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Private room in farm stay

Modern comforts in scenic location.

Rory User Profile

Modern comforts in scenic location.

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Sparkling clean9 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience90% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
PoolThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.

Large bedroom in warm, sunny, modern home a few minutes walk away from glorious Lake Hawea. Large log burner, modern kitchen, Sky tv, and all amenities. Mountain views, walking and cycling tracks nearby.


Cable TV
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

House Rules

Check-in is anytime after 6PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)


70 Reviews

Nansi User Profile
March 2018
In addition to the excellent accommodation we enjoyed the the conversations with our hospitable and helpful host who also told us of good places to eat and shop, and where to walk, so that we could best use our short time there to appreciate the area. A very relaxed and pleasant…
Jessica User Profile
March 2018
Rory's place was perfect for us. We loved having the luxury of large communal spaces (big lounge, kitchen, dining area). We met another awesome couple who were also travelling around and we ended up chatting late into the night. If you are thinking of staying in/near Wanaka and…
Hui User Profile
February 2018
Rory is an excellent host. He is warm and engaging, so knowledgeable about the area and a wide range of subjects. His house is clean, quiet and beautiful, and the location is perfect for trips into Hawea and wanaka, or exploring other towns, lakes and mountains. He is very ge…
Alison User Profile
February 2018
Very overpriced for location and what you get. We would recommend camping or hiring a camper van. Lake Hawea is beautiful. It is a very small village, maybe one day is enough. Rory needs to rethink price he is charging for what he is offering. As very seasoned travellers we would…
Rory User Profile
Response from Rory:
A fairly typical example of English condescension and snobbery. Please read the other reviews for a more balanced assessment of what to expect when staying here.
February 2018
Chris User Profile
January 2018
Rory has a lovely home and you can tell he’s at complete ease with hosting people. He was happy to chat and help out or let you get on with things, and the house had a great bathroom and huge, well equipped kitchen and living area. He was also very accommodating with check in tim…
Richard User Profile
February 2017
Beautiful surroundings - a short walk to the lake for an absolutely stunning view of a magnificent setting. Rory is an excellent host and we enjoyed our short stay with him.
Susan User Profile
February 2017
Rory lives in a beautiful location. He makes his guests feel very much at home and it's a very comfortable lkace to stay.

Hosted by Rory

Otago, New ZealandJoined in January 2013
Rory User Profile
233 Reviews
I am a writer, a former university lecturer in history, who has recently moved to Central Otago. I have enjoyed Airbnb as a guest and wish to continue honing my skills as a host. I am Irish-born, speak a number of languages badly, and am keen to get to know my new habitat, includ…
Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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