The Terrace - Perfect for skiers and families

Bach or holiday home | Whitecliffs | #6355

9.9/10 (18 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Central location: quick access to all Canterbury ski fields, Arthur's Pass, or Christchurch.
  • Table tennis, toys, bikes, DVDs & games provided.
  • Fully equipped with everything you need in the kitchen or for baby.

"The Terrace" is a spacious new house on a terrace beside the Selwyn River. Unbeatable views over fields & the majestic Canterbury foothills. Double glazing & log fire keep you cosy in winter but in sunshine you'll want to dine outside or just snooze on the sheltered swing seat. When evening arrives, watch the sunset glow behind the hills then be awed by the quiet serenity of the countryside and the absolute clarity of the stars.

Ideal base for skiing or exploring inland Canterbury. Also convenient for golf, fishing, hiking, cycling & tennis. Kids can build dams in the river, climb trees, use the play area in the old school grounds next door, or walk 5 mins to the local playground.

SKIING: Just 35 mins to either Mt Hutt or Porters Heights skifield turnoff.

GOLF: 5 mins to Glentunnel golfcourse or 15 mins to Terrace Downs resort.

RAKAIA RIVER: 15 mins (walkway, jetboating & salmon fishing).

METHVEN: 30 mins.

ARTHUR'S PASS: 50 mins.


GROCERIES: 5 mins to the Glentunnel store or 10 mins to shops and cafes in Darfield.

2 bathrooms, electric blankets, heated towel rails. Modern, well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, breadmaker, coffee plunger, water cooler, wine glasses, thermoses, etc. Family gear includes portacot, highchair, baby bath, toys, bikes, tennis rackets, pole tennis, petanque, toboggan, board games, DVDs.

Beds for 6. Portacot, extra mattresses & spare bedding also available. Twin beds can be converted to a king. All linen, cleaning equipment, soap & basic pantry supplies provided. Just bring your own ground coffee & food or replace what you use.

Check out our rave reviews...

"Awesome house"

"Beautiful outlook"

“This would have to be the nicest holiday home we have ever stayed in"

"Gorgeous house, in an ideal spot for skiing Mt Hutt"

"Immaculate property in a beautiful, peaceful location"

"What an absolute "find" ".

Special conditions: 2 night minimum stay. Infants under 2 yrs free if not using a bed. 10% deposit on confirmation, balance 7 days before commencement of stay unless by prior arrangement. House to be left clean and tidy for next tenants, with beds remade, but washing not required. NOTE: Cleaning opt-out available for $100. Longer term tenancy can be arranged - e.g. for EQC repairs. If adjacent bookings are received you may be asked to vacate by midday. No smoking inside.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • SKY TV ® - BYO decoder
  • SKY TV ® - BYO card
  • Toddler safe
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    2 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 2

    Single beds can be joined to create king bed. Linen provided for either arrangement.

    2 x Single bed

  • Lounge

    Combined living/sleeping area

    1 x Fold-out sofa bed

  • Master suite

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Extras: Linen FREE (included)
  • Gifts & giveaways: Two mountain bikes & helmets available for your use as well as a toboggan, surfboards for summer river floating, tennis rackets, toys, games and DVDs.

*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 (60)

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  • lovely clean big house and outdoor area really liked our stay here...

    lovely clean big house and outdoor area really liked our stay here will be coming back thats for sure.

    brentwa8 100%|3x Feb 2018

  • A nice house, conveniently located and well looked after

    A nice house, conveniently located and well looked after

    sydrmw 100%|6x Jan 2018

  • Great property with everything you need

    Great property with everything you need. Very quiet so great for some R&R. Playground down the road is good, and the best place for kids to play, also the Best place to access the river is down the road under the bridge where the domain turn off is. The access down to the river from the property isnt ideal as after a flood its a bit of an obstical course with lost of prickles so the kids were not a fan! Plently of space in the house, amazing games cupboard. Thank you for letting us stay :)

    Aimee85 100%|5x Jan 2018

  • We loved staying at Whitecliffs

    We loved staying at Whitecliffs. It was extremely clean and spacious with a sunny outlook. It's extremely well stocked with games, activities and emergency items in the pantry. The ktichen has every item you need. We will definitely be back to tick of some more walks in the area. Thank you for sharing your bach.

    cathon880 100%|1x Nov 2017

  • Extremely comfortable spacious property in a lovely location

    Extremely comfortable spacious property in a lovely location. Was perfect for our stay with our 3 young kids and had everything we needed and more. Thanks for a lovley stay.

    ClaireNe4 100%|2x Mar 2017

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