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1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
Great check-in experience95% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

This warm, tiny sleep-out was built by my woodcraftsman husband, Fin, based on a colonial cottage. And yes you can stand up inside - but door is low! It is detached and private and 10 metres from the main house. (n.b. toilet etc in main house) Please note Wi-Fi is available on request for short periods but our default setting is off! We encourage you to put down your devices and enjoy the surroundings. We have loads of local knowledge to share!


Indoor Fireplace
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House Rules

Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM


69 Reviews

Georgina User Profile
March 2018
Very welcoming on arrival particularly as I was a bit late, good location, clean room. It is what is says, perfect for the night
Bridget User Profile
March 2018
This was one of my favourite Airbnbs! The location is stunning, easy to reach via public transport and there are loads of amazing walks to do in the area. The lake is beautiful and very close. Pip and her family are amazing hosts, very welcoming, and the space is bohemian-chic - …
Karen User Profile
February 2018
Quirky little hut, ideal for a night or 2 if you want to get away from the masses. If you like something a bit unusual I would recommend staying here especially if you’re short, just watch your head when entering or leaving!
Charlotte User Profile
February 2018
This was one of the best Airbnb experiences I've ever had. I felt a little heartsick to leave Lake Hawea and the cabin. It's just the cutest, cosiest place, and amazing value. The main house (built, like the cabin, by Fin) is great, and Pip, Fin and Minnie are amazing hosts. They…
Kay User Profile
January 2018
Loved my stay .... it was great to feel like I was living authentically whilst still being close to a community. Would recommend a stay here....
Fraser User Profile
September 2017
Lovely little place! Quirky & peaceful at the same time; great views and chill out to the max. Made my road-trip even better :) Friendly hosts & felt at ease. Thank you
Paul User Profile
April 2017
If you are looking for a relaxing peacefull time then this is the place. Great family very friendly and even had the use of a bike if I need it - it's within walking distance of the lake and the general store and bar. Wanaka is only ten minutes drive away.

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Otago, New ZealandJoined in April 2015
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I am a marriage celebrant, cook and jazz and cabaret singer, my husband a master woodcraftsman who was a buddhist monk (Theravada tradition) for 17 years. We live a mostly organic, relaxed and quietly social lifestyle with our daughter. We love meeting people from all over the …
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