Wilson BayWilson Bay
Tui House and Songbird Cottage; a special home
Tui House and Songbird Cottage; a special home
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Wake up in your home away from home to the morning serenade of tuis and bellbirds. Only 8 minutes drive from downtown Queenstown at Wilson Bay. You will be staying in a lovely, clean, modern and fully self contained room with a queen and single bed with ensuite and kitchenette.

The space

We live on a property where we are returning the environment back to native New Zealand plants but we also enjoy a garden profuse with flowers and edible plants and fruit in summer. Our ever growing populations of tuis and bellbirds are a constant delight and they will serenade you with their famous bird song all year round. You are welcome to view our live feed on YOU TUBE Tui House Queenstown. Your room is fully self contained with ensuite and kitchenette and is clean, modern and has everything you will need for your visit. All linen is included. We supply tea, milo, instant coffee, sugar, milk, some basics, and chocolate cookies . You are welcome to sample the bounty of our many fruit trees, our wild strawberries all around our property , and vegetable garden in summer. In winter the roads around Queenstown can be icy and covered with grit, please take care. In winter our steps to your room and the bridge across the stream can also be icy, please take care.

Guest access

As a guest with us, you are welcome to explore our property, cross our bridge over our stream, and to make yourselves at home in any of the many lovely spots we have created to sit back, relax and enjoy our piece of paradise. We live on the top floor of our home and your self contained room is on the ground floor of our home. We are happy to assist you at any time you may need help.

Interaction with guests

We will have as little or as much interaction with you as you wish, and we will be happy to offer as much or as little advice as you would like to make your experience in Queenstown unique and memorable.

Other things to note

Grant is a hiker, mountain biker, hunter, fisherman, ex commercial paua diver and is a private guide for a top end company. Monica is an avid gardener, artist and works in the Queenstown tourism industry managing an information and booking office. She will be happy to advise you about all the activities available in this adventure capital. We share a private driveway with our neighbours and offer off road parking. Free WIFI. Although cell coverage can be patchy, you can usually get coverage around the property. WIFI free calls with VIBER/ FACETIME/ MESSENGER etc are always an option. You are also welcome to use our phone for local and National landline calls.

Family/Kid Friendly
Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet

Extra people £8 / night after 2 guests
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House Rules
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM

Our property is peaceful and quiet, so if you are in the mood to party, central Queenstown will be more suitable for you. We may allow pets but they will never be allowed on the furniture. No smoking inside.

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Some pet(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

61 Reviews

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Peter User Profile
October 2017
This is a great flat that we highly recommend. Monica and Grant are delightful and charming hosts. The flat was homely, clean, and immersed in beautiful bird song. Many thanks

Halima User Profile
April 2017
We stayed at Tui House for two nights and absolutely loved the place. The photos don't do the place justice. The location is superb and tucked away from the touristy nook of Queenstown but still perfectly nearby enough to get to. Wilson Bay reserve is a beautiful spot for breakfast, lunch or a cuppa and there is also a picnic bench opposite the roadside from Tui House entrance which overlooks Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables. Tui House has a lovely little porch and seating deck from which you can listen to the birds sing in the morning, the room was perfect for us three friends and was even fully equipped with a drawer full of DVDs and a bookcase full of an array of books. My only regret is that we didn't have longer to stay in this beautiful location. Will definitely try to come back! Thanks to Monica for hosting us!

Andrew User Profile
March 2017
Stayed for three nights in this peaceful retreat away from the crowds in Queenstown. Found it to be as described and even managed to cook simple evening meals in the kitchenette. Monica and Grant suggested suitable local walks. The birds are wonderful and the sunsets are stunning.

Sioban User Profile
January 2017
Grant looked after us very well for Monica. The location is stunning with views across Lake Wakatipu yet only a short drive from Queenstown. The house and lovely hillside garden is so peaceful with delightful birdsong. We slept well and would be very happy to stay again.

Jonathan User Profile
September 2017
Everything was perfect. I would definitely stay again. Perfect place to relax but still only a few minutes from town.

Sylvia User Profile
September 2017
An enchanting, secluded place that felt very homely; cosy, comfortable and clean. Surrounded by nature and several Tui, listening to the songs upon wake up and reading my book in the idyllic setting. The hosts were genuinely delightful and made us feel very welcome. Will definitely stay again the next time we are down in Queenstown. 100% recommend.

Christina User Profile
September 2017
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Very cute and cosy. Monica and grant are both lovely people. Would definitely recommend

Queenstown, New ZealandJoined in January 2014
Monica User ProfileMonica is a superhost.

We love where we live and make the most of this beautiful location we are lucky enough to call home. We love sharing it with others and have made many friends over the years through AirBNB and our accommodation here at Wilson Bay.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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