Cosy, private 2-bedroom cottage on a 10-acre ecosanctuary with a mountain range in the backyard, pets welcome! The perfect combination of comfort and warmth with wilderness views. Just 15 minutes drive to Twizel or 45 minutes to Aoraki/Mt Cook & Lake Tekapo. Ideal for stargazing & astrophotography. Full kitchen stocked with essentials, free bike hire, fast Wi-Fi, incredible views in all directions. 3km to Lake Ohau for fishing, swimming, boating or riding the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail.
“We've stayed in Twizel a few times, but Menards cottage is our new favourite place to stay. The previous stop in our trip was a large soul-less house, so the cottage was refreshingly completely opposite - compact, cosy, and bursting with character. Jason welcomed us on arrival, and we knew immediately that we'd love this place. While outside never made it above freezing, inside was toasty & very warm. I liked the inside/outside temperature display on the wall. The beds were comfy, the shower pressure was great, and the full kitchen meant we didn't have to eat out every night. There's good wifi, an array of books and dvds to keep you amused, and an impressive collection of music available too. Close enough to Twizel (around 15 min drive), but far enough out to feel like you're in the middle of nowhere - with great views in a picture perfect setting. A fantastic place to stay for the 3 of us (plus dog). Our only gripe was with mother nature not playing the game - we didn't have a night of clear skies to be able to appreciate the night sky right in the middle of an international dark sky reserve. But that just means we have a great excuse to come back later - which we definitely will be doing.”
This cozy and sunny boho style house is waiting for you! With new decor, queen size bed, beautiful warm and strong shower, fireplace on during winter or air conditioning at summertime. Sun orientated deck facing the mountains with table and chairs for you to enjoy the beautiful orange Twizel sunset.
“Clarissa and Lucas were working late but gave great instructions on how to get in and how to get comfortable. Everything was in the detail. The room was presented very professionally. Heating on ready for us, towels laid out. Even some delicious chocolate brownies along with the house keeping instructions. The shower hit the spot. It has a dome over and gives you a really nice steamy experience. Plus a nice basket of useful shower products for the guest use. We met both Clarissa and Lucas during the course of our stay and they were very welcoming of us into their house. Thanks for hosting us. A big recommend from us. 👌”
Capturing the truely magnificent surrounding environment and landscape; on the edge of the Southern Alps, whilst enjoying it all in comfort and tranquility.
“An absolutely stunning spot. The space is designed so well, it feels so luxurious to chill out in. The big windows from the lounge and the bedroom are amazing. I wish we stayed longer. The place was immaculate, communication was great with Chloe and Brad. 10/10 will be back for a longer stay!”