Te Waihora Lodge, Lake Ellesmere Farm Stay.

Lodge | Selwyn District | #36244

9.7/10 (16 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 7 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Great lifestyle property with room to play. Trampolines to Water sports, all right on the lake
  • Bird Watching, Animals, Sheep, Calves, Turkey's, Kune Kune Pig. Lots of fun farm animals
  • Activites... Big Pool table, Basketball hoop, Darts, Foosball, Rowing machine, Gym equipment.

All things that end in 'ing' are awesome. Swimming, Skiing, Kayaking, Relaxing, Walking, Socialising, Playing, Horse Riding, Cycling.

A great place to spend some time, to relax after a hard weeks work.

This place is set on the beautiful Lake Ellesmere, a nice private family home with all the activities. Be it a swim in the Spa, a walk through the farm, a stroll to the Bird Hide, theres always something to do. Socialising in the games room is an activity itself with the Pool Table, Dart board, Foosball, all for a bit of friendly completion and fun.

For those that like their sport a rowing machine and boxing bag along with Yoga Mats and Swiss Balls make for an easy or intense workout.

Whether its a family weekend away or a quiet trip for two this place caters for all.

The long evening's listening to music in front of the hot Pizza Oven or soaking in the Spa can top off a relaxing day.

The bird life and animals are always a highlight, catching up with the friendly pig, or watching the thousands of birds throughout the day, the horses, sheep or cows are great entertainment for all.

For the colder nights there is the wonderful fire place inside, with the huge dinning table, packs of cards, board games and other puzzles to make for plenty of interesting challenges.

For those that want to explore there are some great walks around the lake, Rakaia River just down the road, the Beach with the ocean swell and Majestic drift wood. Plenty of fishing, Game Hunting, Bird Watching, Room for the boat.

The rooms are well made up with High quality beds, Pillow top mattresses making for a great sleep, quality Duvets and Feather Pillows. Just the little bit extra that makes a big difference.

Just come on in and ENJOY!!!


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Boat ramp
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Pool table
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Spa pool
  • Special events venue
  • Toddler safe
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access
  • XBox ®

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bedroom 3

    2 x King single bed

  • Lounge

    Other sleeping area

    2 x Roll-away bed

  • Master

    1 x Roll-away bed
    1 x Super king bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning $60.00 per stay (required); Linen $5.00 per person (required); 2 x Kayaks and trolley hire $20.00 per stay (optional); Games and Activities Room Including Gym Equipment $40.00 per stay (optional)
  • Last minute bookings: 10% off for stays over the next 7 nights

  • Mates rates: 5% off for members with 10 positive reviews from other Owners/Managers

  • Multi-night stay: Get 1 FREE night when you stay for 7 nights or longer. Not valid for periods where a last minute discount applies. Free night applies to lowest priced 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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (16)

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  • A lovely spacious lodge

    A lovely spacious lodge. The spa pool was excellent. Wonderful place for relaxing. Thank you

    cherel949 100%|7x Apr 2018

  • The property and location were great, plenty to do without having to...

    The property and location were great, plenty to do without having to go anywhere which was exactly what we wanted for our weekend.

    KateeN57 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • We absolutely loved this place

    We absolutely loved this place. The huge yard, trampoline, big games room, spa, tight rope, wrap around porch, and large living spaces were absolutely perfect. Even board games and puzzles and toys and the surrounding paddocks with animals were such a hit with the kids. My aim was to find somewhere to stay which was relaxing where we didn't need to venture out to entertain ourselves and this place is perfect. Thank you.

    BjankaG8 100%|1x Nov 2017

  • What a great place to spend some time chilling out we just...

    What a great place to spend some time chilling out we just wish we could have stayed longer. Beautiful house and garden with plenty to do on the property inside and out with the great addition of the games room in the garage. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to stay again.

    benjaminyahoo 100%|1x Oct 2017

  • Absolutely wonderful house and facilities

    Absolutely wonderful house and facilities. Can't wait to return.

    SueW36 100%|1x Oct 2017

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