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Mainholm Country Lodge - 5 bedrooms / 11 guests

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Mainholm Country Lodge - 5 bedrooms / 11 guests

Room in bed and breakfast
11 guests5 bedrooms6 beds4 baths
11 guests
5 bedrooms
6 beds
4 baths
Hot tub
This is one of a few places in the area that has this feature.
Highly rated host
Sandi has received 5-star ratings from 100% of recent guests.
Great communication
100% of recent guests rated Sandi 5-star in communication.

Mainholm Country Lodge, an elegant and romantic, restored Victorian homestead located 10mins drive from Tapanui, in between Dunedin and Queenstown.

Mainholm was built as a grand family home in 1908 and now provides luxury boutique accommodation. In 1990, the property starred in a New Zealand feature film called 'The Returning'. In an area renowned for its breathtaking scenery, Mainholm Lodge is ideally located for exploring the best of the South.


Air conditioning
Indoor fireplace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide detector
The host hasn't reported a carbon monoxide detector on the property.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed,1 single bed
Bedroom 5
1 queen bed


Extra space around bed



2 Reviews

Kristel User Profile
April 2019
The Mainholm Lodge is a perfect getaway for families doing the Southern Scenic Route. The 7 of us enjoyed our night at Graham and Sandi's lovingly restored home. We felt like we were staying in a museum, you can tell they put a lot of love and care into their home. Breakfast was…
Jaeho User Profile
February 2019
정말 멋지고 고풍스러운 집에서 가족들과 함께 즐거운 시간을 보낼 수 있었습니다. 호스트 분들도 친절했고.....마치 고전 소설속의 주인공이 된것 같은 분위기를 편안하게 즐길 수 있었습니다.
Sandi User Profile
Response from Sandi:
Thanks so much Jaeho. Thought it would be helpful to (Hidden by Airbnb) translate your review into English..... "I was able to have a good time with my family in a really nice and old house. Hosts were friendly too, and I was able to enjoy the atmosphere as if I was the…
February 2019

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Hosted by Sandi

Tapanui, New ZealandJoined in May 2018
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7 Reviews
I have been hosting guests at Mainholm with Graham since 2004. The whole house is made available for guests. We live in a separate apartment. We're available if needed - otherwise the space is all yours. I love to prepare fresh, tasty meals with good local ingredients…
Interaction with guests
Hi - we're Sandi & Graham, the owners and property managers. We will be here to meet and greet you. Enjoy complimentary tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival. We're always happy to talk about the fascinating history of the house.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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The neighbourhood

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: 3PM - 10PM
Checkout: 10AM
Self check-in with building staff
3PM - 10PM

House Rules

  • Not suitable for children and infants
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events