About This Listing
Winter special from April through September.
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.
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.
The host made us feel at home, were very friendly, and very welcoming. The room was perfect and had everything we needed and was as advertised. The neighborhood was very nice and quiet. Would definitely stay there again and would recommend for others to stay at.
Loved staying here. We were just driving through so didn't get in until pretty late....but accommodations were just as described. Very clean and comfy bed. Cont. breakfast was great too! We did struggle a bit finding the place b/c there isn't any GPS or cellular signal in the area and also b/c a new hotel sign was SUPER bright and we just didn't see the road sign... but if you find out the name of that hotel from hosts it would be SUPER easy to find. :) Holly & Karl were friendly too. :)
Karl and Holly were great hosts. We wanted to check in early and they were more than accommodating to make arrangements at a very short notice. They have a very sweet cosy house and looks exactly like the way the couple has described. We enjoyed taking pictures of the birds which were hopping around the garden.The town centre is a quick 5 minute drive which was supremely convenient which was important as we wanted to reach on time for the glacier exploring :) We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at their place and would highly recommend Holly's and Karls place if any one is visiting Frans Joseph.
We totally love the accommodation! It is spacious and extremely comfortable, it has everything you need from drinks and cookies to ironing board. My girlfriend loves the walk-in wardrobe! We love the cookies as well and the thoughtful toiletries provided such as the hand cream. We also enjoyed cooking in the kitchen which Holly graciously invited us to use. We like how Holly is so welcoming and generous in letting us share the space with her and her family. Holly's dog is very cute too. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.
Holly and Karl were so sweet and welcoming and went out of their way to make us feel at home. It was an incredible room and one of the best AirBnB stays we've had. The space was perfect, clean, and we loved our time here. Only wish we could've stayed longer.
About the Host, Holly & Karl
We are a fun, friendly and outgoing family of four plus a dog. We love travelling, family life and meeting new people. We hope you enjoy staying with us and we look forward to meeting you.