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Wake up to the chorus of tuis and bellbirds, Closeburn

Family-friendly apartment with kitchenette, near Lake Wakatipu

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Closeburn, Otago, New Zealand
9.8.Exceptional.
  • In a busy place like Queenstown this home is a place of beauty and peace. Sitting on the…

    Feb. 20, 2020

  • Wonderful time spent in queenstown, made even better by hosts cosy accomadation, heater…

    Jul. 26, 2019

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  • 3 guests
  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathroom
  • Parking available
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Dining area
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • Lake Wakatipu - 11 min walk
  • Skyline Queenstown - 6.8 mi / 11 km
  • Crown Range - 5 mi / 8 km
  • Steamer Wharf - 6.4 mi / 10.3 km
  • SKYCITY Wharf Casino - 6.4 mi / 10.3 km
  • Fear Factory Queenstown - 6.5 mi / 10.5 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

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About this apartment

We offer a modern studio unit with separate entry, with all the modcons yet with a feeling of a home away from home. We live on a property where we are returning the environment back to native New Zealand bush, but we also enjoy a garden profuse with flowers and edible plants and fruit in summer. Make use of our large garden and the paths leading to quiet areas, read a book on a comfortable lounger by the stream, eat your meals outside on the table and chairs across the stream, wander around watching and listening to the birds. Great opportunities to photograph tuis, bellbirds, waxeyes, kereru; wood pigeons, and occasionally the reclusive NZ falcon. Our ever growing populations of tuis and bellbirds are a constant delight and they will serenade you with their famous birdsong. Wilson Bay is popular in summer for water sports, and all year round for the Wilson Bay walking tracks and mountain biking tracks. Try your luck fishing in the bay or at one of the many hotspots nearby. We live in close proximity to many other walking, hiking, and mountain biking tracks. Grant is a hiker, mountain biker, hunter, fisherman, was a commercial paua diver for 23 years, and is happy to advise you on all the places to explore during your stay. His floor to ceiling topographical map has been well used! Monica is an avid gardener, artist, managed Southern Lakes Info Centre and she will be happy to assist you in any activities you may wish to try during your stay in New Zealand's adventure capital. We share a private driveway with our neighbours and offer off road parking. FREE WIFI, FreeView TV, use of DVDs and our book library. We have a friendly dog but If you aren't keen on animals we are happy to keep her away. Cell coverage can sometimes be a bit patchy if you are on Vodafone, but we are happy for you to use our phone if needed. What'sapp, Skype, Viber all work as an alternative.
Special conditions:

Smoking is allowed outside only. Our private driveway is shared by 2 other users, so care needs to be taken. The property has hazards for children; an unfenced deck, steps, a bridge, and a shared driveway. No shoes inside please :-)



Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included);

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Lake Wakatipu - 11 min walk
  • Skyline Queenstown - 6.8 mi / 11 km
  • Crown Range - 5 mi / 8 km
  • Steamer Wharf - 6.4 mi / 10.3 km
  • SKYCITY Wharf Casino - 6.4 mi / 10.3 km
  • Fear Factory Queenstown - 6.5 mi / 10.5 km
  • Toi o Tahuna - 6.6 mi / 10.6 km
  • Moke Lake - 6.6 mi / 10.7 km
  • Creative Queenstown Arts & Crafts Market - 6.6 mi / 10.7 km
  • Steamer Wharf - 6.7 mi / 10.7 km
  • TSS Earnslaw Steamship - 6.7 mi / 10.7 km

Getting around

  • Queenstown Intl. Airport (ZQN) - 19 min drive
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Closeburn, Otago, New Zealand

The apartment

Key facts

  • Onsite parking
  • WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing machine
  • Note from host: Smoking is allowed out on the deck

Bedrooms

  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Soap

Kitchen

  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices

Dining

  • Separate dining area

Entertainment and recreation

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Games
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Skiing nearby

Outside

  • Deck
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Telephone

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 3
  • Minimum check-in age: 18

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 4:00 PM
  • Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

  • Pets not allowed
  • Restrictions apply*

Policies

  • For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector on site.

  • This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

  • Wake up Chorus Tuis Bellbirds Apartment Queenstown
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  • Wake up to the Chorus of Tuis and Bellbirds Apartment Closeburn
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  • Wake up Chorus Tuis Bellbirds Queenstown
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  • Wake up to the Chorus of Tuis and Bellbirds Apartment
  • Wake up to the Chorus of Tuis and Bellbirds Closeburn
  • Wake up to the Chorus of Tuis and Bellbirds Apartment Closeburn

FAQs

  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Vknow (5.5 mi), Public Kitchen & Bar (6.4 mi), and Lombardi (6.4 mi).
  • No, this apartment doesn't have a casino, but SKYCITY Wharf Casino (10-min drive) and Skycity Queenstown Casino (11-min drive) are both nearby.
  • Have fun with activities like fishing, hiking, and horseback riding, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Wake up to the chorus of tuis and bellbirds also has a garden.
9.8.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Another great stay

    Love the location of this place. Grant and Monica always so friendly.

    Heidi M., 2 night trip, May 17, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    We loved it!

    The owners are very nice and accommodating. Would go there again.

    Martina Z., 3 night trip, Apr. 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Cosy room, amazing view and lovely owner

    My friends and I are so happy to stay in this cosy and lovely room. We felt so warm as we enter the room, owner turned on the heater as the weather is so freezing. When we left, Monica let us pluck some apples, so juicy. We felt so amazing as this was our first time pluck apples from apple tree and taste it. Highly recommended^^

    Shi Theng H., 2 night trip, Apr. 17, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Heaven

    Wonderful place to stay

    Annette S., 4 night trip, Mar. 9, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Paradise

    We were made very welcome, and Grant was very helpful with places to visit, our bed was very comfy and everything very clean, we absolutely loved the garden. Maureen

    Ross P., 3 night trip, Mar. 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful stay

    We loved Monica and Grants place. Not only are they wonderful people, but their place is very unique. It is the perfect retreat from the busy Queenstown. It is like staying in a sanctuary for bird. And just down the road, there is a nice little beach.

    Henrik C., 3 night trip, Feb. 3, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Wonderful, But Tiny

    Monica and Grant are splendid hosts who have carved out a space for themselves and their guests in a beautiful rain forest on the shores of lovely Wilson Bay. While their home and accommodation is not actually on the lake shore, it is only a 3 or 4 minute walk down their picturesque driveway to reach the water. This couple have a passion for birds and so have revived the local bird life in their area by getting rid of "introduced" predators and creating natural looking feeders to nourish the wonderful honey eaters such as the Tui and Bell Bird. We stayed in Tui House on the ground floor of our hosts' home. In a space about the same size as a standard "motel" room in the US, Grant and Monica have managed to develop a self contained "unit" with a tiny kitchenette and eating area. They have even put in a single bed in addition to the Queen sized one. We were blessed with weather good enough that we could get out and explore the area very well. However, if the weather Gods had not smiled on us, and we had to endure the typical rainy weather, we would have felt very cramped staying inside in such a small space. With a bit of rearrangement the space could be made more usable and more comfortable. We agree with the other guest who suggested replacing the single bed with a small futon or convertible sofa to create more floor space and a place to sit. In addition, bringing the tiny fridge off the floor and switching it with the cabinet that is currently above it would make it much easier to access. The cabinet containing dishes could be fitted with drawers that would make them easily accessible even from the floor level. A rethinking of the space taken by all the book shelves could also free up valuable floor space. Still. . . we highly recommend a stay in this wonderful place with those amazing people!

    Sherry E., 3 night trip, Jan. 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great setting, amazing hosts

    Have stayed here multiple times with our dog. Great location, peaceful but near all the amenities in Queenstown. As usual Monica and Grant were very welcoming and went out of their way to help us when we had car troubles. Will definitely be back.

    Heidi M., 2 night trip, Dec. 7, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Peaceful, breath of fresh air!

    Lovely, helpful hosts. An insprational garden with sleepworthy babbling brook. Comfortable, clean accomodation with our favorite chocolate mint cookies to welcome us (how did they know?) Stonesthrow from lake with the morning song of cheery birds. We chose to stay in a couple nights and feed ourselves and watch movies from a fun selection. Wish all our friends could share the unexpected, delightful experience we had

    Rhonda M., 3 night trip, Nov. 23, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great place to stay for 3-5 days

    This is a very cosy comfortable fully equipped unit. It is a wonderful place to stay near the shore of the Lake and surrounded by bush with many playful Tuis. Very friendly hosts. You need a car as it is about 12 minutes up the lake from Queenstown. Come fully equipped with food etc. Some interesting walks nearby. Efficient heating. Pleasant deck. Kitchen is quite small but fully functional with all the equipment you might need

    John C., 5 night trip, Oct. 9, 2018

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