Bach or holiday home, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 9)
My husband and I bought the section and lived in a caravan while building our home. I was 4 months pregnant.My husband was the carpenter and I was the hammer hand[a pretty average one] fortunately we had wonderful friends who were always at the ready to pick up the hammer. It was a challenge but 2 years later and two beautiful baby boys we moved in. We are so proud of our home and believe it or not we are still happily married. We love being able to share it with visitors from all over the world. It is a truly special place.
janeir585 purchased this House in 2008
Why janeir585 chose Ohau
WE built here because we have a love for the outdoors. My boys and husband are great skiers . I am pretty average ,but I really love getting up the mountain. It is amazing being up there looking down on the Azure lake. We also enjoy the Bike trail which would be one of the best in New Zealand. It is also a wonderful place to just relax and do nothing. The house is so set up for that. Once on the window seat it is hard to move!
What makes this House unique
The house was designed by our dear friend and Architect Lisa Webb. She is a true genius. Check out the Shower!. The house is warm in winter ,cool in summer. Loads of space. The bedroom are separate from the living area so very Quiet. but what we love most is it accommodates easily two families in comfort. The deck is awesome. North west facing to catch to watch the sunset or to look at the amazing night sky.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 9 (sleeps up to 9 adults)
Nice and relaxing house, beautifull scenery!
Just a great escape! Lake Ohau is stunning. The whole experience was great!
Thanks for having us again. Always an easy relaxing time. Beautiful property and wonderful owners.
Lovely home lovely host was stocked with everything we needed plus more easy communication lots of space!
Perect getaway for our extended family
Wonderful property, amazing mountain views, peaceful location ...I fell in love with the Brown House !
Bravo to the owners as there are a lot of thoughtful inclusions which made staying here a home away from home.
Don’t over think this one, just book it and enjoy all that the house and the stunning surroundings have to offer .
Thankyou Belinda. We hope you can return one day. So wonderful to have guests like you staying.
All the best
A warm and welcoming home with exceptional mountain views
The Brown House is a beautifully designed home with exceptional mountain views. The house is warm, comfortable and stylish and is very well equipped with everything you need to enjoy a truly relaxing time while you are here. Check in was easy, and once inside we did not want to leave. The fireplace was set for our arrival and kept us warm for the duration of our stay. Watching the ever changing weather from inside, and viewing the spectacular stars at night, were favorite moments. Staying in this home was an absolute treat and we will be back for sure.
Lake Ohau is set in the southern alps in the Mackenzie basin which is spectacular. It is famous for the gliding as the thermals and scenery is world class. The Skiing is great as there are many ski fields in the area,but the Ohau Ski field is my favorite. Heli skiing is very popular in this area if you want to find the best skiing. The Alps 2 ocean bike trail would be about one of the most spectacular Bike Trails in nz. Beginning at Aoraki [MtCook] and finishing at Oamaru on the east coast. The best bit of it being Lake Ohau. The Hiking is great and will suit any level of fitness. The Trout and salmon fishing is very good. A choice of secluded untouched valleys or fishing in the canals. The water is pristine.If you are not a fisherman then you can just buy salmon from your local salmon farm. If you fly into Queenstown be sure to check out all the amazing wineries on your trip north to Lake Ohau. Central Otago wines are very good.If you are travelling South from Christchurch, stop at Geraldine for their chocolates and you can check out Tekapo where there are hotpools,Ice skating, louging, and health Spa. You will pass by LAke Pukaki where you will see Aoraki and then onto Twizel Past Lake Ruataniwha. The best of course is to come, Wait till you see Lake Ohau. it is one of New Zealand's best kept secrets. And Only a fifteen minute drive off the main highway. It is really worth the detour.