Dining Spacious living room

Entire home/apt

9 Guests

5 Bedrooms

6 Beds

Entire home/apt

9 Guests

5 Bedrooms

6 Beds

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About this listing

Davaar Country Holiday Home is a spacious, well equipped, warm and comfortable home set in a secluded private garden with expansive lawn, located in a magnificent rural setting with superb views of farmland and surrounding Fiordland Mountains.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 5
Beds: 6
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $30 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $75 NZD


The space

Our Holiday Home is a comfortable and homely Holiday Home with open plan living and a well equipped kitchen for you to enjoy.
It is ideal for families, couples, fishermen and hunters wanting to explore Fiordland and its many attractions, which include: Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Te Anau Glow-worm Caves, Lake Te Anau, Lake Manapouri, Mavora Lakes, Milford, Kepler, Hollyford, Routeburn, Greenstone and Caples Tracks… We are within an easy drive to the Oreti, Mararoa and Waiau Rivers, which are some of Southland's renown rivers.

Guest access

The house will be unlocked with the key on the bench for your use.
Please remember to leave house locked with key back on the bench when you leave.

Interaction with guests

I will phone or visit briefly on your day of arrival to see if you need anything.

The neighbourhood

The views from Davaar Country Holiday Home are simply stunning.
You look out over paddocks of sheep and mountains.

Getting around

You need a vehicle to stay here. It is a 20 minute drive into Te Anau and also 20 minute drive into Manapouri. Allow two hours to drive into Milford Sound and longer if you are wanting to cruise in there.

Other things to note

This property is a cherished Holiday Home and we really appreciate that you also treat it as such.
Many thanks.

We also have a Holiday Home in Arrowtown in Otago. It is also listed on Airbnb titled Arrowtown Retreat On The Park

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Welcome to Davaar Country Holiday Home
• Check in anytime from 2pm or via prior arrangement with owners. The house will be unlocked with the key on the bench for your use whilst here.
• Please stay within the section. Do not go wandering in the paddocks and disturbing the sheep and cattle.
• Could you refrain from wearing pointed heals/stilettos, as they damage the floor.
• Absolutely NO smoking inside.
• Fire extinguisher is located in the laundry.
• For hygiene reasons please sleep between the two sheets not between one sheet and the duvet.
• All the beds are made up ready for your arrival. We provide towels, bathmats, facecloths, hand-towels, tea towels as well as extra blankets, duvets and pillows.
• We provide some toilet paper. Bring your own if you are staying for a while.
• The washing machine is a top loader. You will need to purchase your own powder
• We provide liquid for washing the dishes and dishwasher powder.
• Please note that NO food is provided i.e milk etc. and suggest you ‘stock up’ at the supermarket prior to arrival.
• You can purchase fresh farm eggs from me @ $8/doz, just let me know prior.
• Please leave the barbeque on the grass as the fat stains the concrete.
• The switch for the dishwasher is on the end of the island bar.
• If there is a power failure a battery lantern light can be found
in the rubbish cupboard by the kitchen. You can cook on the fire in the kitchen by using a saucepan or fry pan. The telephone in the kitchen will work.
• Use the pinecones for lighting the fire only & wood to keep it going.
• Let us know if there are any breakages or if something is not working.
• The Deposit payment acknowledges acceptance by you of your responsibility to pay for any damage caused to Davaar Country Holiday Home or its contents. For this reason we require a visa or MasterCard number, expiry date and three digit code on back of card as security.
• The telephone number at the house is: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) (it has a toll bar on it). There is no mobile coverage at the house, however there is 1 minute back down the road towards Mossburn.
• Rubbish: Tie up bag and leave in the garage through the laundry.
• Check out time is 10am
• On leaving ensure everything is switched off especially electric blankets.
• Please lock all doors and windows and leave the key on the kitchen bench.
• Please leave the property as you found it, we do expect guests to have left the kitchen clean and tidy with dishes washed and put away. Thank-you.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

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34 Reviews

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Sharon User Profile
April 2017
Davaar was a beautiful and spacious home for our large family to kick back and relax. The house was fully equipped for our needs, excellent Wifi and had a very warm, homely feel about it. Fiona's description of the property was accurate and communication prompt and friendly. We felt very welcome and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Sharon and Ron, Joe and Jenny and boys (Brisbane - Australia)

Randell User Profile
April 2017
We loved our stay! Such a beautiful home!

James And Donna User Profile
March 2017
We had a wonderful stay in this comfortable and very quiet home. We stay 3 nights. The sunrises and such sets made the house feel cozy. Very well equipped too.

Stephen User Profile
March 2017
Perfect country retreat in lovely surroundings. Wonderful open plan home with excellent facilities.

Nancy User Profile
March 2017
An absolute gem that we would definite come back to. We had just two nights in this spacious and well-appointed home. The home's atmosphere is casual and very open and spacious. We cooked in three times and find all that we needed in the well-stocked kitchen. We enjoyed beautiful views including pink, cotton candy sunsets. A really special place to get some solitude and relaxation. Fiona was super responsive and made the whole process (booking, checking in, departing) seamless and delightful. It's a short drive (15-20 minutes) to Te Anau or Manapouri if you want to pick up groceries or dine out so very well situated yet off the beaten path.

Jacinta User Profile
February 2017
Fiona's place was perfect for us. We had cycled the 'around the mountains trail' and found Fiona's place very relaxing as it provided a very clean and comfortable abode in a gorgeous countryside setting.

Dawn User Profile
February 2017
Beautiful home and setting. Plenty of space. Everything we needed. Directions were superb... great host.

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