eco-lodge, 50metres distance to the sea, beautiful vistas, very tranquil and different. kakas, tuis, bellbirds and fantails around, november till january
the little blue penguins nest under the house and wild kiwis pass through the property or can be encountered on the walk to the nearby lighthouse.
We like the custom of having no shoes inside the house,
especially as some of the wood polished floors are very easily scratched with tiny segments of sand or rocks in the sole.
We don't mind indoor smoking - but in the guestroom itself - even if we ourselves are non-smokers.
Communicate open and honestly about any requests or wishes,
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 7 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 %. En cas d'annulation au cours des 7 jours précédant le voyage, la réservation est non remboursable.
I'm studying at Otago University and come to the island in my semester breaks and on some weekends.
My husband Manfred takes care of the house when I'm not there. He enjoys cooking, walking and doing art.
In respect to the house he is usually helped by part-time employees and/or woofers.
We do rent out one or two rooms to get some income towards the costs of running the house, but also as especially Manfred enjoys like-minded company and is very enthusiastic about our place and Stewart Island.
Anybody staying with us should know that Manfred and I like to provide much more than just a bed and breakfast,
but tuning into the island's time, its natural beauty and ever present history. We have been on the island for over 25 years now, but our origin from Germany and the way, we do things, and our never ending amazement and gratitude to have found this place is very obvious and - as we have found out: not everybody's cup of tea.
If you choose our place for your stay:
you best enjoy it with an open mind and heart!