Southland House Rental Photos and Description
A very comfortable 3 bedroom self contained house that can accommodate 5 guests
Oreti River House offers very comfortable,self contained accommodation in the center of Lumsden. Fully renovated, it provides old charm with modern facilities. Only one hours drive from Queenstown or Invercargill, the house provides very quality accommodation for visitors interested in a wide variety of sporting or tourist activities. If you are interested in fly fishing, rail trail 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 kitchen and laundry - all modern 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 breakfast can be arranged.
+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 hedges, fences and gardens. They are private but can be booked together to provide accommodation for up to 10 guests. Rod and Wheel house opened in 2014 and is a fully renovated 4 bedroom/1 bathroom brick house.
- non smoking only
- children welcome
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- pets not allowed
- limited accessibility
About Marina and Roger Lindsay
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.
Marina and Roger Lindsay purchased this house in 2008
Why Marina and Roger Lindsay chose Southland
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!
What makes this house unique
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.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Our stay was enjoyable and you have a very comfortable home which enhanced our trip. The quality of the fittings and the surprising details such as needles, cotton and buttons, dvd's, fishing information folder etc all helped to make our fishing trip very pleasurable. Oreti River House has certainly set a benchmark in accommodation, that I suspect will be rarely equaled.
The fishing was a little challenging with wet conditions and high water levels. Nevertheless we did get fish up to approx 10lb with some sight fishing on a couple of sunny days. We had a few enjoyable days catching rainbows to 5lb surrounded by magic scenery on the Von.
I will certainly recommend the Oreti River House to friends. I fish in NZ yearly so will book it again myself!