Spacious bedroomEnsuite bathroom

Entire home/flat

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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A private and tranquil setting with fabulous mountain views and the lake on your doorstep.
Tussock Cottage is situated in the south island of New Zealand, at stunning Lake Hayes and a short drive to historic Arrowtown and Queenstown.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Entire home/flat


Cleaning Fee: 35
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Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay.
From Nov 01, 2017 - Apr 30, 2018 the minimum stay is 2 nights.

44 Reviews

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Jim User Profile
April 2017
A charming cottage, comfortable and with all the necessary amenities. The hosts are delightful--like virtually all the New Zealanders we met during our visit, and even more so--warm, welcoming, helpful and always available to answer questions and provide suggestions for enjoying the region. At the same time, never intrusive, leaving guests plenty of space and privacy. One of the best airbnb experiences ever.
Lee User ProfileLee is a superhost.
Response from Lee:
Hi Guys , Thank you very much for you kind review! Good to read you enjoyed yourselves. If you are still in the area: we found a navy top in one of the drawers. Yours? Look forward to seeing you back again in the near future. Good travels! Cheers, Lee and Jaap
April 2017

Sam User Profile
March 2017
Super cozy cottage in a quiet area, near a beautiful lake. Lee was so welcoming and helpful and the place was really homely. Would highly recommend.
Lee User ProfileLee is a superhost.
Response from Lee:
Hi Sam , Thank you very much for your kind feed back; good to read you enjoyed yourselves. We look forward to seeing you back here again. Cheers, Lee and Jaap
March 2017

Floyd User Profile
February 2017
I can't say enough about this property! The pictures don't do it justice. The cottage is absolutely perfect. The decor, outdoor patio and gardens, overall ambience of the property and cottage made our stay relaxing and peaceful. Lake Hayes is beautiful and we were happy to be just outside of Queenstown and Arrowtown but still so convenient to everything. There are two nice new grocery stores within a 10 minute drive. Lee and Joop were so helpful and kind. This is a stay we will always remember. One of our best so far!
Lee User ProfileLee is a superhost.
Response from Lee:
Hi Guys , Thank you so much for your wonderful review; glad to read your enjoyed it! Just like the smell , the icecream has disappeared already. Wishing you good travels and we hope to see you again some time. Enjoy the rest of your trip! Take care! Cheers, Lee and Jaap
February 2017

Derek User Profile
February 2017
Making the necessary arrangements with Lee and Jaap was easy and fast, and their welcome could not be more hospitable. As locals they were highly attuned to the property, the locality and the needs of their guests. Tussock Cottage (aka Straw Bale House) was everything we expected from what was advertised and more than we hoped for. The cottage, located in a garden setting, is a stone's throw from the shore of Lake Hayes, and sufficiently separate from Lee and Jaap’s home to be private and secluded. The interior and fittings of the cottage are finished to a high standard of convenience, comfort and cleanliness. Located on the outskirts of Arrowtown Tussock Cottage is ideally positioned for enjoying the many nearby attractions of the Lake Wakatipu region away from (and yet still close to) the touristy hustle and bustle of Queenstown.

Daniel User Profile
February 2017
An amazing private cottage in an outstanding part of Central Otago. Nestled on the shores of Lake Hayes, 5min drive from the wonderful Arrowtown and 15min from Queenstown. The place is soo cozy, with a well appointed bedroom, living area, kitchen and bathroom. So homely and comfortable. Loved it. The views are outstanding looking out over the surrounding mountains. I bet it is cosy in winter too. Lee and Jaap are great hosts. Very friendly. Highly recommend and will definitely be back.
Lee User ProfileLee is a superhost.
Response from Lee:
Thanks very much for your great review. Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself and the Marathon went well. Hope to see you back again soon. Until then take care! Cheers, Lee and Jaap
February 2017

Barry User Profile
February 2017
We absolutely loved our stay! The cottage was really comfortable and the decor was just beautiful. It was really nice to just relax for a few days, and Jaap and Lee were really helpful in telling us places to visit. They even loaned us their kayak to borrow for a paddle on the lake which was lots of fun. It was by far the best accommodation we've had in New Zealand and we would definitely recommend!

Maxine User Profile
February 2017
We loved staying here and hope to be back one day!! Loved the location and a building in Mudbrick straw bale nevers disapoints! It was so close to the Wedding in Lake Hayes. Wonderful cafes around and a great trip all round. wish it was longer.
Lee User ProfileLee is a superhost.
Response from Lee:
Thanks Maxine for your kind words! Looking forward to seeing you back here on your next trip to Queenstown. Cheers, Lee and Jaap
February 2017

Queenstown, New ZealandJoined in June 2015
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