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The Bivy - Manapouri Lakefont

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The Bivy - Manapouri Lakefont

Entire house
4 guests1 bedroom3 beds1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
Sparkling clean
15 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Carolyn is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

Welcome to Lake Manapouri, the hidden gem of the South. Our new 'suite style' bach is nestled in the heart of the best that Manapouri has to offer, with bush walks to gorgeous lake beaches a step out the door.

Couples, families with older children, and groups happy with smaller spaces will love this location on the doorstep of Fiordland National Park, while still only a few doors down from a bar/ restaurant, cafe / dairy and the starting point for Doubtful Sound cruises.


Air conditioning
Hot water
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide detector
The host hasn't reported a carbon monoxide detector on the property.
Entire place
You’ll have the space to yourself and will only share it with those you’re traveling with.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed,1 single bed
Common spaces
1 queen bed


103 Reviews

Valerie User Profile
August 2019
Small, comfortable and cosy. Great location! Place was super tidy and communication with Carolyn was wonderful.
Graye & Travis User Profile
Graye & Travis
August 2019
We would absolutely recommend a stay at Carolyn’s! She was above and beyond as a host and we had such a nice stay!
Michelle User Profile
July 2019
Highly recommend this gem to stay! My husband and I didn’t have nearly enough time but we loved the convenience of how close it was to the port to explore doubtful sound! It’s super close Te Anau as well! The place was a home away from home! Hope to make it back!
Carolyn User Profile
Response from Carolyn:
Thank you Michelle! We would love to have you back again! I'm so glad you had a fabulous time. :)
July 2019
Jessica User Profile
June 2019
Lovely and clean house right near the lake. A very efficient and well styled, modern space. The heaters did a good job of keeping us warm in June. Helpful communication. Would recommend highly.
Carolyn User Profile
Response from Carolyn:
Thanks for your lovely feedback Jessica! That's great to hear the heaters were doing the trick during the coldest part of the year. :)
June 2019
Linn User Profile
June 2019
Best location. Just stunning. Thank you Carolyn!
John User Profile
May 2019
Sparkling clean and modern apartment just minutes from the lake! My wife and I stayed here for two night in May 2019 and would highly recommend for those going on doubtful sound cruises. The real journey manapouri office is only a 5 minute walk down the road.
Sheila User Profile
May 2019
Cute little “tiny house” that worked out perfectly for three adults and could accommodate a couple more if you were a family or really good friends. It had most every convenience you could hope for including a dishwasher—the last thing I want to do on vacation is wash…
Carolyn User Profile
Response from Carolyn:
Hi Sheila, so lovely to hear about your stay! I'm so glad you enjoyed the location and the restaurants. Sounds like you had such a fabulous time! I hope you got some wonderful photos, such a beautiful time of year for that. Thank you for your wonderful feedback!
May 2019

Hosted by Carolyn

Cromwell, New ZealandJoined in January 2017
Carolyn User Profile
103 Reviews
Carolyn is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Fiordland holds a very special place in my heart, and it is a privilege to share that with others. I am a mum of 3 boys, and with my husband we enjoy tramping, camping, climbing and exploring new places. We love discovering new hidden gems in NZ.
Interaction with guests
As we live 3 hours away, sadly we will not be able to meet you in person. However I am available by phone or message at any stage.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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The neighborhood


House Rules

Not safe or suitable for children (0-12) and pets - Because the property is brand new, we are at this stage only wanting to host children 12 years or above in age.
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM and check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox