Riverside Villa Retreat "The Shack"

Farmstay | Waimakariri District | #33777

9.7/10 (7 ratings)
  • 6 people
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Short walk to great swimming holes in the Ashley River
  • Get back to the basics of life and enjoy the Tranquil & Relaxing setting at the bottom of our farm.
  • Trail walks, Motorbike or Horse rides through woodland trails & Ashley & Okuku riverbeds.

This is a gorgeous timber Riverside Retreat, simply Known as "The Shack".

It's off the grid and fully self contained with most of the comforts of home.

*A log burner which heats your water

*Solar powered lights at the flick of a switch

*Chrystal clear running water for drinking & showering & yes we do have flush loo's

The setting is Private, Peaceful and Relaxing.

The Shack is rustic and cosy.

This is as close as you will get to the 'outback' but only minutes away from the city.

Two rivers to enjoy! Both the Ashley & the Okuku for walking, swimming & fishing plus heaps of fun to be had for those with their own mountain bikes,motorbikes or horses (BYO only).

Horse paddocks available @$15per horse pn

Just 10 mins to Rangiora Township for plenty of Cafes and Restaurants or head 20 mins north for a great selection of wineries.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Single bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
  • Gifts & giveaways: When staying for a 3 day long weekend there is no need to check out at the usual 11am time. Stay on and enjoy 'The Shack' all day long before heading for home at 4pm

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
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21-Feb-17 to 21-May-18
$130+/night $130+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/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 (7)

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  • If you want peace and quiet and seclusion, a tidy bach with...

    If you want peace and quiet and seclusion, a tidy bach with comfy beds and furniture and a great range of board games, located next to a walking track that leads you to river adventures, stay here! We had a wonderful Christmas. We can see why Corina and her family loved living in 'The Shack'!

    howaid494 100%|4x Dec 2016

  • Fantastic secluded location

    Fantastic secluded location. The shack is an experience everyone should have if getting back to basics is needed...we loveed not being caught up in our technology and enjoying the 'countryside' with the dogs. Highly recommend!

    dogwhisp 100%|2x Oct 2016

  • great stay, five star from us!

    great stay, five star from us!

    carlh575 100%|6x Apr 2016

  • Very quiet and had everything you needed

    Very quiet and had everything you needed. Short walk to the swimming hole. lovely and peaceful

    lizs 100%|2x Feb 2016

  • Loved The Shack and will definitely be back - surroundings just beautiful,...

    Loved The Shack and will definitely be back - surroundings just beautiful, super close to Christchurch, lovely comfy beds. We loved the cost feel if the nice warm fire with plenty of stocked wood - thanks for a great stay

    ChristinaH 100%|2x Jan 2016

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