Special Winter Rate $99 per night through April till Oct (continental breakfast included)
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, this is it! Bonus being our guest room is very private and has own entrance off the family home so you can come and go as you please with no worries. You will enjoy the large and bright space with a private ensuite bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities with a mini fridge, walk-in closet, queen size bed, TV, free wifi, heating, couch and French doors with outside seating. Extra double bedroom available if traveling with family or friends. Continental breakfast of tea, coffee, muesli, toast, yogurt etc is available during your stay. Cooked breakfast extra by arrangement.
Own private access to guest room. Great kitchen, dining, laundry, phone, wifi etc available at your convenience 24hours. 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.
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 king size bed. Cost is $35 per adult, this includes a continental breakfast.
Travelling with children:
* Children aged 7 years and under free of charge.
* 8-14 years $20 (fold out bed provided or welcome to book second room at $35 per person)
* 14 years and over $35 (stay in 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 use.
Spent time in the region to visit the glaciers in our way to Queenstown further south.
We has a wonderful time at Holly and Karl's home. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. The family was warm and had great suggestions for things to do. We saw the most amazing sunset from our bedroom window which was also a real treat. We wish we had more than one evening and would definitely recommend staying.
It was a nice quiet place in the rural landscape. In the tidy spacious room we had a lot of privacy with our own bathroom. The bed was very comfortable. We enjoyed the breakfast and dinner at the terrace and the friendly atmosphere in Holly´s house.
Beautiful, comfortable room. We enjoyed our stay and the activities in the area.
Holly was a wonderful host. She was extremely accommodating and went out of her way to make us feel at home. Breakfast, while simple, was perfect, and the house was comfortable. It's about an hour's walk from town but only 6 minutes by car. The only negative is that there were quite a few flies and mosquitoes and you can see the remnants of past ones on the walls and ceilings. Holly keeps the house clean otherwise, so I think it's just because the area is a bit buggy and Holly keeps the windows opens for fresh air. Also, the house can be noisy in the morning because of the children. Overall, our stay was pleasant and we truly appreciated Holly's hospitality.
It has been a busy season for mosquitoes on the west coast but just shut windows and doors before dark, marks have been removed, was from previous guests. As for noise the guest room is quiet and free from noise. We allowed these guys to stay an extra night so they could do their glacier walk, we made up our spare room (not airbnb room) which is at front of house, by main door so noisy in morning getting boys off to school.
We were staying in this beautiful house for 2 nights and everything worked out very well! Thank you for that!
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.