About This Listing
Typical kiwi cottage located in a rural setting with a magnificent view over to the river. Easy access to the river and refreshing waterhole from the house. This is the place to relax or explore the nearby Nelson Lakes National Park.
Charming Cottage with river view and waterhole nearby. Peaceful and inspiring location. Room has a luxurious kingsize double bed with 2 separate mattresses. Bathroom is shared.
The property is situated in a valley on the edge of Nelson Lakes National Park. Walking tracks, 4Wd tracks and goldpanning sites are nearby. Hiking trails start from Lake Rotoiti, 15km's away. If you don't have a car I can pick up and drop off for a small charge. The village offers a restaurant/bar, General Store and petrol station. The Nelson Lakes region is centrally located to wineries, Art galleries and many attractions along with the cities of Nelson, Blenheim, Westport, Kahurangi National Park and Abel Tasman National Park. Great for day trips! This is also a fly fisherman's paradise. But if you just like to sit on the deck, chill out and read than this is also a great place to do it.
Free run of the house. Guests may cook their own meals if desired.
Interaction with Guests
I am currently busy with running a historic guesthouse known as TopHouse here in the Nelson Lakes, so I may not have a lot of time to spend with you. Please take a look at my other listing. You are welcome to stay there too. https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/2299367
The peace & quiet, sound of the birds and river flowing are the greatest assets of this location.
There is no public transport here so you need to have your own transport. Alternatively I can pick you up from an airport ( 100kms) for a fee if you are a keen walker or cyclist. Coaches depart from a point 10km away ( Route Nelson- Fox Glacier) or Nelson Lakes Shuttles can provide a transfer.
Other Things to Note
Please take a look at my other listing. You are welcome to stay there too. The historic guesthouse is unique in the region as it is made of cob. https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/2299367
No smoking and no guns allowed on the property. Property not suitable for young children.Please note that 2 cats live on the property with me.
I have never left a review about an Airbnb experience that was less than positive. Unfortunately that string is about to end. Jennifer contacted us three days before our scheduled arrival telling us that she had been so busy running her other property that the one we had contracted for, Rotoiti Retreat, was neglected and she wanted us to stay at the other property. When we got to the other property we found it to be a rather rundown group of cottages attached to an old inn. The whole experience felt a bit like a bait-and-switch. Both the original location and the one we stayed at, Nostalgia in the Nelson Lakes, listed an Internet connection in their amenities on Airbnb. Nostalgia in Nelson Lakes had none, and she told us that there really wouldn't have been one at the original booking because she was on satellite with a very small download limit. I cannot recommend that anyone trust Jennifer's listings or her good faith in delivering what she has posted. The one positive was that Nostalgia in the Nelson Lakes was indeed a beautiful location.
Jennifer has a room on her home and an historic property. We chose to stay in the latter for one night and head to our next destination. Jennifer is pleasant, flexible and accommodating.
About the Host, Jennifer
I love to socialise and get to know people. Though I love to have fun and feel that life is one big adventure I may surprise you with some serious questions as I get to know you. I have travelled all over the world, initially as a backpacker, then decided that I wanted to be paid to travel. I found work in Europe as a tour director for a Dutch company and later for American tour companies. My favorite continent is Africa however I'd also love to spend some more time in South America too. I have been owner/operator of an incentive company in Holland until I came back to NZ. I have now started a tour company here focusing on private guests looking to go off the beaten track and have unique experiences. I love to cook, host dinner parties and High teas for friends and visitors.
The name is TopHouse Historic Guesthouse, Cafe Bar but Google has not changed the listing name. This is my other listing. It has NZs smallest Pub fabulous mountain view chalets. Meals available.Tophouse Rd Tasman 7072