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7 guests2 bedrooms4 beds1.5 baths
7 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1.5 baths
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.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.

Hidden valley lodge is tucked inside the rainforest overlooking beautiful Lake Poerua.Listen to birdsong,kayak,fish for trout.Perfect base for exploring the West Coast .Free use of kayaks to explore the lake and hidden lagoon .Soak in a wood fired hot tub beside the stream, look for freshwater crayfish by torchlight and visit your own glow worm cave at night .Watch our flightless birds cheeky wekas play.The price is for two people . Extras $35,children under 2 years free


Indoor fireplace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
The host hasn't reported a carbon monoxide detector on the property.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed,1 bunk bed



30 reviews
Matt User Profile
March 2020
Wow. Hard to describe. Amazing views as soon as we came in. Staying in the abandoned church was such a unique experience. This place takes you away and was perfect for our fast paced vacation.
Chantel User Profile
February 2020
This place is, as an award they have hanging on the wall says, “quirky and fun”. It’s an old church that has been converted to an Airbnb. Complete with an old piano and organ, stained glass windows, beautiful wooden floors, and arched doors. If the place wasn’t fun enough,…
Meghan User Profile
January 2020
This place is amazing! We had terrible weather, but still loved our stay. We have 3 kids and found it perfect for a family. Glow worms, hot tub, gold panning, cows, wekas and hikes. The house was so cozy and warm with the fire. I wish we lived closer as we would love to come stay…
Svetlana User Profile
January 2020
Mind blowing eco retreat!!! Fireplace and candles! This is an impressive nicely restored church in a middle of working farm. Best view ever to meditate all day long. Cave with glow warms. Free kayaks, short walk to the lake. Hot tab hited by wood. Great hosts. Fully equipped…
Margaret User Profile
February 2019
Stay here, you will not be disappointed. This is a beautifully and wonderfully restored old church that makes an unusual and pleasant space to relax in. The views of the lake are amazing and one can enjoy a dip in hot tub and kayak on the lake!
Ellen User Profile
March 2020
The host canceled this reservation 35 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Annabelle User Profile
February 2020
We loved the serenity of the Church and that we could explore the property. Having no TV, no wifi and no mobile coverage meant true rest and relaxation, it was perfect for us. Add in the kayaks, glow worms and exploring waterfalls and the creek - delightful.

Hosted by Frances

New Zealand, New ZealandJoined in May 2018
Frances User Profile
30 Reviews
I live in the South Island and have provided tourist accommodation on our farm since 1996. I enjoy sailing , four wheel driving and travelling to remote areas .I am a semi retired physio.
Interaction with guests
We live nearby in the bush and are happy to answer any queries but do respect your privacy.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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Inchbonnie, West Coast, New Zealand

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
After 2:00 PM
10:00 AM

House Rules

  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events


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