eco-lodge, 50metres distance to the sea, beautiful vistas, very tranquil and different. kakas, tuis, bellbirds and fantails around, november till january
the little blue penguins nest under the house and wild kiwis pass through the property or can be encountered on the walk to the nearby lighthouse.
Our place is not in the Oban village, but ca.2.5km from the village center.
We have one airbnb room, but also an additional superior guestroom,
i.e. more spacious, more private, more luxurious, more amenities like tv and hifi.
Zugang für Gäste
We serve breakfast usually at the conservatory, but if our guests have an
early departure like the eight-o-clock ferry, we serve at the kitchen counter.
In the evening we sit sometimes around the fireplace and our guests are
also welcome to have access to a sauna. there are also two mountainbikes
available and we try to give our guests a ride to and from the village.
Interaktion mit Gästen
We welcome any opportunity to share our experiences and tips for Stewart Island with our guests and depending on fitness and interest we take them to non tourist sights. But we also expect some contributions towards costs to get to those sights if by watertaxi or plane.
Our favorites are the Old Neck and Earnest Island on the south of Mason's Bay. We can also make reservations for guided walks to ULVA,
the bird sanctuary, or the KIWI-spotting trip to Ocean beach.
Weitere wichtige Infos
We don't run our place primarily as a commercial enterprise, but as a sharing of an experience to dive into the atmosphere, the island time,
the beauty of nature and the magic of this place.
Don't expect a 24 hours pampered luxurious stay where every wish is being taken care of, but come with an open heart and mind to experience the best of Stewart Island and you will not be disappointed!
We like the custom of having no shoes inside the house,
especially as some of the wood polished floors are very easily scratched with tiny segments of sand or rocks in the sole.
We don't mind indoor smoking - but in the guestroom itself - even if we ourselves are non-smokers.
Communicate open and honestly about any requests or wishes,