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Mountaineer Chalet – Home 1720516 House

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Mountaineer Chalet – Home 1720516

Excellent Excellent – based on 1 review

  • House
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

House / 4 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Mountaineer Chalet Fiordland is a comfortable, recently redecorated and spacious (130 sq m) 1960s house in Te Anau, just 50 m from the shore of beautiful Lake Te Anau and the edge of Fiordland Natonal Park. Fiordland is part of "Te Wahi Pounamu", the South West New Zealand World Heritage Area. This title may be translated as "the treasured place" and is well deserved by the immense wilderness of majestic mountain scenery, fjords, lakes, rivers and unique New Zealand bush and wildlife.

The Chalet has a dash of mid-century-modern, sixties style, restored to fit with its original era; bring your ipod to hook up with our original valve radio-gram! The sheltered 1300 sqm garden surrounded by lawn, borders and trees, a peaceful retreat to enjoy. Outdoor furniture and barbeque ready for summer meals in the open air. Or if weather is cooler, curl up in front of the cosy log fire, which adds to the chalet atmosphere! Enjoy a hot bath or shower and sleep between good

Mountaineer Chalet Fiordland is a comfortable, recently redecorated and spacious (130 sq m) 1960s house in Te Anau, just 50 m from the shore of beautiful Lake Te Anau and the edge of Fiordland Natonal Park. Fiordland is part of "Te Wahi Pounamu", the South West New Zealand World Heritage Area. This title may be translated as "the treasured place" and is well deserved by the immense wilderness of majestic mountain scenery, fjords, lakes, rivers and unique New Zealand bush and wildlife.

The Chalet has a dash of mid-century-modern, sixties style, restored to fit with its original era; bring your ipod to hook up with our original valve radio-gram! The sheltered 1300 sqm garden surrounded by lawn, borders and trees, a peaceful retreat to enjoy. Outdoor furniture and barbeque ready for summer meals in the open air. Or if weather is cooler, curl up in front of the cosy log fire, which adds to the chalet atmosphere! Enjoy a hot bath or shower and sleep between good quality, pure natural linen or cotton sheets - freshly washed and sunshine dried!

A walkway beside the garden leads to the lake and the Department of Conservation's National Park Visitor Centre, where you can find detailed information on the national park and surrounds. Your host is happy to book you in advance for various activities in the area, to help you have a great holiday!

Full kitchen equipped for cooking your own meals, or eat out at any of the good cafes and restaurants in Te Anau. No hustle, bustle or traffic lights here! Te Anau is a small and friendly village with a population of about 3000 folk, there are plenty of shops and services for your convenience. Your host lives nearby and is ready to help you with any queries.

Wifi as a wireless signal is available for a small charge. ($10/GB).

Minimum stay of 2 nights November to April - allows you to enjoy more of what is on offer in our region! Low season (May - October) one night stays available.

Te Anau has an 18 hole golf course with beautiful lake and mountain views, legendary sport fishing, scenic flights by light plane or helicopter available, visit glow worm caves, go horse riding, walk some of the local tracks either day walks or overnighters, visit Milford or Doubtful Sound for a cruise, go sea kayaking or just enjoy a picnic. Only 2 hours drive from Queenstown airport and the Coronet Peak and Remarkables skifields for the winter sports.

Your hosts Jane and Simon have a local's knowledge of the area, and are happy to help by recommending and booking activities for your stay. There are so many ways to get out and connect with Nature in Fiordland. Let us help you have a really memorable holiday!

Planning tip: Jan and Feb are very busy months for accommodation in our town. Book early to secure your preferred dates.

Location description from owner

The South Island region

Fiordland National Park is world famous for its spectacular scenery. Thousands of years ago, huge glaciers dug the fjords, valleys and lakes from the landscape, through rock so hard that it has since suffered very little erosion by water. The result is a maze of deep valleys so improbably steep sided that they seem like something from a fantasy world. The remnants of some of these glaciers still sit high on the shoulders of the peaks, permanent snowfields remaining right through the summer. There are many ways to access and experience the landscape, from "hard core" wilderness expeditions on foot to comfortable fiord cruises on large modern vessels, small adventures by sea kayak, scenic flights by helicopter, vintage plane or even a floatplane that can land you on a remote lake or fiord.

The park is home to interesting wildlife. The isolation of NZ from continental landmass has resulted in a unique flora and fauna that surprises many visitors. Encounters with our kea, the mountain parrot, can be a very enjoyable learning experience, so long as you don't leave any valuables lying around that you might be sad to lose! The kea's confident approach with people is more like that of a pirate's parrot than a bird of the alpine wilds. Flightless birds are a feature of NZ, they take roles played by mammals in other places. Weka, a forest rail, are one example and may be spotted if you are lucky around Milford, maybe fossicking for litter hoppers amongst driftwood on the beach, or scurrying amongst the undergrowth in the bush. Penguins, NZ robins, the friendly fantail, bellbirds are some of the locals you could expect to see on a day trip to Milford.

Te Anau is two hours drive from both Invercargill and Queenstown main airports. You can have a day enjoying winter sports on the Queenstown skifields; Coronet Peak or Remarkables and be "home" in Te Anau for dinner!

Te Anau

Close to Te Anau, there are a number of lovely short day walks in the national park on easy, well formed tracks. The local golf club has an 18 hole golf course with clubs, trundlers, golf carts all for hire and visitors are welcome. Views of the lake and mountains from this beautiful course are gorgeous enough to send you home happy even if your aim is a bit off on the day!

There are several expert fishing guides who might take you out for some quiet time by the river, prior experience not essential. Again, if there are none of those giant trout silly enough to take the hook, the ripple of the river will wash away any stress!

Horse riding is a great way to see the scenery, or do a bit of hobbit-spotting maybe, for "Lord of the Rings" movie fans? One trek option follows alongside "The River Anduin", otherwise known as the Waiau which drains mighty Lake Te Anau...

For the less outdoorsy, Fiordland Cinema is very boutique, very comfortable and you can enjoy great South Island wines in the attached Black Dog Bar. "Atawhenua", the movie of Fiordland in all seasons, lives here and is a must - feature movies played also. There are several great eateries in town where you can enjoy all sorts, from casual coffees, pizzas and snacks, takeaway fish and chips to fine restaurant dining! You might like to take a trip across the lake to the glow worm caves, where an underground river rushes down through the mountain and tiny flies light up the ceiling, not just to delight us humans but actually in hope of attracting food.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: Single Bed
    Bedroom 4: Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Children's pool
  • Private garden
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Jane M
Response rate:
93%
Calendar updated::
25 Feb 2017
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This House has 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 01 Sep 2014. Located in Fiordland National Park, it has 1 review with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £1050.

The Owner has a response rate of 93% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 Feb 2017.

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