View of your bungalow from private garden area & eucalyptus treesYour room is a recently renovated bungalow separate from the main house with great views and privacy.
Secluded Sanctuary - Private Cottage

Entire home/apt

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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Ages 2 - 12
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Welcome to peace and paradise. Recently renovated off-the-grid bungalow. Easy 20min to Wanaka, 10min to Lake Hawea. We're off the beaten track with great views & walks. A brand new heated bathroom/shower building is adjacent and just a few steps outside your bungalow . Great for individuals, couples, or a small family.

The space

A very quiet getaway with off-the-grid power and mountain spring-fed water. A lovely place to unwind if you're just passing through or coming to this area for skiing, climbing, tramping, biking or just enjoying the views. Although we're "off the grid", there's plenty of solar power to go around.

Guest access

Some spaces are shared - Top Quality Shower and Toilet - If nobody else is booked, it will be yours only. You'll have access to our land, great views, your own lawn/garden area with picnic table and grill, there's a mountain bike to peddle around the neighboring roads, and our relaxing hammock, a trampoline, Adirondack chairs, and an optional* outside heated bathtub. (*Small donation to cover LPG costs)

Interaction with guests

Kia Ora! We enjoy meeting guests from all over the world. We are both travelers and between us, we speak English,German, French, Spanish and Danish and little bit of Maori.
We are kid friendly as well. We have a 5 yr old boy who loves people. We aim to be mindful in thought, action and like to have fun, and help our guests to know the area by sharing what we know.

Other things to note

We have a brand new heated bathroom building right next to your bungalow with a great shower, changing area, and separate toilet. This will be shared - but If nobody else is booked, it will be yours only. We also have a yurt available to rent. A new heater has just been installed in your room as well. The kitchen is outside and undercover on the bungalow verandah with hot and cold running water, a cooler (chilly bin), and all cooking items you'll need. It functions well but is a bit dependent on wind conditions.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 2PM - 11PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Extra people $30 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $20 NZD
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 11PM

We are creating a retreat centre here at Mountain Spirit. Our main house is our family home, but please don't hesitate to knock on the door if you have any questions! We're here to help, with travel ideas, things to do in the area, directions, and of course anything to make your stay more comfortable and enjoyable. Our premises are smoke-free (for fire danger and health reasons).

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - About 10 stone steps up to the bungalow with another 2 up to the deck.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

70 Reviews

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Sacha User Profile
September 2017
If you like rustic, you'll love your stay with Randall and Amanda! We arrived just before nightfall and had a cozy night in with the exception of a walk outside to watch the stars. I loved getting tea started outside in the morning and we very much enjoyed the fresh bread at breakfast. Would recommend for those who love something off the beaten path with a little quirk to it. :)

Nick User Profile
September 2017
Randall and Amanda are genuinely lovely hosts who will make you feel welcome, while allowing you the space to enjoy your time at their property however you want to. We loved their tips for the area, homemade fresh bread in the mornings (delicious!) and their beautiful property. The cabin is a welcoming space with fantastic heating and comforts to combat the cold, or ease the aches that follow a day of skiing in Wanaka. The location is remote enough to be tranquil, but close enough to be convenient for skiing at Cardrona or Treble Cone; or for simply enjoying Wanaka and surrounds. A true highlight of our trip to NZ - thank you!

Melissa User Profile
August 2017
This was the most memorable part of our holiday in NZ, the most amazing people one would hope to meet in travels of any type. We are more complete and wholesome for our spiritual mountain stay with Amanda and Randall. We would recommend for anyone of any denomination to take such a quiet and peaceful stay at this amazing sanctuary! You will be better humans for doing so! Thankyou Amanda and Randall you are amazing souls and can't wait to visit you again! Peace, love and much respect❤️ Melissa and Tim x

Natalie User Profile
August 2017
Book this place!!! If you are considering booking, book it. Randall & Amanda are a wonderful couple with a sweet son and they truly welcome you into their home. They have thought of everything you could ever ask for - heated bathrooms, extra blanket, extended wifi, fresh bread in the morning... :-) I could go on and on. Randall was very courteous and even got the hot tub running again for us. Unfortunately, it rained the rest of our trip and we were unable to enjoy. It's such a cozy cottage and I guarantee you'll love it. We even extended our trip to stay another night because we loved it so much. The views are breathtaking. Cheers!

Sarah User Profile
August 2017
This is a spot to wind down, reflect and take in the land. Randall and Amanda made us feel incredibly welcome and they offered many thoughtful gestures that were greatly appreciated

Nanu User Profile
May 2017
Amanda , Randall and Dexter are amazing hosts !!! We have a lovely time there !!! The breakfast was really good:)! The Apartment is comfortable and nice with an excelent views!!

Lynn User Profile
May 2017
Amanda & Randall with their kid Dexter are very nice & kind souls. The family sang me a birthday song, having known that my birthday falls during my stay with them. As I arrived in the late evening, they even ask me to join for for dinner. Amanda made bread for my next day breakfast. The homemade bread was very nice! Randall had introduce me around & gave me tips & advice around their place.And I really enjoyed talking to their kid Dexter. He's so adorable. The secluded cottage is very neat & clean. They even allow me to pick apples from their trees. They made me feel at home. My stay there was definitely a great & fruitful experience that I'll remember for very long. I really appreciate the hospitality that they had given me during my stay. I'm still missing them. Until I check in with them again!

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Wanaka, New ZealandJoined in June 2011
Randall & Amanda User ProfileRandall & Amanda is a superhost.

Amanda and I met through a mutual friend from Denmark and even though we both have traveled all over, we've starting Mountain Spirit here on Hawea Back Road, near Wanaka, NZ. It's a secluded sanctuary (B&B), a Retreat Centre, and off-the-grid organic farm. We also have a small recording studio for hire complete with grand piano. We will be running a variety of programs that help connect people to the natural environment, each other and a deeper connection to themselves. We love meeting travelers from all over, comparing travel notes, cooking and music, and look forward to your visit!

Languages: Dansk, Deutsch, English, Español, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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