About This Listing
Come share our family home and immerse yourself in the beautiful west coast glacier region. We are located 10 minutes from the Franz Josef glacier and a 5 minute drive from the Franz Josef tourist village. Our home is quiet, warm and surrounded by gorgeous lush west coast bush, and stunning mountain and lake views.
If you are looking for a space to relax and feel at home while exploring the Glaciers, stay with us! Bonus being our guest room is very private plus has own entrance off the family home so you can come and go as you please with no worries. You will enjoy the clean, large and bright space with a private ensuite bathroom, a complimentary tea and coffee making facilities which included a large variety of herbal teas, coffees, cookies and mini fridge. Room has walk-in closet, queen size bed, paid TV 100+ channels, free wifi, heating, couch and French doors with outside seating. Extra double bedroom available if traveling with family or friends.
Own private access to guest room. Kitchen to cook in, dining, laundry, phone and wifi. Off street parking is also available.
Interaction with Guests
The room is set up for guests in mind so your welcome to all the privacy you need and will not be disturbed during your stay. Anytime you would like a chat or assistance with your travel plans your welcome to join us. We enjoy meeting new people, especially Mia our loveable wee dog and our boys.
Our Neighbourhood is a newly developed subdivision with only a few houses so very private, safe and quiet.
You will require a car staying with us. We are 5 minute drive From the Village and 10 minute drive from the Glacier car park.
Other Things to Note
Recommendations for restaurants, activities, helicopter flights, bush and glacier walks, just ask! We can easily assist with booking activities and if you are planning a SCENIC flight over the glaciers book with us to receive a discount!
Please note the West Coast region is renown for rain, hence the beautiful lush landscape! If you are planning a scenic flight or glacier tour we recommend you stay at least two nights. This will increase your chances to see the glacier by Helicopter as trips are cancelled when raining or cloudy.
Travelling with up to 4 people we do have an extra room with a queen size bed. Extra charge for second room.
If you are interested in staying with us and have any questions please feel to contact Karl and myself anytime.
Check in after 2pm, check out before 11am.
Smoking outside please.
Please turn off lights and heating when going out.
Kitchen is available for guests, please keep clean and tidy.
After a couple of rough nights in less than desirable accommodation, stepping into Holly and Karl's lovely guest room was much appreciated. We had a lovely stay there and their entire family made us feel welcome. The room was as described. Highly recommended.
Awesome hosts with cute kids and dog... Friendly and willing to help out in everything.. was there real late due to long ride but host stayed up to welcome us... will definitely stay there again if im back to Franz Joseph! Thanks!
Oh man, can I just scoop them up and take them with me? Holly was superb.!! The boys were hilarious and personable. She was so kind when two road weary Americans couldn't find her home at 10at night. Her house is outside town, but she was very patient and sweet. She even helped us book a helicopter to the glacier.
The room was - AHmazing. Super relaxing. Big bathroom, lots of space. The bed was big and super comfy. Really nice resting area. Try and stay 2 nights just to relax on their property. Wonderful Kiwi family. Friendly and just all around good people b
Hi Holly and Karl,
Have to say you're nice and hospitable hosts!We like your style of the decoration ,and especially cookies in the lancewood luxury guest room,(website hidden) friend and I deeply impressed by your family.Looking forward to see you again!!:-P
Holly, Karl and kids are very warm-hearted. We felt like home the moment we stepped in. The stay was very homely and cosy. Separate room at the back gives us privacy, hanging out at shared living room and kitchen was great too.
About the Host, Holly & Karl
We are a fun, friendly and outgoing family of four. We love family life and meeting new people. We hope you enjoy staying with us and we look forward to meeting you.