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Behind the Bike Sheds

06/11/2017 06/12/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent one night at this lovely kiwiana place during my bike ride on the Central Otago Rail Trail. The cottage with 2 bunks was very cosy and furnished with many individual touches. It offered great views of the nearby mountain chain. The bed was very comfortable and the blanket thick enough to keep me snug and warm. The nights...

Thank Sondra K
Debbie G, Owner at Behind the Bike Sheds, responded to this review

Many thanks for your great review. It's a pleasure to host international guests in our little piece of paradise. Be great to see you again if you get back to NZ in the future.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed February 27, 2017

Wow! What a hidden gem. Debbie is the perfect host - warm and friendly. She's created a unique and utterly charming space for weary travellers to stop and rest. The cabin we stayed in was simple but beautifully presented - with a great area outside to relax and enjoy a beer or two. And the continental breakfast the next morning...

Thank Kimberly M
Debbie G, Owner at Behind the Bike Sheds, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It's so lovely to read that others enjoy the space as much as I do! Thanks again.

Reviewed February 26, 2017

The website made no mention of 'outside' facilities, so we assumed it would have an ensuite. It didn't! The shower and toilet were a fair distance away from the 'cabin' for a night time visit. Next door to our 'cabin' for 2 was a similar cabin for 4. Fortunately for us there was no booking for that 2nd cabin that...

Thank nools-uk
Debbie G, Owner at Behind the Bike Sheds, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. All very informative. Our environmental stance and design aesthetic may not suit everyone, I guess. I trust your allergy is improving.

Reviewed February 12, 2017

I can't say enough good things about this place; the cabin was really cosy and beautifully appointed and it was so quiet at night. I had such a peaceful sleep. The toilet and shower facilities are really clean with lots of really nice thoughtful touches. The overall design and layout is a real testament to the vision and flair of...

Thank Ken S
Debbie G, Owner at Behind the Bike Sheds, responded to this review

Big thanks for your wonderful review. It's awesome to read how others, like yourself, enjoy our "wee bit of something special". Hope you managed to get some Central Otago stone fruit on your way home:) Oh, and last night was an amazing night for star gazing!!!

Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

My son and I stayed here and cycled 30km east to Hyde and then back. Great short cycle trip and Debbie's place was a lovely place to end the day and recover. She has a pleasant set of sheds to stay in. They are small but very comfortable and well appointed. The shower room is one of the nicest I...

Thank kelehb
Debbie G, Owner at Behind the Bike Sheds, responded to this review

Thanks Bruce for the wonderful review. It was lovely to host you and your son on the last leg of your travel in N.Z. I'm glad you had a chance to experience a portion of the Otago Central Rail Trail. Best wishes for future adventures.

Hataitai, wellington , New Zealand
Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Comfy cosy cabins and relaxed outdoor vistas allowed us to absorb and make the most of the beautiful scenery. Nice continental breakfast too! Friendly accommodating host. Separate outdoor bathroom full of style. Right next to the Central Otago Rail Trail and opposite the fantastic Waipiata Hotel for a hearty delicious dinner.

Thank Gavin C
Debbie G, Owner at Behind the Bike Sheds, responded to this review

Thanks heaps Gavin.. Loved having your family to stay.. Cool kids!

Siem Reap, Cambodia
Reviewed April 4, 2016

I stayed one night here and it was truly delightful. As other reviewers have said, Debbie is a fantastic host and she's really set the benchmark on cycle trail accommodation. I stayed in the super cosy bunk room. Amazingly well designed - and a far more luxurious definition of the word 'bunk bed' than I'd ever come across before. I...

Thank Lily W
Debbie G, Owner at Behind the Bike Sheds, responded to this review

Wow! What a wonderful review. Thanks so much for taking the time to write it. I am glad you love it as much as we do :) Be great to have you back again. Cheers.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed March 24, 2016

We stayed here for one night doing the rail trail and so glad we did. Debbie went out of her way to pick us up early as we had arrived well ahead of the scheduled time. We spent the afternoon relaxing in the beautiful garden gazing out at the countryside, reading our books and enjoying a bottle of the local...

Thank unklefranc
Debbie G, Owner at Behind the Bike Sheds, responded to this review

Thanks for writing this lovely review. It is always so warming to hear how others have enjoyed their time here. I remember you saying how it was your "best day". That's so cool. Thanks again.

Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

Stayed at Behind the Bike Sheds a couple of times now and have never been disappointed! Great place for a quiet, relaxing stay but the location also offers many activities if you feel like keeping busy. There are awesome swimming spots close by which Debbie can tell you about and you also have tennis courts right next door. Of course...

Thank 702celiar
Debbie G, Owner at Behind the Bike Sheds, responded to this review

Thanks Celia for writing such a lovely review. It is always wonderful to have you to stay and I look forward to the next time. I trust the rest of your road trip was fun and the weather OK.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We stayed over new years and enjoyed time out to relax and cycle a few hours on the rail trail. The view from the cabins is beautiful. Light changing on the hills and borage flowering in the next door field. The cabin was small but nice with a comfy bed and lots of outside chairs and tables. Vintage touches in...

Thank KarenL63
Debbie G, Owner at Behind the Bike Sheds, responded to this review

Thanks Karen for the lovely review. It was a pleasure to host you both. I'm glad you had a relaxing and enjoyable time.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Behind the Bike Sheds is a uniquely designed cabin style accommodation situated beside the Otago Central Rail Trail in the South Island of New Zealand. We offer bed and breakfast and meals by arrangement. This rural location also provides access to tramping and off-road biking tracks, winter sports, and four wheel drive tours through the stunning ranges surrounding the fabulous Maniototo plain. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Behind the Bike Sheds

Address: 32 Waipiata Domain Road, Waipiata 9397, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Central Otago > Waipiata
Price Range: $94 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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