Charming, cozy, comfortable and private, the split level studio is available for short term holidays during summer months. Cottage style, it is a compact little cabin with a new(ish) mattress for your comfort but generally with a feel of a retro kiwiana holiday bach. A great little place for relaxation, situated in a quiet location (cul-de-sac road) and only a 5 min. stroll from lake and beaches (Bremner Bay). The CBD is 2.5 km to drive or approx. 30 min. walk to the town center, depending on how many photo stops you have on the way. It is an ideal base for your self catered, independent action packed/ relaxation holidays.
This independent little dwelling is situated on the same property as the Alpinism & Ski mountain and ski guiding company with the home and base of your hosts Iris and Gary. Split level, it contains a double bed, toilet/shower, heating, kitchen with fridge, stove, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee machine, plunger, electric frying pan and all other essentials for a holiday cabin. The double bed suits a couple. Should you wish for two separate beds, a second bed (the sofa, as pictured, it is not a fold-out couch) can be arranged with bed linen set up, for a one off fee of $30. Please communicate about this, so that it will be ready, thank you. There is no baby gear in the studio. If you need any it has to be hired and organised.
Bed linen and towels are provided. You can use the barbeque. We also have a wonderful sauna and garden bath which you are welcome to use, by prior arrangement - a special treat after any activity in our alpine paradise.
Free wi-fi available (we have upgraded to unlimited but please note that it can be very limited and fluctuating lots), our internet connection is unstable at the best of times and really slow when Wanaka is full of visitors and the new "unlimited" has to be thoroughly tested yet.
Free street parking and plenty of advice available about places to visit and things to do. Sticky Forest and other top quality mountain biking trails are only a couple of min. away.
We have some hiking accessories which you may wish to borrow – it could be walking poles or an old day pack, a native plant or bird book, maps etc. Just ask and we ll see what we can do. Books are there to read and even exchange. Also, if you are into fishing, our smoker for the trout you catch is available too.
Wanaka is small and has no public transport as such but taxis are available. If you book activities, there are often courtesy rides available.
If you wish, we could organise a luxury basket, with your favorite milk (organic, soy, almond, rice...), snack bars, fruit, cornflakes, müsli, yogurt, orange juice etc. mint chocolates, bag of coffee, olive oil, paper towels, soap & shampoo - just let me know your preferences, cost min. $50
Upon arrival, parking is in front of the letter boxes. If you arrive by bus, communicate about a possible pick-up.
If you need an iron and ironing board, please ask Iris, there is only one iron on the property and you are very welcome to use it. Same with first aid kits, they are in the main house, just ask.
Check in and out are very flexible depending on reservations before and after your stay. Let us communicate about the details.
Please note the location: we are not in the center of town, it is 2.4 km to the information center.
looking forward to share our paradise with you.