Zealand-made wood-fired hot tub that seats two. The two bedrooms have queen beds and the shower is awesome with good pressure and lots of hot water! Need room for more guests? You can also book our MenardsNZ sleepout on Airbnb.

HOSTS: The Menard family (Amy, Jason and three kids) live in their family home 60 metres away. You are given total privacy but we鈥檙e here in case you need anything. We love sharing local tips on the area!

COTTAGE KITCHEN: There's an oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, toaster and jug. There's a BBQ and BBQ utensils on the cottage deck. Tea, coffee, salt, pepper, spices, herbs and cooking oil are supplied. We also supply tea towels and Ecostore dishwashing liquid.

GARAGE HANGOUT: You've never seen a garage like this! Communal space shared with other guests and your hosts. Come hang out and enjoy! Retro video/gaming lounge with wall-to-wall VHS & DVD, plus old-school gaming consoles (NES, N64, Xbox). Musical instruments, turntable and vinyl, over 2,000 CDs, bar, dartboard, recliner chairs to take in the epic views, board games, and more!

COTTAGE ENTERTAINMENT: There's a smart TV with Netflix and other apps, books, board games, stereo and an iPod with awesome tunes! There's a toy box and books for kids.

PETS: You鈥檙e welcome to bring your pets for additional fee of $40 but they must be under your control at all times, and you must pick up any messes they leave. The entire 10-acre property is fully fenced and we can recommend dog friendly walks nearby.

LAUNDRY: Washing machine and laundry liquid are available in the cottage. There's a clothesline with pegs outside. A dryer is in the garage if needed for rainy days.

HEATING: Heating is with a log burner. Kindling, logs, newspaper and a lighter are supplied. You can locate more kindling and firewood in the coat room on the cottage deck. Please ensure you fully latch the door and secure with chain.

DRINKING WATER: The water is pure spring water from the mountain. It's been tested and is the highest quality water you can get - enjoy!

ECO-FRIENDLY: The cottage is insulated with natural New Zealand sheep wool insulation. The floors and joinery are finished with non-toxic environmentally safe oils. The walls and ceiling are painted in eco-friendly paints. There was no treated timber used in the construction of the house. All the dish soap and laundry liquid are eco-friendly and free from nasty chemicals. Food scraps are composted and rubbish is recycled.

PROPERTY: The land is an ecosanctuary with amazing views of mountains in every direction! Experience the unique Mackenzie Region in its most natural state. There are over 21 species of native plants on the 10-acre property, many of them rare in New Zealand. Smell the manuka flowers and watch the snow tussocks blowing in the fresh mountain air. The owners are planting more native plants, shrubs and trees to attract birds - all part of their ecosanctuary restoration project. There is rabbit-proof fencing all around the land, including the driveway gate.

STARGAZING: MenardsNZ is located in the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. Due to the lack of light pollution in this remote location, the stargazing is truly spectacular! You can admire the stars from the wood-fired hot tub, or lie on the trampoline with some cosy duvets and pillows.

Relax and unwind - you deserve a break!

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What this place offers

Garden view
Mountain view
Lake access
Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Free driveway parking on premises 鈥 10 spaces
Private hot tub
Pets allowed
32" HDTV with Chromecast, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+
EV charger

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Where you鈥檒l be

Twizel, Canterbury, New Zealand

* Stargazing is amazing!
* Located in Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve
* 3km from Lake Ohau
* 2km from Ohau Canal (great fishing!)
* Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail nearby
* 17km from Twizel
* 45min drive to Aoraki/Mount Cook
* 45min drive to Lake Tekapo

Hosted by Amy

  1. Joined in January 2016
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I look forward to welcoming you to my beautiful home in the mountains near Twizel in the legendary Mackenzie Region! I love meeting new people, listening to music, creative writing, hiking, and reading. See you soon! :-)

Co-hosts

  • Jason

During your stay

You've come to the right place for local tips! Your hosts Jason and Amy have lived in the region for 10 years and work from home. Chat with us about the hidden gems of the Mackenzie!
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    Things to know

    House rules

    Check-in: After 2:00 pm
    Checkout: 10:00 am
    Self check-in with key safe
    No smoking
    Pets are allowed

    Health & safety

    Airbnb鈥檚 COVID-19 safety practices apply
    Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
    Carbon monoxide alarm
    Smoke alarm

    Cancellation policy