Small, cozy, with character and all essentials. Only 5 min. from the beach
Iris A. for Abaecherli or AlpinismIris on instagram
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About Iris A. for Abaecherli or AlpinismIris on instagram
Iris is originally from Switzerland, though happily married in NZ for more than 20 years with a true mainland kiwi bloke. She has a background in tourism and hotel management and until recently was a trekking guide with a special interest in native flora and fauna. Husband Gary or Gaz is a mountain guide, also a very good handyman and often away. The combination of guiding and providing accommodation is a rather typical thing in the Swiss Alps and we fell naturally into this life style as well.
Iris A. for Abaecherli or AlpinismIris on instagram purchased this Cabin in 1998
Why Iris A. for Abaecherli or AlpinismIris on instagram chose Wanaka
It took us 5 minutes to decide that one day we'll live in Wanaka. The choice of the property was definitely based on the price. The old bach got transformed during the last 20 years into a very sustainable home with diversification to gas and solar. The location turned out to be perfect, not in the center but not too far away, close to lake and forest. We are nicely sheltered from the prevailing, strong NW winds as well. If you want 5* hotel service, this is not the place to choose, but if you want 5* customer service with a cosy and sparkly clean home away from home, try us. On the property are the main house, the base of the Alpinism & Ski guiding company and home of Iris and Gary. Then there is the studio which used to be a sleepout, a classic NZ one room dwelling outside the main house. We doubled the size and installed bathroom and kitchen. There is also a garden sauna (available) and a garage (not available).
What makes this Cabin unique
If you want a guided tour of native plants, you have a nice choice around the garden. It was Wanaka and its surrounding beauty that made us decide to get this property. The location has grown on us over the years and we wouldn't want to change it. From the studio you have mountain views only and you won't be able to see the lake but Iris & Gary have the privilege from the added on upstairs.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Awesome experience, just what we were looking for! Nice and relaxing. Very nice hosts, kind and caring!! Will come back :)
Many thanks for your visit, you are welcome back anytime, bests
The Alpinism Studio is a 5 min. drive from the center of Wanaka. On foot, it is a 5 min. walk down to the lake, into town count 25-45 min. depending on how many photo stops you have, it is a most scenic walk. There are taxis available in Wanaka and if you book any activities, there are often courtesy vans available.
If you are into hiking, plan a half day trip to Diamond lake Rock Crop loop track, one of the very best half day walks in the country - I read that somewhere and it's true, it's outstanding. Ask upon arrival for other tips. There is so much to do in Wanaka and surroundings, on land, water or in the air.