The Accommodation

“From the moment you arrive, you will find stunning views in every direction capturing the mountains, lake, and hillsides. Inside you will be welcomed by a space that feels more like a luxury hotel than a home. It is beautifully designed with stylish finishes, textiles, and colors that will make you wish you booked a longer stay because it is so lovely. The outdoor hot tub is definitely a highlight and an amazing place to enjoy the stars. If you are still reading this review – Stop! And book now! You won’t regret it”.

James, USA – September 2019

Overview

The Eco-Retreat is a guest suite attached to our family home. It is a private space, with its own external access. You will have the entire guest suite to yourselves.

  • 3-bedrooms, kitchenette, 1.5 bathrooms, small lounge.
  • Stunning 260° panoramic lake and mountain views.
  • Modern, stylish and clean.
  • Central heating keeps you warm, even in the depths of winter.
  • Up to 5 guests (plus any infants <2 years old).
  • Free, unlimited WIFI.
  • Private hot tub (spa pool) and heated outdoor shower.
  • Large, private BBQ and outside dining area.
  • Large, flat front lawn.
  • Freeview TV (NZ’s standard channels), Netflix, Neon and Youtube.
  • Comfortable beds with quality linen.
  • Te Anau township is just 6km away.

All rooms exude elegance and are finished to an exceptionally high standard, with thoughtful eco-friendly design choices throughout.

Heat radiates heat throughout the house using central under-floor heating, and guests have the option of adding extra heating / cooling to suit their personal temperature preferences via ducted air conditioning / heating.

All bedrooms have black-out blinds / curtains.

Bedrooms

The two main bedrooms (one with a super-king bed and one with a queen bed) both benefit from spectacular northerly lake and mountain views, ranch-sliding doors and large decks. They also have Bluetooth music systems, Satellite televisions, ceiling fans and ducted air conditioning / heating.

The single bedroom at the back of the house can be set up as a twin bedroom by request, and has a view of the back garden. It has ducted air conditioning / heating if desired.

Please scroll through the photos, below.

  • Master bedroom with hanging storage and super-king bed
  • Amazing views from the Master Bedroom, which has a super-king size bed
  • Stunning views from the Master Bedroom
  • Single bedroom

Kitchenette / Dining Room

A functional space, allowing comfortable seating for up to 5 people.

  • Main entrance door
  • Espresso coffee machine
  • Kitchen sink
  • Mini convection oven with microwave function
  • 2 x induction hot plates
  • Fridge with mini freezer
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and hot chocolate
  • Separate pantry
  • Cutlery, crockery and glassware
  • Cooking pots, pans and utensils
  • Kettle and toaster
  • Adjacent to outside BBQ
  • Stunning northerly views
  • Ducted air conditioning / heating

Bathrooms & Lounge

The large bathroom has beautiful views out to the east, and includes the following:

  • Huge ‘wet’ shower (no doors)
  • Luxurious bath
  • Toilet
  • Double wash-basin
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body lotion
  • Heated towel rail
  • Anti-fog mirror
  • Extra towels

A separate powder room provides toilet, washbasin and toiletry storage.

A cozy lounge provides an additional space for relaxation, with satellite TV, DVDs and a 2-seater sofa with chaise longue.

Outside Space

The retreat’s outside space displays its stunning, unobstructed 260° panoramic view in all of its glory.

The hot tub and heated outside shower allow for pure relaxation, and are perfect for soothing away any muscle aches and pains, or for simply taking in the incredible views and stunning night sky.

The outside dining area is conveniently located just beside the kitchenette, and includes an outdoor dining table and BBQ, leading onto a large, flat lawn.

Beautiful native plants add to the natural landscape, and the adjoining paddock is often grazed by horses from ‘Westray Horse Treks‘, which is located just next door.

A private parking area next to the accommodation provides space for multiple cars.

Minimal light pollution for enjoying the stunning night sky.

  • Luxury solar-powered hot tub

“We mainly came to New Zealand to explore the country, but staying in this home turned into a highlight of our trip. The main bedrooms have large glass doors that open to incredible views in all directions and other design touches that will make you never want to leave. The space has beautiful high quality finishes and the best shower and bath any of us have ever used. A great launching point for seeing Milford Sound, but make sure you leave enough time to enjoy the home as well!”

Alex, USA – March 2019