The Terrace - Perfect for skiers and families

Bach or holiday home | Whitecliffs | #6355

9.9/10 (20 ratings)
  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


"The Terrace" is a spacious modern house on a terrace beside the Selwyn River. Unbeatable views over fields and the majestic Canterbury foothills. Double glazing and 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 and 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 and 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, wine glasses, thermoses, etc. Family gear includes highchair, baby bath, toys, bikes, tennis rackets, pole tennis, petanque, toboggan, board games, DVDs.

Beds for 6. Portacot, 2 fold up beds and spare bedding also available. Twin beds can be converted to a king. All linen, cleaning equipment, soap and basic pantry supplies provided. Just bring your own ground coffee and 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:

3 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 work purposes.

If adjacent bookings are received you may be asked to vacate by midday.

No smoking inside.

Current Fees:

$120 for 1 or 2 adults/night, additional adults and children $25 each/night. Under 2yrs (if in portacot) no charge.

Extras: Linen (included).

NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • SKY TV ®
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bedroom 1

    2 x Single bed

  • Bedroom 2

    2 x Single bed

  • Master suite

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

*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 (62)

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  • Great house in a great spot

    Great house in a great spot. Sure we will be back again for the third time.

    sydrmw 100%|7x Jul 2018

  • Loved this home - super comfortable and well organised

    Loved this home - super comfortable and well organised. Felt like a home away from home. Would definitely recommend to others wanting perfect ski accommodation for Mt Hutt. Excellent facilities - warm, comfortable, well equipped and organised. Thanks!

    ShelleyBe8 100%|1x Jul 2018

  • 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%|7x 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

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