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Highland Escape, Ben Ohau, Twizel, NZ

Entire house hosted by Chanelle
6 guests3 bedrooms4 beds1 bath
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Highland Escape is brand new (completed April 2019), three bedroom, architecturally designed home situated under the Ben Ohau Range, on 4.6 hectares that sleeps 6+ (and portacot). Please be aware we are rural and 16km from Twizel.

The house has some unique features, notably the twin skylights on the ceiling above a king bed, giving you a clear view of the milky way in an award winning international dark sky reserve.

We are new at this so will be welcome to any ideas and suggestions to improve.

The space
Another unique point? We allow your horse or dog to come and stay with you. Do chat to us about this however so we can ensure safety for all.

The deck is warm and strategically places to get the sun most of the day. Note that the sun does go down early behind the Ben Ohau Range in winter, but this is when you will be sipping mulled wine in front of the fire after a long day on the slopes. However, in summer the sun doesn't go down until after 10pm, between the mountains above Lake Ohau.

Twizel is a playground for any hobby, to name a few;
- Skiing at the Ohau Ski Field
- Photography around lakes, ponds and mountains
- Helicopter and plane trips to glaciers, near to Mount Cook and all it's walks and sights
- Boating, fishing and water sports year round with 5 lakes to choose from
- Salmon fishing in the canal just a few hundred metres away
- We are just 3km away from Lake Ohau, a cold but stunning lake, abundant with trout.
- The Ben Ohau range we are situated below also allows for dogs and horses which is why we try to accommodate these pets also.

Below the ever changing view of the Ben Ohau range, this house has been built specifically for sun position, extreme temperatures and engineered to New Zealands highest standards.

Heat choice is by log fire or heat pump. Every window is double glazed with Pink Batts Ultra for maximum insulation.

Please follow @highlandescape on social media for updates and photos.

Feel free to message if you have any questions as we are new to this and welcome your thoughts and recommendations.

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Guests have access to all areas and are encouraged to make this place like home.
Highland Escape is brand new (completed April 2019), three bedroom, architecturally designed home situated under the Ben Ohau Range, on 4.6 hectares that sleeps 6+ (and portacot). Please be aware we are rural and 16km from Twizel.

The house has some unique features, notably the twin skylights on the ceiling above a king bed, giving you a clear view of the milky way in an award winning international dark sky reserve.

We are new at this so will be welcome to any ideas and suggestions to improve.

The space
Another unique point? We allow your horse or dog to come and stay with you.…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed

Amenities

Wi-Fi
Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Hair dryer
TV
Heating
Washing machine
Private entrance
Carbon monoxide alarm
High chair

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Ben Ohau, Canterbury, New Zealand

Just 400m away you can find one of the Mackenzie’s famous canals, full of trout and salmon. Less than three kilometers away is Lake Ohau, a great lake for kayaking, fishing, boating or swimming if you’re feeling brave enough to face the chill!

Only 15km from the small town of Twizel and surrounded by ski fields, mountains, hikes as well as mountain biking and horse riding tracks.
Just 400m away you can find one of the Mackenzie’s famous canals, full of trout and salmon. Less than three kilometers away is Lake Ohau, a great lake for kayaking, fishing, boating or swimming if you’re feelin…

Hosted by Chanelle

Joined in April 2018
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As hosts, we live off site but are contactable at all times with a local person available upon request.

Keys will be kept in a concealed lockbox on site with details to come
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 80%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm