Lakeside Magic, Lake Ellesmere

Bach or holiday home | Selwyn District | #9704

9.9/10 (66 ratings)
  • 10 people
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 7 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking

Description

Great family bach hidden away on the western shores of Lake Ellesmere.

Feel the peace, solitude and tranquility. Enjoy comfort, open spaces, calm water, walking, fishing, bird watching, kayaking.

Comfortably sleeps up to 10 – 8 in house, 2 in sleepout. Sleepout provides second bathroom.

A quick 7 km drive to Leeston township provides access to groceries, fishing supplies, takeaways, and good coffee.

Just 2kms along the peninsula is the Lakeside Domain and Ellesmere Aquatic Centre with all weather boat ramp, water ski lanes, wind surfing area.

The northern boundary of the property is the 230 hectare Harts Creek Wildlife Reserve, home to ducks, swans, herons, bitterns and incorporating the renowned trout fishing of Harts Creek. Five minutes walk from the house is the car park for the walkway leading to the Hart Creek bird hide.

42 acres of private land, lake and swamp to explore. Plastic stinger kayaks available. Catch fish in the spring fed creek on the edge of the front lawn

Keep warm on those chilly evenings with heat pump and wood burner.

Includes all those great holiday essentials of

Good drinking water. Gas BBQ. Dishwasher. Microwave. Freeview TV with DVD. (Sky TV has been disconnected) Well stocked bookshelves with puzzles and games. Comfortable beds, lots of warm bedding. Wood burner with wet back water heater to top up hot water supplies, firewood included.

Drive times (approx) are 25 mins from Hornby, 40 mins from Darfield, 15 mins from Raikaia.

Canterbury Earthquake Update

Property has held together well throughout the quakes and aftershocks and we are grateful to have sustained only minor cosmetic damage. EQC will repair this for us at some stage, and it does not affect your enjoyment.

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Bath tub
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Kayak(s)
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Bed 1

    1 x Bunk bed
    2 x Single bed

  • Bed 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • Bed 3

    2 x Single bed

  • Sleepout

    1 x Queen bed

Availability & rates*

Available
Maybe booked
Booked

  • Cleaning: Visitors to clean-up and leave the property as found.
  • Linen: Bring your own linen
Rate period Week day Weekend/Holiday
Flat Rate
10-Dec-16 to 30-Jun-17
$130+/night $130+/night
For up to 5 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $15/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. Bookings paid for through Bookabach online payments incur a 3% credit card transaction fee.

Reviews (87)

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  • Lovely walk to the Hart's Creek hide

    Lovely walk to the Hart's Creek hide. We saw fifteen types of birds during our stay, including scaup, terns diving for fish, grebe. Heard bitterns booming . Saw swirling clouds of gnats on the lawn, frogs croaking butterfiles flitting. The family went kayaking, played cricket on the lawn, after dinner played pictionary and spotlighting ( a kind of hide and seek after dark). Bought honey and eggs at farms nearby. Coffee and shopping in nearby Leeston Great thnkyou

    davion912 100%|4x Oct 2016

  • We loved this spot, it was so peaceful and private

    We loved this spot, it was so peaceful and private. The house had everything we needed for a great weekend break away and would have loved to have been able to stay longer

    ann-th313 100%|5x Oct 2016

  • We loved this spot, it was so peaceful and private

    We loved this spot, it was so peaceful and private. The house had everything we needed for a great weekend break away and would have loved to have been able to stay longer

    ann-th313 100%|5x Oct 2016

  • Great weekend

    Great weekend. The house is amazing. great fire. wonderful.

    FredB555 100%|1x Sep 2016

  • Thanks once again for a great weekend

    Thanks once again for a great weekend.

    HelenBa4 100%|2x Sep 2016

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