Fiordland Eco-Retreat ☆ Panoramic Views ☆ Hot Tub


Entire guest suite hosted by Susanna + Glen

5 guests, 3 bedrooms, 4 beds, 1.5 baths
Entire home
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94% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
A warm and sunny luxury retreat with stunning, unobstructed panoramic views overlooking the majestic Fiordland mountains, Lake Te Anau and Te Anau township (6km away).

Furnished with modern amenities including a private hot tub and central heating, this stylish new property was built with sustainability at the forefront of its design. Finished with quality linen & unlimited WIFI, this is the perfect base from which to explore Fiordland and its many activities including Milford / Doubtful Sound.

The space
We are currently taking extra cleaning precautions for the safety of our guests, including disinfecting all frequently-touched surfaces, in line with the World Health Organisation's recommendations.


Please note that this self-contained guest suite is attached to our family home, but has its own entrance and does not share any internal spaces.

Built in November 2018, Fiordland Eco-Retreat provides:

All bedrooms have black-out curtains / blinds and luxury linen to aid restful sleep.

1) Master bedroom:
* super-king bed;
* stunning panoramic mountain views;
* large sliding stacker doors with outdoor deck;
* Satellite TV (including Netflix);
* ceiling fan; and
* Bluetooth music system with in-ceiling speakers.

2) Queen bedroom:
* queen bed;
* stunning panoramic mountain views;
* large sliding stacker doors with outdoor deck;
* Satellite TV (including Netflix);
* ceiling fan; and
* Bluetooth music system with in-ceiling speakers.

3) Single bedroom:
* king-single bed;
* an additional king-single (trundler) bed can be set up to make this room into a twin bedroom, by advanced arrangement.

* Fridge with mini freezer;
* sink;
* Nespresso coffee machine;
* microwave / oven (a mini-oven with microwave function);
* electric induction hot-plate;
* kettle & toaster;
* cooking utensils, pots, frying pan, crockery, cutlery & glassware;
* dining table with seating for up to five people.

* Satellite TV (including Netflix);
* 3-seater sofa;
* DVDs, books & games.

* Huge shower with fantastic water pressure;
* luxurious, deep bath overlooking the mountains to the east (or the magnificent night sky!);
* toilet; and
* double-washbasin.

* Toilet; and
* washbasin with toiletries storage.

* Hot tub (spa / jacuzzi);
* heated outdoor shower;
* large, flat lawn;
* outdoor dining table; and
* plenty of off-street parking right next to the house.

Minimal light pollution allows for a truly magnificent night sky!


* The retreat is heated using underfloor central heating, as well as passive solar design (large double-glazed windows and polished concrete floors that retain the heat).

* Solar panels provide electricity during your stay, and guests enjoy delicious rainwater, which is safe to drink.

* Internal spaces are painted with 'natural' paint, carpets are made from 100% wool, and only plant-based cleaning products are used.

Do you have any questions or special requests? Please feel free to send us a message via the ‘contact host’ button and ask!

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Hot tub
TV with Standard cable
Washing machine
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm


Guest entrance and parking

Guest entrance wider than 32" (80 cm)
Disabled parking spot


Step-free entrance to the room

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4.97 out of 5 stars from 163 reviews


Where you’ll be

Te Anau, Southland, New Zealand

The house is in an extremely safe rural location, yet only 6km from Te Anau.

* Te Anau: 6 minute drive.
* Milford Sound: 2 hour drive.
* Manapouri: 25 minute drive (to catch the boat that takes you to magnificent Doubtful Sound).

Fiordland is hard to beat for the outdoors enthusiast:
* spectacular boat cruises;
* incredible hiking, including three of New Zealand's nine Great Walks (Kepler Track, Routeburn Track & Milford Track);
* cycling;
* mountain biking;
* kayaking;
* fishing;
* horse riding / quad biking;
* helicopter scenic flights;
* star gazing / ‘southern lights’ (aurora) viewing when the conditions are right;
* one of the most scenic golf courses in the world;
* amazing, unique wildlife including glow worms and takahē; and
* majestic ‘World Heritage Status’ landscapes.

Fiordland truly is an awe-inspiring place. With so much to see and do in the area, recuperating back ‘home’ at this luxurious, unique retreat is the perfect way to end your Fiordland adventures.

Hosted by Susanna + Glen

  1. Joined in October 2018
  • 163 Reviews
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  • Superhost
We’re passionate about Fiordland, and love to get out and explore it whenever we get the chance. Having a young family (a toddler son and a baby daughter) means that we are enjoying a slightly slower pace of life these days, but we’re looking forward to being able to get out and do more hiking, mountain biking and skiing / snowboarding as a family. Glen is an Ecologist, and runs the takahē programme here in Te Anau. He has a wealth of knowledge on New Zealand's plants and wildlife, and can help answer any questions that you may have. I (Susanna) grew up in England, and travelled extensively until I found Te Anau in 2012, which I instantly fell in love with and deemed to be ‘the most beautiful part of the most beautiful country in the world’. I’ve held many tourism-focussed positions since moving here, including a season sharing my knowledge of Fiordland with visitors at the Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre, and two years managing Fiordland Cinema (a definite ‘must see’!). I’ve also spent many years in voluntary community committees, organising internationally-renowned events such as as the ‘Kepler Challenge’, and the ‘Te Anau Tennis Invitational’. I’m now extremely grateful to be able to spend every waking moment with our children, and to help guests to enjoy our little piece of paradise.
We’re passionate about Fiordland, and love to get out and explore it whenever we get the chance. Having a young family (a toddler son and a baby daughter) means that we are enjoyin…

During your stay

We live in the adjoining property with our young family, so should be available if you have any questions. If you prefer not to have any contact with us during your stay, that's absolutely fine too!

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
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
Carbon monoxide detector not required Show more
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $250

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