Quirky cottage with the blue front door...

Cottage | Twizel | #27604

9.8/10 (16 ratings)
  • 5 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • 5 mins walk to restaurants/cafes/pub/supermarkets/playgrounds/skatepark & swimming pool
  • Great backyard area for the kids, and excellent offstreet parking

Our wee Twizel house is a treasure resurrected from the Hydro Lakes and Canals Project from the 70s - lovingly restored and refurbished to make it a gorgeous, fun property to rent on your Mackenzie High Country holiday.

A clever mix of old and new furnishings makes your stay completely unique from anything else the town has to offer....on entering the blue front door, you will think you've stepped back in time with real retro decor and furniture to curl up on at the end of a busy day.

Two different themed Queen size bedrooms make your choice of sleeping arrangement difficult....a lovely peaceful blue room is the epitome of summer living - sun streaming in late afternoon, where you can curl up with a good mag and refreshment while the kids play out in the grassey back yard area....bliss !!

The second room is also fab....creative use of a small space (thank you George Clarke!) enables a really cool loft-style single bed above a gorgeous comfy patchwork queensize bed ....there are bound to be fights in this room who sleeps on the top bunk !!

If you thought the lounge was cool, wait till you see the kitchen...groovy baby....formica table, 70s pottery dinnerware...all that's missing is the fondue set !!

....and the bathroom is not boring either...a wet floor shower area enables spacious ablutions with some quirky decor to make you smile:)

We love to showcase our lovely Hydro town - a definate family oriented town - perfect to park the car up for the duration of your holiday, and it is literally a 5 min walk to all the main attractions...cafes, restaurants, tennis courts, skatepark, swimming pool, golf course, and mini golf course, supermarkets, playgrounds, and town centre.

For more active recreation, a 10 min drive to three nearby lakes - Ruataniwha, Benmore and Ohau will provide awesome water sport and fishing opportunities. Alps to Ocean Cycle Trail provides spectacular scenery on 2 wheels - ask your hosts about this.

We'll see you soon :)

Special conditions: - Sorry, No pets allowed on property - Smoking outside only, but collection of cigarette butts will incur extra cleaning fees - be aware of high fire danger in summer months


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Cot available
  • Easy access
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Master Bedroom - Blue Room

    1 x Queen bed

  • Patchwork Bunk Room

    1 x Bunk bed (single over queen)
    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Linen FREE (included); Cleaning $65.00 per stay (optional)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Peak Season tariff
24-Oct-16 to 31-Dec-17
$150+/night $150+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $30/night; Children: $20/night;
2 night minimum stay

*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 (16)

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  • Great wee cottage! Very clean and tidy with everything you need

    Great wee cottage! Very clean and tidy with everything you need. Loved the personal touches Michelle made to make you feel welcome. We will definitely be back :)

    Sarahwilson new member Oct 2016

  • Great spot, nice and quite

    Great spot, nice and quite. Awesome little cottage that really felt like home.

    MarcusI4 100%|2x Aug 2016

  • Lovely little cottage, heatpump to keep the place warm and comfortable bed

    Lovely little cottage, heatpump to keep the place warm and comfortable bed.

    McKendrys 100%|3x Apr 2016

  • property was centrally located and handy to all facilities

    property was centrally located and handy to all facilities.

    JeffreyGr1 100%|1x Apr 2016

  • Lovely quaint and quirky cottage, very comfortable, had everything you need

    Lovely quaint and quirky cottage, very comfortable, had everything you need. Just a bit noisy by the road.

    JulesDown 100%|10x Mar 2016

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