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Rangataua Cottage/Smash Palace (as in the movie)

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Jonathan

Rangataua Cottage/Smash Palace (as in the movie)

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
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Jonathan is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great check-in experience95% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

My place is in Rangataua, I have a 100 year old mountain cottage which I am restoring to its original glory. Located 10 minutes outside of Ohakune and close to Turoa Ski Field. The cottage has great views of Mt Ruapehu, close to bush walks, bike trails and the Mountain river. The room is cosy with a comfy double bed.

Amenities

Cable TV
Essentials
Indoor Fireplace
Heating
Laptop friendly workspace
TV

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Availability

59 Reviews

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Simon User Profile
Simon
January 2017
I stayed at Jonnie's the night before doing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and it was a brilliant experience. I love the cottage and Jonnie is a fantastic host. He even cooked delicious food and we drank wine and chatted. This is what airbnb is about. Could not recommend more.
Carolyn User Profile
Carolyn
November 2016
Although Jonathan was not around we had a cosy comfortable stay. Quiet location out of of ski season, characteful rustic atmosphere including a welcome log fire for the cool evenings and an outside toilet! More instructions about the property would have would have been better to …
Claire User Profile
Claire
July 2018
The house is very warm and nice and cosy, it has a great value for the amount of space and we loved making the fire each night, the location near the spectacular ski fields was excellent !! Thank you we hope more people have a great stay at this beautiful place.
Colin User Profile
Colin
June 2018
Jonnie is an incredible host. We arrived late and he didn't ba an eyelid but soon had us kicking back in the living room and chatting and singing the night away to some 1980s classics. It made our weekend!
Ted User Profile
Ted
April 2018
Jonathan is a very good and funny chef. He has great stories and a clean house. I'll be back!!
Ariel User Profile
Ariel
February 2018
A cozy room with a very comfortable bed, which we needed after doing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Outdoor bathroom was no issue, perfectly clean and well lit. Jonathan was so hospitable and kind, he immediately put us at ease and shared some helpful tips. Also introduced us to …
James User Profile
James
February 2018
Great stay. It's incredible that John has refurbished this very well. For those thinking of doing of Tongariro his location and hospitality is great for the day before or after you travel. Took us only 45 min to get to the start. John is an incredible host and a stay with him can…

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Rangataua, New ZealandJoined in July 2016
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59 Reviews
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Jonathan is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Friendly and welcoming with a good sense of humour. Sydney Harbour is a favourite holiday destination where I indulge in good food and fine wine. I enjoy music of the 70s and 80s and watch sky sport and their music channels. My life motto is party hard or go home!! As a host I l…
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