Wake up to the chorus of tuis and bellbirds

Other | Queenstown | #19815

9.7/10 (110 ratings)
  • 3 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok


We offer a modern studio unit with separate entry, with all the modcons yet with a feeling of a home away from home. We live on a property where we are returning the environment back to native New Zealand bush, but we also enjoy a garden profuse with flowers and edible plants and fruit in summer. Make use of our large garden and the paths leading to quiet areas, read a book on a comfortable lounger by the stream, eat your meals outside on the table and chairs across the stream, wander around watching and listening to the birds. Great opportunities to photograph tuis, bellbirds, waxeyes, kereru; wood pigeons, and occasionally the reclusive NZ falcon. Our ever growing populations of tuis and bellbirds are a constant delight and they will serenade you with their famous birdsong. You are welcome to view our live feed YOU TUBE TUI HOUSE QUEENSTOWN. Wilson Bay is popular in summer for water sports, and all year round for the Wilson Bay walking tracks and mountain biking tracks. Try your luck fishing in the bay or at one of the many hotspots nearby. We live in close proximity to many other walking, hiking, and mountain biking tracks. Grant is a hiker, mountain biker, hunter, fisherman, was a commercial paua diver for 23 years, and is happy to advise you on all the places to explore during your stay. His floor to ceiling topographical map has been well used! Monica is an avid gardener, artist, manages Southern Lakes Info Centre and she will be happy to assist you in any activities you may wish to try during your stay in New Zealand's adventure capital. We share a private driveway with our neighbours and offer off road parking. FREE WIFI, FreeView TV, use of DVDs and our book library. We have a friendly dog but If you aren't keen on animals we are happy to keep her away. Cell coverage can sometimes be a bit patchy if you are on Vodafone, but we are happy for you to use our phone if needed. What'sapp, Skype, Viber all work as an alternative.

Special conditions:

Smoking is allowed outside only. Pets may be allowed with prior approval, although no pets are allowed on any furniture or beds. Our private driveway is shared by 2 other users, so care needs to be taken. The property has hazards for children; an unfenced deck, steps, a bridge, and a shared driveway. No shoes inside please :-)

Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included);


  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Heat pump - Aircon
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • SKY TV ®
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Studio

    1 x Narrow single bed
    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 (120)

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  • Have stayed here multiple times with our dog

    Have stayed here multiple times with our dog. Great location, peaceful but near all the amenities in Queenstown. As usual Monica and Grant were very welcoming and went out of their way to help us when we had car troubles. Will definitely be back.

    Heidi M. Dec 2018

  • Lovely, helpful hosts

    Lovely, helpful hosts. An insprational garden with sleepworthy babbling brook. Comfortable, clean accomodation with our favorite chocolate mint cookies to welcome us (how did they know?) Stonesthrow from lake with the morning song of cheery birds. We chose to stay in a couple nights and feed ourselves and watch movies from a fun selection. Wish all our friends could share the unexpected, delightful experience we had

    Rhonda M. Dec 2018

  • This is a very cosy comfortable fully equipped unit

    This is a very cosy comfortable fully equipped unit. It is a wonderful place to stay near the shore of the Lake and surrounded by bush with many playful Tuis. Very friendly hosts. You need a car as it is about 12 minutes up the lake from Queenstown. Come fully equipped with food etc. Some interesting walks nearby. Efficient heating. Pleasant deck. Kitchen is quite small but fully functional with all the equipment you might need

    John C. Oct 2018

  • We really enjoyed our stay here

    We really enjoyed our stay here. The bach was very comfortable and had everything. Such a beautiful spot too with a short walk down the driveway to the lake. Would definitely recommend staying here!

    RebeccaLo16 100%|2x Sep 2018

  • The place was gorgeous and colourful, with some thoughtful touches such as...

    The place was gorgeous and colourful, with some thoughtful touches such as milk and cookies provided. There was a nearby stream, and the location is within walking distance from Wilson Bay (the view of snow-capped mountains look amazing!). It is around a 10 minute drive to the city centre, and around 30 minutes from Glenorchy. Super convenient place to stay in Queenstown.

    CharlotteYi1 100%|1x Jul 2018

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