KUBO : FantailSuite [Self-Contained Hilltop Haven]


Entire guest suite hosted by Anton & Frances

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the guest suite to yourself.
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Great location
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Gazing over the Ruapehu plateau is KUBO - our newly built little house on a hill. We offer our bespoke private guest suite called “Fantail Suite”. Enjoy coffee from the lounge at sunrise, relax in bed as the sun sets or stargaze from the deck on a beautiful night.

Located between Tongariro and Whanganui National Parks. A short drive to Turoa and Whakapapa ski fields yet outside the ‘busyness’ of ski town Ohakune. Ideal for a solo adventurer or a couple.


The space
The 25sqm Fantail Suite is perfect for a couple but can sleep 4 people max if required. The suite is the first you will see as you park atop the hill. It is connected to the main house but has its own separate, private deck entrance. The deck has partial mountain views and no light pollution - ideal for stargazing on a beautiful night. From the deck you enter straight to an open lounge and a small kitchenette with limited facilities – a mini fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, and plug-in electric single hotplate – suitable for light meal preparations. We also have coffee, sugar, tea, salt and pepper for your convenience.

The bedroom has a king size bed with electric blanket and is separated with full height sliding partition that you can open up if you prefer a more open space. The king bed is set up as sleeping 2 is the most comfy arrangement. The ensuite bathroom has gas-heated water so you won’t run out of hot water. The suite is fully insulated with double glazed windows and doors, a large 14-fin oil heater is available. Fresh linen and towels are provided and plenty of books and board games to pass the time.

The loft with low railing accessible by ladder from the lounge, has a single floor mattress to accommodate 1 person but not suitable to a child. The lounge has a sofa bed to accommodate 1 person as well. Beddings/linen/towels will be provided for the sofa bed and loft mattress if you book for the 3rd and 4th person.

Enjoy views of rural life in surrounding hills and paddocks from all windows and glass doors. You might even see people hauling logs or cutting firewood from time to time especially during summer.

What this place offers

Mountain view
Free driveway parking on premises – 2 spaces
32" HDTV
Private patio or balcony
Hair dryer
Fire pit
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.94 out of 5 stars from 318 reviews


Where you’ll be

Raetihi, Manawatu-Wanganui, Ruapehu Region, New Zealand

A minute drive to our small rural town's main street with two cafes, a four square grocery, a dairy, an Information Centre, a museum, an Art Gallery, a Dinosaur House!, petrol station and the South Hemisphere’s oldest picture theatre. The Waimarino Rodeo is held in Raetihi every March and is the oldest continuously running rodeo in New Zealand and home to one of New Zealand's oldest grandstands. Across the road from the grandstand is Makotuku River Track.

Hosted by Anton & Frances

  1. Joined in November 2012
  • 318 Reviews
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Downsized and moved out of the city. Settled on a small hill overlooking the heart of the north island’s most majestic landscapes and gateway to life’s most thrilling adventures. We want to explore the astonishing sceneries at our doorstep - along mighty rivers, on giant volcanoes and in ancient forests. As hosts, we want our guests to feel the same welcoming and relaxing environment we'd like to experience in places we stay.
Downsized and moved out of the city. Settled on a small hill overlooking the heart of the north island’s most majestic landscapes and gateway to life’s most thrilling adventures. W…


  • Frances

During your stay

We live in the other half of the house (Tui Suite) which means we are typically available immediately should you need anything. However, we respect that it is your holiday/break so we give you complete privacy.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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