Peel Forest's most unique holiday home

Set high in the tree tops with breathtaking views from mountains to sea

8

2 queen

1 double 

1 single

1 single trundler

3 bdrm

Check in: 3pm

Check out: 11am

from

NZD $260

The Lookout is a very special place, located in Peel Forest Park with walking tracks to waterfalls, ancient trees and mountains on your doorstep.

Surrounded by breathtaking views, here you relax and unwind in total privacy. 

The house has been refurbished using natural timbers, plant based oils and handcrafted interiors. The Park is a protected native rain-forest with flora and fauna of national significance.

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This is a genuine tree house for grown-ups.
Perfect for large groups, families, or a romantic retreat.

Sit Back and Relax

The Lookout is fully refurbished using handcrafted materials. It is ultra insulated (very warm) with fantastic woodfire and heatpump.

Sit back on a leather recliner chair by the fire and enjoy reading a great book.

Well Equipped Kitchen

Complimentary cereals, organic coffee & teas. Fully equipped kitchen, including chefs knives and electric wok. Well supplied pantry. Washing machine and ironing board. Extra linen (tea towels, wash cloths) and eco cleaning items. Complimentary laundry powder and other cleaners. Fire extinguisher and first aid kit.

Inclusions

Complimentary cereals, herbal teas and organic filter coffee.

Organic coconut bath soaps, environmentally friendly household products.

Premier Linen and Spa Towels.

Plenty of books, DVD's and games for guests use.

Ample private parking.

Free Wifi.

Image courtesy of Green Man Creative
Image courtesy of Green Man Creative
Emily Falls and other Walking Tracks

Peel Forest Reserve is renowned for it's beautiful scenery and walking tracks. A map of the reserve and walking tracks (with details of these) are available to guests. There are walks suitable for all levels of fitness - from flat easy walks to visit ancient trees, easy/medium walks to waterfalls, to longer walks up Mount Peel.

Get up close with NZ Birds

See and hear many of NZ's beautiful birds up close: bellbirds, kereru, fantail, rifleman and other native birds are regular visitors near the house and around the property. 

The property is set on over 1 hectare of private forest within the reserve. The Lookout is uniquely nestled in the forest while being high in the tree tops (split level home on 3 levels).

With no light pollution in Peel Forest you can stargaze at the brilliant night sky

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"  What our guests say "

Little Ones

Children love exploring Peel Forest. Our comfortable portacot is setup ready for little ones to have a nap on arrival. We also provide a change mat, children's games, books, building blocks and toys. A highchair and stairgates are also availalble if required.

Young children should be supervised around the property.

"After horse riding through Peel Forest there was no where better we could have stayed. Your home is absolutely incredible. The breathtaking views, cosy fire and the intentional and incredible environmentally friendly house made it a delight! The attention and thought to detail is inspiring. Thank you for having us!! xx" 

O'Toole Family, Sydney Australia, April 2019

Designed for Comfort

All beds are very comfortable and made up using freshly pressed luxury linen. All beds have electric blankets, We provide all linen including luxury spa towels, and extra towels for guests comfort. Luxury rainhead shower over clawfoot bath. Complimentary organic soaps and shampoo/conditioner. Heated towel rail. Two toilets and hand crafted bathroom interiors. 

Every Room has a View

Every room has a beautiful view, be it of the native forest or views over the tree tops all the way to the ocean. This is the master bedroom - we call it the 'Rainforest Room'. It has beautiful restored wooden furniture, DVD player, and it's own private deck.

Private Gardens & Outdoor Entertainment

The property has large private gardens with walking tracks for guests to enjoy. Two foot bridges which cross over a beautiful stream

A rustic children's hut in the forest. BBQ, outdoor dining table and chairs located on main deck so you can enjoy the views nestled in the forest. Dining table and chairs on top viewing deck (off kitchen) so you're up high with the birdlife, can watch the sunrise and enjoy the dawn chorus.

Enjoy exploring the unique rainforest flora and fauna. At different times of the year you will enjoy flowering plants, such as Kanuka (January), the NZ Tree Fuschia (Kotukutuku), Himilayan Lilies (December), Exotic Rhododendrons (Spring)

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Walking Track to House

There is a short, magical walk through the forest (2 minutes) from the private carpark to the house. It has a gentle incline plus steps on the steeper section. People with limited mobility will find it arduous (it is not suitable for the very elderly). And we recommend if you have large suitcases to leave them in the private carpark.

The Ultimate in Peace and Privacy

Guests have total access to the property. We ensure you have complete privacy during your stay. We live 15 mins drive away, so we aren't far away if you need help with anything. 

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Image courtesy  of Rangitata Rafts
On your Doorstep

Activities we highly recommend in the Peel Forest area, include taking a trip with Rangitata Rafts, enjoy homemade pizza and beer at the Green Man Cafe, visit the Church of the Holy Innocents, enjoy the stunning Peel Forest walks on your doorstep, and take a horse trek with Peel Forest Horse Trekking.

It was hands down my best Airbnb experience so far! The house was hidden in the forest and blended so incredibly well with nature. You can def see the time, effort and thought the host put into this house. So aesthetically pleasing yet very environmentally conscious. I could literally write an essay about everything I loved about this place. By the way it was the best place for meditation. Thank you so much Bec again, for being an amazing host.

Yuzhe, Melbourne, Nov 2017

5 min drive to Green Man Cafe/Bar
5 min drive to Peel Forest village
20 minute drive to Geraldine township
1hour 45 mins drive to Christchurch
1 hour 20 mins drive to Lake Tekapo

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Ph: +64 21 423 299

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