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Fly Fishing Paradise in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Oreti River House in Lumsden. A charming fully renovated 1940's villa.

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Oreti River House offers very comfortable, self contained accommodation in the center of Lumsden. Fully renovated, the house provides old charm with modern facilities. Only one hours drive from Queenstown or Invercargill, the house presents high quality accommodation for visitors interested in a wide variety of sporting or tourist activities. If you are interested in fly fishing, cycling, walking or sightseeing Oreti River House will position you amongst superb rivers, towering mountains and blue lakes all surrounded by green farmland.
A unique place to stay on the South Island of New Zealand surrounded by spectacular scenery.

Features of Oreti River House Include:

+accommodation for 5 guests in three bedrooms (split king, queen and 1 single bed).
+undercover parking for 2 cars plus a wide open parking area for boats or larger vehicles.
+two bathrooms including bath, showers, heated towel rails.
+fully equipped modern kitchen and laundry - all new appliances including fridge/freezer with ice maker, dishwasher,microwave, washing machine and dryer.
+all linen and towels supplied.
+gas fireplace, reverse cycle air conditioning and electric blankets.
+light or full breakfast can be arranged.
+chef services can be organised to provide delicious meals in the house featuring regional cuisine.
+SKY TV , DVD,CD and iPod music system.
+selection of fishing and general DVD's available.
+wireless internet connection.
+BBQ, outdoor seating and an outdoor fire pit.
+Extensive, private landscaped gardens enclosed by hedges.
+very close to the middle reaches of the aqua blue Oreti River and near to the upper and middle sections of the crystal clear Mataura River. Also within one hours drive of over 35 other rivers, streams, burns and lakes.
+Situated in the country town of Lumsden which is centrally located to many of Southland's most scenic tourist destinations.
+quiet, picturesque holiday house, in secluded garden, within walking distance to shops and town services.
Oreti River House is directly next door to Rod and Wheel House ( see www.rodandwheelhouse.co.nz). Both house are surrounded by large private hedges, fences and gardens. They can be booked together to provide accommodation for up to 10 guests.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 60 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Groups
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • Children Welcome:

    The large enclosed garden provides a safe and happy place to play. The house is adjacent to a large park however families with children mostly find the garden and sweeping lawns more than enough to enjoy....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    The house is all on one level but has a few steps at its entrance....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed outdoors...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    king bed which can be split into 2 singles...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Bedroom 2 has a queen bed. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    Cot needs to be requested when booking...moreless

  • All the bedrooms have very comfortable beds with feather donas. The rooms are warm and cozy with thick curtains and views onto the private gardens, The double glazed windows and ceiling, floor and wall insulation ensure the rooms are quiet and warm in winter and cool in summer. All beds have electric blankets. The king bed in bedroom 1 can be split apart and made up as 2 king singles. This needs to be requested at the time of booking. A cot and high chair can be made available at no cost if required. All bed and bathroom linen is supplied. A weekly light clean and fresh linen supplied for bookings more than 7 days....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Heated floor and heated towel rail....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Heated towel rail....moreless

  • Both bathrooms are fully renovated and modern. They have heated towel rails and the main bathroom has a heated floor. The bathrooms are supplied with towels, hand towels, bath mat, washers and toiletries. The house is supplied with a gas continuous hot water service allowing for plenty of hot water for long baths and showers....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Oreti River House offers boutique accommodation in Lumsden, situated in Southland on the South Island of New Zealand. The self contained house combines old charm with modern amenities in a quiet secluded location, close to town amenities. Considerable care has been taken in the renovation of the house and the provision of its services and facilities to help make every visitors stay comfortable and memorable. A House Manager lives near to the House and is available to answer any questions about the house's facilities and also about travelling in Southland. Oreti River House is the perfect base for fly fishing for wild brown trout in the Oreti, Mataura, Waikaia and Nevis Rivers and many others. It offers very high quality holiday accommodation for families or friends who are touring Southland and interested in the many sporting, sightseeing and adventure pursuits offered in this beautiful part of New Zealand....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A library of fishing, adventure, travel and cooking books is available in the house....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player:

    DVD library of fly fishing and general titles....moreless

  • DVR
  • Games:

    Indoor and outdoor games available....moreless

  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    A wide variety of Sky TV channels are available....moreless

  • Stereo:

    The DVD player can also play CD's....moreless

  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Rain Forests
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • River:

    The Oreti River is a pleasant 10 minute walk from the house....moreless

  • Rural:

    Lumsden is set within farmland which is crossed by clear blue rivers holding large numbers of big brown trout. Plentiful river access points make the region a fly fishing haven. ...moreless

  • Village:

    Lumsden is a small country town set within sheep, dairy and deer farms. It sits on the banks of the Oreti River and is surrounded by mountains. It is a small and very friendly country town....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    The pebble gas fireplace is very easy to use. The outdoor wood burning fire pit is a feature of the house....moreless

  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage:

    A small lockable shed is available for storing bikes and fishing equipment....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Various options are available for heating including reverse cycle heat pump, gas fireplace and bank heaters. The house is completely insulated with double glazed windows so its stays very warm + snug....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    A complete linen change is organised on a weekly basis for bookings longer than 7 days....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    An undercover 2 car carport is attached to the rear of the house....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    A large parking area is available for large vehicles and boats....moreless

  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    Local calls only....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    For bookings longer than 7 nights a light clean and fresh linen is provided on a weekly basis....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Complimentary....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    A stove top percolator and a coffee plunger is available...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    The kitchen is generously outfitted with cooking items....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The modern granite kitchen has a dishwasher, double sink, stove, oven and microwave oven. It is fully equipped to allow quests to prepare gourmet meals....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    A spice rack is available to guests and a herb garden is just outside the back door....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator has an ice maker and freezer....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    The balcony looks towards the distant hills often showing colorful sunsets....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles:

    Two bicycles are available for hire at a rate of NZ$25/day. They can be booked when making the accommodation booking....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf:

    Lumsden is surrounded by magnificent golf courses. It is possible to play on a different course every day for a week- all within one hours drive of the house....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Wide lawns and a fully landscaped garden are some of the top features of the house. Described recently as 'out of a magazine' and like a 'garden parkland'....moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts are located near to the house. We can provide the rackets and the House manager can advise on booking the courts....moreless

  • Terrace
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2015
May 1 - Sep 30, 2015
3 night min stay
NZD220
NZD1,225 NZD4,650

Rates are based on 2 guests; add NZD30 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2015/16
Oct 1 - May 31, 2016
3 night min stay
NZD230
NZD1,330 NZD5,100

Rates are based on 2 guests; add NZD30 per night, per additional guest

Winter 2016
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay
NZD220
NZD1,225 NZD4,650

Rates are based on 2 guests; add NZD30 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2016/17
Oct 1 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
NZD230
NZD1,330 NZD5,100

Rates are based on 2 guests; add NZD30 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
NZD230
NZD1,330 NZD5,100

Rates are based on 2 guests; add NZD30 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

When a successful booking has been made on the website www.oretiriverhouse.co.nz an email will be sent confirming dates and payment details.

Two bicycles are available for rent and can be booked when making the accommodation booking.

The ONLY way a booking can be made for Oreti River House is through its website at www.oretiriverhouse.co.nz where a secure pathway exists for credit card payments. Payments are not accepted by cheque or bank transfer. Please do not contact us if you wish to pay by cheque or by bank transfer. The website has a currency converter for many overseas currencies.


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Location

95 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Queenstown
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Route 6 Cafe and Bar
100 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Ferry from the Bluff to Stewart Island
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Lumsden Golf Course
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Kingston Flyer steam train
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
State Highway No 6
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
The Buzz
90 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Remarkables Ski Area
80 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Lake Wakatipu

Car: Recommended

Oreti River House is located in the country town of Lumsden on the South Island of New Zealand. It is the perfect location to enjoy fly fishing, cycling, walking, golf and various scenic tourist activities.

Lumsden is a short drive ( less than 1 hour) from two Airports- Queenstown and Invercargill. Both Airports have International and Domestic flights and vehicle hire services. Lumsden is centrally located to many of Southland's most picturesque areas and also within a short drive to over 35 rivers, streams, burns and lakes. It is the middle stop on the 5 day Around The Mountains Cycle Trail.

The drive to Lumsden from either Airport is scenic and fairly straightforward. In particular the drive from Queenstown Airport is especially enjoyable as it travels along the edges of Lake Wakatipu before continuing through wide, green glacial plains spotted with sheep and deer, surrounded by towering mountains.

The trip will cross the upper Mataura River which will give your first view of this 'gin clear' waterway. It is a perfect fly fishing river and this upper section shows regular pools, ripples and water flowing over colorful glacial pebbles.

Nearer to Lumsden you will travel along the edges of the middle section of the famous aqua blue Oreti River- showing its braided river bed, deep pools, shadowy undercuts and long ripples. The drive will show many aspects of the magnificent scenery that makes up this beautiful part of New Zealand.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: The owners have had 20 years experience with owning and managing property on the shores of Lake Jindabyne in the Snowy Mountains region of Australia. They now bring their love of fly fishing, gardening and alpine habitat to Oreti River House.

Why the Owner Chose Te Anau:
Where can you combine a few good hours gardening followed by a couple of hours fly fishing in the long hours of evening characteristic of the short latitudes? Add in beautiful scenery, clear aqua blue water, big brown trout and a friendly town. Truly a fly fishing paradise!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Oreti River House has been extensively renovated to a very high standard. Granite kitchen, modern bathrooms and comfortable beds make it a very pleasant 'home away from home'. The position of the house facing the big landscaped garden allows for long evenings looking up at the distant mountains -or enjoying the unique New Zealand native plants which are growing in the large garden. The house is only a short drive from Queenstown, Arrowtown, Invercargill and Te Anau which makes it centrally located to some of New Zealand's most popular destinations. Oreti River House is also only a short walk from a supermarket with bottle shop, pharmacy, restaurants and bakery. It is very private as the garden and house are enclosed by mature, thick hedges.


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  • Oreti River House in Lumsden. A charming fully renovated 1940's villa.

    Oreti River House in Lumsden. A charming fully renovated 1940's villa.

  • The lounge room is warm and cosy and offers Sky TV and a large DVD collection.

    The lounge room is warm and cosy and offers Sky TV and a large DVD collection.

  • Bedroom 2 has a queen bed. All rooms are warm as the house is fully insulated.

    Bedroom 2 has a queen bed. All rooms are warm as the house is fully insulated.

  • Second Bathroom features a shower, basin and toilet.

    Second Bathroom features a shower, basin and toilet.

  • Oak dining table seats 6.

    Oak dining table seats 6.

  • Outdoor seating under pergola overlooking the large garden.

    Outdoor seating under pergola overlooking the large garden.

  • The outdoor firepit is a great place to meet and talk about the day's adventures

    The outdoor firepit is a great place to meet and talk about the day's adventures

  • Herb bed provides fresh tastes to meals.

    Herb bed provides fresh tastes to meals.

  • Backcountry fishing on crystal clear water

    Backcountry fishing on crystal clear water

  • The Von River featured in 'The Lord of the Rings'

    The Von River featured in 'The Lord of the Rings'

  • The endangered Black Billed Gull can be seen on the Mataura  and Oreti Rivers.

    The endangered Black Billed Gull can be seen on the Mataura and Oreti Rivers.

  • The Around the Mountains Cycle Trail now connects Lumsden to Queenstown.

    The Around the Mountains Cycle Trail now connects Lumsden to Queenstown.

  • Comfortable lounge room in a garden setting features polished rimu floors.

    Comfortable lounge room in a garden setting features polished rimu floors.

  • The main bedroom can be made as a king or split into 2 singles.

    The main bedroom can be made as a king or split into 2 singles.

  • Main Bathroom has a heated floor and bath, basin, toilet and shower.

    Main Bathroom has a heated floor and bath, basin, toilet and shower.

  • A fully equipped modern kitchen featuring granite benchtops.

    A fully equipped modern kitchen featuring granite benchtops.

  • Laundry facitities.

    Laundry facitities.

  • Gas BBQ situated on wrap around verandah

    Gas BBQ situated on wrap around verandah

  • The extensive garden is home to many birds and the occasional hedgehog.

    The extensive garden is home to many birds and the occasional hedgehog.

  • Light snow can blanket the garden at any time of the year.

    Light snow can blanket the garden at any time of the year.

  • The clear Whitestone River flows below snow capped mountains.

    The clear Whitestone River flows below snow capped mountains.

  • The Oreti River near Lumsden is a classic braided stream twisting over pebbles.

    The Oreti River near Lumsden is a classic braided stream twisting over pebbles.

  • Fields of wildflowers surrounding a deep blue creek near Te Anau.

    Fields of wildflowers surrounding a deep blue creek near Te Anau.

  • Large Rainbow and Brown Trout are plentiful in Southland

    Large Rainbow and Brown Trout are plentiful in Southland

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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated 07/15/2015
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