Lakeside Magic, Lake Ellesmere

Bach or holiday home | Selwyn District | #9704

9.9/10 (81 ratings)
  • 10 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 7 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Welcome back to Lakeside Magic! Repaint and EQ repairs now completed – house is just the same but fresher and brighter with new lighting and freshened bathroom.

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. Strictly NO pets.

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. Ten minutes walk from the house is the car park for the walkway leading to the Harts Creek bird hide.

42 acres of private land, lake and swamp to explore. Plastic stinger kayaks available.

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.


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • 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


Maybe 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
25-Feb-18 to 30-Sep-18
$130+/night $130+/night
For up to 5 people. Extra occupants: Adults: $15/night; Children: $15/night;
2 night minimum stay
Default Tariff
01-Oct-18 to 25-May-19
$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. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (102)

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  • Excellent, peaceful and relaxing

    Excellent, peaceful and relaxing.

    LynneEl2 new member Feb 2018

  • great place to stay would rather keep the place a secret it...

    great place to stay would rather keep the place a secret it is that good

    brentwa8 100%|2x Jan 2018

  • We love this magic location

    We love this magic location. It is so peaceful and natural. It was an awesome opportunity for our oldest grandsons to learn to kayack and all ages enjoyed the birdwatching.. The house is large and managed to accomadate all 3 generations. Because there is so much expanse of lawn, the children could run freely while adults watched from the comfort of the lagre veranda. Perfect

    RobynAr2 100%|4x Oct 2017

  • We had the most fantastic time here and would not hesitate to...

    We had the most fantastic time here and would not hesitate to stay again the next time we come up to Christchurch. There was so much scope for the kids and we all loved the house.

    LisaBu13 new member Sep 2017

  • Most gorgeous location right on the lake

    Most gorgeous location right on the lake. Well stocked for large group or family get togethers. Warm lof burner and comfortable beds.

    ElizaPr1 100%|1x Aug 2017

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