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Twizel Peaceful Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Property type house


About the property

Bach or holiday home, 4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 11)

Over the past year our guests have described this house as lovely, quaint, cosy, warm, comfortable and fully equipped, with plenty of extras! It is very clean, tidy and spacious. It is in an excellent location, close to everything, handy to the town centre and facilities. It is near walking and cycling paths and handy for the pub too! It is a very family friendly property, with a great outdoor area. The garden is very private, spacious and fenced off.

Four spacious rooms (including the sleep out) makes it perfect for a large group. The hot water is heated by gas so you will not run out of hot showers. The house is warm, the large night store heater warms the passage and bedrooms and an installed heater gives instant heat to the lounge and open plan kitchen (no need to light fires and wait for the warmth). Oil heaters and extra blankets are available for extra warmth! There is plenty of off street parking available inside closed gates, with enough space to store a boat or trailer and a few cars. The long drive way is a double lane so is easily accessible, yet off the main road.

There is plenty to keep the kids entertained, a PlayStation II with various games for young and old (as long as it is looked after), a separate TV and DVD player with numerous DVD's, books, kids toys, a ride-on, games, puzzles, balls, tennis rackets and a trampoline (with no safety net). There is a large flat screen TV with freeview in the lounge and a satellite dish is available if you want to bring your own sky decoder. There are also 3 adult mountain bikes that may be used.

Through the back gate it takes less than 1 minute to walk to the centre of town with various restaurants, cafes, shops, pubs, a bakery, tennis courts, squash courts, library, skate park, swimming pool (summer) and kids park. It is also within walking distance of the Twizel river walk and cycle trails.

Special conditions:

Children 5 and under stay free, Children 6 - 12 years stay for $10, 12-17 years stay for $15 and 18years and older will be charged an adult rate.

We would consider 1 night stay if you willing to pay an extra $20 surcharge.

Smoking allowed outside only.

Trampoline used at own risk as there is no safety net.

No teenagers under 20 years without adult supervision.

Extras: Cleaning (Optional, NZ$50.00 per stay); Linen (Optional, NZ$15.00 per person); One night stay (Optional, NZ$20.00 per stay);

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Czech
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 September, 2018

What makes this house unique

Short walk from tennis courts, squash courts, children's park, skate park and lots more...


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Twizel around the Mackenzie District

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Max. adults: 11
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Second bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Third bedroom - 1 Single Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Sleepout - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(61 traveller reviews)

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Twizel Peaceful Retreat
average rating of 4.491803 based on 61 reviews

Clean, spacious, well appointed, good heating and a great shower

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean and tidy with lots of space and good sized bedrooms. the main heater was really great and worked really well. There were plenty of condiments and cutlery etc. The beds were very comfortable and warm even during a very cold winter's night and morning. The shower was great however the problem I had was that after only one shower there was no more hot water. Not sure why but this would not be great if there were 8-10 people staying which the property is capable of sleeping.

I did really enjoy my stay and really liked the property.

I also wondered about having dogs as well considering the property is well fenced and has a good gate. It was a little difficult to find at night but a very peaceful location.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Regarding the hot water you can never run out - it is gas heated and the one gas bottle might have run out. Instructions on how to switch gas bottles over is in the house information sent before hand and in the instruction book at the house. Also I give really detailed instructions on how to find the property in the house information sent before the stay.
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Handy to everything ,warm and cosy, good shower

  • 4 of 5

Handy to everything ,warm and cosy, good shower

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tidy house, warm and comfy.

  • 4 of 5

Tidy house, warm and comfy. A heatpump would probably be more efficient form of heating, conscious of using oil column heaters as was very cold but kept house toasty warm.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home, really well heated (important in winter!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, really well heated (important in winter!), Everything you could possibly need suring your stay is provided. Was exactly as advertised, loads of room for a larger family group. Perfect location, about a minute from the central township on foot, would highly recommend and will certainly be using again, thanks Andrea!

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a great stay.

  • 4 of 5

Had a great stay. Weather was terrible so we stayed inside the whole weekend but it was a fantastic house to stay with kids as lots of toys and movies and plenty of space for all 6 of us. Would definitely come back again when sunny!!

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Warm, clean, house in quiet location with lovely garden.

  • 5 of 5

Warm, clean, house in quiet location with lovely garden. Well supplied kitchen equipment & utensils. Great shower.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
194 Kilometres
Queens Town Airport
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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