Stunning views, set on private native forest

Bach or holiday home | Geraldine | #37180

9.8/10 (12 ratings)
  • 9 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • 'The Lookout' set on private secluded native forest with views all the way to the sea
  • Guests say 'It's a dream'. Plenty of room for entertaining, great setup for kids and families.
  • Walks to waterfalls, native forests, mountains and rivers on your doorstep

The Lookout is a very special place. Situated in a beautiful Scenic Reserve, home to countless native birds. Set on 3 levels, our 3 bedroom home has been completely refurbished. From the top deck you're up high up in the tree tops, with views all the way to the ocean. From the lower decks you'll enjoy being nestled in the forest with even more stunning views. Secluded, private, warm, clean and comfy.

Great for couples, solo adventurers, families (with kids), and larger groups. Price includes all linen, towels and exit clean.

Here you can relax and unwind, in total privacy. Take a soak in the clawfoot bath, walk many of the stunning tracks on your doorstep. The dawn chorus is incredible; bellbirds, kereru, fantail, rifleman and other native birds are regular visitors near the house and around the property. The property is set on over 1 hectare of private forest within the reserve. At different times of the year you'll enjoy masses of Himilayan Lilies flowering, a stunning display from Rhododendron, and an array of native plants such as the Kotukutuku (tree fushia) with it's delicious edible berries. Stargaze at the brilliant night sky, read a book, or enjoy a glass of wine while listening to the bird song at dusk.

Whether you wish to visit a waterfall, go boulder hopping, canyoning, horse treking or climb Mount Peel, a range of outdoor activities are on your door-step – with something for all levels.

More detailed information and photos on our website.

5 mins drive to licensed restaurant and store, often has great live music on the weekends.

20 mins drive to Geraldine township, a picturesque town with boutique shopping and lots of activities. A very friendly community.

For special occasions we can arrange luxuries on arrival such as award winning NZ wine and beauty products. We pride ourselves on ensuring your stay is a memorable one - let us know your particular needs.

Special conditions: 2 night minimum stay on weekends. Smoking allowed outdoors only.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Lower Bedroom

    Well setup for children, with DVDs, games and bunk beds.

    1 x Bunk bed
    1 x Double bed
    1 x Mattress/Futon/Air bed

  • Master Bedroom with private deck

    Large master bedroom with private deck on secluded forest. Beautiful wooden furniture and very comfortable pocket sprung queen bed.

    1 x Queen bed

  • Queen Bedroom

    Spectacular views from this bedroom on the top floor, across the forest and all the way to the ocean. Very comfortable pocket sprung queen bed.

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Mid Season
21-Oct-17 to 30-Nov-17
$300+/night $340+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $25/night;
High Season
01-Dec-17 to 31-Jan-18
$340+/night $375+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $25/night;
2 night minimum stay
Mid Season
01-Feb-18 to 31-May-18
$300+/night $340+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $25/night;
Low Season
01-Jun-18 to 31-Aug-18
$260+/night $260+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $25/night;
Mid Season
01-Sep-18 to 30-Nov-18
$300+/night $340+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $25/night;
High Season
01-Dec-18 to 21-Jan-19
$340+/night $375+/night
For up to 4 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $50/night; Children: $25/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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (12)

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    rachaelc13 100%|4x Jul 2017

  • Incredible attention to detail

    Incredible attention to detail. Beautiful craftsmanship. I REALLY appreciated stories Bec & Sam shared about re-purposed copper fuel lines, found ladders and modified bread pans! Our stay at The Lookout will be forever regarded as the best part of our trip to beautiful NZ despite amazing stays in Queenstown, Auckland & Christchurch. After initial trepidation when faced with a short hike from, car to cabin we were richly rewarded with an incredibly relaxing stay in a forest oasis.

    BradBu12 100%|2x Jul 2017

  • The Lookout is an incredible place

    The Lookout is an incredible place. The setting is stunning; the house is cosy, warm, and beautifully restored. Our children had a wonderful time playing in the snow. We'd love to return!

    angews872 100%|6x Jul 2017

  • Stunning location

    Stunning location. The house is beautiful.

    RebeccaNo9 100%|2x Jul 2017

  • Fantastic property in an awesome location, loved our stay

    Fantastic property in an awesome location, loved our stay. Would stay again

    CharlotteMe3 100%|2x May 2017

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