Edge of the Wild Holiday Home

Bach or holiday home | St Arnaud | #22940

9/10 (22 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Private gardens, large grassy areas and outdoors decking set amongst established native forest
  • Fully fenced section
  • Bush views

This private and secluded recently redecorated cottage is located on the edge of the beech forest with the Black Valley Stream below. Fully fenced, close to the start of many walking tracks and just a couple of minutes from the lake edge, the Chapel and the shops. Three bedrooms, 1 double with attached toilet/basin, 1 with two bunks and 1 with two single beds. Separate bathroom with washing machine. Cosy, warm cottage with log burner fire. Two private sunny decks. Secure parking inside boundary ideal for boats with double garage available upon request.

A great place to relax.

Discount for extended stays. 10% for 4 days or more not including school holidays, public holiday weekends, or event weekends.

Special conditions: No pets. Smoking outside only (please dispose of butts thoughtfully). This property relies solely on rain water for its water supply. For this reason, please conserve water especially during dry periods.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 3

    1 x Bunk bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Extras: Admin Booking Fee $11.00 per stay (required); Cleaning $80.00 per stay (optional); Single night surcharge $22.00 per stay (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Tariff 1
26-Feb-17 to 31-Dec-17
$130+/night $130+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $22/night; Children: $13/night;

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (23)

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  • Loved the special setting of this property set amongst the beech trees...

    Loved the special setting of this property set amongst the beech trees and a pleasant easy walk in the bush along the stream in down to Lake Rotoiti, and back up the stream to St Arnaud village.

    HeatherSm6 new member Feb 2017

  • Second time I've stay here with my family

    Second time I've stay here with my family. Winter and summer. So handy to lake with the boat and to the ski field . I will be be back for a third and fourth visit for sure.

    ToddN276 100%|1x Feb 2017

  • This is a fantastic property! The location and grounds really do make...

    This is a fantastic property! The location and grounds really do make you feel like you are secluded in the wilderness. We will definitely stay again if we get the chance.

    Mary-Ann new member Feb 2017

  • Lovely quiet situation at the end of the road and above the...

    Lovely quiet situation at the end of the road and above the stream. Many tui around. A typical family bach, obviously loved and looked after but showing its age (especially the mattresses). The wood burner worked really well. Comfortable.

    PatM1722 new member Feb 2017

  • The beds were comfy and the bach was well equipped

    The beds were comfy and the bach was well equipped. We were a little uneasy with the CCTV cameras pointing in through the windows though? You have obviously had issues in the past that required you to install them but it was just a bit weird! St.Arnaud doesn't appear to be a high crime area. Anyway, a nice Bach just unlucky that we have experienced way better ones for the same price on the rest of our 55 day tour across New Zealand's North & South Islands.

    damod123 100%|2x Jan 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Thank you for your feedback. In regard to your concern about the cameras, these were strategiclly placed to view key entrance points to the property, and are not aimed "through the windows". (We will be checking they have not been moved by anyone). These were installed as a result of less favourable individuals of society travelling through the district, who think contents of baches should be theirs. The cameras were never intended as an intrusion of privacy.

    Nigel26 98%|273x

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