The Terrace - Ski both Mt Hutt AND Porters Heights

Bach or holiday home | Whitecliffs | #6355

10/10 (9 ratings)
  • 8 people
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


  • Beside a secret track to the Selwyn River.
  • Infant gear, toys, bikes, videos & games provided.
  • Central location: quick access to ski fields, easy day trips to Arthur's Pass or visit Christchurch.

"The Terrace" is a spacious new house on a terrace beside the Selwyn River. Unbeatable views over fields of frolicking thar & 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 trampoline, basketball hoop & skateboard ramp in the old school grounds next door, walk 5 mins to the local playground.

SKIING: 35 mins to either Mt Hutt or Porters skifield turnoff. GOLF: 5 mins to Glentunnel golf, 15 mins to Terrace Downs resort. FISHING: try for trout & eels in the Selwyn River or drive 15 mins to Rakaia River salmon. METHVEN: 30 mins. ARTHUR'S PASS: 50 mins. CHRISTCHURCH airport: 45 minutes. 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. Extra mattresses, double sleeper sofa & 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

Availability & rates*

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.

Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Summer 2015 - 31 May 2017
22-Oct-16 to 31-May-17
$165+/night $165+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $10/night;
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017 - 31 May 2018
01-Jun-17 to 22-Oct-17
$165+/night $165+/night
For up to 2 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $20/night; Children: $10/night;
3 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 (51)

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  • Really fantastic property,

    Really fantastic property,

    DavidLe8 100%|5x Aug 2016

  • Fantastic house, even though I was brought up in this area it...

    Fantastic house, even though I was brought up in this area it was fantastic to bring the family back for a great holiday. The house was clean, had everything we needed and extra warm. Loved watching the thar in the bottom paddocks jump around and play. Only took 40 mins to get to Porter Heights and about the same to get into Christchurch.

    MeganCh3 100%|2x Aug 2016

  • Immaculate property in a beautiful, peaceful location

    Immaculate property in a beautiful, peaceful location. Perfect for our party that spanned three generations: safe for toddlers and easily accessible for grandparents!

    LucyJM 100%|3x Jan 2016

  • Quiet lovely property and location

    Quiet lovely property and location. Good summer and winter place. Everything you could need. Boys were wishing it was warm enough to swim in the river but great base for Skiing and close enough to Chch for popping in when the mountain was closed.

    NicolaTu6 100%|3x Oct 2015

  • Central to both ski fields, Hororatu Golf course and local store just...

    Central to both ski fields, Hororatu Golf course and local store just down the road. Coalgate tavern close and close to Darfield.

    JustinHe3 100%|3x Jul 2015

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