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MenardsNZ - Stars, Lakes & Mountains!

SuperhostTwizel, Canterbury, New Zealand
Entire house hosted by Jason
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bathroom
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Cosy, private 2-bedroom cottage on a 10-acre ecosanctuary with a mountain range in the backyard, pets welcome! The perfect combination of comfort and warmth with wilderness views. Just 15 minutes drive to Twizel or 45 minutes to Aoraki/Mt Cook & Lake Tekapo. Ideal for stargazing & astrophotography. Full kitchen stocked with essentials, free bike hire, fast Wi-Fi, incredible views in all directions. 3km to Lake Ohau for fishing, swimming, boating or riding the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail.

The space
ADDRESS: 594 Manuka Terrace, Twizel

HOSTS: The Menard family (Amy, Jason and three kids) live in their house 60m away. You are given total privacy but we’re here in case you need anything.

COTTAGE: The cottage is 50 square metres and entirely for the exclusive use of Airbnb guests. Great shower with good pressure and lots of hot water! Both bedrooms have a queen bed.

KITCHEN:
There's an oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, toaster and jug. Tea, coffee, salt, pepper, spices, herbs and cooking oil are supplied. We also supply tea towels and Ecostore dishwashing liquid.

ENTERTAINMENT:
There's a TV, DVDs, books, board games, stereo and an iPod with awesome tunes! Please note the TV is not connected to any TV channels or the internet (Netflix, Neon etc). But we do have a great collection of DVDs, including kid's movies. We have two adult bikes (and helmets) you can borrow and it's a short ride to the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail along Lake Ohau - very scenic and well worth the ride!

LAUNDRY:
Washing machine and laundry liquid are available in the cottage. There is a
clothesline and pegs outside. A dryer is in the garage if needed for rainy days. There's also a fold-down clothes drying rack above the log burner in the cottage.

HEATING: Heating is with a log burner. Kindling, logs, newspaper and a lighter are supplied.

DRINKING WATER: The water is pure spring water from the mountain - it’s been tested and is the highest quality water you can get - enjoy!

ECO-FRIENDLY: The cottage is insulated with natural New Zealand sheep wool insulation. The floors and joinery are finished with non-toxic environmentally safe oils. The walls and ceiling are painted in eco-friendly paints. There was no treated timber used in the construction of the house. All the dish soap and laundry liquid are eco-friendly and free from nasty chemicals. Food scraps are composted and rubbish is recycled.


PROPERTY: The land is an ecosanctuary with amazing views of mountains in every direction! Experience the unique Mackenzie Region in its most natural state. There are over 21 species of native plants on the 10-acre property, many of them rare in New Zealand. Smell the manuka flowers and watch the snow tussocks blowing in the fresh mountain air. The owners are planting more native plants, shrubs and trees to attract birds - all part of their ecosanctuary restoration project. There is rabbit-proof fencing all around the land, including the driveway gate.

STARGAZING: MenardsNZ is located in the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. Due to the lack of light pollution in this remote location, the stargazing is truly spectacular! There’s a large trampoline on the lawn - take some cosy duvets and pillows outside so you can lie down on the trampoline and stargaze.

Relax and unwind - you deserve a break. :-)

Guest access
Cottage, lawns, swing set, trampoline, hammock, entire 10-acre property.

Other things to note
There is a driveway gate with rabbit-proof fencing. Please pull into the driveway, then open gate (push uphill), drive through, and close gate behind you. Thank you!

Heating is with a log burner. Kindling, newspaper, logs and a lighter are supplied.
Cosy, private 2-bedroom cottage on a 10-acre ecosanctuary with a mountain range in the backyard, pets welcome! The perfect combination of comfort and warmth with wilderness views. Just 15 minutes drive to Twizel or 45 minutes to Aoraki/Mt Cook & Lake Tekapo. Ideal for stargazing & astrophotography. Full kitchen stocked with essentials, free bike hire, fast Wi-Fi, incredible views in all directions. 3km to Lake Ohau f…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Cot
First aid kit
Smoke alarm
TV
Hair dryer
Washing machine
Heating
Private entrance
Carbon monoxide alarm

Accessibility

Getting inside

Wide entrance for guests

Moving around the space

No stairs or steps to enter

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Location

Twizel, Canterbury, New Zealand

* Stargazing is amazing!
* Located in Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve
* 3km from Lake Ohau
* 2km from Ohau Canal (great fishing!)
* Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail nearby
* 17km from Twizel
* 45min drive to Aoraki/Mount Cook
* 45min drive to Lake Tekapo

Hosted by Jason

Joined in January 2016
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The Menard family welcome you to our 10-acre ecosanctuary amongst the mountains! We're super friendly and love meeting guests from all over the world. Come and enjoy our special paradise!
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  • Amy
During your stay
You've come to the right place for local tips! Your hosts Jason and Amy have lived in the region for 10 years and work from home. Chat with us about the hidden gems of the Mackenzie!
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 14:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to enhanced cleaning protocol. Learn more
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm