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Menard’s Cottage - Epic views & stargazing!

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Menard’s Cottage - Epic views & stargazing!

5 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Sparkling clean
9 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Jason is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

"The best place we stayed during our New Zealand trip!"

A private two-bedroom cottage amongst the mountains near Twizel, located in the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve - perfect for stargazing! The views are epic on this secluded 10-acre country paradise. Welcoming hosts, eco-friendly cottage, groovy decor, outdoor decks, log fireplace, fast Wi-Fi, trampoline, stereo.


Indoor fireplace
Hot water

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 bunk bed


Step-free access to the bedroom
Step-free access to the bathroom



220 reviews
Outstanding hospitality
Quick responses
Sparkling clean
Darren User Profile
September 2019
We had an excellent time staying here, and the stars were fantastic! Would definitely return again.
Jenifer User Profile
September 2019
Great place! Good location nice sunsets and sunrises. Good location for hiking at mt cook
Maggie User Profile
September 2019
This place is the perfect place to lay your head after a long day! Jason is a gracious host, and a super communicator. You won’t regret it if you stay here!
Olivia User Profile
September 2019
Amazing place. Feels as though you are in the middle of no where, a great escape! Beds are so comfortable, the place is warm plus has a wood burner so it’s nice a toasty. Fun selection of DVDs plus a great choice of music. We arrived and there was music on which was such a nice…
Brian User Profile
August 2019
Amazing place and host! Really feel like you're out in the country in the best way and the wood burning stove is great and easy to use with the hosts instructions!
Heather User Profile
July 2019
This is the place to go if you’re looking to star gaze and relax. I’ve found driving to be much more stressful than I anticipated so having this peaceful sanctuary to go to was just what I needed. Being in a dark sky preserve the stars were insanely beautiful, unlike anything…
Jennifer User Profile
July 2019
This place is a gem! Jason and Amy’s home is so warm, cozy and inviting. It’s like visiting the home of your favorite cousin! When we arrived the lights were on, music was playing and the wood stove was cranking. Jason came by to welcome us and show us some need to know stuff…

Hosted by Jason

Twizel, New ZealandJoined in January 2016
Jason User Profile
270 Reviews
Jason is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Jason & Amy Menard welcome you to our country home! We have three children and 10 acres of land amongst the Ben Ohau Mountains. We're super friendly and love meeting guests from all over the world.
Interaction with guests
You've come to the right place for local tips! Your host Jason works from his home office as the Mackenzie Region Digital Marketing Executive. Chat with him about any questions you may have and he'll help you experience the best of the Mackenzie Region. Have fun out there!
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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About this place
When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying at someone’s place.
This is Jason’s place.
Amy helps host.

The neighborhood

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: After 3PM
Checkout: 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox
After 3PM

House Rules

  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events