We stayed here for 1 night in one of the self contained cabins(cosy and warm) We were very welcomed by the owners when we arrived. Great place to stay with great views and a hottub to relax:) Definitely coming back
This house was marketed by Booking.com as 'Freestone Original Farmhouse' it is an old house that has not seen any maintenance or upgrade work in many years. We were appalled when we arrived it is in overgrown unkempt grounds and looks just as bad on the inside. We rented the whole house for ourselves and found that apart from making the beds there was no other preparation to make the house habitable. As you can see from the photos they hadn't even bothered to empty the fridge or wardrobes. We didn't stay as it was way too dirty and primitive and found a fantastic place just 4 km away for the same money, so they can't even claim to be cheap. The claim to have laundry facilities actually means something in a shed fifty yards away which we didn't look at. No air conditioning or fly screens so you will either cook or be bitten by mosquitoes. We went back to Booking.com for help in getting a refund, they asked the owner who refused to refund anything so Booking.com offered NZ$100 out of the more than 800 we paid, and that seems to be the end of their responsibility as they see it. So be warned.…
We stayed in the main house rather than the lodges and had the ensuite bedroom. The house was built by the owner as his dream home and the bedroom we had was obviously his, as the view is amazing. It's a big room with decent bathroom, opening up into a large shared lounge and kitchen area. Bring your own milk and real coffee if you dont like instant and dont expect the Ritz. It is slightly tired and the drive up is primitive, but adds to the adventure.
warmly welcomed, great location, extremely close to Manapouri (doubtful sound). nice hut, comfy. it was great to make our own fire. quite warm at night specially with the fire. great experience. the view is splendid
We have stayed for a few days and I have quite mixed feelings. Overall the place was quite big and quiet but it is old and outdated that need maintenance, care and investment which is not there. Disadvantages no wi fi (to get it you need to climb to the office up to the hill) no mosquito screen on windows so you cannot open the window and very old soft mattresses with inconvenient springs pop up feeling.We got spiders and mosquitoes when we opened windows for a couple of minutes. The owner never changes linen and towels. Also, it is very hard to get there as the place is no lit in the night and situated in very bad gravel uphill road.