Alpinism holiday Studio-Cottage, private and cosy
Alpinism holiday Studio-Cottage, private and cosy

Entire home/apt

3 guests


2 beds
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About this listing

Charming-cosy-private: the studio is available for short term holidays during summer months. Cottage style, a compact little cabin with a brand new mattress for your comfort but generally with a feel of a retro kiwiana holiday batch.
A great little place for relaxation, situated in a quiet location and a 5 min. stroll from lake and beaches (Bremner Bay). 2 min. drive to CBD or approx. 30 min. walk (2.5 km). It is an ideal base for your self catered, independent action packed/relaxation holidays.

The space

This independent little dwelling is situated on the same property as the Alpinism & Ski mountain and ski guiding company.
Split level, it contains a double bed, toilet/shower, heating, kitchen with fridge, stove, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee machine, electric frying pan and all other essentials for a holiday flat. The double bed suits a couple but a second bed (the sofa, as pictured, it is not a fold-out couch) can be arranged for a small extra fee. There is no baby gear in the studio. If you need any it has to be hired.
Bed linen and towels are provided. Free wi-fi (upgraded to unlimited but please note that it can be very limited and fluctuating lots), street parking and plenty of advice about places to visit and things to do. Cozy, private and comfortable, only 5 min. walk from the lake, 25-45 min. to town center, depending on how many photo stops you'll have.
Sticky Forest and other top quality mountain biking trails are a couple of min. away. You can use the barbeque. We also have a wonderful sauna and garden bath which you are welcome to use, by prior arrangement - a special treat after any activity in our alpine paradise.

As the studio is sometimes used by our Alpinism guests, an inquiry first is recommended.
Should you wish for two separate beds, a second bed can be set up in the lower half of the studio. The extra fee is $ 30 and you can either pay cash upon arrival or arrange in advance via Airbnb, please communicate about this..

We also have some hiking accessories which you may wish to borrow – it could be walking poles or an old day pack, a native plant or bird book, maps etc. Just ask and we'll see what we can do.

Close to the lake and great walking/biking trails. Maps available if needed

Wanaka is small and has no public transport as such but taxis are available. If you book activities, there are often courtesy rides available.

If you wish, we could organise a luxury basket, with your favorite milk (organic, soy, almond, rice...), snack bars, fruit, cornflakes, müsli, yogurt, orange juice etc. mint chocolates, bag of coffee, olive oil, paper towels, soap & shampoo - just let me know your preferences, cost min. $50

Guest access

Parking in front of the letter boxes.
BBQ, sauna, garden, hiking poles, books and even a smoker for the trout you'll catch.
If you need an iron and ironing board, please ask Iris, there is only one iron on the property and you are very welcome to use it.

Interaction with guests

As much as you wish with Iris if/when she is around.

Other things to note

Check in and out are very flexible depending on reservations before and after your stay. Let's communicate about details.
Please note the location: we are not in the center of town, 2 min. drive or about a 40 min walk. Last but not least our internet connection is unstable at the best of times and really slow when Wanaka is full of visitors and our new 'unlimited' has to be thoroughly tested yet.

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The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 2
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Doorman


Extra people: 50 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 30
Security Deposit: 500
Weekly Discount: 20%
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 double bed, 1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is flexible

We appreciate your help to be environmentally conscious with recycling and composting. With regards to pets and children, please get in touch for details, we can accommodate if arranged. Smoking is allowed outside only.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

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

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77 Reviews

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Daniel User Profile
April 2017
Iris' place is very cosy. She was a great host and made us feel very welcome. She even has a very relaxing sauna. Communication was great! Definitely recommended.
Iris User ProfileIris is a superhost.
Response from Iris:
That's great, many thanks Dan & Seal
April 2017

Bowen User Profile
April 2017
My friends and I had an incredible stay in Iris' cottage. Iris was flexible, hospitable, and very knowledgable about the area. Her studio was clean, cozy, and lovely. The table even had fresh flowers :)
Iris User ProfileIris is a superhost.
Response from Iris:
Thanks heaps, that's sweet! all the best for your studies and adventures here
April 2017

Robyn User Profile
April 2017
Iris's lodge is perfect for a couple to have a stopover in Wanaka. Iris was the perfect hostess. In fact, her input regarding "must -see" spots led to some of the highlights of our trip. Many thanks
Iris User ProfileIris is a superhost.
Response from Iris:
That's so nice of you, many thanks too!
April 2017

Tawen User Profile
April 2017
Iris is such a great host.she helped us check in and introduced all kinds of activities to us with patience.The studio is cozy.we had two wonderful nights.
Iris User ProfileIris is a superhost.
Response from Iris:
Thanks heaps for choosing to stay in our studio! and also many thanks for the great feedback as well as your special gift from your hometown, it is beautifying our home now. Wishing you all happy and safe travels
April 2017

Peter And Sue User Profile
April 2017
Iris' little chalet is perfect. Very close to town, lovely and cosy, with everything you could want as a base for exploring. And the sauna is wonderful at the end of a day of hiking. The bed is comfy, the shower is hot and strong and the self catering is a bonus. Highly recommended.
Iris User ProfileIris is a superhost.
Response from Iris:
Dear Sue and Peter, many thanks again for choosing our studio for your special holiday in Wanaka. It was lovely to meet you both and it would be great to see you here again. Stay well and smooth travels
April 2017

Hannah User Profile
April 2017
A super cute studio, with wonderful hospitality from Iris. Walking distance if you are so inclined (about 25-30 mins on the main road footpath) or a little longer if you fancy a walk down on the lakeside. Beautiful scenery, Iris was really flexible about check in/out and had some great tips for things to do in Wanaka and the surrounding area. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and would definitely come back and stay again.
Iris User ProfileIris is a superhost.
Response from Iris:
Wonderful, thanks so much for coming and your feedback is highly appreciated, cheers and happiness to you two.
April 2017

Paula User Profile
March 2017
Wananka is beautiful place to visit and Iris was a very gracious hostess.
Iris User ProfileIris is a superhost.
Response from Iris:
Dear Paula and Todd, Thanks heaps for your feedback! it was great to meet you both warmest wishes to you and family
March 2017

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Wanaka, New ZealandJoined in March 2013
Iris User ProfileIris is a superhost.

Iris is originally from Switzerland, settled and living in Wanaka with husband, house and a boutique business of outdoors activities. Mountaineering, rock climbing and instruction courses - fun on skis, trekking excursions and fauna & flora expeditions are part of it plus outdoors occupation from mountain biking, fishing through to sailing keep us busy and happy other times.

The Alpinism Studio-Cottage is a charming extension of our little enterprise in paradise which allows us to meet wonderful people from all corners of the world.
Wanaka is a great - but still small - town for shopping, wine tasting, to indulge in art, browse the galleries, visit the cinemas. You can feel creative and inspired by the beautiful nature. Culinary wise, there are many cafés and restaurants to try and standards vary from fast food to fine dining. Massages, yoga, spas, gyms and other experiences are plentifully available for pampering the body. Be it on land, water or in the air, you'll find many adventurous and/or relaxing things to experience in and around Wanaka. A favorite motto here: Life the Way it Should be:)

Just ask for tips about what to do and places to go anytime and don't hesitate to knock on the door with any questions. We look forward to your visit!

Languages: Deutsch, English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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