Stunning views, set on private native forest

Bach or holiday home | Geraldine | #37180

9.9/10 (15 ratings)
  • 8 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. Smoking allowed outdoors only.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Cot available
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Highchair
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • 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


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)

*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 (15)

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  • Fantastic place to stay

    Fantastic place to stay. Loved everything about the place, from the thought and love put into the restoration, the complete privacy and the constant birdsong. Would love to come back and stay. A very special place.

    corion917 100%|19x Dec 2017

  • There was attention to the details in the upgrades that were recently...

    There was attention to the details in the upgrades that were recently finished. It is in a remote area of the forest and has a charming cottage feel. The only thing that I wish we would have known before arriving is the cafe nearby closes at 4pm this time of year. Geraldine is not far and has options for food so as long as you plan ahead it is not a big deal. Luckily, Rebecca was thoughtful and had left fresh eggs and bread for us. So eggs and toast is what we had for dinner upon our arrival.

    BrielleB 100%|1x Nov 2017

    Owner/manager responds:

    Hi Brielle, the Bar and Restaurant re-opens at 6pm Wed-Sat for dinner (they close around 4pm and reopen at 6pm). They have a great new menu, including homemade pizza and fantastic ribs! They're well known for live music most weekends Spring/Summer time too. So sorry you missed out, but glad you enjoyed the fresh eggs and bread :) I'll update our guest information to include their opening times, and will pop a new menu up at the house for guests also. Thanks so much for the feedback :)

    RebeccaLe14 100%|17x

  • A real treat to stay in such a unique home with so...

    A real treat to stay in such a unique home with so many beautiful touches. Great place to get away from it all.

    SarahT26 100%|3x Oct 2017



    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

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