Cosy and cool, indoors and out

Bach or holiday home | Otematata | #21633

8.9/10 (67 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • North facing and elevated, private back garden with sheltered BBQ area, open fire and swing chairs
  • Well positioned for Awakino and Ohau ski fields and the Waitaki lakes
  • Tasteful decor and open plan living space with dining room

The property has a cosy cottage feel, great for chatting and cooking meals inside and out with family and friends. With a unique and spacious sheltered barbequeue area surrounded by grapevines and wired for sound, it's a fantastic social space by day, or by night with its relaxing coloured lighting.

The back garden offers plenty of space to play and heaps of fruit if the season is right. There's space to park the boat out front and if you have been out fishing then theres a dedicated fish cleaning trough behind the garage.

This bach is located on the edge of the township with farmland behind and secluded from its neighbours. It's convenient to all Otematata has to offer; park, tennis/basketball court, skate park, convenience store, pub/restaurant, golf course etc.

The Waitaki Valley is home of the hydro lakes and they are set up for recreational use with boat launching ramps close to Otematata to access Lakes Aviemore and Benmore. Kayak to a secluded cove, catch a fish on the way or get out in your boat for some family fun. There is stunning scenery all around and walks to get amongst it and some awesome views. On a clear day you can see Mt Cook from the viewpoint on the hill by Benmore Dam. If you are more into winter fun then it is only 1.5hrs to Wanaka and less than an hour to the lifts at Awakino and Ohau ski fields.

Can be flexible on linen and cleaning options with prior arrangement. Typically additional $40 for us to arrange cleaning and linen wash and replace on behalf.

The sofa bed in the 4th bedroom can be laid out as 2 singles or a double. At this time it is supplied with linen for 2 singles. The room can serve as a 'rumpus' room for the kids with TV set up to play DVDs.

Having lived here ourselves for 2 years this house is really is a home from home, summer and winter. The heat pump can handle the -5 in winter and 30+ in summer. The log burner adds to the ambience on those wintery nights. Enquiries for long term occupancy welcome.

Special conditions: Pets allowed with prior approval Smoking OK outside provided you bring own ashtrays and leave no trace Small children OK but you'd have to bring own cot etc, house is child friendly but not child proof.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Barbeque - Charcoal
  • Bath tub
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ® - BYO decoder
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Double bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Double bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Double bed

  • Bedroom 4

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $50.00 per stay (required)

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (70)

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  • Nice clean cosy cottage, we've used it quite a few times never...

    Nice clean cosy cottage, we've used it quite a few times never disappoints

    MartinCl4 100%|6x Jul 2018

  • A basic property but adequate for a few days

    A basic property but adequate for a few days. Great location for walking. Could do with a few more pans and utensils in the kitchen.

    davitt397 100%|10x Apr 2018

  • has everything needed Great working heat pump

    has everything needed Great working heat pump. nice short walk to the park and shop :)

    Chrissh20 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • easy to find

    easy to find

    TaraWe11 100%|1x Feb 2018

  • Lovely setting, we love the courtyard at the back and the extra...

    Lovely setting, we love the courtyard at the back and the extra bedrooms available. It is well stocked and a lovely place to stay.

    patror296 100%|2x Jan 2018

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