FLY FISHING PARADISE IN THE SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND.

Marina and Roger Lindsay

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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FLY FISHING PARADISE IN THE SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND.

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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.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • limited accessibility
Marina and Roger Lindsay (Owner)
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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!
Feb 2012
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Fly Fishing paradise in the South Island of New Zealand.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Fly Fishing paradise in the South Island of New Zealand.
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The home was clean and beautifully appointed. We would definitely stay there again and recommend it to others.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Fly Fishing paradise in the South Island of New Zealand.
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Perfect accommodations for fishing and/or skiing!

  • 5 of 5
What a delight it was for my husband and I to settle into this lovely home after a long flight from the States! With a hedge bordering three sides of this property, we appreciated the privacy as we enjoyed the private gardens and beautifully landscaped grounds. The house was exquisitely appointed with hardwood floors throughout as well as comfy furniture (including the beds) for lounging and resting after a long day fishing, skiing or enjoying any of the outdoor activities offered in the nearby towns. The kitchen is well equipped for any type of meal, especially those Trout caught in the local Oreti River. The mountain scenery on the local bike path is breathtaking and just glorious! We were able to walk to the local market as well as the restaurants in Lumsden. Internet service was also complimentary. We look forward to returning next year for the trout fishing and bike path!
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Owner's Response: Thanks for your note.I am glad you had such an enjoyable stay. I know we have gone to a lot of trouble to make the house warm and very comfortable. It certainly is in a glorious part of New Zealand.
I have sent your comments about the HomeAway rating system to the website and hopefully they will correct the stars as requested......
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"I just wrote my review but for some reason, it did not allow me to click “5 stars.” Can you go in and change it? It was certainly 5 stars."
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Lovely, "home away from home"

Lovely, "home away from home"
  • 5 of 5
A very well thought out property with consideration given to everything we could ask for. We were able to just sit and relax after a short stroll to the supermarket and "crash" in front of a movie from the wide video selection which offered something suitable for everyone in our family. The rooms were tastefully decorated and bathrooms great size. We enjoyed time out in the garden as well, getting some ideas for our place! The property was easy to find yet still felt hidden away. Proximity to the park would be great for families with younger ones, although the enclosed backyard means you don't need to go anywhere. Thank you for a wonderful contribution to our South Island holiday. We do hope to be back.
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Map

Map

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

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Availability & Rates

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Southland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
NZD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2014
May 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
NZD220
NZD1,225
NZD4,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add NZD30 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2014/15
Oct 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
NZD230
NZD1,330
NZD5,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add NZD30 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2015
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
NZD220
NZD1,225
NZD4,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add NZD30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
NZD230
NZD1,330
NZD5,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add NZD30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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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Amenities

Amenities

Southland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • River ...
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
General:
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning
  • Safe
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Heated floor and heated towel rail.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Heated towel rail.
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , king bed which can be split into 2 singles
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom 2 has a queen bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Cot needs to be requested when booking
  • 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 windowsand 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • DVR
  • Books for Adults
  • Television
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Beach Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • limited accessibility ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • waterfalls
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • playground
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • fitness center
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • sound/bay fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
Notes:
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.
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